# GRAD School / MBA News and GMAT / GRE Strategy

Stay current with the latest grad school or MBA admissions news as well as proven GMAT and GRE strategies.

## How to Study for the GRE: 15 Tips

If you are thinking about how to study for the GRE, perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that proper planning will lead to a higher GRE score. The GRE is not like an IQ test. The more you study for the GRE, in general, the higher you will score. One basic mental mistake students often make is to keep toxic thoughts in their head about being “bad at math” (or verbal) and thus viewing GRE prep as a process they must endure, but which probably won’t help all that much. That’s wrong. While perhaps not a completely linear relationship, the more you prepare, the better you’ll do. Yes, how you prepare matters a lot too (more on that below). But just showing up and putting in the time is certainly an important part of the battle here.

## Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Review Series: Specific Content Analogies

### In this continuation of our MAT review video series, we approach working through a standard MAT style analogy that focuses on words that require specific content knowledge.

This video covers questions with specific content on the MAT. There are questions which will require additional background or contextual information the MAT. It is unlikely that students will have a grasp on all facts needed to complete these analogies, so it is essential to maintain good test taking skills to approach these questions. See below for our approach to questions with specific content.

## Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Review Series: Classification Analogies

### In this continuation of our MAT review video series, we approach working through a standard MAT style analogy that focuses on classifying words based on groups.

The MAT tests many types of analogies including classification analogies. These classification analogies are a form of analogy that compares terms based on what group the term belongs to. This video demonstrates a strategy to approach to identify the answer to these sometimes seemingly obscure terms.

## Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Review Series: Affix Analogies

### In this continuation of our MAT review video series, we approach working through a standard MAT style analogy that focuses on affixes.

The MAT tests on a number of analogies, including affix analogies. Affixes are part of a word that indicate a definition. At the beginning of a word, these are called prefixes. At the end of the word they are referred to as suffixes. As prior videos have described, it is important to have a working knowledge of affixes to succeed on the MAT. Below we provide a systematic strategy on approaching these affix questions.

## Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Review Series: Action Analogies

### In this continuation of our MAT review video series, we approach working through a standard MAT style analogy that focuses on words that are action oriented.

In preparing for the MAT, the action analogy requires specificity. While many students will encounter terms that are unfamiliar, there are ways to diligently break down the question and answer in order to increase the likelihood of reaching a correct answer.

## Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Review Series: Degree Analogies

### In this continuation of our MAT review video series, we approach working through a standard MAT style analogy that focuses on words that are lesser or greater than their counterparts.

This video provides an approach to degree analogies where terms are compared based on their relationship. These terms typically are related by a lesser or greater degree than the other term. These questions require a systematic approach and can be challenging. We recommend that you watch this video a couple of times in order to hone your approach to these question types.