# GRAD School / MBA News and GMAT / GRE Strategy

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## 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.

## Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Review Series: Proper Place Analogies

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

This video looks at proper noun style questions, which may require some contextual knowledge. The MAT is a test that primarily tests on the ability to define relationships through analogies. This video uses an example of geographical landmarks to illustrate how to approach proper noun questions.

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

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

The MAT presents as an alternative to the GRE for many students applying to graduate programs. MAT math focuses primarily on definitions and sequences rather than calculations. The MAT is composed of 120 questions over the course of 60 minutes. The main focus of this test is on test taker’s ability to solve analogies. We hope this video aids you in preparing for common math analogies on the MAT.

## ETS Introduces Online Live-Proctored Official GRE At-Home Testing

COVID-19 has made taking in-person standardized tests such as the GRE impossible indefinitely across much of the world. Just in the past week Pearson Vue, the largest testing center company in the U.S., announced that all of their centers country-wide are closed until at least April 16. In response to these circumstances, beginning March 23, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is at least temporarily offering a “GRE General Test at Home” for test takers in several nations including the U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong.

## A high GRE Analytical Writing score won’t help you get admitted to a top graduate program, but a below average score can keep you out of one.

The Analytical Writing measure assesses critical thinking and analytical writing capabilities. It evaluates your ability to communicate and support complicated ideas, design and test arguments, and engage in a clear and intelligible discussion of an issue. It doesn’t assess how much you know about a specific topic.