GRE & Graduate School Blog

How to Leverage Psychology and the Science of Skill Acquisition to Improve Your GRE Score

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

There is certainly a lot of content you must master to earn a high score on the GRE. Your mathematics, verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing skills will be tested and obviously are key to earning a 90thpercentile GRE score (or better).

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How Much Vocab Do you Really Need to Know for the GRE?

Posted by Mike S. on Sat, Mar 10, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Do you remember studying a ton of vocabulary for your SAT back in high school? Well, you probably took SAT right before the ETS reconfigured the whole thing and removed the vocabulary section.

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Perfecting the GRE Quantitative: Become an Exponents Expert

Posted by Michael Sugarman on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

exponents.jpgLike the thousands of other humanities people getting ready to take the GRE, you may not have thought about exponents since high school. You probably spent your undergraduate years thinking a lot more about existentialism than exponents, and now need to feel confident enough about that tiny superscript number to work with it over and over again on the GRE.

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GRE: Practice (Tests) Make Perfect

Posted by Steve Markofsky on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 @ 09:18 AM

As you're planning to take the GRE, you'll want to set up a structured study plan for yourself.  There's no single, correct way to do this, and each student approaches this test slightly differently.  Some students may opt for a rigorous prep course, while others might work with a tutor.  Still other students strike off on their own, get a few books, sign up for a few online resources and study the material themselves.  No matter which approach you decide to take, though, you'll want to find a way to structure your studying and measure your progress—and one of simplest and most effective ways of doing that is to simply take tests as you go along.

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GRE Verbal Strategy Review: Text Completion

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:13 AM


Of all the different questions that students work on as they prep for the GRE Verbal, none seem to routinely cause as much trepidation as the Text Completion. If you’ve taught the GRE as much as I have, then you know the particular sigh of fear and pre-emptive defeat that students give when they turn to page to see a sentence riddled with long underscores.

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The Making of a Stellar Score on the GRE

Posted by Chris Lele on Sun, May 04, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

I often hear people wonder whether it is possible to increase one’s GRE score. They believe that a standardized test score is more or less set in stone, one’s score changing plus or minus two points depending on the day. This line of thinking is actually woefully inaccurate; with a combination of diligence, resources, and the proper approach, you can greatly increase your score. Indeed, I’ve seen a couple of Magoosh students increase their scores by 29 points. 

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