GRE Percentile Rankings

Almost all success and personal development literature talks about the importance of not comparing yourself to others, to running your own race and not getting caught up in what everyone else is doing. One of my mentors talks about not comparing your back stage to someone else’s front stage (meaning that you’re still in process, […]

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New GRE POWERPREP Online Access Effective July 30, 2017

I have some good news for you! For years, ETS has delivered its two free GRE practice tests, called GRE POWERPREP exams, through a clunky and hard-to-use software that you had to download from their website. Not any more. Effective July 30, 2017, you will now be able to take these two GRE POWERPREP tests […]

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Getting Time to Slow Down on the GRE

You have more time per question than you think… They say that time doesn’t always move at the same speed. It doesn’t take a deep understanding of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to get that. Who could argue, for example, that time didn’t move much slower on the last day of school than it did on […]

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How Important is the GRE for MBA Admissions?

Your GRE Score is Becoming Increasingly Important The GRE has long been the standardized test of choice for graduate school admissions committees in evaluating candidates across a wide range of post-grad programs. Over the past several years, however, the GRE has also become increasingly accepted for admission to business school, including traditional MBA programs. The […]

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How to Develop Mental Endurance for GRE Success

Are You Ready for the Mental Grind of the GRE? The GRE is a marathon, not a sprint. When choosing between the tortoise and the hare in the “GRE race,” be the tortoise. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. There are a thousand possible analogies and clichés you can use when describing […]

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The Role of Common Sense on the GRE

Here’s How to Use Logic to Improve Your GRE Score I remember a friend of mine from high school who was off the charts in terms of his book smarts, but he had the common sense of a door knob. Conversely, I’m sure we all know someone who has great street smarts, but who may […]

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Learn the Ideal GRE Study Plan [Free Webinar]

Your GRE Game Plan – Join us January 24th! If you’re like a lot of my students, you have questions about the GRE: Is there a secret sauce for properly studying for the GRE? What does the GRE even test? Where should you focus your time and efforts when preparing for the GRE — especially […]

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GRE Geometry: What Does “Inscribed” Mean?

Interpreting “Inscribed” on GRE Quant Questions GRE geometry questions can be hard for a number of reasons. Obviously the math itself can be difficult, depending on the question. But sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing what a particular word means and/or what a question is even asking. We talk a lot about beefing up your vocabulary for […]

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Cool Tip for Identifying Conclusions on GRE RC

Learn This Key Question to Identify an Author’s Conclusion Author Stephen Covey famously wrote, The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. When it comes to reading comprehension on the GRE verbal section, often that’s exactly what you’re asked to do — to identify the author’s “main thing,” i.e. the author’s […]

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Decimal Places as Tested on the GRE

GRE Arithmetic: Decimals We broadly talk about “arithmetic” as being one of the major mathematical concepts tested on the GRE, and within the world of arithmetic, decimals are a major player. Decimals can drive students crazy, but the reality is that decimals are just a way of quantifying and expressing numbers, often non-integers. Thought of […]

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