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How to Solve GRE Venn Diagram Questions – Max/Min Variation

A student of mine recently asked me for help with the following GRE quantitative question from one of the practice tests in The Official Guide to the GRE, 3rd Ed: In a graduating class of 236 students, 142 took algebra and 121 took chemistry. What is the greatest possible number of students that could have […]

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Use P+ to Stay on Track for your Target GRE Score

A question I occasionally get from my students goes something like this: How many questions do I need to get right on the quant/verbal section to get a score of __________? If only it were that simple. Remember that the GRE is a computer-adaptive test. More specifically, it’s section-adaptive meaning that it adapts to your […]

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3 Ways to Improve Your Concentration on the GRE

The GRE is a long exam. At a minimum you’ll have to navigate five sections totaling 3 hours and 10 minutes of work time, and you’ll almost certainly get a sixth unscored “experimental” section of 30 or 35 minutes. When you factor in biographical questions at the beginning, breaks throughout, and research questions at the […]

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Is an MBA Worth It?

Is an MBA worth it? Why are you interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree in business? What benefits have other MBAs received, and what sort of salary increases can you expect upon graduation? The reasons for getting an MBA go beyond just dollars and cents (though that’s certainly nice!), as summarized in this infographic put […]

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Top MBA Program Average GRE Scores {Infographic}

Top 10 MBA Program Average GRE Scores The GRE is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. It tests verbal reasoning, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning. 1. Stanford GSB – 329 2. Yale SOM – 328 3. Virginia (Darden) – 326 4. NYU Stern – 324 […]

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How Many GRE Practice Tests Should You Take?

Taking full-length GRE practice tests is an indispensable part of preparing for the GRE. How many of them should you take, though? And how often? Let’s use a sports analogy to shed some light on these important questions. What Sports Teams Can Teach Us About GRE Practice Consider an elite soccer team. What if all […]

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Average GRE Scores at the Top Business Schools

In our article on GRE Percentile Rankings, we stated that a good GRE score is any score that gets you in to your target graduate or business program. But how do you know what score is expected at those schools? In other words, what’s the average GRE score admitted at the top business schools? Well, […]

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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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