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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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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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