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Law School and the GRE: Trend or Fad?

You’ve no doubt heard that, starting a couple years ago when the University of Arizona Law School decided to thumb its nose at the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and became the first to accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT, more and more law schools are hopping on board the growing trend of […]

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How to Get the Free GRE Practice Tests from ETS

ETS, the company that administers the GRE General Test, finally took its two free GRE practice tests online. No more having to download that annoying software that wasn’t compatible with some operating systems. However, as convenient and useful as the new version of the practice tests are, ETS didn’t make it all that intuitive to […]

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Correlation between the GRE and Graduate School Performance

Historically, graduate schools in the United States (and increasingly around the world) have relied heavily on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for selecting students. More recently, however, the weight of standardized tests including the GRE has varied among schools and programs. Indeed, we’ve pointed out in a previous article on GRE percentile rankings that a “good” […]

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Study: Meditate for a Higher GRE Score

I just finished reading a great book called Into the Magic Shop by Dr. James Doty, a neurosurgeon who explores the mysteries of the brain and tells his story of learning at a young age the importance of calming your inner voice and unlocking the desires of the heart. As I was reading about how […]

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Measuring the ROI of an Online MBA

Business school can be expensive. As such, a lot of people are intrigued by the idea of an online MBA that offers more flexibility and is often less expensive than a traditional two-year MBA. But is it worth it? What’s the expected return on investment (ROI) of an online MBA? And is it possible build […]

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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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