What is the GRE?

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Many grad schools around the world require you to take the GRE—but what is the GRE? And what do you absolutely have to know about it? The GRE, officially known as The Graduate Record Examination General Test, is supposed to test your verbal, mathematical and analytical thinking skills. (Whether it actually does this very well is aContinue reading “What is the GRE?”

Top Five GRE Tips

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Start studying for your GRE early. How early? You can improve on your GRE math (quantitative) scores quickly since most of it is basic, and most people just need a refresher. Building an adequate GRE vocabulary, however, takes a long time. Several months is best. Be strategic with what you study for the GRE. For example, it’s notContinue reading “Top Five GRE Tips”

Are you really GRE ready?

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When building a house, smart people get with an architect long before the first thumb is hammered. Fail to get expert advice and you’re asking for train-track-through-your-balcony headaches! Taking a GRE prep course is like talking to an architect.  They may cost you some bucks, but © Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.

Is My GRE Score High Enough to Apply to XYZ Grad School?

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Can you apply? Yes. Definitely. There are many factors that go into a school accepting you and your GRE score is only one of them. Every graduate school is different. Some may weigh your GRE score very heavily in their admissions process, while others may pay it little or no attention. The only way toContinue reading “Is My GRE Score High Enough to Apply to XYZ Grad School?”

School Rankings; How Does Your University or Grad School Stack Up?

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Trying to decide where to go to grad school or college? It is commonly accepted that it is generally better for a student who is going on to an academic career to get their PhD at a different institution from where they got their MS. For an academic, the place where you got your PhDContinue reading “School Rankings; How Does Your University or Grad School Stack Up?”