Use Stress to ace a test?

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As a GRE prep teacher, I find about half my students suffer from test anxiety, often at debilitating levels. Test anxiety can take even the brightest test takers and stunt their effective IQ during the exam. But there’s a simple, research-proven way to take that negative stress and use it to your advantage so thatContinue reading “Use Stress to ace a test?”

Simple Ways to Prep for Your GRE While You’re In School

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With fall semester college classes back in swing many students are tempted to postpone their GRE prep. Whether it’s GRE quantitative, GRE verbal, or GRE analytical writing, there’s a better solution than postponing it; a very simple solution that will keep you from losing hard-won ground as you prepare for the GRE test. © CodyContinue reading “Simple Ways to Prep for Your GRE While You’re In School”

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?”

Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later

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Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later. A simple trick I used to get the highest exam grade in the class with only 30 minutes of study. Note taking secrets that will enable you to write half as much while remembering moreContinue reading “Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later”

The GRE: When Should You Start Prepping?

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     If you really want to get the best GRE scores possible, start studying long before you will be taking the GRE test. Ideally, that means at least a month beforehand. And don’t forget to schedule your test with enough time for your GRE scores to get to your grad school of choice. GREContinue reading “The GRE: When Should You Start Prepping?”

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”

Does Race Affect Academic Performance?

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It does. And so does gender. Exactly how it effects your test scores totally depends on the thoughts floating around in your head, no matter what color it is. In fact, race and gender aren’t really the culprit; for that we have to look to stereotypes. In the classic study on stereotype threat researchers Claude SteeleContinue reading “Does Race Affect Academic Performance?”

GRE Exam Scores – How Grad Schools Use Them

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Exactly how important is your GRE exam score for getting into grad school? If you’re planning on going to grad school in the near future, chances are you’ll have to take the GRE exam. Unfortunately, grad schools are all over the map on exactly how they use those scores. For some schools, it can beContinue reading “GRE Exam Scores – How Grad Schools Use Them”