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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “Pre” Words

A recurring theme in these posts is words that begin with a certain letter. Not that I’ve exhausted all such possibilities, but to mix it up — at least a bit — I’ve included words that not only begin with a certain letter, but also begin with “pre”. Notice, how I didn’t say the root, […]

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3 Essential Components of a Personal Statement

Not sure how to write a convincing statement of purpose? Then say hello to MAP! It’s a short and sweet acronym that our friends at put together to help you write a winning essay!  While listening to a podcast, I started thinking about the essential components of a strong personal statement, statement of purpose, […]

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What does the GRE exam look like?

It’s not pretty “No surprises test day” makes for a good mantra. Each day you study, doing your best to make sure the test doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises, and that you know as much information as possible to do your best. Though many subscribe to this exact mentality, they are often surprised test-day by […]

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GRE Student Post: Relax Before Test Day!

This Thursday, we’re hearing Muhammad’s story. Thanks for the tips! :)  About me: I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I’ve graduated from college in 2005 with BS in Computer Science. Since then I’ve been working as a Software Engineer. Currently, I’m planning to do a Masters in Software Engineering or Data Science in an American or German university. I enjoy outdoor […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: Curious Compounds

A compound word is one formed by two or more words. Teamwork, sportsmanship, townhouse are all common examples. Not so common words include the following GRE vocabulary. See if you can figure out the meaning of each word before looking at definition. Oftentimes, the sound and feel of the word is very consistent with its […]

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Student Post: Returning to the GRE After a 20 Year Break

Today, we’re hearing from Amy. She has some great tips for those who are returning to the GRE after a long break. Thanks, Amy! :)  About me: My name is Amy Parks, and I am an Associate Dean at a large community college in the Midwest. My background is in music, and I hold degrees from the […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: ‘W’ Words

It’s without doubt a wide world of words, and in honor of such an alliterative outpouring, I present you with the unsung and unwieldy letter ‘W’. Nowhere nearly as fecund as other letters, as far as starting words go, ‘W’ still shows up in some important GRE words.   Waggish Waggish doesn’t describe a happy […]

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GRE Vocab Resources 2014

MGRE Flashcards Manhattan GRE has a useful set of flashcards. Clear definitions, well-written example sentences and interesting tidbits (such as a “backstory” on certain words) make these a necessity. Words are broken up into two levels, so you can make sure that you are studying the words that are right for you.   Magoosh Flashcards […]

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