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## How to Study for the GRE in One Month – Day-by-Day Plan

This Magoosh One Month GRE Study Plan is designed for those of you who are wondering how to study for the GRE in a short period of time on your own. How can you effectively prepare for the GRE test at home when you have competing priorities鈥攕chool, work, family, hobbies鈥攁ll demanding your time (and which […]

## When Should You Take the GRE? Guide to GRE Test Dates (2019-2020)

If you’re worried about choosing the best GRE test dates, look no further! Our experts will help you pick the best GRE exam dates for you.

## GRE Score Range: What’s a Good GRE Score?

This post was updated in April 2019 to reflect the latest score information available. GRE Score Range: What is the GRE out of? One question we’re asked a lot is “What is a good GRE score?” In short: GRE scores range from 130 to 170 per section. The GRE max score is 340 (combined scores […]

## GRE Scores for Top Universities

Update: This post was updated in October 2019 to reflect US News & World Report‘s rankings! 馃檪 Setting your sights on an Ivy League-level graduate education? Well, if you’re aiming for top universities, GRE scores are going to play a part in your acceptance. So where do you stand when it comes to the best […]

## GRE Score Percentiles – What Does Your Score Mean for You? (2019 Update)

How does your GRE score stack up? Let’s look at what your GRE score percentiles mean for you. We’ll also examine old GRE percentiles vs. the newest data on GRE percentiles 2017.

## 90 Day GRE Study Plan for Beginners

This schedule is different from the 3-month schedule provided within a premium Magoosh GRE account. We recently added those schedules within Magoosh; they鈥檙e modified to use only Magoosh material and have a slightly different order of assignments. If you have Magoosh already, you can simply use the schedule on your Dashboard to study鈥攄on鈥檛 worry about […]

## GRE Vocabulary Word Lists & Quiz

Wanting to increase your GRE vocabulary? Click here for all you need to know on GRE word lists, including the top 20 words on the GRE!

## 12 Tips to Ace GRE Writing

Worrying about the GRE essays? A lot of test takers find it intimidating to sit down at their computer on test day and write an essay in 30 minutes…and then write another one directly after that! GRE analytical writing can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. A handful of key GRE analytical writing […]

## GRE Issue Essay: Strategies + 8 Real Student Essays with Scores

When you sit down at the computer on test day, the very first thing that you’ll encounter is the GRE Issue essay. For a lot of test-takers, this is the point at which they freeze. But not you! In this article, Magoosh’s experts will guide you through the most important steps in writing the GRE […]

## The Best GRE Math Tips to Get Your Dream Score

Scoring high on the GRE is an important part of getting into the graduate program of your choice. In fact, many business schools require the GRE test as part of their admission process for an MBA degree.聽The Quantitative Reasoning section (a.k.a. GRE Quantitative Section or just GRE Math) is perhaps the one section that causes […]

## GRE Algebra: Overview and Practice

When you hear the word algebra, what comes to mind? Do you cringe at the thought of memorizing all the rules for dealing with equations? Do you freeze up when you see unknowns like x and y? Is asymptote a bad word to your ears? Well, this post on GRE Algebra will hopefully allay many […]

## GRE Arithmetic: Overview and Practice

Achieving a high score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is one of the major steps in landing a spot in the graduate school of your choice. But often, students struggle with the math section. The GRE Quantitative test has four main mathematical areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Data Analysis. This post is all about […]

## Critical Reasoning on the GRE: Practice Questions and Explanations

Of all GRE Verbal question types, GRE Critical Reasoning questions can be especially frustrating, particularly if you’re encountering them for the first time! If you’ve taken an exam like the SAT that doesn’t have this question type, the logical analysis these questions require can feel unfamiliar. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to that–lots of GRE […]

## GRE Verbal Sections: Question Type Breakdown

As you get started in your GRE prep, you’ll realize one thing quickly: understanding GRE Verbal question types is super important. If you’ve taken a diagnostic test, you’ve probably already seen why. The mixture of question types requires you to change gears quickly, going from a simple(r) vocabulary question to one in which you have […]

## GRE Exponents: Basics & Exponent Practice Question Set

Exponents have long been the bane of many students鈥攁nd GRE exponents even more so. And that should come as no surprise—after all, there are negative powers, fractions as exponents, and the terrible sounding exponents of exponents. Feeling comfortable with GRE math exponents in all their various (and nefarious) guises will definitely help you on test […]