Author Archive | Chris Lele

GRE Vocab Wednesdays | Fiery Deb”-ate” Verbs

  Over the next month, Americans are going to be fixed on the television, watching the three scheduled debates between Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Trump, known for his aggressive swagger and tendency to speak over the moderators, is likely going to go after Hillary, who is known for her sangfroid […]

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GRE Vocab Wednesday: “Tricky Words”

Many words in English carry a connotation somewhere between playfully sneaky and downright deceptive. To help you avoid mistakes on the GRE, here are just a few such tricky words I had up my GRE sleeve! Artifice A misleading word, since we tend to think of “art” as honest and pure, rendering the world in […]

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GRE Scratch Paper

So … The GRE. What to bring? Is there special GRE scratch paper? Are there fancy GRE pencils? Custom GRE calculators? The answer is yes — kinda. Checking in to a testing center can be a dehumanizing experience. You must empty all your pockets, store your valuables in a locker, and, once you are inside the […]

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Can You Use a Calculator on the GRE?

This is a very popular question, and the answer often elicits a sigh of relief. So, I’ll get it out of the way: yes, you can use a calculator. The GRE calculator. But using a calculator whenever you can is not always the best idea. We’ll share why mental math is just as important to […]

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How Long is the GRE?

The GRE can seem extremely grueling. It’s like a marathon but worse. It takes longer (at least for many) and it’s like having mini-sections throughout the marathon, in which you have to reach each quarter-way mark in a certain time or the road will open up and swallow you. Okay, that last bit was an […]

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Should I Take the GRE Again? Is it Worth it?

Studying for and taking the GRE is a massive undertaking. You’ve probably asked, “How often can you take the GRE?” and “How long do you need to study for the GRE?” But instead of beginning with those questions, I’m going to start this post in a rather unorthodox way. Don’t worry — I’ll give a […]

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Barron’s GRE 21st Edition Book Review

Oh Barron’s GRE 21st Edition… when it comes to finding updates in your newly published content, we find you quite barren (No? It almost works, okay. I’ll stop now.) That one of the most noticeable changes from Barron’s 19th edition to the 20th edition was that the phrase “New GRE” on the cover was replaced […]

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ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test 3rd Edition Book Review

The ETS, also known as the maker of the GRE, released its newest ETS GRE book–the 2nd edition–back in 2012. That’s five long years since we’ve last seen any changes to the official guide. Surely, the 3rd edition that recently hit Amazon “book shelves” would offer a trove of new questions, giving us deeper insight […]

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