Author Archive | Kevin Rocci

GRE Accommodations: What to Know for Test Day

As of April 14, 2020, GRE accommodations will be available to students taking the GRE at home.   The maker of the GRE, Educational Testing Services (ETS), provides a number of GRE testing accommodations for students with learning disabilities or test-taking limitations. These include things such as additional time and Braille tests. However, in order […]

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Last Minute GRE Tips

After weeks of preparation, the GRE sits on the horizon. You’ve spent hours and hours studying all there is to know about the GRE, attacking practice problems, and testing out strategies in mock tests. Now the time has come to apply all that you’ve learned. And there is a lot you can do to optimize […]

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Score Your GRE Essay

How do I score my GRE essay? Plenty of students want to improve their GRE analytical writing skills, and the only real way to do so is writing, and writing a lot. But there is a catch-22 here: how do you improve your writing if you aren’t a good writer? How can you identify places […]

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How to Find a Great GRE Tutor

Finding a good tutor is not easy. Sometimes they are attached to a class or company. Sometimes they are rōnin, making them hard to find. Sometimes you can’t tell how competent they are. Sometimes you need to take out a loan to pay them. So how do you go about finding a good tutor that […]

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Inferences Questions in GRE Reading Comprehension

The GRE requires a very specific type of inference, not like the ones we typically make in our day to day. Instead of making bold claims about observed phenomenon, mingling aggregated experience with intuition, on the GRE, inferences must be based solely on the text. Let me show you what I mean. First an excerpt […]

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What to Do if You Fall Off the Study Wagon

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. We begin with this quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower because it illustrates a very important point—falling off the study wagon not only is normal but also expected. Even the best laid plans are imperfect. Studying for the GRE is an arduous process that takes time, and after all […]

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Avoiding Silly Mistakes on the GRE

Many of us face the same problems—small calculation errors, forgetting to keep track of positive and negative numbers, rounding errors, or any number of other small things that we all need to keep track of when taking a test. Most times these errors are even more frustrating because we understand the concept, think through the […]

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Main Idea Questions in GRE Reading Comprehension

Everything you read is focused on some core concept, often called the main idea or primary purpose. The GRE passages are no exception. Each passage contains a main idea, usually established early in the passage, like in the first paragraph. Sometimes the passage builds to the main idea in which case it will be at […]

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