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Author Archive | Kevin Rocci

Last Minute GRE Tips

After weeks of preparation, the GRE sits on the horizon. You’ve spent hours and hours studying our tips for taking 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 what you’ve […]

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GRE Accommodations: What to Know for Test Day

For students with learning disabilities or test-taking limitations, the maker of the GRE, Educational Testing Services (ETS), provides a number of disability accommodations—extra time, braille tests, screen magnifiers, ergonomic keyboards, and more. Students must apply for these GRE accommodations before signing up for their test through ETS Disability Services. It’s great that ETS provides these […]

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Score Your GRE Essay

How do I score my GRE essay? Plenty of students want to improve their writing, 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 to improve if […]

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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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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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What to Do When You Don’t Know a Word on the GRE

Chances are pretty good that a word may pop up on the exam that you’ve never seen before — no matter how many GRE vocabulary lists you’ve reviewed. If English is not your first language, this is even more true. I had a student learn over 5,000 words to be prepared. But it’s hard to […]

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