Written by Annie Rose Stathes, Edited by Laura Morrison - November 2013 Preparing for standardized tests can be stressful. However, there are several things you can do to make the process easier: 1. Remove distractions 2. Start preparing early 3. Test your knowledge 4. Take frequent breaks 5. Keep yourself motivated
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Tips for solving the GRE text completions The solution to many Text Completions lies in the following approach: identify the keywords, come up with your own word for the blank(s), and match with the answer choice. Yet this strategy won’t always be successful. Sometimes we need to work backwards from the answer choices to see if we can create a sentence with a coherent meaning.
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So you've decided to apply to graduate programs. Before you begin the next phase of your academic career, be sure to see if you're required to submit scores from one of the graduate school admissions exams. Do you want to go to medical school? Then you're likely to take the Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT. Is law school in your future? Then you'll probably end up preparing for the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT. In recent years, more and more programs have begun to accept either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
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Avoid making careless GRE math mistakes with these tips By Chris Lele, a GRE Expert at Magoosh GRE Prep Published March 13, 2012 General Mistake #1: Not reading the problem carefully Under timed conditions, you may feel compelled to rush. But remember, by misreading a word (or not reading it entirely), you can make a relatively straightforward problem seem intractable. You may flail about the answer choices, picking one – usually the incorrect one – that happens to be somewhat close to your answer.
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Tips for tackling the GRE from a tutor who has scored perfectly... twice!
The keys to unlocking the ability to do GMAT math efficiently Paul Erdos "Now, that's one from The Book!" – Paul Erdös (1913 – 1996)
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English proficiency and the TOEFL English proficiency involves the ability to read, write and communicate orally in the English language. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a test you may have to take in order to demonstrate your proficiency to the grad school of your choice. If you have been educated in English for most of your life, you might receive a TOEFL waiver. On the other hand, you may be required to take courses to improve your mastery of English.
The GRE is an assessment often used by graduate schools to evaluate applicants to their programs. The Analytical Writing Measure of the GRE tests the examinees’ ability to think critically and write analytically. The measure includes two tasks: the “Analyze an Issue” task and the “Analyze an Argument” task. The following article offers tips for preparing for the measure and advice from the Educational Testing Service (the organization that manages the GRE) for preparing for each individual task. How to Prepare for the GRE Writing Assessment
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Issue Essay Strategies You’ve spent arduous months studying for the new GRE. You’ve mastered your math fundamentals, you’ve built up an impressive vocabulary, and you reading speed is twice as fast as it was when you first started prepping. Nonetheless, if you prep little for the Analytical Writing Assessment, then the first hour can be a stressful one indeed (you will have to spend 30 minutes writing the Issue task, and another 30 on the argument). If you think you did poorly on the essays, that knowledge could very well affect your performance on the rest of the test.
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by : Courtney Flynn, Content Contributor for BenchPrep.com. If you have made the decision to take the GRE then your next step should be to come up with a plan to start studying for it. Start by clearing up all of your distractions and set aside time to start your prep. Here is an easy outline you can follow in developing your own preparation schedule. 1. Start general: You should start studying for your GRE about 9 months before you plan to take the assessment. At this stage, focus on a broad review of all GRE subjects.
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How Are GRE Scores Calculated? GRE scores are hard to interpret. The GRE seems much like the SAT. There is however a huge difference: Everyone taking the SAT is looking to attend college; everyone taking the GRE is looking to attend graduate school. This means those who take the GRE are the cream of the crop of all the people you took the SATs with. The good news, however, is that schools already know this. A percentile that may not have been good for the SAT might be excellent for the GRE. GRE Percentiles
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Planning to take the GRE? Then you’ll need to do some serious studying. Whether you’re a self-starter who only needs a book or two, or you think you would benefit from the structure of a formal class, it may be wise to explore your test prep options. BOOKS When selecting GRE test prep books, keep the following factors in mind: Readability
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Have you been asking yourself,"GRE vs GMAT?" Gone are the days when most business school applicants had to take the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, to be considered for entry into the graduate programs of their choosing. That's because today many academic institutions are willing to accept results from the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, instead. Based on new data from Educational Testing Service, the company behind the GRE, more Master of Business Administration program applicants than ever before are embracing the GRE in the place of the GMAT.
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Learn what sophisticated GMAC research reveals about last-minute time-crunch strategies on the GMAT By Mike McGarry Published April 13, 2012 It’s All About Timing Of course, learning to solve problems under time pressure is an important part of preparing for the GMAT. Of course, you should do everything you can do to maximize your ability to perform at the highest level on as many questions as possible. Of course, that's what any responsible person preparing for the GMAT will strive to do.
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