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How Can I Improve My GRE Verbal Score?

Let’s cut to the chase: the GRE verbal section can be tough. Many students–even English majors!–struggle to prepare effectively for this section of the test. The GRE verbal section is broken down into three different components: Text Completion. Fill in the blanks of a sentence with the right word so that the sentence makes sense. […]

GRE Score Predictor: What is your GRE Math Score?

Find out your GRE Math score in under 15 minutes with a quick 10-question quiz. Do you have a competitive GRE score? An elite GRE score? or just a beginner GRE score? We’ve drawn questions from all topics of the GRE, including geometry, algebra, and arithmetic. [ RELATED: Get your GRE Verbal Score ]

GRE Score Predictor: What's your GRE Verbal score?

Find out your GRE Verbal score in under 15 minutes with a quick 10-question quiz. Do you have a competitive GRE score? An elite GRE score? or just a beginner GRE score? We’ve drawn questions from all topics of the GRE, including text completion, sentence equivalence, and reading comprehension skills. GRE Verbal Reasoning assesses your reading […]

Top 10 Most-Tested GRE Math Concepts

To get better GRE scores and get into the best graduate schools, you’ll need a strong understanding of the underlying math concepts—arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data interpretation—as they are tested on the GRE. Even if you’re good at math, a little basic review is a great refresher. Even the best GRE test taker needs a […]

Top 10 Ways to Score Better on GRE Reading Passages

Better scores on the Reading Comprehension questions on the GRE can sometimes feel elusive. There are no “formulas” for GRE Reading Comprehension, but luckily there are some quick tips to better GRE scores on Reading Comprehension. These ten tips will help you turn a bad GRE score into a good GRE score. [ RELATED: Top 8 […]

How hard is the GRE?

The GRE is designed to help graduate schools determine which applicants will be a good fit for advanced academic work, and it is used by some of the most competitive programs in the world. Therefore, the questions can pose a steep challenge to your critical thinking skills. [ RELATED: Average GRE Scores for Top Grad School […]

How to Structure the GRE Argument Essay

The GRE Argument Essay asks you to change perspective from the one you had for the Issue Essay. Instead of taking a position on a controversy, you read someone else’s argument and comment on the flaws and unproven assumptions in that argument. There is only one opinion you can have: the argument is flawed and […]

What’s tested on the MCAT: CARS

The Critical Analysis and Reasoning section of the MCAT, commonly referred to as MCAT CARS, is designed to test your ability to read a passage, interpret the information, and answer questions about the passage. Although this sounds like a standard reading comprehension test, it is much more complex than you might expect. The passages themselves […]

How to Structure the GRE Issue Essay

The GRE Issue essay is similar in structure to the classic 5-paragraph short essay. You may opt for 4-6 paragraphs, but the template given here plans for 5. The official GRE website states that readers of the Issue essay “are evaluating the skill with which you address the specific instructions and articulate and develop an argument to […]

Last-Minute MCAT Study Tips

One of the biggest worries about the MCAT is what to do the final few days before the test. The last week before the MCAT is often a time of stressful studying, jangled nerves, and sleepless nights. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way; as countless students who have prepared with Kaplan know, the […]