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## How to Study for the Writing Section of the GRE

October 22, 2012

Writing sections of standardized tests are perhaps the most difficult to prepare for, only because you never know exactly what you are going to be asked. Granted, you don’t know specifically what math problems or English questions you’ll have to answer either, but at least you can study the basic concepts. When it comes to writing an essay, you can only prepare so much – but there are ways to prepare, and it all begins with getting an understanding of what type of writing test you are facing. On the GRE, the writing section is formally referred to as the Analytical Writing section. As you could easily assume, this is because... Read More About How to Study for the Writing Section of the GRE

## How to Study for the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE

October 21, 2012

When you first begin preparing for this portion of the exam, the seemingly endless variety in math problems may overwhelm you. Such a wide array of mathematical concepts are covered, making it seem impossible to digest them all. That is why committing a substantial amount of time to them is key. In fact, the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE may be the most time-consuming in terms of studying. But don’t freak out just yet – not all of these problems are going to be foreign to you. In fact, you’re likely to remember a lot of them, or at least recall the processes relatively quickly. This is because the math on this exa... Read More About How to Study for the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE

## How to Study for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

October 20, 2012

The Verbal section of the GRE is actually quite simple in terms of what to expect. When you first take a look at a set of practice questions, you’ll most likely be reminded of elementary school English tests because of the high volume of fill-in-the-blanks. Yes, a big part of the section is choosing which words will fill in the blanks of sentences most logically. Sounds easy, but it actually requires more preparation than you’d think. The reason for this is that the options of words given to you are not going to be every-day vocabulary. Most of them won’t even be close to every-day vocabulary. This section is going to throw ... Read More About How to Study for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

## How to Approach Transferring Schools

October 19, 2012

We all hope that we’ll get our college decision right on the first try. Obviously, that’s the ideal way to do it. Spending months agonizing over applications, personal essays, waiting for those big envelopes in the mail, and looking over every college review site out there – you don’t want to have to do that again. Transferring schools usually isn’t in your four-year plan as you prepare for your university adventure as a freshman – but it can happen, and usually when it’s the farthest idea from your mind. There are a number of reasons this can happen. Perhaps you weren’t thorough enough on your ... Read More About How to Approach Transferring Schools

## How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

October 19, 2012

There are seemingly endless parts to your college application, but the comforting thing is that you have total control over them.  You have the power to write a beautiful personal statement, to get the ACT score you need, to fill out every last blank of required information perfectly and neatly; it’s just the drive and discipline that is necessary to put that power to successful use. However, there is one area that pops up that you may feel you have far less control over, and that is the infamous letter of recommendation.  This can certainly be nerve-wracking since it’s the one part of the application you can’t wri... Read More About How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

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