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Should I Take the GRE or GMAT?

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Should I Take the GRE or GMAT?

If you’re wondering whether to take the GRE or GMAT, you’re probably getting ready to apply to business schools. In a lot of situations, it doesn’t matter very much which test you take! However, there are some critical differences between the two tests, and you don’t want to be surprised when it’s time to submit applications. Keep reading to learn how to make your GRE vs GMAT decision. Read more

GRE Essay Sample Prompts

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GRE Essay Sample Prompts

The best way to get some GRE essay practice is to sit down and actually respond to some GRE essay sample prompts at home. Here are our favorite GRE essay sample prompts to get you started, along with some tips on how to write. For more, check out the Verbal Strategy Guide once you’re done! Read more

Top 7 GRE Essay Tips

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Top 7 GRE Essay Tips

With a little preparation, writing a GRE essay can be the easiest part of the test. These seven tips will help you stay relaxed and confident while writing the GRE issue essay and the GRE argument essay. Read more

GRE Sentence Equivalence: Practice Questions

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GRE Sentence Equivalence: Practice Questions

Try these GRE Sentence Equivalence practice questions from the 5lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems to test your Sentence Equivalence skills. These five problems start simple, but the last few are as complex as anything you’ll see in an official GRE Sentence Equivalence problem. Read more

Most Common GRE Vocabulary Words

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Most Common GRE Vocabulary Words

The most common GRE vocabulary words are rare but reasonable. The vocab questions don’t test the simplest GRE Vocabulary words, like cat or go. They also don’t test the hardest GRE Vocabulary words, like conodont or acnestis. The words tested on the GRE fall between these two extremes. They aren’t words that you see every day, but you’ll eventually run into them if you read plenty of high-quality writing—which is one thing the GRE is testing for! Read more

Top 10 GRE Vocabulary Tips

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Top 10 GRE Vocabulary Tips

You might think you know how to memorize GRE vocabulary. However, a lot of what we learned in school about memorization—and about learning—has turned out to be inefficient or outright incorrect. There are faster and easier ways to learn GRE vocabulary than just staring at flashcards or repeating the words over and over, and they aren’t all obvious! Here are our best science-based GRE vocabulary tips for speeding up your vocabulary acquisition. Read more

Top 10 GRE Quantitative Comparisons Tips

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Top 10 GRE Quantitative Comparisons Tips

Good news: GRE Quantitative Comparisons aren’t like anything you had to do in math class. Mastering these tricky problems is a quick way to improve your GRE Quant score without a ton of computation. Get started with our 10 best GRE Quantitative Comparisons tips! Then, once you’re done reading, check out the GRE Math Strategy Guide for even more. Read more

How to Get a 330 on the GRE

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How to Get a 330 on the GRE

A score of 330+ puts you solidly in the best GRE score range. Here’s how to get there!

How Good is a 330 on the GRE?

We’ve written about what makes a good GRE score here. The ETS doesn’t publish data on test-takers’ combined scores. However, here are some of the possible ways you could get a combined score of 330. Read more

What’s Tested on GRE Math

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - What's Tested on GRE Math by Chelsey Cooley

GRE Math is a bit like high school math, without some of the hardest parts: for instance, you don’t have to write proofs or show your work! Here’s a quick rundown of the GRE Math skills required to conquer the Quant section, along with some of our best GRE Math tips. Read more

What’s Tested on GRE Verbal

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - What's Tested on GRE Verbal by Chelsey Cooley

The GRE Verbal section is about more than just vocabulary and memorization. GRE Verbal also isn’t a bunch of subjective questions with no real right answer. Instead, it’s a challenging—and interesting—test of your reading, attention, English knowledge, and executive reasoning skills. Read more