You’re Not 17 Anymore! (Why Graduate Personal Statements Are Different)

- Aug 4, 12:12 PM   Comments [0]

You've done this before, right? You were 17, looking to get into your dream college, and your school's college counselor told you to "be yourself, have a great hook, show some personality, talk about your passion, blah, blah, blah..." Your graduate school application requires a...

GRE Question of the Day (August 3rd)

- Aug 3, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math $${J = (2^{43})(3^{44})(5^{45})}$$$${K = (7^{46})(11^{47})(13^{48})}$$ Quantity A Quantity B The units digit of J The units digit of K A) Quantity A is greater.B) Quantity B is greater.C) The two quantities are equal.D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.       Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your...

GRE Question of the Day (August 1st)

- Aug 1, 08:36 AM   Comments [0]

Math Last September the sales total for a certain car dealership was 400% greater than the average monthly sales total for the other 11 months. The sales total for September was approximately what percent of the year´s sales?A. 15 %B. 27%C. 31%D. 42%E. 75%     Correct Answer -...

How Strict Are Word Limits?

- Jul 31, 18:03 PM   Comments [0]

Many people believe that word limits are pretty flexible, and that if you go a little over, you're fine. In this video I explain why I think that's wrong, BUT more importantly, I explain why that idea is built on the incorrect assumption that "more...

You CAN’T Cover Everything…

- Jul 29, 22:26 PM   Comments [0]

When you start your Personal Statement, it can feel like you need to cram your entire life into a thousand words. You have so many things you've done, there are so many things you hope to do, and there's so much about yourself that you...

GRE Question of the Day (July 28th)

- Jul 28, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math Each of 100 balls has an integer value from 1 to 8, inclusive, painted on the surface. The number $${Nx}$$ of balls representing integer x is defined by the formula $${Nx = 18 –(x – 4)^2}$$.What is the interquartile range of the 100 integers?(A) 1.5(B)...

How *NOT* to begin your essay!

- Jul 27, 11:12 AM   Comments [0]

Applicants are often told that they need to begin their personal statements with a bang. Tell an over-the-top story, open with an emotional tear-jerker, or start things off with some clever turns of phrases that will make the reader remember you. This is horrible advice. In...

GRE Question of the Day (July 26th)

- Jul 26, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math $${\frac{{l}}{{m+n}}=\frac{{m}}{{n+l}}=\frac{{n}}{{l+m}}=k}$$, where k is a real number Quantity A Quantity B k $${\frac{{1}}{{3}}}$$ A) Quantity A is greater.B) Quantity B is greater.C) The two quantities are equal.D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.   Correct Answer - A - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) Question Discussion...

- Jul 25, 10:31 AM   Comments [0]

The single most frequent (and biggest) mistake that I see graduate school applicants make is not contacting potential advisors. In fact, I know from personal experience that when you don't do this, it can harm your application. You see, when I first applied to graduate...

GRE Question of the Day (July 22nd)

- Jul 22, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math     $${\ell_1 \parallel \ell_2}$$ Quantity A Quantity B The area of the shaded region The sum of the areas of the two unshaded triangular regions A)The quantity in Column A is greater.B)The quantity in Column B is greater.C)The two quantities are equal.D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.   Correct Answer...