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

By - 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...

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GRE Question of the Day (August 3rd)

By - 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...

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GRE Question of the Day (August 1st)

By - 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 -...

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How Strict Are Word Limits?

By - 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...

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You CAN’T Cover Everything…

By - 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...

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GRE Question of the Day (July 28th)

By - 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)...

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How *NOT* to begin your essay!

By - 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...

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GRE Question of the Day (July 26th)

By - 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...

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The Most Overlooked Part of Graduate School Admissions Could Sink Your Application!

By - 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...

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GRE Question of the Day (July 22nd)

By - 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...

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