Important Storytelling Tips for Your Personal Statement

By - Nov 6, 18:25 PM   Comments [0]

Your essay needs a good "villain"! Over at Gurufi.com., we’re putting together a short series of videos on how you can use effective storytelling techniques to make your personal statement more engaging. We decided to create this series in order to combat what is the most prevalent...

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GRE Question of the Day (October 10)

By - Oct 10, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Verbal Winsor McCay, the cartoonist, could draw with incredible (i) _______: his comic strip about Little Nemo was characterized by marvelous draftmanship and sequencing.   A. sincerity B. efficiency C. virtuosity D. rapidity E. energy     Correct Answer - C - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) Question Discussion & Explanation

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GRE Question of the Day (October 8)

By - Oct 8, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Verbal A recent study of an insurance company's underwriters indicated that those who worked in pleasant physical surroundings were 25 percent more productive than their peers in unpleasant physical surroundings. Objective criteria for evaluating job performance included caseload and complexity of cases. This shows that improving...

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GRE Question of the Day (October 7)

By - Oct 7, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math Quantity A Quantity B \({3^4}\) \({4^3}\) 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 & Explanation

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GRE Question of the Day (September 3)

By - Sep 3, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Verbal Managers who think that strong environmental performance will (i)_________ their company’s financial performance often (ii)_________ claims that systems designed to help them manage environmental concerns are valuable tools. By contrast, managers who perceive environmental performance to be (iii)_________ to financial success may view an environmental...

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Obey The Word Limits!

By - Aug 22, 17:40 PM   Comments [0]

One of the most common questions I get from applicants is “how much leeway do I have when it comes to word limits?” In this video, I explain why the question itself suggests an improper approach to personal statements and short answer essays.

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Deadly Mistakes People Make When Getting Advice on Personal Statements

By - Aug 9, 08:05 AM   Comments [0]

You've just finished your personal statement. After hours, or even days and weeks, of fine-tuning it, you're ready to get feedback, so you send it off to everyone you know. This might seem like a great idea because, after all, you want to get as many...

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Don’t Go To Graduate School!

By - Aug 8, 18:16 PM   Comments [0]

The hard life of a grad student             Okay, as some who has four graduate degrees, this might seem like hypocritical advice. And, in truth, many people should go to graduate school. But my experience is that far too many people do and that folks rarely...

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The Three Most Important Words to Remember as You Write Your Personal Statement

By - Aug 6, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

We are working hard right now to put together our free webinar series on how to write a powerful and compelling story-based personal statement, but while we’re putting the finishing touches on that, I wanted to dispel some misconceptions people might have when I urge...

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How to Get a STRONG Letter of Recommendation

By - Aug 5, 14:21 PM   Comments [0]

Letters of recommendation are a vital part of your application, but people often don’t treat the process like it! Even though your recommender is doing the writer, you still have real work to do in order to make sure that it is a strong letter...

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