Five Key Strategies: GMAT and GRE

Posted by Ben B. on 5/9/16 9:30 AM

Whether you're deciding to take the GMAT or the GRE, or you're merely weeks away from your test day, it is easy to get caught up in the tedious bits of advice that every blog, manual, and friend has to offer.  These five key strategies will help ground your long-term testing goals:

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Acing the GRE essay Part III: A strategy for practicing

Posted by Jedd on 3/16/16 9:30 AM

Of the two essays on the analytical writing section, most students find the issue essay to be the hardest. It requires creative use of existing knowledge to deliver an original, nuanced, and detailed perspective on a new topic in just half an hour. To prepare, students need a clear order of operations and concrete tools for organizing their own knowledge around many different, unpredictable prompts.

 

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Acing the GRE Part III - A strategy for practicing

Posted by Jedd on 3/16/16 9:30 AM

 Of the two essays on the analytical writing section, most students find the issue essay to be the hardest. It requires creative use of existing knowledge to deliver an original, nuanced, and detailed perspective on a new topic in just half an hour. To prepare, students need a clear order of operations and concrete tools for organizing their own knowledge around many different, unpredictable prompts.

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Acing the GRE essay Part II - How to use the scoring scale wisely

Posted by Jedd on 3/9/16 9:30 AM

Many students don’t know how to use the scoring scale strategically. First, they read the sample essays on the GRE website and find these examples unattainable. Second, they allocate too much time aiming for a top score of 5 or 6. Third, they’re confused if their sample essays don’t match the typical profiles for each scoring category. Here is some advice about meeting each one of these challenges.

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Acing the GRE essay Part I - Ingredients of a Great GRE Issue Essay

Posted by Jedd on 3/2/16 9:30 AM

 

GRE Students often approach the issue essay wondering, “I know what good writing was in college, but what does the GRE want from me?” The short answer is that ETS sums up scoring criteria in rubric form and shares sample essays that show exactly what they want. The better answer is that they want to test you on certain key elements of a successful essay that tend to trip up new students. Here are a handful of tips on how to avoid those common errors.

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GRE Coaching Approaches with Anahid Modrek

Posted by Julia Holden on 10/16/15 10:00 AM

This week we're spotlighting Anahid Modrek, who joined the Cambridge Coaching team in New York in 2014 as an applications coach and subject test tutor. Anahid has worked with students of all ages, and loves working with them one-on-one. Find out what GRE coaching approaches she uses with her students!

What’s helpful about working with a private tutor for the GRE?

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GRE Coaching Approaches in Boston with Weike

Posted by Julia Holden on 10/7/15 10:00 AM

This week we're spotlighting Weike, who joined the Cambridge Coaching team in 2012 as an MCAT, GMAT, and GRE coach and subject test tutor in the sciences. Weike emphasizes the understanding of concepts over rote memorization, which results in her students grasping concepts that they formerly thought were out of their reach.  Weike has tons of experience with test prep, so find out what her GRE coaching approaches are!

What’s helpful about working with a private tutor for the GRE?

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GRE Coaching Approaches in New York with Helena

Posted by Julia Holden on 9/30/15 10:00 AM

This week we're spotlighting Helena, who joined the Cambridge Coaching team in 2014.  Helena is a great believer in individualized study, and since 2005 has helped countless students from middle school to graduate school with their academic goals, standardized test preparation, and college and graduate school admissions processes.  Find out what Helena has to say about GRE coaching approaches!

What’s helpful about working with a private tutor for the GRE?

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GRE Coaching Approaches with Sam

Posted by Julia Holden on 9/25/15 10:00 AM

This week we're spotlighting Sam, who joined the Cambridge Coaching team in 2010 as an application coach and English tutor.  Since joining our team, Sam's clients have consistenly been accepted to top tier schools like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Duke, Harvard Kennedy School, and many more. With over a decade of tutoring experience, Sam is definitely the right person to ask about GRE Coaching Approaches!

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GRE Coaching Approaches in Boston with Chris

Posted by Julia Holden on 9/18/15 10:00 AM

This week we're spotlighting Chris, who joined the Cambridge Coaching team in 2014 as an applications coach and subject test tutor in the humanities. Chris is charming and bright, and with nearly perfect scores on the GRE, he's sure to give great advice on GRE coaching approaches!

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