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If kindness is being given, it is routinely expected that it will be repaid. It is more common to see kindness being given out in exchange for something of value. It is common to exchange kindness for valuable things such as favouritism, prosperity, and this makes it manipulative. Hidden motives can be used to gain control of not only relationships but also your own destiny. The Handmaid’s Tale’s Offred treats her commanders Serena Joy, The Commander, and her best friend Ofglen with kindness to ensure her well-being. Offred in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale uses kindness and deceit to mask her inner thoughts to fulfill her belief that she is destined to be a handmaid.

Offred’s calm and gentle nature are normal in her position as Handmaid. But Offred’s treatment toward Serena Joy is different from her usual attitude. Offred knows Serena Joy well and has worked hard to live up her matern’s expectations. Offred is well aware that speaking was not the best way to go, so she keeps quiet and serves as a servant. But she knows deep down that she will be rewarded if she does her job well. Offred is a rebel because of this inner belief. Offred acts out in small rebellions, even though she talks and acts the way she should. Offred, however, still considers herself an independent, free-thinking woman. Offred believes this is the key to her freedom. Offred can gain some independence by pretending to be in servitude. Serena Joy will allow her to do this. Offred eventually achieves independence with the help of Serena Joy. Offred receives a cigarette, match, and other small gifts. Offred has to be open to Ofglen’s rebellion if she wants to share it. Offred acts in this manner by greeting Offred with the forbidden greeting “Hello” while mocking Gilead devotees with “I believed you were true believers.” Offred also uses this greeting to greet Offred. By speaking their minds and acting this old-fashioned way, Offred is establishing their friendship. Offred is only willing to share information about underground resistance. This behaviour makes Offred uneasy. Offred only shows kindness to Ofglen to manipulate her. It is clear that Offred doesn’t identify with Gilead, but she doesn’t identify with resistance movements. Offred is a rebellious and kind-hearted woman who does this to protect her survival.

Offred works hard to please her ultimate master, Commander. Offred recalls an incident in which a Nazi guard “wasn’t a monster” to his wife. Offred sees the situation of the wife and compares it to hers. Offred discovers that the Commander is her oppressor, but she can still use his affection for her benefit. Offred builds a relationship with the Commander by showing kindness and accepting his requests to visit her after hours that are acceptable to her. Offred is now able use the kindness of her Commander to obtain whatever she wants. Offred has been rewarded with magazines and moisturizer, which is a good sign that her kindness has protected her future. While she is currently living in the home of Serena Joy and Commander, Offred can rest assured that she will survive because of her relationship with the Commander. Offred shows that her greatest weapon is her kindness.

It is common to expect kindness, and this is evident in Offred’s life. Offred is willing to share her kindness for things like magazines and cigarettes, but also for intangibles like control, affection, and information. The principle of kindness makes it possible to achieve total subsistence. Offred’s behaviour in her relationships is what ensures her survival. It also allows her to take control of her destiny.

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John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 7 uses allusions to create emotions. The poem also portrays the conflict between sinfulness and holiness. The poet is clearly describing the transformation between overwhelming guilt and earnest devotion to faithfulness by carefully analysing Sonnet 7. This sonnet ends with hopefulness but is only a small part of the Christian relationship with God. Donne’s collection of Holy Sonnets reveals Donne’s obsession with death and fear of his eternal damnation.

Sonnet 7 is a song that depicts the human fallibility and depravity. It also conveys guilt and a struggle within, but it also shows God’s redemptive power. Donne used a structure divided into sections. The rhyme scheme for the first eight words is abbaabba, and it follows the same format as the Italian Sonnet. As the first eight line contain the most aggressive images, Donne’s hatred of himself is intensified. Donne begins the poem saying “Spit in mine face ye Jews” and “Pierce my side”,/ Buffet, scourge & crucify/ I have sinned/ The order of these six verbs creates a crescendo as the violence increases from the spitting to the face to Christ’s crucifixion. It is important to keep the rhyme scheme intact. The eight lines have the same abab ending rhymes. This rhyme scheme portrays the speaker’s anger and guilt as he realizes the extent of his sins. Sonnet 7’s 7th quatrain refers to Christ’s suffering during his death on the cross. The poet is aware of how heavy his sins are, which is emphasized by repetitions of “For I am sinned, but sinned”. His own awareness of his sins motivates him tell the Jews that he will be crucified as Christ did to them. At the end, you will see a colon. This is the transition. The rhyme scheme is the same, so the transition isn’t a distinct idea. Beginning line five signifies a change in tone. The word “but” is used to indicate that the speaker wants to express in these four words the transcendent glory of Christ’s cross. His suffering and death are “unsatisfactory” because they do not have the redeeming power Christ. He interlaced words like “impiety, inglorious”, with “glorified” to show his readers that the Jews had crucified a man whom they thought was “inexplicable” since they didn’t know he was God’s Son. However, it is even more shocking that the speaker is aware of Christ’s “now glorified” status, but continues to “crucify him every day.” This is because the speaker is reflecting on Christ’s sins. Sonnet 7’s last six lines are split into four lines, which follow the rhyme pattern cdcdd and end with a rhymed pairt, ee. This rhyme scheme changes the tone of the poem from guilt to wonder and amazement in recognition of Christ’s sacrifice and love. The speaker adds in line 9 that “Oh let’s him then, his weird love still admire,” marking an abrupt contrast in tone from octave or sestet. Why would Christ suffer for a sinner? The concept of Christ’s unending love and sacrifice is one that the poet does not understand and stands in awe. Lines 11-12 are used as an allegory in connection to the Old Testament. Jacob, the son Isaac, is Esau’s younger brother. Jacob, the son of Isaac is the younger twin to Esau. Jacob was “clothed, in vile, harsh attire” with “gainful intent,” but God gave Jacob the blessings that would have been given to Esau through the patriarchal lineage. Jacob still has to wear “vile Man’s flesh” which exposes him for all the sufferings and temptations this world offers. To highlight the wickedness inherent in human nature, the word “vile” appears twice. Sonnet 7 is therefore not just a sonnet about seeking justice or allowing guilt-ridden sufferings to consume him, but it also presents the Christian man’s daily life. He will sin and cross Christ every day, but he will never be ashamed of his actions. Instead, he will seek to repent in prayer and reflect on God’s goodness. This poem is a powerful example of the great redemptive power that Christ’s divinity and humanity can bring to bear.

This sonnet is one of Donne’s Holy Sonnets poems. Therefore, it is important that you see how Sonnet 7 matches the themes in his other sonnets. Donne’s sonnets are named after themes such as sin, grace, redemption. Sonnet 7 is about God’s amazing sacrifice. But we must remember the wickedness of humanity and the temptations of Satan to get us to Christ. The Holy Sonnets all seem to show that God is not only loving but also forgiving. However, those who violate His Word will be punished. Christ’s extraordinary love cannot and should not be used to cause misery or fear. The speaker uses Biblical allusions to illustrate the powerful relationship he has both with God and the amazing and confusing love that Christ shows.

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It is never too late to consider a Master’s Degree. Some experts consider a master’s degree to be “the new undergraduate degree.” The GRE is required to earn a graduate diploma. You can download 6 free GRE study resources if you are taking the GRE. Use them to help you study and prepare for the test.

1. Powerprep Online is the best free GRE practice resource

You’ll want to keep the official test material for the final exam. ETS, which is the creator of the GRE offers 2 free tests to test-takers (yes, it’s free! You can take practice tests online that will give you an indication of how the real GRE. Make sure you practice under real conditions in order to get the best results. Here are some tips:

  • The test can be completed in one sitting
  • Each section should be completed in a specific time frame
  • For the math section, you will need a calculator as well as plain white scratchpaper.
  • Use your phone only to search for words in the verbal sections.
  • Compose the essays!

2. All GRE Argument and Topic Topics

Are you concerned about GRE essays? Learn all you can about the GRE argument and topic topics. This includes all the possible argument topics. These lists will be the best place to find answers for essay questions. These are the best ways to use them.

  • You can read them all
  • You can choose from 10-20 different essay topics in different formats
  • We will show you how to outline the majority of the essays.
  • Write one essay per week for the duration of your study

It is important to outline your essay clearly in order to write a thoughtful and well-organized essay. It will also help to reduce anxiety before the GRE. The essays are an important section of the GRE. They can be stressful and will often impact your mood and attitude about the rest.

Just jot down what you think when outlining. You can use as few as two words. Next, give 3 examples or reasons to support your opinion. That’s it! You can be sure that this tiny step will make an enormous difference to the organization and cohesion in your essays.

3. Questions for Official GRE-ETS Paper Practice

This is the final piece of material that the GRE makers have left. The paper-based GRE includes a full-length practice exam that you can print out and use. It is ideal for people who have limited time or want to practice a little.

4. McGraw-Hill GRE Exam Simulation

McGraw-Hill’s online test allows you to practice more. It’s a solid test in terms of quality, and is ideal for anyone who needs more online practice. This test should not be divided. You can use the paper test for this. This test will help you build stamina while you go through an endless series of verbal and quantitative sections.

5. Manhattan Prep GRE Practice Exam Free

Manhattan’s GRE test is free and so reliable that we recommend purchasing a 6 pack. After you have covered all concepts and practiced the concepts on paper, you will need to take additional tests. You’ll pass all these tests in test conditions, and you will be ready to go for the exam.

6. Kaplan GRE Root Words Quizlet

Quizlet is our favorite! It’s much more efficient than creating flashcards that you can use to recall concepts. We don’t recommend students memorizing vocabulary. But, the GRE is an exam that tests vocabulary.

It is best to study the root words of words rather than the definitions. The root word can be used to approximate its meaning, and you can then use the elimination process to determine the correct answer.

This quizlet can be a great resource for learning root words. The Learn, Test, Match, and Match modes are our favorite for remembering these roots.

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I made the sudden decision to apply for graduate school a few weeks back. My surprise at the speed of my decision was not the most surprising. However, it was more surprising when I realized that I only had three days to prepare for my GRE because I was leaving the country. However, I was quite confident, having been a GRE verbal and SAT tutor for almost ten year in NYC. In addition, I was applying for MFA programs to study creative writing. Because I didn't have to do any math problems in 12 years, I could just skip the quant portion. How difficult could it be?

But there was one problem. I had never taken it.

In order to become a GRE teacher, I had previously taken a practice test. While I was able to take the test from my couch, I didn't expect to be able navigate this one. After all, this is what I do for work! It was much more difficult than I expected, especially the last sections. My test-prep obsessed brain was baffled by the way I had to think. I had to pull out all my mental conditioning and strategies, and I found it difficult to concentrate. Today I'd like you to learn some GRE strategies and mental alertness tips.

GRE Fill in-the-Blank Questions Strategies

The GRE can be a difficult test. Because it is one among the most recently-overhauled US standards tests, it has been designed to be somewhat resistant to coaching. Its verbal portion is more difficult and unpredictable than its closest competitor, the GMAT. GRE questions are more difficult than GMAT. Let's take a look at the fill-in–the-blank type questions. (Reading comprehension passages will be in my next post.


These are the technical terms used for fill-in the blank questions. Both will likely be filled with what a GRE writer would call supererogatorilyprolix pleonasm. These are a bunch of useless and meaningless words that often mean different things. Each type of question has a slightly different task. TCs require you to complete sentences or paragraphs with up three blanks. These can include single words and phrases as well as complex sentences like "the audacity for hope". These questions are easy to understand because they have two levels of difficulty.

  1. Figure out exactly what point this inordinately-complicated text is making
  2. Figure out which of the inordinately-complicated answer choices lend themselves to making that point

SE's have a shorter answer time and are only limited in number of words. Each SE presents a different challenge.

  1. Figure out exactly what this inordinately-complicated sentence really means.
  2. Find the words that are connected to the prediction from the list of answer choices.

Each case has its own unique set of tasks. These are very different tasks. That is why you need to break down each fill-ins-the-blank question into two steps. First, you need to pay attention to the text or sentence itself. You must understand what it is saying. To find the correct answer, you will need to use logic and vocabulary knowledge. The prediction you make to fill in the blank is the link between these steps. It is simple, but it works.

But this strategy only takes you so far. Here is where things get a little absurd. The GRE doesn't consider connotation.


These are the areas where testmakers really try and confuse you. The commonly-associated secondary meaning of the word is; denotation gives the hard-and-fast definition. Consider the many words we use to describe "thin". "Slender" and'svelte' have positive meanings. "Slim" has a neutral meaning, while "gaunt", "skinny", and "skinny," have negative meanings. They have different connotations. However, the denotationof each of these words is almost identical: "thin."

The GRE doesn't hesitate to declare that "svelte" or "skinny", are interchangeable. This is where things get really nasty, especially when you look at more complex vocabulary. There connotation can often be all we have and the correct answers need not always be synonyms. They only need to be able to convey the meaning of the sentence. Although they are not synonyms for each other, an individual's eyesight may be "undiminished" or "undamaged." Sometimes, however, the connotations can make it difficult to understand the meanings of these choices. On my test, both "notoriety", "reknown" were viable options for answering a question. They are, however, not synonyms. Their connotations, however, are in direct contradiction. After staring at the question for quite some time, I thought that ETS employees were truly unpublishable names. What is the takeaway? You must be careful when deciding between the meanings of words and their dictionary definitions.

GRE Mental Strategies

GRE students who have taken practice tests in their own homes will tell that it is very different from sitting in an office room with no airflow and a pair headphones over your ears while staring at a Windows 98 laptop. This blog has been a lot about how important it is to approach the GRE and other tests as both a psychological, physical, and intellectual test. It is nearly a four-hour test and it gets more difficult as you go. Preparing for the GRE is crucial. Every person will have their own way of approaching this. However, I want to share my experiences and the methods that I learned from past students.


There are short breaks of between sections on the GRE. They last for either 1-minute or 10-minutes. These breaks can be waived if you wish, but I do not recommend it. You can also leave the room if you complete a section earlier than the rest. I lost some of my 1-minute breaks and ended the section early if I felt like cooking with gas. You can roll however you like, but I made sure I took breaks before I felt tired. Do not wait to feel tired, practice tests are a great way to anticipate it and then take breaks when fatigue sets in.

Keep in mind that you need to sign out each break, empty your pockets, take your food or drink with you, return to the station, show ID, swipe your metal detector and raise your legs. It is a tedious task, but it is worth repeating it at least three times through the test. You're done. What are you going to do? The bathroom is your best option. Use water to wash your face. Exercise is the next step. The stress level is high when you're hunched at a terminal keyboard. Do what makes you happy. No matter if you're doing push-ups or stretching, move your body.


The test room is boring. There are several terminals in the testing room, each one separated by a divider made of beige. Beige is used as a color for the monitors and walls. The entire landscape is a dull, sandy color. You are beige. You will be given some scrap paper and pencils. Also, a pair noise-canceling (not beige!) headphones which reduce the room's quiet sound to an even lower level. They're not luxury cans. The screen is all that's needed to display the entire test. This test can make test-takers feel stressed and bored simultaneously, which can be a dangerous combination. It is necessary to address both boredom and stress in two distinct ways.

To manage stress, I believe knowing how to approach each question is the best way to deal with it. Working with a GRE verbal tutor is a great advantage: you will never face a question you don't know start. You will be able to quickly learn the best approach for each type of question.

Boredom? Relax. Literally. You might find yourself repeating the same question four or more times until the letters look almost like Viking runes.

Stop reading . Give it a second. Take off your headphones. Sit back and observe the rest of the suckers perched on their keyboards. Massaging your neck and shoulders. For ten seconds, close your eyes. You have the time. You can then get back on track. There is a test for cream.

This is how it worked for me. You can do the same. Although they are very simple, many of these techniques require practice. Cambridge Coaching is a great option if you are looking for GRE tutors online, in NYC or Boston. Cambridge Coaching has a team of tutors who have extensive experience helping students prepare for every type of test. Let's see what we can offer!

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GRE will require you to write 2 essays. An Argument essay and an Issue Essay. You will need to show that you are able to analyze, evaluate, and understand arguments in your GRE Argument essay. These are 10 GRE Argument essay tips that you need to know.

Fact 1: Whoever is right, it doesn't matter

ETS, which is the GRE test maker, doesn't care if you agree with the author. They want to assess your ability to critically evaluate the reasoning and use evidence of the author. Do not spend your time making moral claims. Instead you should devote your precious time to evaluating evidence supporting the author's claim. This includes the statements made outright, implied, assumed and logical conclusions. So, what can you do to evaluate the reasoning of the author?

Fact 2: GRE Argument Essays take only 30 seconds

This section, which is a time-sensitive section of the GRE, asks you to complete a lot within a short window. Don't try to do things that are not necessary!

Fact 3: Graders won't read your essay

Your essay will only take two minutes to grade. This means that your essay structure must be apparent immediately. Your score will be decreased if they spend more time or are unable to fully unpack your claims.

Fact 4: Quality matters, but so does quantity

The essays that earn the best grades are those with the longest length. Be as detailed as possible and avoid repetition. The argument essay should contain at least four paragraphs indented and be between 350-600 words. Ideally, it should range from 500-600 words. You are the best judge of quality, but to do that you must provide solid reasoning and great examples.

Fact 5: You will find everything you need in the prompt

You should read the prompt at least twice. It is important to fully understand the prompt. Pay attention to the evidence and claims of the author. To identify fallacies, it is important to first determine the assumption made by the author and then to try to prove that assumption wrong. These are the things you should be looking for:

  • No evidence to support the assumption: This is what you'll need to mention in your essay, and also note any information that could strengthen the argument.
  • Non-specific: Does an author make generalizations but not provide specifics? It is important to note this!
  • Jumping into conclusions: Most Argument Prompts will jump at least once to their conclusion. As you go through the prompts, pay attention to the author's reasoning. You should not assume that the author is jumping to conclusions if you don't see a clear line.
  • Data value: The author may provide numbers but that doesn't make them objective or truthful. You should discuss in your essay whether the data or methods of data collection are reliable.

Fact 6: Structure is your best friend

Once you have read the prompt, think about the logic errors you wish to correct. Next, pick your top three to four and create a brief outline. It is not a good idea to abandon your essay writing in order to generate new ideas. You will want to use a structured organizational structure. Here is a helpful template:

  • Intro: This is where you give a brief overview of all the problems you want to address.
  • Mistakes: Each section should have its indented paragraph. This will be a topic you want to talk about in depth.
  • Suggestions to improve the prompt argument. If you have the time, you might want to add a paragraph explaining how the author can make a stronger case.
  • Conclusion: This should be as brief as the introduction. It should summarise your body paragraphs (the suggestions and fallacies) and tie up any loose ends. This is a crucial part. Even if only one sentence is available, you should write it. A poorly written essay will almost always get a lower grade than one with a concluding sentence.

Fact 7: Clear writing makes all the difference

Remember that this essay is not for creative writing. Your statements should be as simple as possible. Use a variety of sentence structures and relevant vocabulary. Use precise words rather than ornate terms. After all, your argument's strength is dependent on how you use the language.

Fact 8: Both essays will receive one score

Your essay task performance will be assessed using a score scale of 0-6, in increments of 1/2 point. You don't have many chances to make up for any mistakes so be prepared for your Argument essay.

Fact 9: A perfect score doesn't require you to be perfect

An essay that scores 6 points on the score rubric is one that includes an in-depth review, compelling examples, well-chosen language and sentence variety. You don't need to make it perfect. ETS states that essays scoring 6 have minor errors, but not enough to affect the meaning. Pursue the highest standards, but don't let your pursuit of perfection get in the way of a quality–possibly even perfect-scoring–essay.

Fact 10: Is that you can plan ahead

It is important to practice, especially when writing essays. Try at least three essays. (More than three is better. A free practice GRE is also available. Writing under time pressure is something you will need to become comfortable with. A template should be created for your essays so that you can refer to it on the actual GRE. Practice essays will help you organize your thoughts and make it clearer.

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GRE scores are created between 10 and 12 days after test day. The ETS GRE score reports include three components: Verbal and Quantitative. The scores are sent to the universities immediately following the conclusion of the exam.

Because each section of the GRE scores independently, it is important to keep the same score. But, students from abroad may use their percentile scores to compare their results across the sections.

Institution score reports do not include grades that you have selected to be sent via ScoreSelect. This blog will discuss the GRE Score Report, how to obtain the GRE Score Report, an example GRE Score Card, and more.

What is the GRE Score Report?

GRE Score reports provide details about your Graduate Record Exam score (GRE). Your scores for each section of the test (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning) as well as your overall score are included in the score report. It also includes a percentile rank that indicates how many test takers scored below you.

Your score report is available online within 10 to 15 business days. Logging into your ETS account to access your score report, click on the “View scores” button. ETS also allows you to download a PDF copy of your score reports.

It is important for graduate programs to consider other factors when evaluating applicants. Your transcripts, letters and personal statements may also be considered.

Types and Reports on GRE Score

There are two types of GRE score reports: the Official Score Report (or Unofficial Score Report).

Official Score report

This document is sent to graduate schools or business schools to confirm your scores. Your scores on each section of the test (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning) as well as your overall score are included in the Official Score Report. You will also find a percentile ranking, which shows the percentage of test-takers who scored less than you.

When you register to take the GRE, you have the option to request upto four Official Score Reports.

Unofficial Scores Report

You can download or access this copy online within 10-15 business days of taking the test. Your scores for each section of the test (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning) as well as your overall score are included in the Unofficial Score Report. It doesn’t have a percentile ranking.

Log in to ETS and click on “View Scores”. To access your Unofficial Score Report, log into ETS.

Not all graduate programs and business schools can use the Official Score Report. You can refer to the Unofficial Score Record only.

GRE General Test fee?

GRE General Tests cost 205 US dollars. This price includes up to four graduate programs and business schools.

If you need to send your scores to more schools, additional score reports can be ordered for $27 each. Eligible test participants must meet financial necessity standards to be eligible for discounts.

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How do I check my GRE Score Report

The ETS portal allows you to easily check your GRE score. The results typically arrive between 10 and 12 days after you have taken the exam. ETS also sends out an email to all candidates announcing the availability of their GRE scores. Your GRE scores can only be accessed through your ETS account.

How do I download the GRE Score Report

To view your GRE scores and download the score report, log in to ETS. These are some of the steps that you should follow:

  • Go to Click the “Sign-In” button at the top right of the page.
  • Enter your login credentials.
  • After you log in, click on My Account at the top.
  • Click on “View Scores” in the “My Account” tab.
  • The list will show you all GRE test results. You can click on the date to see the scores.
  • The next page will show you your scores for each section of the test (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning). A PDF of your score reports can be downloaded by clicking the “Download Score Reports” button.
  • Your scores may not be online within 10-15 business days. If your test scores have not been available online for more than 15 days, please contact ETS.

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    It’s a big step to select the best standardized test that will help you in your graduate studies as well as your career. You will be able to make informed decisions if you understand the differences between MCAT and GRE.

    GRE (Graduate Record Examinations), a more general standardized test, is accepted for many types master’s degree programs. Educational Testing Service is responsible for administering the GRE General Test. The test tests the ability of students to communicate verbally, quantitatively, and in analytical writing.

    The Medical College Admission Test, also known as the MCAT, is the most important test for getting into almost all U.S. medical schools. The Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, administers the MCAT. They test students’ knowledge of topics in the biological, social, and analytical sciences.

    The MCAT and GRE are both able to test the same areas of content, but they have important differences. This article will cover the main characteristics and components of each exam.

    The Great Differences Between MCAT And GRE

    Here are the main differences in the exam format, cost and purpose.

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

    Medical College Admission Test

    Admission to graduate school, including master’s degrees programs and doctoral programmes, primarily from North America Admission to medical schools in North America and Australia.

    Computer-based testing Computer-based testing

    It takes approximately 3 hours 45 minutes to complete, with a 10-minute rest. About 7 hours 30 minutes

    Roughly two hundred and five dollars. Around three hundred and ten dollars

    Maximum score of 340 is the maximum, each section being worth 170 points. Analytical writing section is scored separately starting at 0-6 118-132 for each section; total score 472-528

    Testing Dates
    There is a computer-based test available all year. There is a paper-based test that is offered three times yearly in October, November, or February. Each year offered from January to September, usually 25 times

    Analytical writing; Verbal Reasoning; Quantitative Reasoning Biological, Biochemical, and Physical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical, Physical and Psychological Foundations of Biological Systems. Critical Analytical and Reasoning Skills.

    The GRE and MCAT have the largest differences in content. The former tests aptitude and skill, while MCAT tests content understanding.

    The MCAT requires students to study concepts in subjects such as biology, psychology, anatomy, physics and math. They will be required to apply their background knowledge to solve questions during the test.

    GRE, by contrast, is more like SAT or ACT. It measures reasoning skills and cognitive aptitude, not background knowledge. GRE has a writing section, where test-takers must write two essays. This exam is for students who are interested in writing GRE-style essays.

    The MCAT takes twice as long to complete as the GRE. This could make it more challenging for those who have trouble focusing or maintaining cognitive endurance over long periods.

    GRE vs. the MCAT: Which test should you take?

    The MCAT is widely considered to be the most difficult exam between the GRE or the MCAT. It’

    The GRE is less focused on specific aptitude and content knowledge, while the MCAT is shorter and more focused. Pre-med students often say that they spend 300-350 hours preparing for the MCAT. The GRE can be difficult for those who aren’t as proficient in critical reading or writing, and/or have limited vocabulary.

    The decision of whether you take the GRE/MCAT will depend on your career goals and where you want to attend school. The GRE is usually more popular and is accepted by many schools. However, the MCAT can only be used for medical school admission.

    If you’re not sure if you want medical school, taking the GRE might be worth it. You can also put off studying for the MCAT. GRE scores will be valid for five-years, while MCAT results are only valid for three years. It is possible to take both the GRE and the MCAT first before deciding whether or not to take it. If you decide to pursue a career in healthcare, this could be a smart move.

    Consider your future career. Some schools, such as veterinary medicine and veterinary medicine accept the GRE or MCAT. If you are able to read and write well, the GRE might be a better choice.

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    The GRE is broken down into six sections. It has a 60-minute essay section, which includes an argumentative writing task and an issue writing task. Two 30-minute Verbal Reasoning Sections, two 35 minute Quantitative Reasoning Sections, and one 30- or35-minute experimental/research section, which can be verbal or quantitative. Although the writing section is always in the first place, the remaining sections may be in any order. There are optional 1-minute and 10-minute breaks after each section. The computer test is approximately 3 hours 45 minutes long, while the paper exam takes 3 hours 30.

    Critical Thinking Writing

    The Analytical Section is always the section that opens on the GRE. It contains two independent essay-writing tasks. ETS provides a complete list with all essay prompts for each task that could be used in your GRE exam. This is a great resource for students trying to find out what writing tasks they will have to do during the test. ETS provides information on how essays will be scored. There are examples of essays from different quality and a reasoning for each level. It is essential to both write an essay that is long and well-structured to convey complex interpretations.

    Reasoning with words

    After the Analyitical writing section, three or four sections will be testing Verbal Reasoning. GRE is distinguished by its Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections. The GMAT is based on the ability to remember and implement grammar rules and spelling rules. The GRE, however, evaluates English comprehension in a more thorough manner. GRE is a great way to demonstrate your ability to learn language and have a variety of professional or academic backgrounds.

    There are three types of questions in the Verbal Reasoning section: Reading Comprehension (text completion), and Sentence Equivalence (sentence equivalent). Reading comprehension questions require that you read a passage and then answer several questions. This is similar in format to other standardized tests. However, it may require you to read more than you’re used to.

    Both the Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion questions can be used to assess vocabulary knowledge. Text completion passages are between one and five sentences long. Students must answer every blank correctly or lose the entire question.

    Sentence equivalence questions require students to answer a set of sentences with one blank. They also have to list some vocabulary words. Students must choose two vocabulary terms that are equivalent to the sentences. It doesn’t matter which selections are “synonymous”, it does not matter that they are. However, it is crucial that the sentence completed is equivalent with both words. These questions are more than just memorizing vocabulary lists. You must understand sentence structure and be creative to answer them.

    Applying numerical techniques to problem solving.

    The remaining sections will include Quantitative reasoning. Quantitative Reasoning sections in the GRE can generally be considered easier than those on GMAT. They are less technical, require less time management and permit the use of a calculator.

    Quantitative Analytic sections offer four types questions: Multiple Choice (select a single answer), Multiple Choice -select one or multiple answers) as well as Numeric Entry questions. Quantitative comparisons require students to evaluate the relative importance of two quantities. These questions can be compared to “data sufficiency”, but students must not only decide if the data are sufficient, but also show the relationship between their magnitudes. You will need to enter the exact value of the answer in the Numeric Entry question.

    Multiple Choice questions can be self-explanatory. However, you need to know how to differentiate between questions with one correct answer and those that may have multiple correct responses. Computer-based practice tests are a great way to learn how to distinguish between correct answers and incorrect answers. Multiple Choice questions that allow only one answer will be presented in a bubble format. The answer changes if the bubble is selected. Multiple Choice questions that require multiple answers will be given a “checkbox” format, which allows multiple choices.

    Section for Experimental and Research

    The Experimental test section will be next after the Analytical writing section. You can present the five sections in any order. The Experimental section can be either Quantitative or Verbal Reasoning. It is not necessary to attempt to identify which section is experimental. This will distract you from the test. The Experimental sections will be used to update the test as well as to gauge test difficulty and collect data for ETS. Research sections, if present, will be displayed after the completion and will not be required.

    Adaptation for Computers

    Computer-based GRE adaptive by section is available for Quantitative Reasoning as well as Verbal Reasoning. Students who do well on the first section will “level down” to the more difficult section. Your test difficulty is considered when calculating your “scaled score” between 130-170. The writing assignment cannot be adaptive. The experimental or research section serves to assess and measure the difficulty of future questions. It does not contribute to adaptation or scaled scores.

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    What’s the best defense against the overwhelming number of answers? A formidable vocabulary. Your vocabulary is the best way to increase your GRE verbal score.

    The GRE is a test of words that ETS (the GRE’s creator) believes an average college-educated adult should understand. A good GRE word is one that you haven’t learned while studying for it or anywhere else. You will quickly learn new words if you have a routine.

    1. Read, read, read.

    Be a good reader of magazines, books and newspapers. Pay attention to unfamiliar words. It’s easy to just skip words (as it is often), but you can train your mind to notice them and write them down.

    2. Learn to love your dictionary.

    It’s important to learn how to search for words. You don’t have to be able to find the first definition. Secondary definitions are frequently tested on the GRE. Make sure you look through all of them.

    3. Your definitions are yours.

    Once you have the definition of a word in the dictionary, it is time to put it into your own words. It will be easier for you to recall the meaning of a word if it is your own.

    4. Use your voice to speak.

    Although it may seem odd at first, it’s actually quite effective. You can help yourself remember new words by saying it out loud.

    5. Maintain a GRE vocabulary checklist.

    A list of GRE vocabulary terms can be kept on your smartphone or in a notebook. Writing down something helps you remember it. When you find the word, write it down. To remind yourself of the context in which the word appears, copy the sentence where you first found it.

    6. When you are on the move, use GRE flashcards

    You can keep 5-6 flashcards with you every morning. Stuck on a delayed subway train? Your flashcards are there. Is it difficult to stand in line at the coffee shop while you wait? Your flashcards. Our Essential GRE Vocabulary makes GRE flashcards simple. It contains 500 cards and gives you access to the entire deck online.

    7. Prioritize learning words the GRE tends towards testing.

    You can add new words you learn on the GRE practice tests to your vocabulary. They are likely to be used again, as they have been used in the past on GRE. Our book contains a list of some the most commonly tested works for the GRE.

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    8. Visualizations are a great way to get started.

    To fix a new word in the mind, use your imagination. The more imaginative the picture, the better. To illustrate, imagine a voracious bear that eats huge quantities of food. This will help you remember voracious . This will help you remember the meaning.

    9. Learn the roots of words

    Many words have the same origins. Ben, bene, or bon can all be translated as “benefiorection”, “benediction”, and “benefactor”. These common roots will help you to be able use words you have never heard before. This knowledge will be very useful when narrowing down your answer options.

    10. Make sure to use your new words whenever you can.

    The key to developing a strong vocabulary takes practice. Drop a GRE word in your next conversation. You will retain the word better if you use it often (in writing or in conversation).

    11. Don't forget GRE math vocabulary!

    Quick, what’s an integer? Is 0 odd or even? Is there any even prime number? GRE loves testing your knowledge of integers as well as fractions and decimals. It is vital that you have a good understanding of the “vocabulary” in math to answer questions. Check out these GRE Math Practice Questions.

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    The Quantitative Reasoning sections can be completed using a simple calculator that you can use while on-screen (see screenshot at the left). The calculator can speed up your calculations, but it’s important that you use it efficiently and quickly to avoid wasting time. This is an essential tool if you are aiming for high GRE percentiles on Quant.

    Quantitative reasoning measures your mathematical knowledge. GRE Calculator provides answers that will help you understand the questions more clearly.

    PowerPrep, an online GRE calculator created by ETS, can be downloaded.

    How does GRE Calculator operate?

    The GRE calculator’s on-screen functions include four functions (addition and subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as a quad root. The GRE calculator uses order of operations. This is a mathematical convention that determines which operations should be performed first. This is in contrast to normal digital calculators that compute each function individually and instantly.


    Parentheses and exponentiation, including square roots, multiplications/divisions (from left-to-right), additions/subtractions (from left-to right).

    Order of operations:

    The expression 1 + 2×4 = 9

    Why 9 instead of 12 for the answer?

    Because 2 x 4 = 8 is the first evaluation, followed by + 1 to the final result.

    This is a different digital calculator than the normal one. The calculator will perform every calculation immediately and clearly (e.g. 1+2 first, then 4 for your next calculation).

    Memorization capabilities

    The GRE Calculator has a memory location, three memory buttons and a memory button that functions similarly to basic calculators.

    • MR = Memo Recall
    • MC = Memo Clear
    • M+ = MemoryPlus

    Memory functions are a great way to speed up calculations for the GRE. The M+ button stores a value in memory. MR will recall the value so you can use it in another calculation. MC clears all stored values.

    Where can you use GRE Calculator?

    A calculator is often the most useful tool for performing long math calculations. This will be a major reason to have one on the GRE exam.

    But, the GRE Calculator’s Transfer Display button is the best feature. It is located at bottom and can be accessed from the term. This will help to save time and eliminate mistakes.

    How can you use the GRE Calculator correctly?

    It’s ironic, that you should limit the number of times you need the GRE Calculator. The calculator should not be used for subtraction or addition. Remember those multiplication tables? Mental math.

    Pay attention to the order of operations in the calculator and always begin with the parentheses that will be used to form the final formula. You can enter the required computations faster if you do this immediately.

    Finally, you should avoid any error messages. This will take up time.

    Is there any restriction on the GRE Calculator

    Yes, there are some restrictions on the GRE calculator.

    • It only displays 8 digits
    • It can’t do calculations that don’t give real numbers.
    • It is not a scientific calculator.

    This guide will help you use the calculator to the best advantage when taking the GRE exam. Achievable offers a GRE course that is mobile-friendly, simple to use, and optimizes over time for best results. The Achievable difference is evident when you check out a chapter.

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