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GRE Fun Facts

Ever wonder who you’re competing against when you sit down to take a standardized test? Well, your loyal, hardworking Twainstein staff has done the research for you and compiled a neat little list of fun facts that may surprise you about your competition. (Also, you might be shocked to discover the amount of money the …

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How To Choose Which Grad Schools To Apply To

Let’s say you’ve already decided which grad school program to pursue. Now you just need to settle on a school. Herewith is Twainstein’s 2013 Grad School Selection Primer. Included in each step is a suggested timeframe for its completion. STEP ONE: Pay a visit to www.gradschools.com and do a search for the degree and program you …

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Taking the GMAT/GRE Multiple Times

Ok people, so we get this question a lot and the party line stance on it (read: adcoms official position) is that it does not matter. Though the adcoms often publicly declare things that don't reflect their behind-closed-doors opinion, in this case they are telling the truth–there is no penalty for taking the GMAT/GRE multiple …

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Tuesday’s Tip: Question Bag

Answers to some great questions from this month’s (e)mail bag… Q: I heard that the first 10 questions on the GRE/GMAT can make or break your score, since it is an adaptive test. Any merit to this claim? A: No. None. This is a widely spread myth around GMAT circles and it is wholly untrue. …

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Tuesday’s Tip: Data Sufficiency Is NOT Math!

Ok, folks, here we go again with a review of the main stumbling block to success on the GMAT—taking it as a math test. We’ve explored in earlier blogs how the design of the question types and timing structure on the GMAT make it clear that management, not math, is what is being tested. Nowhere is …

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Tuesday’s Tip: Read This Book!

The book is Immunity To Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. The two Harvard professors have written a book that flips all we know about changing human behavior on its ear. Not 20 pages in and you will never look at human behavior modification the same again. The polemic for the book is simple: “It …

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Tuesday’s Tip: Boosting Your Verbal Score

The verbal section of the GMAT/GRE doesn’t generally get as much love as the quantitative section and with good reason. By and large, there are easier points to capture on the quantitative portion than on the verbal. While there are strategies that can be applied to boost your verbal score and, yes, practice does help, …

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Purpose of Statement of Purpose?

With the exception of Business, Medical and Law School, the three so-called professional school that rely heavily on standardized test scores and GPA, most other grad programs, particularly doctorate level, look more for “fit” than they do test scores. While nearly all graduate programs require the GRE for admission, most applicants overvalue the importance of …

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Tuesday’s Tip: Top MBA Sites

Entering the world of MBA applications and school selection can be exciting, confusing and overwhelming all at once. Herewith we've distilled, for your benefit, the most comprehensive, well-researched and well-written websites on the net for potential MBA applicants: Poets & Quants: Its place as No.1 on our list is no mistake–P&Q is the definitive resource for …

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