4 Top-Scoring GRE Sample Essays, Analyzed (Issue + Argument)

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The best way to figure out how to get a high Analytical Writing score is to look at a GRE essay sample, but doing so without any guidance can be overwhelming. How do you show insight? Do typos affect your score? What’s a good way to keep your essay organized?

We’ll answer all these questions for you (and more!) in this article by analyzing four real GRE essay examples and highlighting the key features you’ll want to include in your own essays.

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GRE Issue Essay: 4 Steps to a Perfect Score

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Of all the different kinds of questions on the GRE, the GRE Issue essay question can seem like the most daunting to answer completely correctly. Instead of choosing from a selection of already-made answers or filling in a numerical solution, you must write hundreds of words in an attempt to fulfill rubric criteria, knowing that there is no one right answer to the question.

To help make this Herculean task more manageable, we’ll go over the Issue essay GRE rubric in depth and offer our top GRE Issue essay tips to help you score highly every time.

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GRE Argument Essay: How to Get a Perfect 6 Score

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Of all the various types of questions on the GRE, Analytical Writing questions can seem like the trickiest ones to answer perfectly. Not only do you have to write hundreds of words to answer the Argument essay GRE question, but there’s also no one set correct answer that you can give and automatically get it right.

So how do you reliably score well on the GRE Argument essay? In this article, we’ll focus in on what goes into a high-scoring response and offer some GRE Argument essay tips to help you consistently write essays that meet those standards.

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Old GRE Scores: Do They Still Work?

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How long ago did you take the GRE? Was it before August of 2011? More or less than five years ago? Your answers to these questions determine if you can still send out your old GRE scores.

In this article, I’ll explain how to get old GRE scores and if they’re still valid. I’ll also cover how to convert scores from the old GRE score range to the new one.

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MAT vs. GRE: Which Should You Take?

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The GRE and MAT are both exams taken by people who plan on attending grad school, but the GRE is significantly better known. If you’ve heard of the MAT, you may know that it’s a shorter and cheaper grad school admissions test that includes only one type of question you need to study for. Is the MAT your solution to a less stressful and cheaper test-taking experience? Don’t get too excited just yet — there’s more to know about the MAT.

In this guide, I’ll give an overview of what the MAT is and what its questions are like then compare and contrast that information with the GRE. I’ll then explain which exam is considered easier and walk you through the MAT vs. GRE decision so you can be certain you’re making the best choice for grad school.

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Expert Guide: Why Take the GRE?

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If you’re applying to grad school, you might be wondering: why take the GRE? What do you take the GRE for? Should you take the GRE?

Read on as we explore why people take the GRE, what the purpose of the exam is, and why GRE scores are such a common admissions requirement for grad schools. We’ll also look at whether the GRE can accurately predict grad school success and give you tips on whether you should or shouldn’t take the GRE.

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What Are Good GRE Scores for Scholarships?

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Got a high GRE score? Then you might be wondering whether there are any GRE scholarships you can apply for (and hopefully win!). The good news is, there are many grad school scholarships and fellowships out there that specifically look for impressive GRE scores. But what kinds of scholarships are available? And what’s a good GRE score for scholarship programs?

Prepare yourself as we dive into the sea of GRE scholarships. In this article, we’ll start by answering the question of whether or not you can actually receive scholarships for high GRE scores. Then, we’ll look at different kinds of scholarships and how to figure out GRE scholarship criteria. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a few tips on how to dig for grad school scholarships.

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7 Successful Statement of Purpose Examples

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Not sure what graduate schools are looking for in a statement of purpose? Looking at successful graduate school statement of purpose samples can help! In this guide, we’ll orient you to what makes a great statement of purpose or letter of intent for graduate school. Then we’ll provide you with four successful statement of purpose examples from our graduate school experts. We’ll also provide analysis of what makes them successful. Finally, we’ll direct you to even more helpful examples that you can find online!

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