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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How to Get Stellar Graduate School Recommendation Letters

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Letters of recommendation are an important part of many grad school applications. They help admissions committees learn more about your character and personal strengths than they could from just reading your transcript or resume, and they show grad schools that you have people willing to vouch for you and tell others what a great candidate you are.

But just how do you go about asking for a letter of recommendation for graduate school? How do you know who to ask? Should you tell them what to write or let them decide? In this guide, we’ll explain how to choose the best people to write your letters of rec, exactly how you should ask them, the information you should give them, what you should do after you ask them, and more! Getting for grad school letters of recommendation can be nerve-wracking, but we’re here to walk you through every step of the process.

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How to Write a Resume for Graduate School: 5 Expert Tips

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Most graduate school applications ask you to submit a resume. But what defines a graduate school resume? How is it different from one you use to apply to jobs? These questions can make writing your grad school resume overwhelming, but it isn’t as complicated as it might seem.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how to write a resume for graduate school: why you need a resume for grad school, how a graduate school resume differs from a typical job resume, everything you should include in your grad school resume, and how to make your resume really stand out.

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How to Choose the Best GRE Prep Course for You

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For many people looking to attend grad school, the GRE is a big deal. This is the test you need to take in order to get into most grad school programs! Your GRE score will be an important part of your application! A GRE prep course can help you meet your score goal, but only if it’s the right prep course. There are tons of courses available, and deciding which is the best GRE prep course for you can be a daunting task.

What makes a prep class great? What should you be looking for when researching classes? Which type of class will be the most helpful for you? In this guide, you’ll learn about the pros and cons of different types of GRE prep classes, the factors to consider when looking at classes, and how to tell if a GRE prep class is high quality.

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The 12 Best GRE Quizzes to Practice With

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There are many ways to study for the GRE, and taking a GRE quiz can be a fun way to prepare for the exam. There are numerous GRE quizzes out there, but not all of them are high-quality, and not all of them may help you meet your score goals for the exam.

In this guide, we’ll explain exactly which GRE quizzes to take and how to get the most out of them. We explain what to look for in a GRE practice quiz, give our list of the top GRE quizzes (organized by topic), and explain when to use GRE quizzes, so that you can craft a study plan to help you get your best GRE score.

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GRE Test Day: 3 Top Tips to Ace the Exam

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Not sure what to expect on GRE test day? What time should you arrive? What should you bring with you? What will it be like in the test center?

In this guide, we answer everything you need to know about the GRE test day. We’ll explain what you need to have ready before test day, how you should spend the morning before you leave for the test, how check-in will go at the test center, and last-minute GRE tips to keep in mind during the exam. When you know what to expect on the exam and the GRE test day tips you need to follow, you can stop worrying about test day and focus all your energy on doing well on the GRE.

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The 7 Best GRE Vocab Quizzes

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If you’re studying for the GRE, you likely know that it’s important to have a strong vocabulary before test day. GRE vocab quizzes are one of the best ways to learn new vocabulary words, and you may even have a bit of fun in the process!

GRE vocabulary quizzes have become increasingly popular recently, but some are higher-quality than others. It’s important to only take the best GRE vocab quizzes since low-quality quizzes won’t really help you prepare for the test.

In this guide, we explain everything vocab quizzes can and can’t help you with, what you should be looking for in a GRE vocab quiz, what the best seven GRE vocabulary quizzes are, and end with more resources to take your vocab prep to the next level.

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The Best GRE Reading Comprehension Practice

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GRE Reading Comprehension questions can be one of the most intimidating question types you see on the exam. You’re expected to read a high-level passage on one of a large number of diverse topics, then answer questions on main idea, author’s viewpoint, supporting evidence, and more. It’s easy to feel like these questions are overwhelming, especially if you haven’t done a lot of preparation yet.

But the good news is, we’re here to help. This guide will explain everything you need to know to get great GRE Reading Comprehension Practice. We’ll go over what to expect from reading comprehension questions, how to prepare for these questions, the practice materials you should use, and strategies to use when answering these questions.

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The Best GRE Study Materials to Help Raise Your Score

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Your GRE scores are an important part of applying to grad schools, and to get the scores you want, you’ll likely need to do some studying. There are tons of GRE study materials out there, some that are great, others that aren’t. Using low-quality prep resources can cause you to study the wrong materials and feel unprepared on test day, which can really hurt your score. High-quality study materials are key to doing well on the GRE.

That’s where we come in. We’ve created a guide that compiles all the best GRE study materials available. Whether you’re looking for official practice tests, help with a specific section of the GRE, or the best material to use for a quick study session on your phone, we’ve got you covered. In addition to going over which resources you should use, we also explain what to look for in GRE prep materials and how to create the best study plan for you.

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