The 15 Best GRE Essay Tips to Improve Your Score

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The GRE’s Analytical Writing section can be pretty intimidating. It’s the very first thing you’ll face when you sit down to take the exam, and you have to write two essays in one hour. No wonder a lot of students find it the most stressful part of the GRE!

But fear not: to help make the Analytical Writing section more approachable, I’ll teach you 15 great GRE essay tips to aid both the newbie and the experienced test taker.

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9 Top Tips for Studying With GRE PowerPrep II

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For any test taker preparing to take the GRE, PowerPrep Online is an indispensable resource. It offers the best, most realistic GRE practice and full tests you can use to estimate your score and gauge your progress.

This guide will go over exactly what the software includes, the best ways to use it, and the limits of the program to help you make the most of it in your GRE prep.

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What’s A Good GRE Writing Score? A Bad GRE Score?

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The GRE writing score is perhaps the most confusing part of your score report. What does it mean? Do schools care about it at all?

In this article, we’ll clarify all of that and explain how you can figure out what a good GRE Writing score is for you. We’ll go over percentiles for the GRE Writing as a whole as well as  average and cut-off scores for grad programs and how you can use all this information to choose a target GRE Writing score.

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How Is the GRE Essay Scored?

Your GRE Writing score is a kind of cyborg measurement that averages together both human and machine ratings and melds them into an Analytical Writing score on a scale of 0-6. But how does a human grade the essay? Is the computer grader trustworthy?

In this article, we’ll explain the details of the GRE essay scoring process and the rubrics used by the human graders to derive your two essay scores.

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328 Official GRE Essay Topics to Practice With

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ETS has published the complete pool of 328 GRE essay topics which will ever appear on the Analytical Writing section of the test. While these collections of prompts provide unparalleled Analytical Writing practice, some test takers may find the sheer number of possible essay topics to be a bit overwhelming.

In this article, we’ve assembled over 60 official GRE essay topics for both the Issue and Argument tasks and used them to illustrate the 14 different kinds of GRE writing prompts you could see on test day. With this expert analysis, you’ll know how to tackle any GRE essay prompt that comes your way.

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The 23 Best GRE Mock Tests to Help You Prep for the Exam

feature_gremocktestTaking at least one GRE mock test is an essential part of being well-prepared for the real GRE. However, not all practice tests are created equal; there is some great stuff out there, but there are also some low-quality tests that could set back your studying.

Read on to find out where to get the best mock GRE tests, how to take those tests in a way that mimics taking the real GRE, and what practice material to avoid.

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GRE Practice Tests: Complete Collection

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There are a lot of different GRE practice tests out there, and it can be hard to sift through the materials to figure out what’s worth using…or what might actually hurt you in your studying.

In this article, we’ll walk you through which GRE practice tests are the best, which are the worst, and how to get the most out of whichever GRE sample tests you decide to use.

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The Best GRE Sample Questions: Practice for Every Section

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Prepping for the GRE? Not sure where to start? In this article, we’ll go over the full spread of GRE sample questions. From official to unofficial, paid to free, and computer-based to paper-based GRE practice questions and tests, we’ll tell you which materials are the best to use, and which practice questions will hurt you more than they help. Plus, we offer tips on incorporating these practice GRE questions into your study plan.

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The Best GRE Verbal Practice You Can Get

In this article, we’ll go over all the best resources to use for GRE Verbal practice. We’ll cover official material, paid practice tests, and the best way to use the different types of GRE Verbal practice material in your studying.

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The Best GRE Math Practice You Can Get

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The GRE Quantitative section can be daunting, especially if you haven’t taken a math class in years. But don’t panic! The best antidote to unfamiliarity is practice.

In this guide, we’ll go over:

  • official GRE materials for math practice
  • your options for purchasing GRE Math practice tests
  • where you can find extra free GRE Quantitative practice
  • the best way to use different kinds of GRE Math practice questions in your studying.

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