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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GRE Paper Test: What It Is, How It’s Different, and How to Prep

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Most people taking the GRE sit for the computer GRE. But did you know there’s also a GRE paper test? Offered in locations where the computer GRE is unavailable, the paper-based GRE is a physical version of the computer GRE. Aside from format, though, are the two tests really all that different?

Read on to explore everything you need to know about the GRE paper test, including what it is, who takes it, and when it’s administered. We’ll also conduct a brief GRE paper vs computer comparison and give you advice on how to study effectively for the paper-based GRE.

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GRE to IQ: Can You Convert One to the Other?

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Is a GRE to IQ score conversion actually possible? Although the two tests differ greatly, many people continue to wonder whether there is a direct relationship between GRE scores and IQ.

For this article, we’ll start by covering the different functions of the GRE and IQ tests. Then, I’ll explain why it’s not possible to accurately convert your GRE scores to an IQ. Finally, we’ll examine the problem with attempting to correlate GRE scores with intelligence.

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The 3 GRE Sections: Full Guide to Verbal, Math and Writing

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Before diving headfirst into your GRE studies, it’s important you take a little time to familiarize yourself with the three GRE sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.

In this article, we take a close look at the major sections of the GRE, including how they differ from one another, what kinds of questions they give you on test day, and our top tips for acing all three GRE test sections. Finally, we discuss the importance of each GRE section and why grad programs often value one section more than the others.

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How to Do Well on the GRE: 6 Essential Tips

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All GRE takers want to know how to do well on the GRE. But what exactly does “doing well” mean? In truth, you don’t have to ace the GRE in order to do well on it — you just have to get the GRE scores you need to get into the programs you want to attend.

In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at what doing well on the GRE really means and give you tips on how to get a good GRE score for you on test day.

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GRE vs SAT: 13 Key Differences

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GRE vs SAT: sounds like an epic action movie, right? If you’ve taken the SAT and are currently preparing to take the GRE, you might be wondering how different (and how alike) these two exams really are. After all, both exams contain separate concentrations on reading, writing, and math. But does this mean the GRE is just a regurgitation of what’s on the SAT? Or is the GRE harder than the SAT?

Follow along in our GRE vs SAT guide as we take a look at the 13 key differences (and a few similarities!) between two of the most famous standardized tests. We’ll also investigate how difficult the GRE and SAT really are compared to each other, as well as whether or not your SAT scores can ultimately predict your GRE performance.

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SAT to GRE Conversion: Does One Predict the Other?

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SAT to GRE conversion: Is it possible? Sure, the two exams aren’t identical, but there’s no denying they’ve got a few similarities. Both the GRE and SAT test you on the same major skill sets: reading, writing, and math. But does this alone mean there’s a way for us to convert SAT scores to GRE scores? Is there any SAT-GRE correlation at all?

Read on as we investigate the complex relationship between SAT and GRE scores. In addition, we’ll show you how you can convert your SAT scores to GRE scores and vice versa using percentiles!

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How Many Questions Are on the GRE?

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If you’ve been frantically Googling “how many questions are on the gre exam” and “gre number of questions,” you’re not alone.

In this straightforward, de-mystifying guide, we’ll lay out how many questions you can expect to see on the GRE. You’ll find out how many questions will be scored for your exam versus how many you will actually need to answer on test day. We’ll go over both the computer and the paper-based GRE, and discuss how many questions on the GRE matter for you in your efforts to get a particular score.

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