Interpreting data is an important skill you need to have in order to succeed on the GRE exam. If you’re just beginning your GRE prep, you need to know how important data interpretation is, and how you can increase your GRE math score by turning this section into your strength. 💪
Data Interpretation may not seem like the most prominent question type on the GRE, but on test day, you can be sure to see at least 6 questions from this concept out of a total of 40 question in the GRE Quant section. That’s 15% of the entire math section – which should tell you how important this section is if you want to succeed in quant. 👈
What is Data Interpretation?
Data interpretation is simply the ability to interpret, or in other words, to visualize data and make sense of the information given.
On the GRE, you’ll get just one set of Data Interpretation questions per section. Each set contains one information source and three questions that follow it. This GRE Data Interpretation set will present data, information, in some graphical form, and it typically has three questions about the same data. So, you will see about 3 DI questions on each GRE Quant section.
When studying for the GRE exam, students pay too much attention to the verbal section, because it is widely considered the hardest section on the GRE. 😿
In comparison, the quant section on the GRE may seem a lot easier to manage. Yet, for all the attention that the verbal section gets from the vast majority of test takers, it is very rare to see someone get a perfect score in that section. 💯✔️
But, with a little bit of work and diligence, you can get a perfect quant score, which is 170 on the GRE. Or at the very least, you can improve your quant score to a significant extent, and aim for a 160+ score within a few weeks.
So if you’re just starting out with your GRE prep, it is important that you know how you can ace the math section on the GRE.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at some GRE quantitative tips and strategies that will help you get closer to your target score.
These tips are more like a checklist of things that you need to make sure you do, to break the barrier and get the 170 score in math. 👌
Are you not comfortable with the Verbal section on the GRE?
Does the idea of learning a ton of vocabulary scare you?
Do you think that it is an uphill task for a non-native speaker to learn English quickly?
If your answer is yes, then this article is for you. We’ve got you covered, with our foolproof GRE verbal strategies.
During our conversations with several hundreds of students and test takers from all over the world, we have realized that almost all of the non-native speaking test takers are finding it incredibly hard to improve their verbal score, especially if they only have a few weeks to prepare for the GRE. This seems more prevalent among students who come from an engineering background.
Most of these students are under the impression that a vocabulary-heavy test like the GRE is disadvantageous to those test takers who are not native to speaking the English language. And many of these students believe that Math is not much of a concern to them, and that the Verbal section, especially the vocabulary part, is the only thing that is not letting them score higher on the GRE.
But having said that, if it is your dream to study in the US, it is inevitable that you take this test, and excel at both the Math and the Verbal sections.
And that is why, we have created a list of learning strategies that can help you get over your fear of vocabulary and the English language, and help you increase your Verbal score on the GRE. Here are 21 foolproof GRE verbal strategies that have been tested and used by thousands of successful test takers, who found them very useful in turning their nightmares into strengths.
Try and implement as many of these strategies as you can in the little time that you have, and you will definitely see a score boost on the Verbal section.
Fall or Spring?
Which of the two intakes should you aim for, while applying to universities?
Does applying for the Fall season really have any advantages? Or is it just a myth?
What are the pros and cons of applying for either of these intakes?
These are some of the quintessential questions that every budding Master’s degree aspirant asks. The fall vs spring discussion has of late been a topic of contention for many a test taker.
It has been a subject of doubt and discussion among many students all over the world, and it is a question that a ton of students have already asked us. It probably is on your mind too.
Which is why we decided to get to the bottom of this. We wanted to give you an unbiased answer to this much sought after question. And much like every other post of ours, this answer goes in depth, and gives you an answer supported by extensive research and expert opinion.
The official breaks on the GRE are often so neglected by test takers, that very few of them know exactly how to use breaks effectively.
On the test day, you will have the option to have two official breaks – one 1-minute break after the essay section, and one 10-minute break after 2 more sections.
A lot of students tend to overlook the break sessions on the GRE, but rest assured that learning how to effectively use breaks is as important as learning how to solve tough quant problems, or how to write an argument essay.
Have you ever wondered how confusing English language can be at times?
Choosing the word that fits best for your purposes is often not an easy task especially when two words sound the same.
Take a look at these two sentences:.
The council voted in favor of the funding proposal.
The police counseled the authorities on the funding proposal.
Are you sure which one is right?
There are a bounty of words in the English language that look or sound the same but have very different meanings.
For instance, affect and effect or imminent and eminent. It’s very easy to get confused with words that are similar in pronunciation, spelling or meaning.
On the GRE, you are provided with a basic text editor without an auto correction feature. Hence, you won’t even know that you are incorrectly spelling a word unless you know the correct word.
To help avoid such blunders we have created a list of the most commonly misused/confused GRE words of all time. So this should help you the next time when you want to prescribe a remedy to someone but you instead proscribe. This is hands down the most extensive, and the most useful list of misused GRE words ever. So, make sure you save this for future use.
Do you always feel drowsy whenever you sit down to study?
Do you get bored easily while studying?
Do you often feel restless during your exams?
Well, the culprit isn’t what you’re studying, it’s what you have just eaten.
Don’t look surprised! What you eat has a tremendous impact on how you perform every day.
If you are the average student, chances are good nutrition often isn’t on the to-do list when you’re studying for your tests. It’s common to see students gulping in copious amounts of coffee and gorging on countless slices of pizza, because they obviously don’t want to waste precious test prep time on food prep.
But, actually, good nutrition should always be part of your plan, because then you’ll be healthier and more focused, which will help you ace those tests.
Think of your brain as a car, and the food you eat as the fuel. The better the quality of the fuel, the better the car runs. So, the better the brain food you eat, the better you’ll study.
We’ll now discuss some awesome foods that you should eat, especially during your tests, so you can study better, remember better, and perform better.
Thinking about attending Business School?
Sounds like a great idea!
But which test are you going to take?
A few years ago, GMAT was the most obvious and resounding answer one would hear from all applicants. Of course, GMAT was the only option back then
But, for better or for worse, it is no more the only option.
The GRE has now become a popular choice among a minor section of business school applicants, and the trend is growing by the year. Although close to 1200 universities across the world accept the GRE, the GMAT still remains the most valued exam by business schools.
According to the GMAC, around 5900 business programs across over 2100 universities and institutions around the world, accept the GMAT.
But, does that mean you should follow the herd and go with the GMAT?
Or, can you afford to go against the grain and take the GRE instead?
We’ll let you figure that out, but we’ll give you an unbiased review of the two most sought after tests in the graduate school world, so you’ll have solid data to decide which way you would want to go.
If you are looking for the one of the best books for the GRE out there in the market, then your search is over.
The Manhattan GRE Strategy Book series is what I call the “Holy Grail” for GRE preparation.
Whether you are a beginner, or a GRE re-taker, the MGRE has something for you to learn.
It’s extremely thorough, in-depth and the only comprehensive package available in the market and in fact, I cannot even draw comparisons with other study guides because it would mean disrespect to the MGRE series.
That’s just an overview but let’s look a bit deeper into the entire set, judging it based on different metrics, so you will be fully informed to make a decision as to whether you should consider purchasing it or not.
So, let us start unboxing the Manhattan GRE Strategy Book Series.
It has been a few years since ETS has revised the GRE format in 2011, and there has of late been a lot of doubt in the air that it might happen again in 2015.
“Is ETS planning to introduce a new form of the GRE?”
“Will the GRE pattern change from this year?”
After all, it has been quite a while, and it is understandable that such rumors crop up among the already anxious test takers.
It looks like there is a multitude of test takers who are worried about this news. Which is probably why many students have despairingly contacted us in the past couple of weeks, to find out the truth behind these rumors.
At first we thought it was a couple of students getting nervous, and asking questions just out of curiosity, but as our inbox filled with more and more of the same question, we decided to get behind this.