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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.

Why?

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.

It’s the dream of every wannabe grad student.

It’s the benchmark of great performance.

It’s the score that keeps many test takers wide awake.

Scoring a 330 or above on the GRE can be considered as a phenomenal feat, considering the fact that very few test takers get there every year. But having said that, is it that difficult to score a 330 on the GRE? Or, a more relevant question to you as a test taker is, ‘Can you too score a 330 on the GRE?’

The answer most people tell you is, ‘No, you can’t.’

It is a popular belief that the GRE is a test of intelligence, and only those who are born geniuses can crack the magical 330 mark.

But, we at CrunchPrep believe in changing the status quo. We believe in the fact that nothing is impossible if you have the will to do it.

That is why, we have created a guide for you to get a 330+ score on the GRE. This guide is an attempt to answer to your questions on how to get a high score on the GRE. If you can understand and implement what is being said in this guide, you will be able to score a 330+ on the GRE, no matter how good or bad you are at Math or Verbal.

These are among the top 100 in the US. To get an admission call from these universities, you’ll need an average GRE score along with decent grades/GPA. Your overall profile has to be good, and there is an ever so slight chance of getting a scholarship or assistantship if your overall profile is significantly better than the average class profile of the university.

Today, there will be no strategies, tips, or lessons in this post. Just one very important announcement…

We started writing this blog twelve weeks ago as an experiment.

Would people care if we started teaching them GRE through a blog?

Thankfully, it turned out that many of you care. And I’m grateful that since we published our first post, more than 100,000 students have come to our blog and learned from us.

And more importantly, I’m grateful for the community we’ve all built here. Today, we reached 7000 newsletter signups and 12000 fans on Facebook.

So many of you come back daily and spark insightful discussions in the comments, and we all learn so much from them. In many ways, those discussions hold more meaning to me as a tutor than writing the blog itself.

Haven’t booked your GRE appointment yet?

Well, getting a GRE appointment certainly isn’t rocket science, but if you are a first time test taker, it might seem like a tediously long process. Nothing to worry about, though. You can avoid all the hassle if you know what you are doing.

Booking a GRE slot is simple and easy, and there are quite a few things you need to keep in mind before you do register, so you can get the job done faster.

A lot of students get bemused when they see the huge list of form fields and a whole bunch of screens before they can even see if the test slots are available. There is also no tutorial both on the official ETS website or anywhere else on the internet to help you. Hence, this post is supposed to be a one stop resource where you will find everything you should know in order to book a GRE slot.

We’ve created a comprehensive checklist for the same, so you have everything in place before you register for the GRE. It is a simple step-by-step process that any beginner can easily follow.

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