Articles published in July 2016

5 Ways to Choose the Right Graduate Program For Your Career

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - How to Choose the Right Graduate Program for Your Career by Laurie Martin of Stratus Prep

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Finding the right graduate program to fit your career or needs can be overwhelming. Considering the average cost of a graduate degree in the U.S. ranges from $30,000 to $120,000 this is a huge investment in the future—one you will not take lightly.

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5 Ways to Highlight Your Strengths in a Liberal Arts Grad School Essay

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - 5 Ways to Highlights Your Strengths in a Liberal Arts Grad School Essay by Laurie Martin - Stratus PrepDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Last year, graduate school applications were up to the largest amount since the end of the Great Depression. At prestigious programs, the competition for a spot is fierce. Read more

GRE Smart Books with Neil: Brain Rules by John Medina

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog: GRE Smart Books with Neil - Brain Rules by John Medina - by Neil Thornton

Can’t get enough of Neil’s GRE wisdom? Few can. Fortunately, you can join him twice monthly for a free hour and a half study session in Mondays with Neil.


As a long-time instructor of all things standardized testing (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT), I love reading books about math, logic, learning, skill acquisition, neurology, and psychology. In this blog series, I bring you book reviews and recommendations, as well as excerpts and summaries you can put into practice right away on your GRE journey.


Dr. John Medina is a developmental Molecular Biologist with “a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information.” In his book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Home, Work, and School, Medina lays out 12 “rules”—one per chapter—that science has learned about the way the brain works, and gives (mostly) clear recommendations for what you can do with that information. Read more

6 Tips For MBA Admissions Success

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The MBA Tour USDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


So, you want to get your MBA? Make sure to follow The MBA Tour’s tips for success! Read more

5 Ways to Choose the Right Graduate Program For You

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - 5 Ways to Choose the Right Graduate Program For You by Laurie Martin of Stratus PrepDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Finding the right graduate program to fit your career or needs can be overwhelming. Considering the average cost of a graduate degree in the U.S. ranges from $30,000 to $120,000 this is a huge investment in the future—one you will not take lightly. Read more

Why Isn’t My Vocabulary Knowledge Helping Me on the GRE?

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Why Isn't My Vocabulary Knowledge Helping Me on the GRE? by Chelsey CooleyDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GRE courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


You’re up to your ears in flashcards. You know the meanings of ‘nostrum’, ‘pelf’, and ‘maculated’. Maybe you’ve even used the spaced retrieval technique; here’s a piece that I wrote on this technique, and here’s another from my colleague, Céilidh Erickson. But when you take practice tests, your hard work with vocabulary doesn’t seem to be paying off. Why are you still missing GRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence problems? Read more

In the News: Is Great Teaching Teachable?

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Manhattan Prep Blog - In the News: Is Great Teaching Teachable? by Noah TeitelbaumDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding. Select your test to sign up now.


This past week, several of our instructors emailed me a recent Economist article, Teaching the Teachers. One of the main ideas of the article is that great teachers are not born—they’re made. Read more

Summer plans? We’re road trippin’. Join us on The MBA Tour.

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Summer Plans? We're Road Trippin'. Join us on The MBA TourDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


MBA events are a great way for B-School aspirants to get information about different programs across the world. They provide not only a chance to hear more about what these programs offer, but also an opportunity to access inside information from admissions representatives. Many schools host their own open houses for prospective students, but you can hit many of them at once at national fairs such as the upcoming MBA Tour.
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