Articles published in September 2016

Here’s How to Study with the Manhattan Prep—GRE® App

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Here's How to Study with the Manhattan Prep GRE App by Chelsey CooleyDownload now for free!


The Manhattan Prep—GRE® app isn’t just for vocabulary — although it can certainly help you with that! Think of the app as a way to turn down time into study time. When you have time for a longer study session, use the Manhattan Prep Strategy Guides and the 5lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems. But, when you only have a few minutes, use the app to target a particular GRE® skill quickly. Read more

10 Tips for Writing Your STEM Grad School Essay

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - 10 Tips for Writing Your STEM Grad School Essay 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.


Writing your grad school essay is a big step. This process usually breaks down into creating two documents: the personal statement and the statement of purpose. It can be daunting to know that, according to recent admissions committee evaluations, the personal statement is one of the most important components of your application. Read more

The GRE Verbal Golden Rule: No Stories

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - The GRE Verbal Golden Rule: No Stories by Ryan HopsonDid 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.


There is a very simple rule that I try hard to instill in all of my students. It will serve you well on all parts of the verbal section. It will help you in that most dire of text completion conundrums — the two words that both seem to make the sentence make sense. It will help you in sentence equivalence, when there are two oh-so-tempting pairs of answers, and you just can’t seem to judge between them. And most importantly, it will help you in reading comprehension, particularly in identifying the traps the test makers have so diabolically hidden for you. My verbal golden rule:

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6 Steps to Wow a Grad School Admissions Committee

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - 6 Steps to Wow a Grad School Admissions Committee - QS World Grad School TourThere are times in life when what you get out is determined by what you put in – and this is one of them. If you want to impress the admissions committee at your dream grad school, you need to put some effort in. Make sure you’ve covered all bases with this six-step checklist: Read more