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We’re going across the pond! Check out our inaugural London GRE class.

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - We're Going Across the Pond! Check out our inaugural London GRE class Don’t get us wrong; we love our brand name. Read more

Take 50% off our GRE® App before Halloween ends!

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - GRE App Halloween Sale - Take 50% Off!There are two things more horrifying than the living dead: Read more

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

Recognizing the Right Recommenders: 5 Tips for Great Grad School Recommendations

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Recognizing the Right Recommenders 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.


Grad School applications have risen in record numbers in the past few years.  A higher education study conducted from 2004-2014 showed a rise in enrollment by over 150,000 students. Last year, over 2 million people applied to grad school in the US.  Read more

What You Don’t Know About Scheduling Your GRE: Necessary Information on Booking, Cancelling, Reporting, etc.

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Scheduling Your GRE: Everything You Need to Know About Booking, Cancelling, Reporting, Etc. by Ceilidh EricksonDid 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.


I get dozens of questions from students every week about when and how to schedule their tests. A lot of the basic information can be found at the ETS website, but here’s all of the advice you won’t find there: Read more

MBA-Seeking Women: Discover the Value of an MBA at the 2016 Forté Forums

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Forté Forums are designed for standout women considering an MBA, whether you’re a high-achiever looking to change careers, a college student planning for the future, or a professional ready to take your career to the next level. Read more

GRE Math for People Who Hate Math: Which of the Following is a Factor of x?

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - GRE Math for People Who Hate Math:  Which of the Following is a Factor of x? 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.


Did you know that you can solve ‘which of the following is a factor’ problems with hardly any math at all? It just takes a little basic arithmetic, logical reasoning, and creative thinking — skills that you already have.

Take a quick look at this problem: Read more