Articles published in September 2012

Free GRE Events This Week: Oct. 1 – 7

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Here are the free GRE events we’re holding this week.

10/2/12 – Washington, D.C. – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

10/2/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

10/4/12 – New York, NY – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

10/7/12 – Online – Free Trial Class – 3:00-6:00 PM

 

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Friday Links: Contacting Grad School Faculty, Meditation, and More

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Happy Friday! Take a break to enjoy a share of this week’s top grad school-related articles:

Grad School Requires a New Set of Study Skills (About.com Graduate School)

The common undergraduate study strategies of reading everything, memorizing it, and reporting it, won’t reward you too much in graduate school. Instead you’ll need to acquire and exercise a different, more refined set of skills.

Meditating in Grad School: A Personal Story (Gradhacker)

Anthropology PhD Student at Michigan State University shares some special meditation techniques that helped her deal with the stress of grad school.
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The Math Beast Challenge Problem of the Week – September 24, 2012

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Math BeastEach week, we post a new Challenge Problem for you to attempt. If you submit the correct answer, you will be entered into that week’s drawing for two free Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides.

Of three possible events, event A is independent of each of the other two, and events B and C are mutually exclusive.  The probabilities that the individual events AB, and C will occur are 0.2, 0.3, and 0.6, respectively.  What is the probability that none of the three events will occur?

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Free GRE Events This Week: Sept. 24 – 30

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Here are the free GRE events we’re holding this week.

9/24/12 – Online – Monday’s With Jen – 7:00-8:30 PM

9/26/12 – Dallas, TX – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

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Grad School Links Roundup: When to Apply, Getting Enough Sleep, and More

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Looking for some weekend reads? Take the time to check out some of this week’s top articles about applying to grad school and how to succeed once you’re in.

Sleep and Grad School: How Important Is It For Students? (Psychology Today)

According to Psychology Today, sleep is the single most important health behavior we can engage in. Find out just how many hours you need per night and why your weekend sleep patterns may be hurting your cognitive performance.

11 Tips That Will Change the Way You Think About Grad School (Huff Post College)

Whether you’re already in or planning to go to graduate school, take a moment to read these 11 practical tips for how to get the most out of your experience.

Graduate School Applications Do Have an Impact (U.S. News Education)

Admissions decisions are based on more than just your GPA, GRE score, and personal connections. Find out why it’s important and how to do your best on your grad school application.

Best Time For Grad School Varies by Student Lifestyle, Career Goals (The Crimson White)

Trying to decide when’s the right time to get your master’s degree? The Crimson White weighs the pros and cons of postponing your studies.

The Math Beast Challenge Problem of the Week – September 17, 2012

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Math BeastEach week, we post a new Challenge Problem for you to attempt. If you submit the correct answer, you will be entered into that week’s drawing for two free Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides.

Two stores usually charge the same regular price for identical jars of peanut butter. This week, Store A is offering the jars of peanut butter for 10% less than regular price, and Store B is offering 6 jars of peanut butter for the regular price of 5.  If 6 jars of peanut butter cost a total of $1.18 less at Store B than at Store A this week, what is the regular price of a jar of peanut butter?

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Free GRE Events This Week: Sept. 17 – 23

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Here are the free GRE events we’re holding this week.

9/17/12 – Chicago, IL – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

9/18/12 – Austin, TX – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

9/19/12 – Atlanta, GA – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

9/23/12 – New York, NY – Free Trial Class – 5:30-8:30 PM

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Friday Links: Answers to Your Questions, Application Tips, Grad School Success Predictors and More

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Take a break from GRE prep and school work to catch up on some of this week’s articles about applying to and succeeding in graduate school.

5 Key Answers for Prospective Graduate Students (U.S. News Education)

Former admissions dean provides some answers to the most commonly asked questions about graduate school.

What Predicts Grad School Success? (American Psychological Association)

New research identifies a group of personality traits that serve as predictors of success of graduate students in psychology.

Get a Job, Receive Help Preparing for Graduate School (U.S. News University Directory)

In an effort to attract some of today’s brightest undergraduate talent, U.S. News reports that a number of well-known companies are offering to help their hires prep for grad school.

Expert Offers Advice for Graduate School Applicants (The Badger Herald)

Put your fears about graduate school to rest with these tips on how to make it through the application process.

Anti-Distraction Apps (GradHacker)

Is your constant connection to the Internet interfering with your GRE studying? Here is a roundup of some anti-distraction apps to help you stay focused.

The Math Beast Challenge Problem of the Week – September 10, 2012

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Math BeastEach week, we post a new Challenge Problem for you to attempt. If you submit the correct answer, you will be entered into that week’s drawing for two free Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides.

Of three possible events, events A and B are independent, and events B and C are mutually exclusive. The probabilities that the individual events A, B, and C will occur are 0.5, 0.3, and 0.2, respectively. What is the probability that both event A and event C will occur?

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Free GRE Events This Week: Sept. 10 – 16

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Here are the free GRE events we’re holding this week.

9/10/12 – Denver, CO – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

9/10/12 – Online – Free Trial Class – 8:00-11:00 PM

9/11/12 – Online – Mondays with Jen GRE Study Hall – 7:00-8:30 PM

9/10/12 – New York, NY – Free Trial Class – 6:30-9:30 PM

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