Articles published in August 2016

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 on scheduling your GRE 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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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - 2016 Forte Forums AnnouncementRegister for free and learn more today at fortefoundation.org/aimhigher.


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

Five Ways to Fix a Lower GRE Score on Your Application

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Five Ways to Balance a Lower GRE Score on Your Application 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.


More than half a million people take the GRE each year. The admissions committees for hundreds of grad schools and thousands of grad programs accept the GRE. Read more

Looking for Grad School Admissions Advice? Check out Stratus Prep

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - Introducing Our Newest Partner: Stratus Prep Here at Manhattan Prep, we’re proud to announce our newest GRE partner: Stratus Prep. Stratus Prep is a premier admissions counseling firm that can help you achieve your dream of attending grad school. How does it work? Read more

GRE Geometry: Three ways to spot similar triangles

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - GRE Geometry: 3 Ways to Spot Similar Triangles 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.


Certain diagrams appear in tough GRE Geometry problems over and over again. Here are three of our favorites:

Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - GRE Geometry: 3 Ways to Spot Similar Triangles: Diagram 1

What these three diagrams have in common is that they’re all composed of similar triangles. If you learn to  spot them at a glance, you won’t waste time trying to prove that the triangles are similar.  You’ll simply recognize that fact, and move on to the next step of the problem. Read more

PhD vs. MBA: Which is More Valuable for an Entrepreneur?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - PhD vs. MBA: Which is More Valuable for an Entrepreneur? by Frida Polli of PymetricsDid 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’m going to say it before you even think it. Yes, with both a PhD and MBA, I’m overeducated. People marvel (or snark, depending): “You have both a PhD and an MBA? You must really like school.” The fact of the matter is, I like learning and sometimes that involves school, but mostly it involves learning by doing. Read more

10 Podcasts to Make You Smarter and More Productive

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Manhattan Prep GRE Blog - 10 Podcasts to Make You Smarter and More Productive by Neil ThorntonCan’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.


When in doubt, if you’re not studying for the GRE, you should be reading a book (any book, seriously). However, while you’re walking around the city or doing dishes or commuting or shopping, reading isn’t an option if you don’t want to have an embarrassing accident. But you can put on some headphones and learn tons of great things for free. Read more