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  1. I did the GRE a couple of months ago and I didn't do well on the AWA section. I'm trying to study to retake the test, but it's really hard to improve your writing skills on your own, especially as an adult. It's hard for me to assess the quality of my own essays, and I'm struggling a lot with the time limit. I think I can write decent essays, but when I try doing it under 30 minutes I just get rubbish. And the time issue becomes all the worse when the prompt is about a topic I've never dedicated a single thought about, and there are many of those! Anyways, I'm starting this thread to see if anyone has a piece of advice to offer, or a struggle of his or her own to share. For example, if anyone has an idea on where to get feedback on essays—and I mean feedback, not just a score, you need to know the why behind the score to improve—I'm sure that would be very helpful for all of us. Even if it's a paid service. If some gracious soul has the time to review one of my essays, I'm attaching one about one of those topics I had never thought about before, and it took me well above 30 minutes to write—the 30 minute version is one of the worst pieces of writing out there, if anyone is curious to read it too. Dummy essay 2.2.docx
  2. Discount Code: KB490 Hey guys! If you use the above discount code, you will get $25 off any Testmasters GMAT, LSAT, or GRE prep course. I just took a Testmasters GRE prep course, and it improved my score immensely. I originally scored a 155 verbal, 153 quantitative, and 4.0 analytical writing. After the course, I took the GRE and scored a 165 verbal, 162 quantitative, and 5.0 analytical writing. The boost in my scores allowed me to apply to more competitive programs. I highly recommend Testmasters! I used them for SAT prep, too, back in the day and scored a 2320. In my opinion, their prep courses are worth the cost. It will pay off in the long run!
  3. Hey everyone! This essay practice was my first time doing a timed run through for the GRE issue/argument essays. I'll be the first to say these are VERY rough. I'd think they'd be scored around a 3-3.5? Would love any feedback or thoughts on how these responses could be improved. Thanks! Issue Argument Practice #1 MMP 2-17-18.docx
  4. Hi, I am trying to prepare for my GRE and I need someone to take a look at my essay and give me some feedback on what to improve and what I should keep on doing The topic is Governments should focus on solving the immediate problems of today rather than on trying to solve the anticipated problems of the future. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. My response is: Some may argue that governments should find resolutions on present issues rather than looking into the future. Although the immediate problems need quick resolutions, governments should draw their attention towards anticipated problems. In this case, federal and state policies can prevent problems from getting large. First, governments should look into forthcoming problems to impede them from arising. Our society is continuously expressing concerns on how to enhance our living. One of the known present issues is global warming. Advocates and policymakers are promoting recycling, energy conservation, and other environmentally-friendly methods to prevent pollution and to build a safer community. This indicates that people want to make sure that the community has up-to-date resources to keep their environment clean. Another issue that draws attention towards our community is public health. Medical and health professionals are on the lookout for up-to-date research to promote the public’s well-being. In this way, the mortality rates would go down and people would be able to live a longer, healthier life. Governments should be on a lookout for anticipated problems to keep them from arising. Some may argue that current problems need quick resolutions and the future problems are currently minor. This argument is faulty, since governments are unable to prepare for what is yet to come. For instance, the weapon-related mortality rates are growing in America. Federal and state governments fail to create a reliable to control gun ownership. Although society are demanding for gun control, shootings are becoming a norm in America. Present issues arise because governments have no preventive approach. In conclusion, current situations are continuously growing because governments responded late. For these reasons, governments should be responsible for the anticipated problems so that the problem wouldn’t be huge.
  5. I've been using the Kaplan GRE Prep Plus 2018 book to study for a few weeks (at first, passively and for a solid 3 weeks with multiple hours a day dedicated to practice problems and the online resources), and my practice test scores are getting worse. I take the test on Saturday and am confident that I will need to retake it. I'm wondering what study resources to use for the second time around. Perhaps the Kaplan method isn't helpful for me, and I'll find more utility out of other self-guided practice books/online resources, or if studying in person with a tutor or even taking the Kaplan course in person will be best. Does anyone have prior experience with not seeing their scores improve after studying? If so, what method was most helpful for moving your scores up? Thanks for the advice!
  6. I currently have Manhattan for GRE, and my first test score was acceptable (163/160) but not for my top school. I've exhausted most of the materials and practice tests with Manhattan and was wondering if anyone is currently using Magoosh? How is it, do you feel the practice tests have been helpful?
  7. Is the Barron's book of GRE vocabulary any good or is there a better resource out there?
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