Site provides general information about the GRE; info about their own excellent test-prep materials; financing grad school; links to other resources; reviews of recent Graduate Record Exams. Includes a section on CAT Strategies telling how to effectively approach the Computer Adaptive Test. Take a sample test (choose from GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, USMLE, etc.) requires FREE registration.
This site is extremely helpful and well worth a visit -- even though you may think of ETS as the enemy (since they are the ones who created this torture, oops, test). Included are practice questions, info about both the old pencil-and-paper test and the new, adaptive, computer-based General Test. If you're thinking about taking the CBT you definitely will want to see how it's different (and perhaps better, or worse, for you). If you're in a hurry, check the GRE at a Glance section or go to the Fast Facts page for quick, current info, including dates, phone numbers, etc. You can download practice materials and other info from the ETS Free Publications section.
This site is being redesigned; if you can't locate what you need, try the section Are You Lost? which provides links to commonly requested info. Get locations and info about the testing sites by using the
Test Center Locator (may not currently be available due to site restructuring).
Hone your test-taking skills with these FREE verbal, analytical, and quantitative practice exercises and maximize your score on the GRE. Questions change each time, so you can retake the quizzes as often as you like. Optional registration provides additional features.
A test preparation resource center for college entrance exams which provides complete online, free test preparation for the GRE, LSAT, GMAT,
MCAT and SAT. The GRE test prep section provides info About the GRE as well as Strategies & Sample
To prepare for the GRE, you may also want to explore the Arguments, Reading, and Games from the LSAT; as well as the Arguments, Reading, and Math from the GMAT. The SAT prep sections may also be helpful (keep in mind that the SAT Verbal is easier than the GRE but that the GRE Math isn't quite as difficult).
Improve your test scores by becoming familiar with the types of questions most frequently asked (on the GRE, also). Try answering these ten challenging questions. You will receive instant feedback on each.
College Board Online also provides sample questions and instructions for the VERBAL and
MATH sections of the PSAT/NMSQT which are similar to the GRE (although the quantitative section of the GRE does not require grid-ins).
You can also download a demonstration of One-on-One with
the SAT® from this site.
Send an email to register (see PART I) before using the free materials on this site which includes thousands of screens of detailed SAT Skill Lessons to help you review your math and verbal skills for any standardized test.
Need practice solving analogies? This site provides extensive assistance in making sense of the various types of verbal analogies; provides INSTANT feedback (Netscape required for optimal performance).
Greg Gay / Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at
the University of Toronto
An on-line tutorial, FAQ, and interactive mini-test provided by Mark Alan Stewart, the author of the GRE LSAT Logic Workbook (published by Simon & Schuster Macmillan). If you're concerned about the Analytical Reasoning Section of the GRE, this is the site to visit!
Interactive quizzes in multiple-choice format. Obtain immediate feedback online or download the file and run it directly from the computer in off-line mode. The site also includes a very interesting essay on Writing Multiple Choice Items which Require Comprehension which would be useful to educators creating tests or to students who're taking them.
etymologies for all tested words. These interesting, challenging quizzes are not only great for test preparation and vocabulary development, they are also just plain fun!
This FREE software program will help you fine-tune your vocabulary skills (Who says you can't get anything good for free!!) 32-bit version requires Windows 95 or above; 16-bit version require Windows 3.1 or above.
NOTE: The definitions will appear in a separate window; if you'd
prefer the frames version (the meaning will appear on the same screen), you'll have to select that version from the main Wordbot page AND type in (or cut and paste) the URL yourself.
Keith Golden; Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Provides a definition of the word you enter (select either an exact match or an approximate match). Words in the resulting definition are hypertext linked
back into the dictionary, allowing you to use your mouse to access the definition of
those related (and unrelated) words. You can obtain a list of words with a specific prefix, also.
Check the schedule of test prep classes available at Community College of Allegheny County! (You may have to call -- check the GRE prep classes available at the Downtown Center utilizing the CBT materials from ETS!!!)
Use this search form to determine how your academic
qualifications stack up against college admissions standards and identify
schools likely to admit you as a student. Intended for UNDERGRADUATE search, but Pick-A-College may also be useful as a general quide for graduate level programs.
Designed as a resource for current and future grad students. Includes advice on applying to grad school, program ratings, etc.; ways to survive grad school; how to complete that dissertation and get a job. Also provides info on organizations and sources of funding, as well as some much needed humor.
This site provides excepts from Eric Evans' book, which will help you maximize your potential for academic success by developing the finesse and poise required for success in higher education. Ordering info for this publication from Nova Press is also provided.
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Select a state for links to college and university home
pages and online applications. Also available, a great collection of links to info about
College Scholarships, admissions, financial aid (for both undergrad and graduate education), and free scholarship search services on the internet. Also available: Get-Recruited program (free) and a listing of guaranteed scholarships (by institution).
Earn college credits by passing standardized exams. Study on your own! Save time and money. These credits are accepted by hundreds of regionally accredited colleges and universities throughout the US. Includes links to accredited non-traditional programs and distance learning links.
The Southern Regional Electronic Campus provides a listing of courses available through colleges and universities in sixteen states; plenty of info about the institutions and programs as well as individual courses is also provided. Registration (free) is required to explore the site.
Writing a thesis or dissertation?? Check out the useful resources on this site!! Includes interactive pages on topics such as Writing the Literature Review, Abstracts, Introductions and Methodology etc. as well as tips on Paraphrasing, and Academic and Technical Style.
The Twelve-Step Guide to Producing Literary Scholarship describes in exacting detail the steps to creating a no-muss, no-fuss scholarly work; if you dread writing papers, this approach may serve you well.
Jeff Hooks' Home Page provides a wealth of other resources, as well, including
Five Tools for Writing Timed Essays much of which applies to all academic writing.