Test Prep


Tackling the GRE Section-by-Section: Part III — Analytical Writing

We have been reviewing some strategies to help you break down the GRE. This final post focuses on the Analytical Writing section. As its name suggests, the section measures your critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Writing may be an intimidating prospect, so we have pulled together these tips to help you better understand how to approach the Analytical Writing section of the GRE so you can achieve your highest score...

Tackling the GRE Section-by-Section: Part II — Quantitative Reasoning

This is the second post in our blog series on breaking down the GRE. This week’s post focuses on the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE. This section includes basic mathematics as well as data analysis. If you weren’t an A student in math class or if it’s been a while since you studied mathematical concepts, the tips below will help you prepare...

Understanding the GRE

As the next MPA@UNC application deadline approaches, you may be looking for resources and tips to help you prepare for test day. MPA@UNC has put together a brief overview of the test and resources you may find useful to review when planning for and taking the GRE...

Tackling the GRE Section by Section: Part I—Verbal Reasoning

Taking the GRE is an important step toward being admitted to graduate school, and even though it’s a test that often causes anxiety for students, there are several important steps you can take to be prepared for test day. Over the next few weeks, MPA@UNC will be addressing how to prepare for the different parts of the GRE, including sections on verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing...

Preparing for the GRE: Tips and Tools

Many graduate degree programs, including the Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the UNC School of Government, require standardized test results from a graduate examination taken within five years prior to application. The most common and accepted graduate examination is the Graduate Record Examination...