GRE Snacks podcast

GRE Snacks

Achievable

Taking or considering the GRE Exam or graduate school? You'll love our short, approachable, and insightful episodes about the GRE Exam and graduate school admissions. Orion Taraban, founder of StellarGRE and #1 GRE tutor in San Francisco, shares his insights from over 16 years of helping students prepare for the GRE Exam. He is joined by Tyler York, founder of Achievable. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE, authored by Orion. You can try it for free at https://achievable.me/ .

41 Episodes

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    41 - Maximizing the value of the PowerPrep GRE tests

    11:03

    The PowerPrep GRE exams are released by ETS, the makers of the GRE. Because they're made by the makers of the actual GRE test, you know these are accurate and high quality. There are four total PowerPrep GRE tests available on the website - the first two are free and the second two are $30 each. Orion teaches you how to make the most of these four tests and make sure they set you up well for the real GRE exam. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    40 - When to schedule your GRE test

    11:28

    You have to take the GRE in time to submit your score to your top choice colleges. But it's actually more than that. You actually want to schedule your test early enough that you'll have an opportunity for a second try, and you need to determine whether your college needs the scores to be delivered by that date (which typically takes 8-10 days), or just submitted. There are a number of other things to consider - Orion and I get deep into the details in this week's episode. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    39 - The science of spaced repetition

    12:35

    The basics of spaced repetition really come from a classroom setting: you'll learn a topic, probably do homework on the topic, take a quiz on it, and then be asked to pull it together with other knowledge on a final exam. Modigliani and Hedges (1987) proved that this method of learning is 46% more effective than traditional studying. Learn more about how it works in this episode. It's the learning methodology that makes Achievable so effective today, and we teach you how to use it even if you never use an Achievable course. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    38 - How meditation can help you on the GRE

    12:44

    It is so important to bring your mental "A Game" to bear when tackling the GRE. That's why Orion recommends that his clients practice mindfulness meditation or meditation in general while preparing for the exam - and after. In this episode, we cover how to create a meditation practice specifically designed to help you concentrate and perform on the GRE. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    37 - What to do when things go wrong on the GRE

    10:58

    Let's be honest - things go sideways on the GRE. If you need things to go exactly to plan to perform well, you'll panic when anything goes wrong - and as we just said, something is probably going to go wrong. Instead, Orion shares how you can have the right attitude and approach to adapt, overcome, and improve your way to GRE success. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    36 - Accuracy vs. Efficiency on the GRE

    13:05

    When practicing for and taking the GRE, you need to make tradeoffs between accuracy and efficiency. Getting questions right (accuracy) is important when you start studying for the GRE, but that flips as you get closer to the test date. In fact, for the majority of GRE students has taught, Orion has found that people are actually spending too much time trying to be accurate all the way up to and including the exam itself. Remember, a missed question is worth zero! Orion explains how to balance these two motivations in this episode. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    35 - Managing anxiety on the GRE

    12:05

    A lot is on the line when you take the GRE: months of studying, your dreams of grad school, the validation of your family and peers - it's easy to understand why it makes people anxious. Conquering your test anxiety can be the difference between a good and great GRE score. In this episode, Orion explains how he teaches his students to 'trust your training' and beat back your test anxiety in crucial moments.  Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    34 - How and when to cut your losses on the GRE

    13:50

    Knowing when to cut your losses is so important, both in life and in maximizing your GRE score. No one question is worth blowing up the rest of your test for. But often times, due to sunk cost fallacy, people stick with a question far too long trying to get their perfect score - often at the expense of a good score. In this episode, Orion shares the systems he teaches his students for recognizing the right time to cut their losses. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    33 - The power of habit: rehearsing your way to GRE success

    12:50

    This episode is a deep dive into how rehearsal can help you stay calm and get excellent results on your GRE test. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the size and scope of the GRE - there's thousands of English vocab words and at least three years of math that you need to know backwards and forwards. By identifying and reinforcing the right behavior through rehearsal, you ensure that you're executing properly on test day. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me
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    32 - You only get better

    12:38

    You only get better - at what you practice. What you get better at, whether that's good things like your GRE quant problems, or bad things like procrastinating, is related to what you're investing your time, attention, and energy into. This is precisely why you need to ensure you're practicing in the right way for the GRE exam to prepare yourself for future success. We explain further in this podcast. Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

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