The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most Graduate Schools in the United States. The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) who created it in 1949. According to ETS, the GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning. The content of the GRE consists of certain specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and vocabulary. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered 4 times each year (6 starting in 2018-2019) at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada (common law programs only), the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a growing number of other countries. The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. It requires knowledge of certain specific grammar and knowledge of certain specific algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence. According to the test owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.
Depending on what your plans are after college, you may want to taking any of these tests, which would require a lot of preparation to pass well.
This post highlights a list of applications available to you on your smart phone, iPad, tablet, or other gadgets that can serve as study aids for your preparation.
1. Pocket GRE Math
This free application, available on Google play, contains a collection of 550+ quantitative aptitude questions and word problems to help you prepare for the math section of the GRE.
The app is categorized into 19 different topics and includes important, must-know formulas for each topic. The questions are of varying levels of difficulty, and solutions are also offered, in detail, to aid students further.
A scratch pad is contained in the app as well, to work out problems.
2. IntelliVocab for GRE and GMAT
Built by students at MIT, this free app boasts of its ability to completely control the learning environment, so that you don’t have to stress over planning your learning approach. All you have to do is interact with the app.
The more you practice its problems, the more the app learns about you, figures out words that are difficult for you, and formulates questions accordingly.
The app offers 300+ words to learn, and a practice session, with words that are customized based on your level of expertise, and your comfort level with the words.
The app also profiles users in its categorization of the “Expert level,” which is determined based on interactions with the words, and the “Commitment level,” which is determined based on the iPhone App/AI engine.