Did GRE Prep Just Get Fun?


Aug   2014



We agree: the GRE is a tough test. It requires at least two months of intense studying, it forces you to revisit the high school math you tried so hard to escape, and it demands a mastery of tricky vocabulary you’d probably only ever see in the dictionary.

Given all of that, it can seem like “the worst thing ever!” to prepare for the test. But as it turns out, having the right tools and resources can actually allow you to enjoy studying for the GRE. (Go ahead and read that sentence again if you’d like—it’s true!)

“So what kinds of resources can do that?” you might ask? For starters, you can check out the free GRE Vocabulary Builder app from our friends at Magoosh! The app, which is available for the web and both iOS and Android, allows you to choose from three decks—basic, intermediate, and advanced—and then practice matching the right definition to each word in the deck. As you progress, you’ll unlock more levels and master more vocabulary!

Be careful you don’t get addicted, though: the app is so fun that even people who aren’t taking the GRE might want to use it, just because they can!

Looking for more ways to succeed on the GRE? Check out some of our expert advice:

Note: Did you know you could win a $10,000 scholarship for college or grad school just by registering on CollegeXpress? This is one of the quickest, easiest scholarships you’ll ever apply for. Register Now »

About CollegeXpress


We’ve been at this college search business for a while, helping students find colleges that truly fit for 30 years. You’ll find all of the articles and college profiles from our publications—Private Colleges & Universities, Public Colleges & Universities, American Colleges & Universities, and Graduate Colleges & Universities—on CollegeXpress, and tons more. Plus we made it easier and faster for our featured colleges to recruit you. When you search college profiles and click the big, green “Yes, connect me! . . . ” button, colleges will send you brochures and other cool stuff about their campuses.