Did GRE Prep Just Get Fun?

Studying for standardized tests like the GRE may not sound like your idea of a fun Friday night, but a fun new app from our friends at Magoosh takes some of the sting out of test prep.

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:

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