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How do I remember vocabulary words easily for the GRE?

Blog10Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a test of vocabulary and sentence structure. Students can easily comprehend if the sentence structure is more easy with words. When few high-frequency words inserted to make up a sentence then it becomes complex, though it is simple. GRE is full of words to test the ability of students appearing for the test. So, what do I need to do to overcome this problem? How can I remember thousands of words?

The GRE examination is a big test of vocabulary. However, it involves words that you need to have in plenty. The number of words a student must know is anywhere between 3000 to 3500 words. Moreover, you need to memorize the words for further use in making sentences in an essay. In GRE essay comes under Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The easy way to remember the words is only through writing more, reading several good books on literature, short stories, and use dictionary frequently. A student must know the synonyms and antonyms (opposites or opposite word or meaning).

Remembering a word list of 3000 plus is a huge task in itself. But, it can be made easy with continuous practice: reading, writing, reciting (repeating) or listening. A chart or flash is used to keep them in memory.

Using them in context

Use the words in GRE according to the circumstances. For example, efficacy means effectiveness. It is used in several ways in different situations. Regular revision of words helps in using them as situation demands. Visual representation helps in learning the words effectively. It increases the usage of the word in the correct manner. Thereby, making it easy for the reader to understand it clearly to get a true meaning. The emotion, experience, and efficacy of the word list is a wide range of expressions for a complete and meaningful sentence.

Each word represents a piece of information. The internet is an effective tool in keeping updated with the word list. It is a simple way to gather knowledge of words. There are other broad methods, such as “Fill in the blanks” and “Match the following”. They are very practical learning tools to remember words.

Learning 30 to 40 words a day is as good to gather and remember words. Remembering keywords is an effective way to use them in an essay. Learn and remember “Root Words” and “Breaking Words”. For example, aer (Greek) air and  belittle = criticize: be + little. Suffixes and Prefixes. Examples: “happy” and “unhappy”.

Mnemonics is a highly effective way to keep in memory something. For example, a “Rhyme” that is used to remember something. Moreover, words can be remembered by using “Theme”: wind can be classified as breeze, storm, and tornado. Reading editorials, articles in newspaper ensure new words for effective use in GRE examination.

Manhattan Review, “Essential Words For The GRE” is another limitless collection of words to remember them for the GRE test. It is the world’s best collection of word list. You are given 100 percent guarantee in expecting the commonly used words in GRE. Make the best use of them for successful completion of GRE essay in AWA.


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Tips offered on how to overcome fear for enrolment in graduation in US

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The application process for international student’s going to the US for higher education adds a sense of fear in them. The simple way out is to ask for helpful advice and keep everything, including test score, passport, bank balance, visa fee and good knowledge of colleges and schools in the US. Moreover, as a student from a country other than the US, a few tips are necessary to be followed.

  1. Take an assessment of your critical reasoning on English communication skills

All the schools in the US, need a comprehensive amount of fluency in speaking, reading, and writing. If not several problems will arise while studying in US universities. The struggle you will face is unpredictable.

  1. TOEFL Test

 Test of English in Foreign Language (TOEFL) is mandatory for US-bound students. The TOEFL score required to get admission into top universities in the US is 90.  Additional information on TOEFL Test can be got on the official website: www.toefl.org

  1. Money plays an important role in paying for boarding and school fees

Before fulfilling your ambition of going to the US, make sure there is enough bank balance, approximately INR 20 to 25 Lakhs. However, there are certain universities that provide scholarships.

  1. Be updated on college enrolment deadlines

A student must be aware of the admission deadlines in the college or schools. For example, when to apply and what is the last date of submission of application. Send the documents earlier than the expiry dates for quick perusal and be aware of the additional requirements.

  1. Keep information about transcripts

Transcripts are required for all the universities you go to. In most of the colleges and schools, almost all graduation study need a student to submit transcripts. The evaluation done on them gives the university staff or management to judge your previous qualifications and compare it with the standards in US universities. The assessments are available through services for which a payment is to be made. It is better to get them done as soon as possible.

  1. GRE Test-prep

It is mandatory that enrolment in almost all the graduate programs in US universities is through Graduate Record Examination (GRE). It can be taken once or twice as well. Mostly, every college or school would like to see more than one score in your report. So, GRE test preparations must be done to get a big score. GRE: 320 plus and GMAT: 740 plus.

  1. Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Prepare your own SOP. However, get it edited by an individual who is good in the English language. Need not necessarily be your lecturers or professors. If anybody else prepared your SOP, it may create problems.

  1. Apply for student visa

The application for a student visa must begin as soon as your enrolment is accepted. A late visa process could eventually lead to missing a few classes. Sufficient money should be there in your bank account for minimum one year of studying.

The tips discussed are a good way to measure your eligibility to get enrolment in US universities.

 


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The Growing Importance Of Cloud Computing: the future it holds for student’s.

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The wider benefits of cloud computing, its growing importance and the future it holds for students is awesome. It offers long-term gains in higher education. Moreover, the comprehensive range it covers in preparation for expert grip on the subject in completing graduation is large. Global study on cloud computing reveals that the reflection it leaves on student education helps them to improve and gain exposure. Remarkably, it has moved into the thought process of student’s mental ability. It is a core point of all data management. It brings in new challenges into the organization skills of a student.

In higher education, cloud computing is a smart move. The fast way it is being adopted by the students is amazing. The gain is valued in covering their weaknesses.The educational institutions are looking at a broad way to establish it. Moreover, they are looking at its rapid growth and the importance it holds in growing student’s ability to show improved performance. The new opportunities that await them. And how it helps them in realizing their full potential. This, in turn, makes them take strategic decisions about their future career.

Cloud computing builds a unique pathway for a smooth functioning of complex theories. It aids in establishing a student to achieve their passionate dreams. It is a time bound function that improves efficiency in study pattern to optimum levels. A student begins his career with several expectations. Cloud computing gives a big push into data processing in the cloud environment. The vital advantage is that it is cost-effective. It keeps test preparation simple and uncomplicated to execute. It provides easy access to resources and curricula.

Presently, student’s require speed and agility, which cloud computing provides. Information is available in seconds. Moreover, it helps them to develop skills rapidly. It continues to propel innovation in knowledge and critical reasoning. The feedback on student’s performance can be obtained immediately.  A cloud composes a bulk of information. An equation changes dramatically in cloud computing. You can engage in practical applications. It represents the future in student modulation for higher growth. It must be adopted quickly to start the journey of rising in higher education.

 

 


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Concentration is the key to success

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When you open your eyes and see that something that has caught your eye means you are concentrating on a particular goal or subject. It fills you with a sense of power and pride. It creates self-confidence, which is so essential to producing desired results. Concentration is the key to success in attaining critical reasoning ability. It allows you to master time management that is so essential in growing your career to dream positions. It can solve several problems with the same energy and enthusiasm. Concentration teaches you to never give up on your dreams. Follow your passion for higher education with zipping and mentally strong desire.

When you raise the bar, your concentration should be on the bar not on how high it has been raised. Definitely, you will get to the post by sheer means of raising your concentration levels. The examples are several: meditation, practice drills, mock tests, including brainstorming sessions. The technique required to maintain concentration levels is a process that identifies long-lasting solutions. You get to taste success with hard work, which in turn increases your score. Learn to get a better understanding of the subject. Plowing your way towards it in an undisturbed pattern.

It is the mental activity that propels concentration to highest levels. The mind succeeds when you solve problems with a greater degree of concentration levels. All the pain and obstacles in your path keep disappearing. You achieve a lot within a short period of time. You need to channel your energy towards positive thinking. It makes you succeed in all situations. Luck and favor are positive outcomes of concentrating on your desired goals. The inspiration to work in the right direction involves concentration. This, in turn, raises your confidence. You keep looking at bigger goals.

Concentration is like breathing. It does not stop until your heart stops pumping blood. It requires two-way communication. The student trainer relationship, a manager, and executive cooperation. It begins with a small note but grows into a beautiful union of ideas. This converts into a success that has no end. It projects effortless transformation into a winning mode. Concentration is a continuous, undisturbed, automatic journey of engaging in completing a task with renewed stimulation.

In concentration, you will find wise guidance. The feeling of success will be at your doorstep. It will fill up all aspects of a fulfillment of related ambitions. Concentration brings your mental state to a virtual balance. This allows your thinking to surpass beyond your actual capacity of critical reasoning. You remove your mind from specific situations. You get a deeper understanding of your problems.

When you focus on one ambition it clears all confusion. The concentration that goes into it is complete. Moreover, you are taking the subject seriously to achieve long-term goals. Therefore, you make fewer mistakes. It defines your future with a clear vision. You develop a good memory, have a relaxed mind and grow in wisdom.

As a student, you will be writing several exams. Concentration is the key to success in them. All you need to is to dedicate yourself to a set pathway in climbing the ladder of success in quick time. It is the silent tool used by all achievers. It redefines your skill. Moreover, your thinking is refined.

A natural process where you update information for a successful journey to advancement in higher education. This key to success called concentration leads you to achieve your passionate goals within a planned time. Moreover, you have a choice to choose the location and university you want to get enrollment. This opens the doorway to a successful career that has no skyline.


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What you need to start your GRE preparation?

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Preparation for GRE exam is lots of fun. It involves time (time management), money, valid passport, mental attitude, physical strength, stress management and more. Moreover, belief in yourself to ace the GRE with a big score. Face the challenge with an open mind. The GRE test is fairly easy for a person with engineering graduation.

Let us begin with time management skills. It is of prime importance. In each section, you need to space the time between every question in one or one-and-half minute. The faster you give the correct answer the better it is. This is where speed and accuracy are mixed to get a dream result.

Money plays an equally important role in GRE test-prep. The fee for obtaining training for GRE test preparation is 14 to 15  thousand INR. The examination fee is $ 205 (approximately INR 13,800/-). The amount to be deposited (or shown as bank balance) in the bank at the time of obtaining VISA will be INR 20 to 25 lakhs.

A valid passport document is of utmost importance to stamp your VISA. It must have minimum one-year validity.

Mental preparation is another area that needs serious consideration. A sound mind gives the ability to think and act correctly. Knowledge comes out from critical reasoning that makes the way for the right answer. It makes sure that you pick the answers accurately.

Physical strength is very important as well. A healthy body keeps the mind in good health. Regular exercise, simple diet, preferably vegetarian is good till the day of the GRE exam. It is better to have a good night of sleep before examination day. A light meal on the day of the test is most preferred.

Stress management is an area that needs individual self-examination. All you need to do is to space out some time for entertainment. Meditation and prayer also included. Spending time in your hobbies. Music is a good stress buster.

 


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Difference between MS & MBA: their benefits

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MS(Master of Science) & MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) are both Master’s degrees. It is for the individual to make a choice as both are related to specialization in their field of education. You are learning how to handle different environments in both areas of MS & MBA. However, there is a vast difference between MS & MBA. Moreover, the benefits are many. In each case, they are wide apart. The only common platform is an advanced study with extensive knowledge in respective degrees.

MS degree involves study in several disciplines. In MBA you are specializing in a degree in the business world. The focus is mainly on business administration. You go through an in-depth knowledge of organizing a business, including management of a business, garnering resources such as finance, raw material, professionals, unskilled labor, contacts, contracts and more.

MS or MBA is training as a manager for bigger roles. It is for also those who are already employed. You develop special skills to handle difficult situations. You can take care of sudden events like shortage in manpower, malfunction of data, on-time delivery of material or work assigned. It helps you to contribute a
favorable decision. You become a decision maker. You can feel the pride and power in your hands. You experience a new kind of workmanship. You get the quality to execute a task with precision (accuracy), keeping in mind time management so essential for a successful career and entrepreneurship.


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Plan your dream job while doing MS.

 

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Initially, plenty of research needs to be done. The earlier you start is better. Choose the right type of employment that will suit your profile. Look out for a firm that has a creditworthiness. Moreover, a company that appreciates your efforts with incentives and other perks. Look at the past records of the achievements made by it in its field of specialization. It does not matter how smart you are? Put into action your critical reasoning skills. You will see great success where others have failed.

Propel yourself forward for a dream job accelerating your soft-skills, communication, self-confidence, the willingness to adapt to unexpected situations. A major percentage of success lies in technical skills. Try to reach out and get in touch with your friends, peers, and seniors. Moreover, add more weight to your core value. Create a LinkedIn profile. Make the best use of social media. Underline this. Map a promising track so as to get a job as soon as you complete your MS.

Establish your own blog. Increase your presence on WordPress. It is the best site to develop a personal blog. Buy your own domain name through a GoDaddy.com. Install on the site you created. Pick a hobby and keep writing about it.

Brand names open several doors. Grab an internship at Reebok. It is a company that has wide recognition. Its global presence is huge. The reality maybe you never did anything there. But, the Reebok name on your profile will help you in landing a big job.

Get the help from a mentor. Most successful people are the example. You will get the best guidance to decide on your dream job after completion of MS. A mentor can change everything in you. The career office in your college is another place to explore or look for new opportunity. The alumni database has a vast list of contacts with email Ids and phone numbers. Register there and take advantage of the help you get from them. A mentor is a person who helps you in shaping your destiny while doing MS. The following strategies are applied to make you achieve success.

  1. Master your mind
  2. Follow your purpose
  3. Practice presentation
  4. Live with discipline
  5. Respect time
  6. Be selfless in thinking
  7. Embrace present trends

These tips will make you get a job beyond your expectations. The quality of your job depends on the quality of your preparation. You are competing against a large pool of MS graduates. Remember, you will be up against a large crowd. Your experience will be very limited. You are similar to a fresh job seeker.

Set your goals clearly. Discover the job, which gives fulfillment. Define your vision clearly, then act on it. Moreover, you can enroll with a professional job providing group. They will put forward your resume for industry specific jobs. A career related to your MS graduation. The specialization that you are qualified in. The area in which you are interested to work. The location and environment you wish to get employed. This is a great way to form connections. So also develop a relationship that is likely to be helpful as time passes by.

The training you receive under a mentor opens several opportunities for personal growth. The main idea is to get a secure place where you will excel with creative plans and gain quick promotions. You must present new designs, successful formulas and much more. So it is better you look at each situation and then decide on formulating an action plan for fruitful productivity. Thereafter, you have good chances of getting a good offer from big industries. This is one question that every student must have in their mind. From the beginning, you must become obsessed with the big American dream.

The university from where you graduated offers better chances than you already have. It is the basis for a good job placement in a firm of global repute. You need to maintain high standards in order to have an edge over the other job contenders with more experience. You must have invested a big amount in doing MS. Therefore, you certainly need to look for the best options. A high paying salary, a pleasant work environment, and friendly colleagues. A company where you are an asset.


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Application processing times

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In the past few days, many of our students were asking us about the availability of time to apply for a particular semester in any of the countries that we work with. To give you clarity so you could plan your application process, we give below general guidelines for application timelines, country-wise.

USA – Deadlines for most universities are over for Spring 2018 intake. If you wish to apply for Fall 2018 that starts in August/Sept., please apply before end November if you want to be considered for Financial aid. However, if you are not keen on aid, do apply at the earliest, but no later than end February for proper consideration of your applications.

Canada – You can apply only for Fall 2018 intake now since the deadlines for Spring are over long back. Apply before end December, since the processing time is longer for Canadian universities and the visa process takes quite some time!

Remember that while GRE is not mandatory for most Canadian universities, good and top-tier universities always prefer applicants who have good GRE score. And, for some typical programs, GRE score may be required by most universities. Please check with us before you plan to apply for Canada. We have wonderful packages to help you with the total Canadian process.

Australia and New Zealand – In Australian universities, you could apply for February 2018 now, as applications are closed for November intake.  Visa processing time is slightly longer nowadays. Please apply as soon as possible, without delaying further.

Germany – The whole process takes longer and the admission requirements are quite cumbersome. You would need an A1/A2 (min.) German language certification, completion of degree by the time of applying and a few other requirements. Importantly, getting a visa slot and the actual visa will take about 3 months minimum time.  So, if you wish to apply for next Winter intake, starting in September/October 2018, this is the right time. Don’t delay any further. We will be glad to assist you with shortlisting of right German universities, editing of documents, application processing and visa guidance – in other words, every step of the way.

For more details about our services and attractive packages for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, please visit one of our branches nearest to you. Our team members will be glad to assist you with your plans of studying abroad.

Wish you all a very Happy and joyful Vijaya Dasami (Dasara)

With best wishes,

Team Manhattan

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Why pursue higher education in NewZealand: top 10 reasons?

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Why pursue higher education in NewZealand: top 10 reasons?

In recent years New Zealand has grown enormously as a big destination for higher education. There are vast opportunities for studying and research. The entry requirements for a student is easy and simple. The learning experience is quality education. The cost is affordable.There are plenty of Indians settled in New Zealand.

Top universities in New Zealand

S. No. Name of the University 2017 – World Rank
1. The University of Auckland 81
2. University of Otago 169
3. University of Canterbury 214
4. Victoria University of Wellington 228
5. University of Waikato 324
6. Massy University 340
7. Lincoln University 343
8. Auckland University of Technology 441 – 450

 

The college campus and universities are brimming with life.The higher education degrees that you obtain in New Zealand are acceptable all over the world. The support and the services offered in the schools and colleges are among the best in the world.

Top 10 reasons:

  1. Friendly People

The people of New Zealand are friendly and peace loving by nature. They are welcome to student’s coming from other nations for higher education. They feel the sense of pride in their education system. This allows education to thrive in a tourist’s paradise.

  1. Stable Economy

New Zealand, is a small country with a stable economy. The cost of living here is affordable. This makes it most preferred destination for higher education. The government is stable, so the education policies don’t keep changing.

  1. Climate

In NewZealand, the weather is mild. The mercury hovers around 25 degrees C during summer. In winter it is 10 degrees C. The pollution level is absolutely zero.

  1. Low Tuition Fee

The cost of studying is reasonably low priced. Graduation costs in New Zealand dollars – NZ$ 18,000 to NZ$ 25,000. Post Graduation fees are NZ$ 25,000 to NZ$ 30,000 in a year. For the student’s who choose to study in New Zealand, higher education in MBA or Engineering is much less than in US, UK, Canada and Australia.

  1. Popular Graduation Courses

The most sought after courses are Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Engineering, Agriculture Science, Tourism, Accounting and more.  Admission to MBA program tops the entry into the schools and colleges.

  1. VISA Rules

The entry rules for the students is very less documentation. An average score in GRE, GMAT, SAT and IELTS will get admission in the schools and colleges.

  1. Adventure Sports

There are several extra-curricular activities to pursue, including bungy jumping, skydiving, sea surfing, trekking, deep sea diving and more. It is an awesome country with scenic beaches.

Ecological Surroundings

The ecological balance and countryside are beautiful. Being small in size like Japan, Great Britain it is easy to reach or cycle down to your neighborhood. It is the most peaceful country in the world after Denmark.

  1. Working while Studying

You can work up to 20 hours a week. In vacation time 40 hours. The study office for international student’s in the universities helps in finding a job. You have issued a special work permit for 1 year after completion of your graduation. In this way, you can support your educational expenses.

  1. Permanent Residency (PR)

PR is granted to those student’s who work in jobs that are related to their graduation certificates. This is the most beneficial part of the student’s program or higher education in New Zealand.

 

 

 

 


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TOP 10 TIPS TO CRACK THE GMAT Reading Comprehension

TOP 10 TIPS TO CRACK THE GMAT Reading Comprehension

  1. Passage Reading

At first, read the passage minutely. Keep your focus on every word and every sentence. Break it into small paragraphs. Summarize it with quick thinking. Try to put in some examples. Make comparisons with critical reasoning. Apply the strategies such as, how to put it back together. Don’t s spend more than two minutes to read the passage.

  1. Form a Single Idea

Let a single idea come into your mind as to what the passage is really about. This will make the process quick in choosing the right answer for each question. Get mind tuned by reading a large number of English passages. This will help to get used to picking out the correct answer quickly. Don’t read the passage several times. It will confuse your thinking.

  1. Follow the Tone of the Passage

Get a feel of the passage by understanding the tone of the writer. This is possible by having a strong vocabulary. Build a base on which the story stands. Look for common meanings that connect with the next sentence. Make out a plan on how to pick the right answer. Crack the verbal code (written communication). It is simple as picking the subject and object of reference in the sentences.

  1. GMAT Structured Passages

Structure passage is contained in GMAT Reading Comprehension. The layout and tone of the sentences is a broad collection of brilliant ideas put together in a single passage. You need to view the text and tone with a broad mindset. Understand what you are reading. It is only then you can start answering the questions correctly. Strong vocabulary skills help a lot.

  1. Vocabulary Collection

Garner a lot of vocabulary in your memory. Around three thousand words is a big collection. Memorize them thoroughly. A sound thinking mind will complete the job. All you need to do is make the word collection a serious business. Get to know their correct meanings. Apply them in the sentence and from the meaning of the passage.

  1. Interesting Words

Look for words that create interest so as to add meaning to the sentence in the passage. This could include a phrase or a sentence as well. Poor vocabulary skills end up in wrong answers. When you don’t know what you are reading, how can you answer the question?

  1. Avoid Common Traps

Avoid too much time in answering a question. It creates no confidence rhythm. Not more than one or two minutes should be spent on each question. If not come back later or in the end to find the answer.

  1. Trigger Words

But, however, moreover, still, regardless, although, nevertheless are trigger words that take forward sentence meaning. They give the boost to the sentence meaning. They maintain the flow of the passage.Thereafter, it very easy to improve upon Reading Comprehension in GMAT.

  1. Examples

Examples play a big role in the passage. They make the meaning of the passage appear better. Question yourself why the author placed an example here. Next, you will understand how easy it is choosing the right answer. By this, you will know where the passage is heading to.

  1. First Sentence and Last Sentence

In GMAT Comprehension Reading the answer’s in the questions lie in the first and last sentence. There is no need to read the complete passage.