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Getting The Reccos

True…the letters of recommendation are by Profs or people who are acquainted with us professionally…but, the students are the ones who draft it… right? So, here are some pointers to writing a truly enticing recommendation letter. – Begin the letter by identifying its author in terms of academic background and professional experience. Also, explain his relationship with you and for ...

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How I Cracked GRE?

Introduction: Neeraj Doshi is all set to start an MS in Environmental Policy Management in the US. Here he tells us how he prepared for the GRE and achieved a score of 1480/1600. Which area of the exam did you find the most difficult? I come from a maths background so quantitative wasn’t a concern but yes, verbal was definitely ...

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GRE For Dummies

A quick run-down on what exactly comprises the Graduate Record Examination. You basically have to answer three sections, one each of Quantitative, Analytical and Verbal, and also one unidentified research section which could be on any one of the three. The questions are all objective and u just have to pick an answer from the choices available. Of course, its ...

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All About TOEFL

All About TOEFL – Simplified !!! The TOEFL is basically a test of your proficiency in the English language. It consists of three sections which are timed individually. The first section is on Listening Comprehension where you are expected to listen to a recorded conversation and then answer a few questions based on what u’ve heard. What u’re being tested ...

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Changes in GRE

Started Oct 2002, the GRE is tougher on engineering junta. JAM tells you why The GRE has traditionally consisted of verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections. Engineering and science students from India have always found the quantitative and analytic sections to be relatively easy nuts to crack. It’s the Verbal that they dread. Now, the analytical section is undergoing a radical ...

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GMAT Fundas

There was a time when every engineering student’s dream was an MBA. Thanks to the IT boom, that’s not the case any more. But for those of you who still dream of a foreign MBA here’s the dope on the entrance test. Although it is is often referred to as the American version of apna CAT it’s not exactly of ...

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Medical Abroad

Set your sights on a post-graduate degree abroad? The complete lowdown You’ve had enough of the scramble for PG seats, free seats, reserved seats and the lack of proper opportunities in India, even after that. So, you’re looking for greener pastures abroad, most likely in the US. You have 2 options: a) Give the GRE and go for an MS/ ...

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Studying In Singapore

Singapore has three universities: 1 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 2 National University of Singapore (NUS) 3 Singapore Management University (SMU). NUS offers Medical and Arts courses whereas NTU is purely engineering (Like IIT/Pilani). NTU is big and when I say big I mean BIG. It has about 20,000 students out of which 20% are foreigners. NTU is one of the ...

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First-person account

First-person account of being an Indian student in Australia It’s where summer is winter and winter is summer, where the shops close at 5 PM but the pubs are crowded even at 5 AM. It’s Aussie land and it’s become a favored destination for Indian students seeking a foreign degree. G’Day Mate! I just returned from a one-year post-graduate journalism ...

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Write a Great SOP

Statement Of Purpose (SOP) How to write a winning Statement Of Purpose. The Statement of Purpose is your first personal contact with the Admissions committee. Use it to distinguish yourself. The SOP should speak about you, your aspirations and professional goals and relate these to the graduate program that you intend to pursue. It should basically answer the question…”Why should ...

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