What is the best way to study for the verbal section of the GRE?
While memorizing vocabulary can be important and confidence boosting, I believe the best way to study for this test is to read things that include the vocabulary in context. Not only does it make it much easier to memorize the words, it allows you to get a good "feel" for what kind of words fit a sentence the best, even if you don't recognize them. I would also recommend focusing on prefixes, suffixes and parts of speech.
How can I become a better writer?
The most important part of any kind of writing (academic, professional, or personal) is to have a clear idea of what you are trying to say, and who you are trying to say it to. Once you have decided on your purpose and your audience, you can focus the rest of the process on making sure you say what you are trying to say as clearly as possible. Planning and staying true to your vision is key.
What is historiography and how does it affect the way we view the history of the world?
Historiography is the foundation of all historical knowledge- the study of historical evidence itself. While history is often presented as a very straightforward story, the fact is that history is rife with controversy, and each side of an event has a different story. Historiography allows scholars to evaluate evidence from all angles, to determine its worth and explore its meaning on a deeper level. Historiography includes the reading of documents, but also of pop culture, artifacts, first person accounts, and much more.