Author Archive | Rachel Kapelke-Dale

GRE Study Plans and Guides

Whether you’re studying for 1 week or 6 months, it definitely helps to add some structure to your GRE prep plan to keep you accountable, motivated, and ready for test day. Below is a list of our study guides that include recommended materials and checklists for each stage of your prep. Once you’ve figured out how […]

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GRE Math Review

GRE Math Review Technically, GRE QR assesses your ability to deal with number properties and standard geometric figures. But what the GRE Quantitative Reasoning measure really tests is the logic you use to approach problem solving. Just as GRE Verbal tests your ability to analyze or “reason with” written English, GRE Math tests your ability […]

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GRE Verbal Review

GRE Verbal Basics The GRE Verbal section doesn’t actually have a spoken verbal component. You’ll be reading passages, analyzing grammatical relationships, and answering multiple choice questions. When preparing for this section, divide your GRE Verbal practice into three sections based on the main question types: 1. Reading Comprehension 2. Text Completion 3. Sentence Equivalence 1. […]

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About GRE’s Quantitative Comparison Question Type

The two Quantitative Sections will include Quantitative Comparison problems. Quantitative Comparison questions are integrated with the Problem Solving questions in two, 30-minute math sections. To learn more about this question type, we recommend reading the descriptions and strategies outlined by the ETS (the makers of the GRE). From our perspective, they also want to see […]

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GRE Problem Solving Question Types

In this post, we’re going to talk about problem solving on the GRE quant. The ETS has a great overview of what you can expect here. More specifically, this is the math you need to know: Pre-algebra: measuring, basic operations, statistics, probability, sequences, sets, ratios, proportions, percents, fractions, prime numbers, counting, permutations, combinations, and averages […]

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GRE Text Completion

Pop quiz: what’s like a sentence completion but trickier? If you answered GRE text completion, you’d be right. A GRE text completion is similar to a sentence completion, but has a few important differences. For one, there can be multiple sentences in a text completion. In fact, the question may sometimes run on for an entire […]

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GRE Reading Comprehension

Want to boost your GRE Verbal score? Work on your GRE Reading Comprehension skills! GRE Reading Comprehension is the most significant part of GRE Verbal Reasoning. In fact, there are 5-7 RC passages and 10-13 RC questions in each of the two Verbal sections on the exam–meaning that RC questions will always take up roughly […]

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GRE Argument Essay: Top 6 Strategies & Sample Essay

When you sit down at the computer on test day, the first thing you’ll face is the GRE analytical writing section (AWA). After you complete the GRE Issue essay, you’ll go on to the GRE Argument essay. Don’t be fooled—while you have a 30-minute time limit for each task, you’ll focus on entirely different strategies […]

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