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5 Essential Strategies When Dealing with a Text Completion on the New GRE

  A text completion is one of the new question types on the GRE. It 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 text completion may sometimes run on for an entire paragraph. That’s because some text […]

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FAQ — Does the New GRE Allow You To Return To a Question You’ve Already Seen?

The short answer is yes. You can return to any question within a section. The real question is, how does this inform your strategy? One camp says that unless you have plenty of time remaining, which most won’t, you should work through each question as efficiently as possible without planning to return. If you don’t […]

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New GRE Question Type — The Empty Box (aka Numeric Entry)

Two trains starting from cities 300 miles apart head in opposite directions at rates of 70 mph and 50 mph, respectively. How long does it take the trains to cross paths? This is a classic problem that sends chills up students’ collective spines. I’m now going to add another bone rattling element: The Empty Box. […]

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The Revised GRE– What’s New on the Math Front?

Concept-wise, I would say the math section is business as usual, save for two things: coordinate geometry and the quadratic equation. While parabolas are tested on the current GRE, they are oddball questions, geometry outliers in the usually slew of right triangle and circle problems. In the revised GRE book, an entire section is devoted […]

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