The makers of the GRE frequently create arguments in Reading Comprehension passages that conflate correlation with causation, and thus you must understand the distinction between the two. In statistics, “correlation” refers to a statistical relationship between two interdependent variables, such as height and weight or studying and grades. A correlation alone does not prove a […]

## What Are Your Reasons for Applying to Graduate School?

There are many reasons you might be considering graduate school. Some of them are downright bad reasons. Two of the most common good ones are: You need a graduate degree to enter or further the career you want or current career. Candidates entering your career path with a graduate degree will enter at a higher position […]

## Most Common and Most Difficult GRE Reading Comprehension Questions

GRE Reading Comprehension makes up about half of the Verbal section. Passages range from roughly 50 words to almost 500. The vast majority are just a single paragraph that’s under 150 words. Subjects include the arts, sciences, and humanities as well as a smattering of non-academic topics. You might think that longer passages or less familiar […]

## Triangle Geometry Made Easy

Triangles dominate GRE geometry. Make sure you learn the area formula for a triangle (½ base × height) plus facts like “the sum of a triangle’s interior angles is 180°.” But you probably already know about that stuff. Here are some GRE triangle facts you may not know about.

## Spotting Classic Quadratic Forms in GRE Algebra

When it comes to quadratics in GRE algebra, you might think the only equation you should memorize is, well, the quadratic equation: ax2 + bx + c = 0. But an expression like ax2 + bx + c can take many forms, and some come up more often than others on the exam. Call the […]