Let’s Knock Out Your GRE If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about applying to business school, law school, or graduate school. The GRE is one of the most important steps you will take to get into the college you want, so plan for it. Relying on luck and hope to get a good score is […]

## Why Breaks from Prep Can Increase Your GRE Score

If you’re studying for the GRE, make sure to schedule several breaks! Anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on your overall time frame. At first glance, this advice may seem counter-intuitive. To increase your score, you should plan to not study? Yes! Here’s why. Not an Ordinary Exam Studying for the GRE […]

## Speed Reading on the GRE Reading Comprehension Section

The GRE is a timed test. When it comes to Reading Comprehension, you may worry that you’re being tested on reading speed, too. While speed does matter, you don’t need to be a speed reader to excel in this section. So, how fast do you need to read? Pace Yourself First off, think about the […]

## How to Read Long GRE Passages

Repeat after me. There’s no quick and easy shortcut. As you begin each Verbal section, you will see approximately ten Reading Comprehension passages. One or two of which will be longer than a single paragraph. These long passages can be both overwhelming and time-consuming. So, let’s take a moment to consider the proper approach for […]

## 3 Reasons Not to Take the GRE Cold

If you’re reading this, then you’re thinking about taking the GRE without studying. In fact, you’re thinking twice about it. As you should be. Going in cold could make you less likely to earn your best score. Thus, limiting the schools that will accept you meaning you’re more likely to actually study, retake the exam, […]

## How to Prep for the GRE on a Tight Schedule

GRE students are a diverse group. “Non-traditional” students are the tradition in GRE preparation. Whether you’re a working parent, a recent college graduate, a professional seeking an advanced degree, someone seeking a career change, an academic, or any combination of the above, you will fit right in with other GRE students. One of the greatest […]

## Everything Counts on the GRE: Permutation and Combination Formulas

Have you ever seen this formula? What about this one? These are combinatorial formulas, used to solve counting problems. If you’ve been preparing for the GRE, you might be familiar with them as the formulas for permutations and combinations, two of the most misunderstood and fun concepts tested in the Quantitative Reasoning section. Is There […]

## The Essential Steps of Standardized Test Preparation

In the Beginning Was Stanford-Binet Why do some people seem to excel at all manners of standardized tests while others don’t? Is success on standardized tests the result of innate ability? Or it it achieved through practice and preparation? Are there common skills or strategies that can prepare you for different standardized tests? These questions […]

## The Hardest and Most Tested Math Topics on the GRE

The GRE Quantitative section tests four areas of pre-college math: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Data Analysis. Not all four are tested equally. Some of these concepts come up more often, and some tend to be more difficult. The frequency and difficulty of the “Big Four” on the GRE is probably similar to what’s seen in […]

## The Foundations for Success on the GRE

When a builder wishes to construct a skyscraper, would they “wing it”? Not a chance! Likewise, when you’re preparing for the GRE, you should take a well-rounded, balanced approach. So, what are the foundations for success? We’ve put together 7 core components for mastering the GRE: Practice Tests Vocabulary Memorization and Use Math Fundamentals Test-Taking […]