GRE Verbal comprises three distinct question types: Text Completion Sentence Equivalence Reading Comprehension Preparation for Text Completion and Sentence Correction problems tends to be centered on studying vocabulary and on learning how to extract context clues and predict the meanings of the blanks accurately. However, you might wonder how to effectively prepare for Reading Comp. […]

## Sentence Equivalence and Secondary Definitions

A Rose by Any Other Name Attempt the question; then read the explanation below. A GRE Favorite Is this answer choice “appropriate?” What if we “appropriated” it? Where did you “obtain” those ideas? Do those ideas still “obtain?” The “wag” sang a “rag” just as my energy began to “flag.” hom·o·nym noun each of two […]

## 3 Self-Study Options for the GRE

Let’s Knock Out Your GRE You might be thinking about applying to business school, law school, or graduate school and thinking, “I really need to take care of my GRE.” You’ve got great plans; you’ve started inquiring at grad programs; but you’re wondering, “I hope I get a good score on my GRE!” As you […]

## Everything Counts

Have you ever seen this formula? What about this one?These are combinatorial formulas, used to solve counting problems, and 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 most fun concepts tested in the Quantitative Reasoning section.

## Geometry: Inscribed Squares Hide Right Triangles

A square that fits snugly inside a circle is inscribed in the circle. The square’s corners will touch, but not intersect, the circle’s boundary, and the square’s diagonal will equal the circle’s diameter. Also, as is true of any square’s diagonal, it will equal the hypotenuse of a 45°-45°-90° triangle. GRE questions about squares inscribed […]

## Improve on GRE Quantitative: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

The Best Way to Prepare for GRE Quant Ready to start studying for GRE Quant, but don’t know where to begin? As we’ve discussed in our GRE prep classes an in our Webinars, the GRE is not a “Math” test per se. Knowledge of core math principles and how and where to apply them is […]

## Arithmetic: Translating Percentage Problems

Percentage questions on the GRE often use words and phrases in place of mathematical operators and expressions. To find the answers, just translate the relevant English into the required math. Call this solution strategy translation.

## How to Approach the a Quantitative Problem Using Backplugging

Try Out the Answers! Attempt the question; then read the explanation below. Textbook Approach or Solution Strategies? There are at least two possible approaches to every GRE Quant problem: It is always possible to attempt a direct “textbook” solution. This is the more conventional approach, the way you might wish to solve a problem […]

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

Plan Ahead to Succeed 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. […]

## Quanitative: Sequences and Series

Repeated Question Patterns Whether straightforward or difficult, almost every problem on GRE Quantitative Reasoning follows established templates, variations on time-tested scenarios. In this post, we will define sequences and series, explain how they work, and then attempt an example problem. Key to success on the GRE is the ability to deal with problems in multiple ways, […]

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