Happy Holidays! PowerScore will be closed on December 25, but we know that for some of you, GRE prep never stops. Check out twenty commonly-occurring vocabulary words used in sentences about our favorite holiday classics. In Eight Crazy Nights, Davey Stone spends most of the movie obstreperously objecting to the austere judge’s sentencing—he even defies […]

## GRE 101 Webinar Preview

You Have Questions? We Have Answers! Whether you’re thinking about applying to grad school or considering taking the GRE for business or law school admissions, you likely have questions about the GRE. What’s on this test? What kind of test is it? How should I prepare for the GRE? Does it make sense to take […]

## Power Studying: The Podcast Method with Nevin Varghese

My name is Nevin Varghese and I have been tutor for about 5 years now. I initially started out as an SAT tutor and then more recently transitioned to teaching the GRE. PowerScore gave me an opportunity to not only teach one-on-one lessons, but to continue to develop my teaching in larger classroom groups. I […]

## Quantitative Tips: Thanksgiving Day Drills

Just because the holidays are rolling around does not mean you can skip your GRE prep! Use your time off this week to focus on the test while you’re not worrying about work or school. Here are a few Turkey Day math questions to kick start your day of family, football, and sweet, sweet gluttony. […]

## Coming Soon… Power Studying Blog Series

Have you ever wonder what habits you could develop to increase your productivity when you study? Ever lose focus and end up procrastinating on Pinterest, pinning study tips and organization DIYs (don’t worry, we do this too) instead of actually studying? Have you ever wondered how top-scoring test takers study? We may not be able to […]

## The Importance of Argumentation on the GRE

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 […]

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