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 […]

## 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 […]

## 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, […]

## GRE Short Passage Questions and LSAT Logical Reasoning

Question Task Patterns Last week, in response to the news that the ABA approved a proposal that formally removes the requirement that the LSAT be used for admissions purposes we discussed overall structural similarities between GRE and LSAT Reading Comprehension. This week we will compare in more detail similar question tasks on the GRE and the LSAT, […]

## GRE vs LSAT: Reading Comprehension

Multiple Options to Consider Among those working in test preparation or law school admissions, news of law schools’ expanding adoption of the GRE has been a seismic shift in the last two years. The latest news is that the American Bar Association council approved a proposal that formally removes the requirement that the LSAT be used […]

## Study Smart for GRE Vocab

The Lowdown on Vocabulary The two most frequent questions students have about the GRE are: What math do I need to study for Quant? What vocab do I need to know for Verbal? Last week we discussed how to begin preparing for GRE Quant. This week we’ll discuss how to get off to a good […]

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