A bonus holiday present! A special GRE Math post from our senior curriculum developer and VP, Jon Denning. He’ll help you get into the test prep spirit with a little winter break math. We hope you have a wonderful holiday. Gift Wrapping Wringer Your dad loves sushi, so you bought him some 10-inch personalized chopsticks […]

## Holiday Vocabulary and the GRE

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. […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]