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 […]

## 10 Ways to Effectively Study Vocab Words

Before we get started on our list of 10 effective ways of studying vocab words, you’ll need to get your words together! If you don’t already have a list prepared or given to you, you can hop over to our GRE Free Help Area and grab our Repeat Offenders List! This contains the GRE’s top 700 […]

## Quantitative: Holiday Dilemmas

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 […]

## 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. […]

## 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.

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