The two most frequent questions students have about the GRE are: “What math do I need to study,” and “What vocab do I need to know?” If you’re here, you’re likely trying to find answers to the second question. So, how does the GRE test your vocabulary? Let’s talk about it. GRE Vocabulary Having a […]

## 3 Self-Study Options for the GRE

If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about knocking out your GRE. A lot of clarity comes by taking the GRE early in the admissions process. You don’t need to do anything elaborate or over commit yourself. You can start your GRE prep without disrupting the rest of your life. The key is time and consistency. […]

## 12 Week Study Plan to Knock Out the GRE

Let’s Knock Out Your GRE If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about applying to business school, law school, or graduate school. The GRE is one of the most important steps you will take to get into the college you want, so plan for it. Relying on luck and hope to get a good score is […]

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

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. One of the greatest […]

## Everything Counts on the GRE: Permutation and Combination Formulas

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

## The Foundations for Success on the GRE

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. […]