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. […]

## 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.

## 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, […]

## Quantitative Reasoning: First Steps for Success

Study Smart There’s an aphorism attributed to Laozi, father of Taoism: “A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.” While it might seem trite, this cliché is applicable to preparation for the GRE. Once you’ve made the commitment to apply to business school, grad school, or law school and are ready to prepare […]

## The GRE English Subject Test

GRE Subject Test Overview In contrast to the GRE General Test, which is required for many if not the majority of grad school programs, GRE Subject Tests are intended specifically for graduate applicants to programs in many STEM fields, in Psychology, or in English Literature. In addition to the basic GRE score, many programs (especially […]

## Complete Answer Explanations for First Quantitative Section of PowerPrep Plus 1

More Material, More Explanations, Just the Beginning As we covered in depth last fall, ETS has unveiled two new official GRE practice tests. Naturally you want to work with the latest and greatest new problems and get answers to your questions. We are pleased to announce complete answer explanations for the first Quant section of […]