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5 Ways to Overcome GRE Test Anxiety 

1. Know The Test. Some bad news about the GRE is it tests virtually nothing you learned in college and nothing you will work on in graduate school. So unless you’ve been practicing geometry in college or studying etymology, the GRE is going to take preparation. But there is good news: the GRE only tests

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Managing GRE Assumption Questions

One of the more common critical reasoning question types used on the GRE are assumption questions.  GRE assumption questions require you to find the author’s evidence and the author’s conclusion.  You are required to build the necessary link between the two that the author felt was so self evident that it need not be stated.

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GRE Math Test-Day Tips

Or — How to manage time on the GRE math section Many students simply do not know how to approach the GRE quantitative section without attempting to solve the problems mathematically.  Although the quantitative section does require some math knowledge, attacking each question mathematically using causes a huge time deficit and the test taker does

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GRE Math Basics: Circles

Circles:  knowing that all measures of a circle are related through the radius is very helpful for Test Day.  In circle problems, we should always mark the radius and write down the relevant formulas.  There are only a few formulas to memorize for GRE circle geometry.  However, being able to apply these formulas and switch

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GRE Math Basics: Triangles

Mastering Triangles on the GRE Understanding the basic properties of triangles can be an amazing savings of time and frustration on the GRE. Once you’ve mastered triangle properties, you’ll find that many geometry problems become quite simple. But — you must invest the time and energy to internalize the properties! These are the most common

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GRE Math Basics Part 2: Factors, Multiples, and Prime Numbers

There certainly is a lot to know when preparing for the GRE.  However, it is imperative that you are studying highly tested facts versus ambiguous material that rarely shows up on the test.  It’s easy to think that you simply need to focus on high school math concepts such as geometry, algebra, proportions, fractions, percents,

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GRE Divisibility Rules: Math Fundamentals Part 1

A GRE Math Cheat Sheet There certainly is a lot to know when preparing for the GRE.  However, it is imperative that you are studying highly tested facts versus ambiguous material that rarely shows up on the test.  It’s easy to think that you simply need to focus on high school math concepts such as

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GRE Timing and Strategic Guessing Strategies

How can you use test-taking strategy to improve your GRE score? The GRE is not just about testing your verbal and math skills.  A huge part of the exam is based on your critical thinking ability and how quickly you can answer the questions correctly.  If the GRE were an untimed exam, scores would be

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