GRE Prep

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2020 Fall GRE Prep

This series of five workshops will help you understand how to identify what a question is expecting you to do and which part of each skill set you will need to apply to successfully answer that question. You will also learn specific activities you can do to build up each skill as you prepare for the GRE. This program targets students taking the GRE in Fall or Winter. Registration is not required. For updates, like us on Facebook.

Unable to attend a session? Sessions are independent of each other, so please feel free to continue to attend the other sessions!

  • Fall 2020 Schedule & Zoom Links
  • GRE Session 1 – Verbal Reasoning: Vocabulary & Writing

    October 15th | Zoom Link
    In this session you will learn strategies to approach the two vocabulary question types and the five reading comprehension question types on the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE. Text completion and sentence equivalence questions can be approach in a systematic way that can help get around deficiencies in vocabulary. Critical reasoning skills, as well as speed reading/scanning techniques, are both required to be successful on reading comprehension questions. In addition, we will discuss the two types of writing prompts and learn about the format that will help you maximize your score on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.

    GRE Session 2 – Verbal Reasoning: Reading Comprehension
    November 19th | Zoom Link

    In this session you will learn strategies to approach the five reading comprehension question types on the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE.  Critical reasoning skills, as well as speed reading/scanning techniques, are both required to be successful on reading comprehension questions.

    GRE Session 3 – Quantitative Reasoning: Fundamental Mathematical Rules

    October 29th | Zoom Link
    The math on the GRE isn’t difficult, it is dusty. It is very likely you don’t clearly remember things like simplifying fractions, finding least common multiples, order of operations, etc. These are concepts most haven’t touched upon directly since middle school and you are expected to be fluent with them. We will build back up your math vocabulary and basic mathematical techniques most required for the GRE.

    GRE Session 4 – Quantitative Reasoning: Plugging-In & Organizing Work

    November 5th | Zoom Link
    The math on the GRE isn’t difficult, it is obfuscated. The other common problem with math on the GRE is that the questions are written so it is difficult to understand what task you are expected to accomplish. This, along with the limited function calculator and unusual questions types like quantitative comparisons, can make the GRE seem daunting. In this session, we will demystify these murky questions and give you several strategies to feel more confident on even the most confusing word questions.

    GRE Session 5 – Quantitative Reasoning: Geometric Oddities

    November 12th | Zoom Link
    In this session you will delve into the world of triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons and relearn all those obscure rules about the sum of angles, areas, perimeters, etc. You will discover that the GRE is willing to misrepresent angles to make questions more difficult, so you must always remember figures are not drawn to scale.

    GRE Session 6 – Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematical Miscellany
    November 19th | Zoom Link

    GRE Math includes many mathematical concepts that mostly don’t get used on a daily basis. Everything from probability, combinations, and permutations to rate and ratios are fair game. In this session, you will brush off these dusty concepts and give learn several strategies to feel more confident these obscure topics.