In alignment with county, city and campus recommendations, Health Professions Advising will be offering only phone appointments through April 7. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit hpadvising.ucdavis.edu. Please note that we will offer regular programming online throughout the spring quarter. Please visit our website and Facebook page to learn more. If you have any questions, please email healthprofessionsadvising@ucdavis.edu.

2020 Spring 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 Spring or Summer 2020. 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!

  • Spring 2020 Schedule & Zoom Links
  • GRE Session 1 – Verbal Reasoning: Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing
    April 9th | 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 – Quantitative Reasoning: PEMDAS, MADSPM, and More
    April 23rd | 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 3 – Quantitative Reasoning: Plugging-In the Variables
    May 7th | 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 4 – Quantitative Reasoning: Geometric Oddities
    May 21st | 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 5 – Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematical Miscellany
    June 4th | 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.