2020 Winter GRE Prep
This series of four 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.
- Winter 2020 Schedule & Topics
- January 23rd: Verbal Reasoning Part 1
In this session we will learn strategies to approach the two key vocabulary question types on the Verbal Reasoning portion of the GRE. Text completion and sentence equivalence questions can be approach in a systematic way that can help get around deficiencies in vocabulary. Ultimately, however, a concerted effort to expand your vocabulary is still required and we will provide effective techniques to accomplish this.
February 6th: Verbal Reasoning Part 2
In this session we will discuss strategies for tackling reading comprehension questions on the Verbal Reasoning portion of the GRE. Critical reasoning skills, as well as speed reading/scanning techniques, are both required to be successful on these types of 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 portion of the GRE.
February 20th: Quantitative Reasoning Part 1
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.
March 5th: Quantitative Reasoning Part 2
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 questions.