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
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