The GRE Analytical Writing Section Overview

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What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these skills by having you write two 30-minute essays: the Issue Essay and the Argument Essay.

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The GRE Verbal Section Overview

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According to the ETS Web site, the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE General Test “measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.” To put it in simpler terms, it measures your verbal reasoning,…

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The GRE Quantitative Section Overview

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According to the ETS Web site, the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Test measures “problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.” What doesn’t it test? This is not a test geared towards math majors; the actual math on the test is what you (hopefully) learned in high school. In…

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5 Study Tips for GRE Success

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Over 700,000 people take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) every year. The test is computer-based and the difficulty of the questions is based on your previous answers. The better you perform, the more difficult the questions become. This unusual method of testing makes it difficult for students who haven’t prepared to succeed. The GRE tests…

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