Category Archives: Revised GRE

Sample GRE Multiple Choice Math Problem – FOIL or Factor?

On every GRE Math section, the test makers try to come up with a few extremely difficult problems that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The really evil part, though, is that even these problems can be … Continue reading

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What is a good score on the GRE?

One of the most common questions on this blog is, “What is a good score on the GRE?” Invariably, the answer is “it depends,” and it does. Generally speaking, whether a GRE score is good (or not) is relative to … Continue reading

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Quantitative Comparison Example Problem

The Quantitative Comparison question type on the GRE can be very challenging. Essentially, you are given some information (usually in the form of a sentence, equation, or picture) and then two quantities. You are then asked to determine: A if … Continue reading

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Obscure Curses & Interesting Insults – GRE Vocabulary at its Worst!

One of the problems with the continued devolution (u kno wht i mean) of the English language is that we have lost our touch for awesome and clever insults. Rather than relying upon carefully crafted vituperates, most people express themselves … Continue reading

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ETS Says Students Should NOT Trust Their First Instincts on the GRE

As you should all know, the GRE was revised in August 2011. Among the many changes introduced by the ETS was a “mark and review” feature. This feature allows students to bookmark questions and return to them before moving onto … Continue reading

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GRE Text Completion

Here is an example of a simple Text Completion question you might see on the GRE. Despite the best efforts of our nation’s most thorough reporters, the candidates’ economic reform policies remain _____; it is not enough to comment on … Continue reading

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GRE Example Problem – Order of Operations

Learn more about what you need to know to do well on GRE Math by taking some time to complete this GRE Math example problem. If L = (a – b) – c and R = a – (b – … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal – Fill in the Blank

Did you know that Test Masters’ GRE course provides students with a(n) ______ method to solving those ______ fill-in-the-blank questions? (a)   celebratory … facile (b)   economical … sassy (c)   melodramatic … scandalous (d)   derogatory … petulant (e)   effective … bothersome … Continue reading

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