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Sample Math Problem: It’s hip to be a square…or a cube!

Geometry is heavily tested on the GRE Math section, and a thorough review of geometrical concepts is essential to a high score. Consider the following problem: “If the length of an edge of a cube X is twice the length … Continue reading

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Sample GRE Verbal Reasoning Question: Ellen Richards

Each week “It’s not GREek!” will present you with question types you are likely to see on the GRE, as well as a brief explanation on how to arrive at the answer for each question. We’ll start by examining a … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal Reasoning Problem: Alaskan wildlife

“It’s not GREek!” will present you with question types you are likely to see on the GRE, as well as a brief explanation on how to arrive at the answer for each question. We’ll start by examining a few simple … Continue reading

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Sample Math Problem: Two trains leave the station…

“It’s not GREek!” will present you with question types you are likely to see on the GRE, as well as a brief explanation on how to arrive at the answer for each question. This week we will turn our attention … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal Reasoning Problem: An arduous hike

  Each week “It’s not GREek!” will present you with question types you are likely to see on the GRE, as well as a brief explanation on how to arrive at the answer for each question. We’ll start by examining … Continue reading

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Sample Critical Reading Problem!

Below is sample critical reading problem that has appeared on the verbal reasoning section of a past GRE, along with a solution. PROBLEM: Question type! Inference Which of the following inferences about Henry James’s awareness of novelistic construction is best … Continue reading

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Sample Sentence Completion Problem!

Below is sample sentence completion problem that has appeared on the verbal reasoning section of a past GRE, along with a solution. PROBLEM: Number theory is rich in problems of an especially —– sort: they are tantalizingly simple to state … Continue reading

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GRE Practice Tests: Three Things To Do When Practicing for the GRE

Not all practice is made equal. It takes more than just doing a bunch of problems and then scoring yourself to really prepare yourself for the real thing. “Doing problems” is not all that’s involved in practice. If you aren’t … Continue reading

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