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How To Prepare for the GRE: Four Essential Things You Need

A friend of mine is planning on taking the GRE in July. Having been out of school for a little while, he’s worried that his test-taking and studying skills have eroded away a bit, and he’s been asking me what … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Two Example Quantitative Comparison Problems and Solutions

Example QC #1 If only we had calculators…then this problem would be a piece of cake! Well, for those of you taking the new GRE, you will have a calculator, so this problem would be a breeze. But for those … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Two Example Algebra Problems and Solutions

Example Algebra Problem #1 This problem presents you with a system of equations. As you can see, you have two variables, x and y, and you have two equations that use x and y. When you have multiple variables, the … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Two More Example Geometry Problems and Solutions

Example Geometry Problem #3 The problem states that the triangle depicted is an isosceles triangle. Remember, there are two qualities that define an isosceles triangle: 1) two identical sides 2) two identical angles If you have one, you will automatically … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Two Difficult Example Problems and Solutions

Example Difficult Arithmetic Problem These problems aren’t difficult because they use particularly complicated mathematical principles — they’re difficult because they’re a little tricky. They require you to think a little beyond what’s given directly to you. This problem looks a … Continue reading

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GRE Verbal: Two Example Problems and Solutions

So just to clarify on our last post, the GRE will be offered in the month of July. Sorry about the confusion, folks! Time for some example problems! Example Sentence Completion Problem All sentence completion questions are about half vocabulary … Continue reading

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Sentence Equivalence on the New GRE: The New Kid on the Block

Sentence equivalence problems are a new type of question on the Verbal Reasoning section of the new GRE (aka the revised GRE, coming August 2011).  In this type of question, you will be given a sentence with an omitted word. … Continue reading

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GRE Math: Two Example Math Problems

Example Problem #1 This is a fun problem.  The problem tells us that ∆ABC and ∆DEF have the same area.  It also tells us that AD > CF.  The problem is asking us about altitude, which is height. From this … Continue reading

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