You know GRE vocabulary is challenging. But just why are GRE vocabulary questions difficult? How can you master GRE words and more importantly, ace the verbal section of the GRE?
My name is Erika, and I lead our GRE Prep Program. I got a perfect score (V170) on GRE Verbal, and I’m here to teach you to apply the same tactics I used to get a great GRE score. In this guide, I’ll cover…
- Why vocabulary is critical to a great verbal score (and how to improve yours)
- The 3 challenges to acing vocab questions (and how our GRE vocabulary course overcomes them)
- How to access our GRE vocabulary course (for FREE!)
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Not sure how to prepare for the GRE Verbal section? The Verbal section is an important part of the GRE, and if you’re not sure what or how you should be studying, it can be difficult to begin your prep.
That’s where this guide comes in! We’ll give an overview of GRE verbal section, then walk you through every step you need to take in order to develop the best study plan and get the Verbal score you want. We end with tips to make sure your study plan is top-notch so you can reach your GRE Verbal goal score.
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If you’re studying for the GRE, you likely know that it’s important to have a strong vocabulary before test day. GRE vocab quizzes are one of the best ways to learn new vocabulary words, and you may even have a bit of fun in the process!
GRE vocabulary quizzes have become increasingly popular recently, but some are higher-quality than others. It’s important to only take the best GRE vocab quizzes since low-quality quizzes won’t really help you prepare for the test.
In this guide, we explain everything vocab quizzes can and can’t help you with, what you should be looking for in a GRE vocab quiz, what the best seven GRE vocabulary quizzes are, and end with more resources to take your vocab prep to the next level.
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Some people tout learning GRE word roots as the key to conquering the vocab questions on the Verbal section. But are they correct?
In this comprehensive introduction to root words for GRE Verbal, we’ll introduce the root word strategy, consider the pros and cons, and make our own recommendation about how to best use and study root words in your own prep plan. Plus, we have a list of some common word roots that you may find useful for the GRE!
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GRE Reading Comprehension questions can be one of the most intimidating question types you see on the exam. You’re expected to read a high-level passage on one of a large number of diverse topics, then answer questions on main idea, author’s viewpoint, supporting evidence, and more. It’s easy to feel like these questions are overwhelming, especially if you haven’t done a lot of preparation yet.
But the good news is, we’re here to help. This guide will explain everything you need to know to get great GRE Reading Comprehension Practice. We’ll go over what to expect from reading comprehension questions, how to prepare for these questions, the practice materials you should use, and strategies to use when answering these questions.
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GRE sentence equivalence questions are a unique Verbal question type that can be confusing if you aren’t sure what to expect. They do require you to identify synonyms and understand how vocab words are used in context, but they aren’t as complicated as they seem!
In this total guide to GRE sentence equivalence questions, we’ll introduce this question type, give specific tips for approaching sentence equivalence, present sample questions and explanations, and offer guidance on how to prepare.
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The GRE has some unusual question styles, but they’re often less complicated than they seem. GRE text completion questions may look intimidating, but they’re really just overgrown fill-in-the-blank questions.
In this comprehensive guide to GRE text completion, we’ll give a quick intro to the question format, tips for answering text completion questions, and some examples and explanations, so you know exactly what to expect from (and how to prepare for) this unique variety of GRE question.
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Studying diligently is important for performing well on GRE Verbal. But is rote memorization of tough vocab really the only way to study for it? And more importantly, are there any study methods out there for GRE vocab that are, well, actually fun?
Follow along as I introduce you to the four best GRE vocabulary games currently available. We’ll also take an in-depth look at what qualities to look for in a vocab game and how you can integrate these games effectively into your test prep.
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After getting into college, you probably thought you were done with reading comprehension passages. But if you need to take the GRE, it’s time to face these questions again—but in a denser, dizzier, more advanced form.
Luckily, we’re here to break down everything you need to know about GRE passages. We’ll talk about what questions you can expect to see on the test, how to best approach GRE reading comprehension passages, and give you strategic tips for finding the right answer.
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Feeling vexed by the GRE Verbal section? Or just not sure how to maximize your score? You’ve come to the right place!
In this total guide to acing GRE Verbal, we’ll give a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to get a great score. We’ll start with a quick bird’s-eye-view of the section, and then go in-depth on each question type. After that we’ll go over how to prepare for the test—with a special section on addressing common weaknesses. Finally, we’ll suggest some strategies for success on test day and provide a couple of extra tips for those of you who are going for that perfect 170!
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