You can’t claim to be ready for the GRE if you don’t know the ins and outs of Quantitative Comparison questions. This type of question, also known as “Quant Comp,” plays a critical role on the Quantitative Reasoning section, accounting for approximately 38 percent of all math questions. That’s more than a third of your overall Quant score!
But what exactly are you being tested on with these questions? And are there any tips for approaching them on the GRE? In this article, we’ll explore the function and purpose of Quantitative Comparisons. We’ll also give you advice on how to study and successfully tackle Quantitative Comparison questions on test day.
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Feel like you’re running out of time before test day? I know the feeling. The GRE is a tricky, intimidating test, but you’re going to have to brave it at some point. Still, what if something serious comes up on test day? Or what if you’re struggling to find time to study for it? Is it possible to just reschedule the GRE?
The good news is, you can reschedule GRE dates. But whether you should reschedule is an entirely different matter. In this article, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to reschedule the GRE. We’ll also take a look at rescheduling fees, how rescheduling procedures differ by country, and when it’s OK (and not OK) to reschedule the GRE test.
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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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What’s the probability of getting a perfect GRE Quant score? While you don’t have to be a math whiz to score highly on the GRE, you do need to be able to understand the basic concepts being tested, one of which is probability. Knowing what kind of GRE probability questions to expect will give you a little more confidence on Quant — and help raise your Quant score!
In this extensive GRE probability review, we’ll start by covering what probability is and the ways it’s presented on the GRE. Then, we’ll teach you all of the basic rules and formulas you need to know as well as give you tips for studying probability and approaching GRE probability questions on test day.
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Geometry might not be your strong suit, but you’re going to encounter it on GRE Quant, guaranteed. So how can you score highly on it? What are the formulas, rules, and terms you’ll need to know so you can solve GRE geometry problems quickly and accurately?
In this extensive GRE geometry review, we’ll go over the basics of geometry, including the major rules and formulas, and offer detailed explanations for official practice questions. We’ll also cover techniques for studying geometry as well as how you can effectively approach these questions on test day.
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Whether you’re a math major or one of those haven’t-studied-math-since-high-school types, the GRE is going to test you on a myriad of math topics, from shapes and symbols to tables and coordinate systems. And the only way you can attack the Quantitative Reasoning section head-on is by knowing exactly how the GRE plans to challenge you. In other words, what kind of math is on the GRE? What specific GRE math topics should you study ahead of time? And what do GRE math questions actually look like?
In this comprehensive GRE math review, we’ll explore the ins and outs of the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section, taking a look at the various concepts you’ll be tested on and providing you with our best tips for effective studying.
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Whether you’ve already taken the GRE or are getting ready to buckle down and study for it, you’ve probably wondered what your GRE Verbal score should be in order to stand apart from other applicants.
In this article, we’ll discuss what makes a GRE Verbal score good, as well as how to figure out what a good score is for you and your schools.
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You already know the GRE Quantitative section is all about math. But how high of a score do you truly need to do well on it? And what’s a good GRE Quantitative score for the grad programs you’re applying to?
In this article, we’ll go over the basics of GRE scoring and what’s considered a good Quantitative score. We’ll then take an in-depth look at how you can set, as well as achieve, your ideal GRE Quantitative score.
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If you’re worried about the GRE Quant section, you’re not alone. Not everyone taking the GRE is an aspiring engineer or an exceptional mathematician. In fact, many of us are surprised to find we remember little of the basic math concepts we studied back in high school. (When I took the GRE in 2015, I hadn’t studied math in more than six years!)
But Quant really isn’t all that bad, as long as you know what to expect. And it never hurts to have a couple of tricks up your sleeve, either. No, I’m not talking about cheating. Just our handy, dandy GRE formulas!
For this GRE math cheat sheet, I’ll explain why all test takers should memorize GRE math formulas, go over what these formulas are, and give you detailed tips on how to integrate them effectively into your test prep.
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Ever wondered what it’s like studying for the GRE? Chances are you envision a giant pile of textbooks or a floor submerged in crumpled-up scratch paper. But did you know you can also study for the GRE using your smart phone? GRE apps allow you to hone your test-taking skills anytime, anywhere. And some of them are completely free, too.
Follow along as we take a look at the top four GRE prep apps and the unique benefits they offer test takers. We’ll also go over what makes a good GRE app and give you tips on how you can integrate apps into your studies.
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