11 Tips for Making the Most of Your GRE Time

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The GRE is a long and tricky test. So how can you make sure you’re using your GRE time wisely? How long should you spend on each question? Are there ways to spend less time on certain parts of the exam?

In this guide, we give you 11 expert tips for using the GRE time to your advantage. But first, let’s go over the total GRE test time as well as how much time you have on each section and question.

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The 3 GRE Sections: Full Guide to Verbal, Math and Writing

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Before diving headfirst into your GRE studies, it’s important you take a little time to familiarize yourself with the three GRE sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.

In this article, we take a close look at the major sections of the GRE, including how they differ from one another, what kinds of questions they give you on test day, and our top tips for acing all three GRE test sections. Finally, we discuss the importance of each GRE section and why grad programs often value one section more than the others.

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How Many Questions Are on the GRE?

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If you’ve been frantically Googling “how many questions are on the GRE exam” and “GRE number of questions,” you’re not alone.

In this straightforward, de-mystifying guide, we’ll lay out how many questions you can expect to see on the GRE. You’ll find out how many questions will be scored for your exam versus how many you will actually need to answer on test day. We’ll go over both the computer and the paper-based GRE, and discuss how many questions on the GRE matter for you in your efforts to get a particular score.

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GRE Math Review: What’s on the Exam?

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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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How to Ace GRE Verbal: 13 Expert Study Tips

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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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The Ultimate GRE Study Guide: How to Max Your GRE Score

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Preparing for the GRE can sometimes seem like an overwhelming undertaking. Where do you start? Do you need to buy special study resources? How do you study for the GRE?

This complete GRE study guide will demystify the prep process and walk you through exactly how to study for the GRE to reach your best score.

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328 Official GRE Essay Topics to Practice With

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ETS has published the complete pool of 328 GRE essay topics which will ever appear on the Analytical Writing section of the test. While these collections of prompts provide unparalleled Analytical Writing practice, some test takers may find the sheer number of possible essay topics to be a bit overwhelming.

In this article, we’ve assembled over 60 official GRE essay topics for both the Issue and Argument tasks and used them to illustrate the 14 different kinds of GRE writing prompts you could see on test day. With this expert analysis, you’ll know how to tackle any GRE essay prompt that comes your way.

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Expert Guide: How Long Is The GRE?

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The GRE can feel like a slog — you have to take time out of your normal schedule, focus on complicated math and unfamiliar vocab for hours, and there’s a ton of pressure to do well.

Nonetheless, you may be wondering, “Exactly how long is the GRE?” ETS designates 4.5 hours for each testing slot, but how does that break down? We’ll cover the answer to that question plus tips to deal with the test length in this article.

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What Is the GRE? Expert Guide to the Test

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If you’re just starting to think about grad school, you probably have a lot of questions, so I’m here to answer one of the biggest ones: what is the GRE? Do you need to take the GRE? How important is it for grad school admissions? What does it test? How can you sign up for it?

This in-depth guide will answer all these questions and more. Read on for a complete overview of the GRE that will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about the test and the actions you need to take.

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