Most people taking the GRE sit for the computer GRE. But did you know there’s also a GRE paper test? Offered in locations where the computer GRE is unavailable, the paper-based GRE is a physical version of the computer GRE. Aside from format, though, are the two tests really all that different?
Read on to explore everything you need to know about the GRE paper test, including what it is, who takes it, and when it’s administered. We’ll also conduct a brief GRE paper vs computer comparison and give you advice on how to study effectively for the paper-based GRE.
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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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As with all exams, GRE takers want to know how to do well on it — essentially, how to pass the GRE. But the truth is, you can’t pass or fail the GRE. Really! There’s no GRE pass rate like there is for the Bar Exam. Instead, you can send schools any GRE scores you want, regardless of how high or low they are. So, then, what do we mean by the phrase “pass the GRE”? To us, passing the GRE means getting the scores you need to get into the programs you wish to attend.
In this guide, we’ll start by taking a look at the variety of ways test takers can “pass” or “fail” the GRE. Then, we’ll show you how to pass the GRE exam and reach your goal score. Finally, we’ll give you detailed advice on what you can do if your goal scores are out of reach.
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All GRE takers want to know how to do well on the GRE. But what exactly does “doing well” mean? In truth, you don’t have to ace the GRE in order to do well on it — you just have to get the GRE scores you need to get into the programs you want to attend.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at what doing well on the GRE really means and give you tips on how to get a good GRE score for you on test day.
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Do you want to know the best way to study for the GRE? In this guide, we’ll fill you in on the foundational principles of good GRE preparation. Then we’ll review some common studying methods to help you figure out the best way to study for GRE high scores. Finally, we’ll close out with some essential tips you can implement with any study plan.
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A perfect GRE score can seem like a magic bullet that will make all your dreams come true. But is this really the case?
In this total guide to perfect GRE scores, we’ll discuss what a perfect score on the GRE is. Then we’ll delve into the potential benefits and drawbacks of pursuing a perfect score and the question of whether or not you need a perfect score. Finally, we’ll wrap up with some tips on achieving that GRE perfect score, should you decide to pursue one.
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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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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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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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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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