How to approach the GRE

How to approach the GRE

We get many GRE related questions, as this is a viable alternative to GMAT.  Below we have compiles some top-level tips for those just getting started:

The GRE consists of three tasks – writing, the English (verbal) questions and the maths questions. There are two essays, two verbal sections and two maths sections. There is also one unscored section, which may appear at any stage of the test and is used for research purposes.

1. Maths questions progress from easy to hard in each of the maths sections, but all questions have the same value. Therefore, it is very important to get the easy questions at the start right. Double-check, triple-check your answers to these easy questions, as the test writers are very good at getting you to make mistakes.

2. The vocabulary used in the verbal sections is vast. There are many words I had never seen before. Don’t panic! Use your knowledge of other languages to try to decipher the meaning of words you have not seen before. All test takers will be in this position.

3. The two essays are quite different. Practice with both. The analysis of an issue task calls for your own opinion. On the other hand, there is no place for your opinion in the analysis of an argument task. Your job is merely to point out the logical flaws in an argument you are presented with.

 

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