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Module B: In-depth GRE® General Test Preparation for Students

Module B includes five different sessions, each with a video presentation (with voice-over) and resources, which are described below. The sessions provide information about the GRE® Program, GRE® General Test and the test-day experience, as well as detailed information about the types of questions on each of the General Test measures along with tips and strategies for approaching the test questions.

Module B users are also advised to incorporate the two POWERPREP® Online practice tests into their programs. POWERPREP practice test #1 can be used early in the program to get a baseline measurement for each student in the program. POWERPREP practice test #2 can be used at the end of the program to evaluate the students' progress. Students can access both free POWERPREP Online practice tests in the ETS account they need to create in order to register for the GRE General Test.

Session 1: Overview of the GRE Program

This presentation offers information about the GRE testing program, services and resources for test takers.

Additional Resources

Bulletins

Test Preparation

Score Use and Acceptance

Flyers

  • Returning to School Flyer — illustrates why getting an advanced degree is a smart move and provides tips to help test takers get started with the process

Session 2: Overview of the GRE General Test and Test Day Experience

Learn about the GRE General Test, registration tips, getting and sending scores, and test preparation tools in the Overview video. Then learn about what to expect on test day, tips and strategies during the test, and getting unofficial scores after the test in the Test Day video.

Additional Resources

Session 3: Preparing for the Analytical Writing Measure

This presentation offers:

  • an introduction to the Analytical Writing measure
  • task types and strategies for answering
  • general strategies

Additional Resources

Session 4: Preparing for the Verbal Reasoning Measure

This presentation offers:

  • an introduction to the Verbal Reasoning measure
  • question types and strategies for answering
  • general strategies

Additional Resources

Session 5: Preparing for the Quantitative Reasoning Measure

This presentation includes:

  • an introduction to the Quantitative Reasoning measure
  • question types and strategies for answering
  • information about the on-screen calculator
  • general problem-solving steps and strategies

Additional Resources

  • Quantitative Reasoning Overview — includes sample questions and tips for answering, strategies for solving problems and more
  • Math Review — covers the concepts test takers may see when they take the GRE General Test; includes definitions, properties, examples, a set of exercises with answers at the end of each section, and links to FREE instructional videos on the Khan Academy® website
  • Math Conventions — covers mathematical assumptions particular to the GRE General Test; includes notation, terminology, and guidelines for interpreting and using information given in test questions

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