GRE Preparation Tips from U.S. News & World Report

A recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Kevin Waida earned a BA in communications, with a double minor in business and financial planning. Kevin Waida plans on attending graduate school in the near future and has already started studying for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

According to U.S. News & World Report, there are a number of ways to prepare for the three-section GRE, including revisiting former academic subjects and taking practice tests. U.S. News states that GRE test takers can prepare for the quantitative reasoning section by reviewing algebra and geometry concepts that many students haven’t directly studied since high school. While some students use geometry and algebra in various college courses, a GRE tutor for Creative Tutors explains that it’s important for GRE test takers to complete example problems in fundamental math to prepare for specific questions in the GRE’s quantitative reasoning section.

U.S. News also strongly recommends that GRE test takers utilize practice GRE tests to become familiar with the test’s unusual format. In the U.S. News article, a national GRE content director for the Princeton Review asserts that students greatly jeopardize their chance for success when they take the GRE without understanding the format. U.S. News notes that the Princeton Review, Educational Testing Service, and Kaplan offer free, online computer-adaptive tests to help students prepare for the GRE experience.

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