GRE Preparation - Part 2 (Quantitative)

Prepare to excel on the GRE with a math review. This course provides techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE's unique new question formats.
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If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you will likely have to take the GRE. This course is here to help!

Part 2 features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE's unique new question formats. You will find pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking, too. Be prepared to excel on exam day and to achieve your best potential score!

With GRE Preparation – Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical), you will be prepared for all aspects of the computerized GRE® revised General Test.

What you will learn

  • Learn to effectively be prepared for the Quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Understand how to eliminate wrong answers and manage your time during the test
  • Learn to relieve stress and anxiety during the test Discover how to answer quantitative comparison questions
  • Gain tactics for answering data interpretation and standard math questions

How you will benefit

  • Be prepared for the GRE which will result in a better score
  • Be able to relax and not panic when taking the test
  • Manage your time more efficiently during the test
  • Feel totally confident on test day

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6 Weeks or 3 Months access
  • 24 course hours

You may have heard that you can't study for the GRE. But that's not true! There are many things you can do to prepare for the GRE, and the more time you spend preparing the better your scores will be. This lesson tells you everything you need to know about the general makeup of the GRE, so you know what to expect come test day.

You've seen traditional multiple-choice questions before, but have you experienced quantitative comparisons or math questions that can have more than one correct answer? Don't worry; this lesson introduces you to all types of GRE math questions, so you will know exactly what's in store.

You learned arithmetic in grade school, but you may have forgotten some of the basics that you will see in the GRE math sections. You will review the essentials such as multiplication and division, and clarify concepts that might be a little fuzzy, like exponents and fractions.

Review all the pertinent standard algebra concepts you may not remember from high school, such as variables, factoring, and functions, so that you will know exactly how to answer algebra-related GRE questions.

This lesson continues your math review with a discussion about coordinate geometry. You will look at the basics, such as intercepts and slope, then you will explore functions and how to graph them on the coordinate plane.

Because geometry is another component of the GRE math questions, you will review the most tested concepts in this lesson. Rediscover the properties of angles, triangles, squares, circles, and other shapes so that you can answer questions that ask for those pesky measurements for lines, curves, and angles.

You don't have to take a statistics class to master the concepts for the GRE. Most statistics, probability, and other less-familiar math questions on the test are fairly basic. In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare for them all, including tendency, frequency, and probability.

Now you will apply the math concepts you reviewed to a brand-new question type: GRE Quantitative Comparison Questions. These questions present two values with three answer options: determine which is greater, equal, or the question doesn't provide enough information to decide.

The GRE quantitative reasoning sections will likely include a group of data interpretation questions. These questions aren't too difficult if you're prepared for them and preparing for them is what this lesson is all about!

The majority of GRE math questions aren't data comparisons or data interpretations. They're the standard math questions you're used to solving: equations, values, and word problems. In this lesson, you will practice using the tools you will need to work through these problems quickly.

Practice makes perfect, and this lesson will provide you ample opportunity to reach perfection! By analyzing a practice quantitative reasoning section, you will solidify your approach to GRE math questions.

The final lesson continues the dissection of a sample GRE quantitative reasoning section. You will focus on how to answer the variety of question formats for standard math questions and practice analyzing data in graphs and charts.

Laura Davis received a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis. She has taught GRE preparation courses since 2006.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

Instructor-Led: Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have 3 month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.