Course Code: tp4
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
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 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 three-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 2 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 before your three-month access expires.
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 2 weeks plus 10 days 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.
My instructor for the course was VERY good at helping me to solve difficult problems and to CLEARLY walk through them step by step with me. This is a great course. I feel 100% better prepared for taking my GRE and am grateful for the opportunity to take this class online (as I live far from town). Thanks for a great learning experience!"
Thanks a bunch! This has helped me greatly to remember things I thought were gone forever!"
Thank you so much for everything! I've learned new ways to approach problems that I previously thought were beyond my ability! Also I so appreciate your encouraging way of communicating and your patience in explaining problems step-by-step. This course has actually helped me feel hopeful and positive about this test, instead of just terrified! THANK YOU!"
The course work was extremely well organized. The material for each Lesson was clearly, and precisely outlined and presented. The Instructor was well informed, very well prepared, and very helpful."
The instructor is fabulous! She answers any and all questions, quickly and thoroughly. I would recommend this course to anyone taking the GRE's."
This course has helped to be more focused. I now know what I must to do to become better. It has been insightful information that will be used in many other test taking situations. Thank you and wish me luck!"
This course was exactly what I was looking for in order to refresh myself with the material. I am so glad that I found it!"
Very informative and convenient"