Introduction to the GRE

Who is the GRE for? What types of questions are on it? Learn more about the GRE and if it's right for you
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Students of this course will leave with an understanding of what's on the GRE, how to study for it, and test-taking strategies. Each video is less than 10 minutes long but is packed with important information that will help you get comfortable with the exam, how to prepare, and it's structure.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understanding of what's included on the GRE
  • Understand the strategy for skipping questions and pacing
  • Get on a study plan and know where to look for other resources
  • Effectively manage stress on test day
  • Know how the scoring works

Who is the target audience?

  • Students looking to take the GRE

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction to the GRE

You might have just heard of the GRE for the first time, and are wondering exactly what this test is all about. For starters, the GRE, which stands for Graduate Required Examination, is the general test for most grad schools (you can think of it as the SAT for grad school).

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New GRE Format 2012

GRE Question Type Breakdown

Section 2: Section Breakdown

GRE Quantitative Reasoning

Breakdown of the Most Commonly Tested GRE Quant Concepts


GRE Verbal Reasoning

GRE Verbal Sections: Question Type Breakdown

Section 3: Taking the Test

GRE Scoring

Average GRE Scores


Will the New GRE be Adaptive?


Pacing on the GRE Verbal Sections

Pacing on the GRE Math Sections

Pacing for Both the Current and New GRE

Section 4: Test Day

How Hard is the GRE?

Five Mantras to Fight Test Day Doubts


Tips for the day/night before?

Section 5: Next Steps

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Instructor Biography

Magoosh makes test prep more affordable and accessible.

Instructor Biography

Chris Lele, GRE Expert

For the last ten years, Chris has been helping students excel on the SAT, GRE, and GMAT. In this time, he has coached 5 students to a perfect SAT score. Some of his GRE students have raised their scores by nearly 400 points. He has taken many GMAT students from the doldrums of the 600s to the coveted land of the 700+.

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