You know GRE vocabulary is challenging. But just why are GRE vocabulary questions difficult? How can you master GRE words and more importantly, ace the verbal section of the GRE?
My name is Erika, and I lead our GRE Prep Program. I got a perfect score (V170) on GRE Verbal, and I’m here to teach you to apply the same tactics I used to get a great GRE score. In this guide, I’ll cover…
- Why vocabulary is critical to a great verbal score (and how to improve yours)
- The 3 challenges to acing vocab questions (and how our GRE vocabulary course overcomes them)
- How to access our GRE vocabulary course (for FREE!)
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There are many ways to study for the GRE, and taking a GRE quiz can be a fun way to prepare for the exam. There are numerous GRE quizzes out there, but not all of them are high-quality, and not all of them may help you meet your score goals for the exam.
In this guide, we’ll explain exactly which GRE quizzes to take and how to get the most out of them. We explain what to look for in a GRE practice quiz, give our list of the top GRE quizzes (organized by topic), and explain when to use GRE quizzes, so that you can craft a study plan to help you get your best GRE score.
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If you’re studying for the GRE, you likely know that it’s important to have a strong vocabulary before test day. GRE vocab quizzes are one of the best ways to learn new vocabulary words, and you may even have a bit of fun in the process!
GRE vocabulary quizzes have become increasingly popular recently, but some are higher-quality than others. It’s important to only take the best GRE vocab quizzes since low-quality quizzes won’t really help you prepare for the test.
In this guide, we explain everything vocab quizzes can and can’t help you with, what you should be looking for in a GRE vocab quiz, what the best seven GRE vocabulary quizzes are, and end with more resources to take your vocab prep to the next level.
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Some people tout learning GRE word roots as the key to conquering the vocab questions on the Verbal section. But are they correct?
In this comprehensive introduction to root words for GRE Verbal, we’ll introduce the root word strategy, consider the pros and cons, and make our own recommendation about how to best use and study root words in your own prep plan. Plus, we have a list of some common word roots that you may find useful for the GRE!
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GRE sentence equivalence questions are a unique Verbal question type that can be confusing if you aren’t sure what to expect. They do require you to identify synonyms and understand how vocab words are used in context, but they aren’t as complicated as they seem!
In this total guide to GRE sentence equivalence questions, we’ll introduce this question type, give specific tips for approaching sentence equivalence, present sample questions and explanations, and offer guidance on how to prepare.
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The GRE has some unusual question styles, but they’re often less complicated than they seem. GRE text completion questions may look intimidating, but they’re really just overgrown fill-in-the-blank questions.
In this comprehensive guide to GRE text completion, we’ll give a quick intro to the question format, tips for answering text completion questions, and some examples and explanations, so you know exactly what to expect from (and how to prepare for) this unique variety of GRE question.
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Studying diligently is important for performing well on GRE Verbal. But is rote memorization of tough vocab really the only way to study for it? And more importantly, are there any study methods out there for GRE vocab that are, well, actually fun?
Follow along as I introduce you to the four best GRE vocabulary games currently available. We’ll also take an in-depth look at what qualities to look for in a vocab game and how you can integrate these games effectively into your test prep.
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Feeling vexed by the GRE Verbal section? Or just not sure how to maximize your score? You’ve come to the right place!
In this total guide to acing GRE Verbal, we’ll give a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to get a great score. We’ll start with a quick bird’s-eye-view of the section, and then go in-depth on each question type. After that we’ll go over how to prepare for the test—with a special section on addressing common weaknesses. Finally, we’ll suggest some strategies for success on test day and provide a couple of extra tips for those of you who are going for that perfect 170!
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You probably know that the Verbal section of the GRE has a lot of complex vocabulary. But how do you know which words you need to know? If you’ve been looking for the best GRE vocabulary list out there, look no further—we’ve got it!
What makes this list the best one around? It strategically synthesizes the best expert GRE lists with words from official GRE practice material. We’ll let you in on the whole process and then present the 357 GRE words you need to know.
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Learning GRE vocabulary can be overwhelming. Where should you start? How can you find the best GRE words to learn?
To help you get a leg up on learning GRE vocab, we’ve created several GRE vocabulary PDFs for you. We have a GRE word list, GRE vocabulary flashcards, and even a list with blank definitions for you to use for GRE vocabulary practice!
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