The new revised General Test for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE®) started on August 1, 2011. This test measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical abilities related to success in graduate school. This review and preparation course is designed to familiarize you with the various aspects of the recently revised exam and present an overview of the structure of the latest version of the test. It focuses on successful techniques for both the verbal and quantitative sections of the exam.
You'll prepare for the GRE general test through content area review and practice, as well as test-taking and stress-management tips. You may be asked to complete some practice work outside of class to help improve your performance. Students will practice for the test using software from the latest revised edition of the Computer Adaptive Test. The paper test, which is less common, will also be reviewed, so you will have a better idea of which format is best for you.
The verbal review emphasizes strategies for writing the two analytical essays, and for answering the three types of verbal reasoning questions: reading comprehension, text completion, and sentence equivalence. The new test requires more active engagement with the text, and includes both traditional multiple choice and new questions that have more than one correct answer. A thorough mathematics review is presented, emphasizing the rules and formulas needed from arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and data analysis. New question formats include the use of calculators and questions that have more than one correct answer. For both sections, the new scoring, timing and formats will be explained.
Please note that class size is limited so that instructors are able to assist you with personal attention. Enrollment is open to all skill levels, but we do not provide individual tutoring during class.
Please note: Since we don't register you for the actual exam, contact the Academic Testing office on campus at 620-1973 or visit www.ets.org to register for the test.
Need verbal assistance only? Or math only?
You can now register for the verbal section (including essay) prep only, math section prep only or combined verbal and math sections. Online registration is only available for the full course (math and verbal). To enroll in math or verbal only, please contact our office at (904) 620-4200 or email us to register.
Students are required to purchase the following book and bring it to each class: "The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 2nd edition" by Educational Testing Service (ETS), McGraw-Hill, 2012. ISBN: 978-0071791236. It is available at most book stores.