### Congratulations!

You made that huge decision of going to Grad school.

You are so excited to get your application going until you see that *dreadful requirement of taking the GRE®.*

Let’s talk about the GRE® general test and how to **NAIL the math section.**

### What is the GRE® General Test?

The GRE® is an adaptive test that includes an analytical, verbal, and a quantitative section.

The **time to take the test is around 4 hours.** You need to go to a designated center to take the test. It costs around **$200 dollars each time you take it (OUHH).**

### 1) What is on the Math Section of the GRE® General Test?

There are **2 math sections**

Each section has **20 questions**

You have **35 minutes per section**

**2) Are Calculator **allowed?** **

NO CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED

“There is an on-screen calculator for the quantitative section, but most questions are designed for you to use math logic instead of calculations”

**There are 4 types of question types:**

- Multiple choices (select one answer from 5 choices)
- Multiple choices (select one or more answers)
- Numeric Entry Questions (you enter the answer in a box instead of selecting it)
- Quantitative Comparison Questions ( You have to compare two columns and their relationship (if it exists)

### 3) Do the questions get harder as I go?

**No**, the next section adapts to your level depending on how your performance in the last section.

For example, if you took the f**irst quantitative section and did very well, the next section is harder. **

The same happens if you did not perform as well on the first section, the level of difficulty decreases in the next section.

This is a

HUGE advantage over other tests like the GMAT® that adapts the level of difficulty per question not per section.

### 4) What type of math is on the GRE® General Test?

You need to review your arithmetic, algebra, geometry and basic statistics.

(Check out our website for free math tutorials and quizzes)

### 5) How can I prepare for the GRE® Quantitative section?

**These are the best steps to prepare for the GRE® Quantitative section**

- The official website from
**ETS offers the best material**to start and understand the test. This is my website where I have put all the resources together from ETS on one page. http://www.gremathtutor.com/free_study_guide.htm - The best material to always use is the official ETS books. Here you can see the books I recommend for Self-study. I highly recommend you to ALWAYS USE official material from the ETS http://www.gremathtutor.com/faq_gre.html
- Once you get the books and have a feeling of the test, then you can decide if you need a tutor to coach you for the test.

BE AWARE OF MANY TUTORS ADVERTISING FOR THE GRE® WITH NO EXPERIENCE.

Hire a tutor with experience teaching the GRE®.

Many times I have had students spending a fortune with tutors that are excellent with their math skills, but not familiar with the test format.

Finally…….

### 6)How long should I study for the GRE® General Test?

The answer is very simple, you do not study for this test, you PREP for this test. If you have 2 weeks to take it, then you have two weeks to PREP.

If you have 6 months to take the test, then you have 6 months to PREP.

“Prepping for a test requires a plan , a checklist and a deadline”

**Before registering for the test**, determine how much time you have to prep for the test. Taking a sample test on the official website will help you determine how long you should prep for this test.

YOU CAN DO THIS !

Please visit our website http://www.myemathtutor.com for tutorials and math quizzes.

Have a Math Day !