This program prepares students to perform well on the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) by providing up to 30 hours of one-on-one coaching over the course of a year. The instructor will work directly with each student by phone and video conferencing to provide assignments and progress reviews. Students will learn intuitive strategies for approaching the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE. They will also learn how to overcome test anxiety, avoid common test-taking pitfalls and use time effectively on the exam.
- For the Quantitative section, students will learn how to interpret the instructions for the quantitative comparison questions, how to analyze data interpretation graphs and how to recognize the patterns of GRE math questions. Students will learn to solve math problems using intuitive tools that are accessible even to people who are not strong in math. They will learn how to make decisions about using their time on the Quantitative section, including how to choose which questions to work on and how much time to spend on a question.
- For the Verbal section, students will learn how to skim Reading Comprehension passages for structure and how to master tools for distinguishing between two very close answer choices. Students will learn the fundamental agenda of the Sentence Completion questions and tools for discerning which answer is correct. They will learn how to make decisions about using their time on the Verbal section, including how to choose which questions to work on and how much time to spend on a question.
- Students will learn the underlying agendas for the Analytical Writing tasks and specific steps for creating an essay that will earn a passing score.
- Students will learn specific strategies for overcoming test anxiety, poor performance on standardized tests and math anxiety. They will learn how to maximize their use of time on the test, how to avoid the most common timing pitfalls, and how to gain significant extra points through timing strategy.
Course Number: EDUC-90049
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