Who Should Take the JMU GRE Test Prep Class?

The JMU GRE Prep class is ideal for those seeking an advanced degree in a wide range of fields within the next five years. This course is designed for those looking to return to school, recent graduates, and current undergraduate students seeking assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GRE. Fields of study that typically require or accept the GRE include: Education, the physical and life sciences, engineering, social work, public administration, and business. Many MBA programs now also accept the GRE.

Session Information

Quantitative Test topics include:

  • Solution strategies, both for quantitative comparison and for multiple choice problems
  • Tips for breaking complex word problems into small, manageable parts
  • Tips for turning geometry diagrams into solvable equations
  • Review of the math concepts frequently tested on the exam

Verbal Test topics include:

  • Solving problems when you don’t know the vocabulary
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
  • Using comparison and contrast clues to solve sentence completion problems

General Topics Include:

  • Solving “Multiple Right Answer” questions
  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distracters
  • Additionally, strategies for the analytical writing section are outlined, and sample prompts with accompanying essays are discussed

Course Plan

Session 1:       General Information; Quantitative Comparison

Session 2:       Equations and Inequalities; Reading Comprehension

Session 3:       Picking Numbers for Multiple Choice Items; Reading Comprehension

Session 4:       Number Properties; Exponents; Reading Comprehension

Session 5:       Fractions; Text Completion

Session 6:       Geometry: Lines, Angles, and Triangles; Geometry: Circles and Polygons; Text Completion

Session 7:       Geometry: Three-Dimensional Figures and the Coordinate Plane; Sentence Equivalence

Session 8:       Data Interpretation; Analytical Writing; Sentence Equivalence

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