For Graduate Records Exam (GRE)


Start here: http://www.ets.org/gre
then go here:
http://magoosh.com/gre/2011/2-3-month-gre-study-guide/


Here are sometest prep materials:



1. Essay section.Analytical Writing
---Scored out of 6.0 in 0.5 increments
----2 sections - an Issue Task (45 minutes) and an Argument Task (30 min)
ALL POSSIBLE TOPICS ARE GIVEN TO YOU: Possible Issue Topics ----- Possible Argument Topics




2. Verbal Section

You will find it VERY helpful to learn some basic Latin Roots (helpful for analogies, antonyms, and sentence completions)

  • Analogies — Analogy questions test your ability to recognize the relationship between the words in a word pair and to recognize when two word pairs display parallel relationships. To answer an analogy question, you must formulate the relationship between the words in the given word pair and then select the answer containing those words most closely related to one another. Some examples are relationships of kind, size, spatial contiguity or degree.
  • Antonyms — Antonym questions measure the strength of your vocabulary and ability to reason from a given concept to its opposite. Antonyms may require only general knowledge of a word, or they may require that you make fine distinctions among answer choices. Answer choices may be single words or phrases.
  • Sentence Completions — Sentence completion questions measure your ability to use a variety of cues provided by syntax and grammar to recognize the overall meaning of a sentence and analyze the relationships among the component parts of the sentence. You select which of five words or sets of words can best complete a sentence to give it a logically satisfying meaning and allow it to be read as a stylistically integrated whole.
  • Reading Comprehension — Reading comprehension questions measure your ability to read with understanding, insight and discrimination. These questions explore your ability to analyze a written passage from several perspectives, including your ability to recognize explicitly stated elements as well as underlying statements or arguments and their implications.

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3. Quantitative Reasoning

http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning
:
  • Quantitative Comparison — These questions test your ability to reason quickly and accurately about the relative sizes of two quantities or to perceive that not enough information is provided to make such a comparison.
  • Problem Solving — The format of these multiple-choice questions varies. The solution may require simple computations, manipulations or multistep problem-solving.
  • Data Interpretation — Some problem-solving questions involve data analysis. Many occur in sets of two to five questions that share common data in the form of tables or graphs that allow you to read or estimate data values.

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Typical Computer-based GRE General Test

Typical computer-based GRE General Test
Analytical Writing
1 "Issue" Task1
30 minutes

1 "Argument" Task1
30 minutes
2 Verbal Reasoning sections
20 each
30 minutes each
2 Quantitative Reasoning
20 each
35 minutes each
Unscored/Research
Varies
Varies




3 An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.