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Why take the GRE General Test?

The GRE General Test is taken each year by thousands of students for admission to graduate, business and law school programs worldwide.

Today's GRE General Test closely reflects the kind of thinking you’ll do in today's demanding graduate school programs. It measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and aren’t related to a specific field of study but are important for all.

Whether you’re planning to enter the field of law, business, research, or teaching — or just exploring your options — you’re taking an important step toward your future. It’s definitely a smart move to show schools what you are capable of.

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However, the whole application process for graduate school is currently very competitive, so you'll need a great score on the GRE General Test to stand out from the crowd.

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Dr. Donnelly offers private in-person GRE lessons at his San Diego office, or (depending upon the time of year) at our Manhattan-based office in New York City. Online GRE lessons are also available throughout the year.

Over the years, Dr. Donnelly has helped literally hundreds of students improve their GRE test scores and gain acceptance into some of the country's finest graduate programs. We are confident that he can do the same for you.

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GRE General Test Overview

Learn everything your need to know about the GRE General Test including new content, question breakdown by topic, and scoring scale, and see how these changes will impact you and your chances for admission to graduate school.

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  1. About the GRE General Test
  2. Contact Dr. Donnelly about GRE lessons
  3. Read our students' reviews
  4. How is the GRE scored?
  5. GRE Exam - Section by Section
    1. Verbal Reasoning Section
    2. Quantitative Reasoning Section
    3. Analytical Writing Section

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GRE General Test Overview

Learn everything your need to know about the GRE General Test including new content, question breakdown by topic, and scoring scale, and see how these changes will impact you and your chances for admission to graduate school.

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Verbal Reasoning Section

Verbal Reasoning questions appear in several formats, each of which is discussed in detail in the corresponding sections linked to below. About half of the measure requires you to read passages and answer questions on those passages. The other half requires you to read, interpret and complete existing sentences, groups of sentences or paragraphs.

The GRE Verbal Reasoning section tests your ability to:

  • Analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it
  • Analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
  • Recognize relationships among words and concepts
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Quantitative Reasoning Section

Some of the Quantitative Reasoning questions are posed in real-life settings, while others are posed in purely mathematical settings. Many of the questions are "word problems," which must be translated and modeled mathematically.

The GRE Quantitative Reasoning section tests your ability to:

  • Understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
  • Solve problems using mathematical models
  • Apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
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Analytical Writing Section

The Analytical Writing section measure consists of two separately timed analytical writing tasks: the "Analyze an Issue" task and the "Analyze an Argument" task. These two 30-minute tasks are complementary. The Issue task requires you to construct your own argument, while the Argument task requires you to evaluate someone else's argument.

The GRE Analytical Writing section tests your ability to:

  • Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • Analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
  • Support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • Examine claims and accompanying evidence and sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
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