Ch 1: GRE: About the Test

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to familiarize yourself with the scoring, structure, and objectives of the GRE exam. Quick, entertaining videos explain how to prepare for the assessment and what to expect on test day. Make sure to ask our instructors if you'd like any advice regarding the GRE.

GRE: About the Test - Chapter Summary

Watch these brief videos to educate yourself about the GRE graduate school admissions assessment. As you work through the chapter, you will explore:

  • The role of the GRE in admissions
  • Structure and goals of the GRE
  • GRE scoring and features
  • How to register and prepare for the GRE
  • What to bring with you on test day

If you'd prefer to read, we also provide transcripts of each of the videos, which emphasize important topics and things to remember. If you have any questions about the GRE, don't hesitate to reach out to our instructors.

Objectives of the GRE: About the Test Chapter

This chapter is designed to help you understand how to register and prepare for the GRE. Short videos cover studying techniques and also explain the objective and structure of the exam. Lesson quizzes are formatted after GRE questions so you can see what tasks on the test look like.

Unlike some standardized tests, the GRE offers you the opportunity to sit for multiple exams, then choose which set of results get sent to your desired schools. It focuses on three areas: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

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