### Data Interpretation: Start by Understanding the Graph

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**In each Quant section on the GRE, you’ll see three questions that ask about a graph or pair of graphs; these are the Data Interpretation (DI) questions. All three questions usually refer to the same graph(s) and show up about two-thirds of the way through the section. Read more**

### Combating Careless GRE Math Mistakes

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**Careless GRE Math Mistakes Cost Points**

If you scored a 158 on your GRE Quant, you likely missed around 10-15 of the 40 questions you saw. A few of those may have been ones you didn’t know how to do. A few may have been ones you didn’t have enough time to solve. How many do you think were “careless GRE math mistakes”? 1 or 2? 5 or 6? Read more

### How Many Practice Tests Should I Take Before the GRE?

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**Practice tests are like cupcakes. Having one or two is great, but if you go through the entire batch too quickly, you’ll end up regretting it. **

Before you decide how many GRE practice tests you’ll take, let’s talk about why we take practice tests. There are two good reasons to take a practice GRE: Read more

### GRE Word Problems: Favorite Tricks and Traps

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**The GRE is a fair test. GRE word problems will ***always* give you enough info to turn the words into the right equations. However, that doesn’t mean they’ll make the translation easy or obvious! To make tough GRE word problems tougher, the test writers use certain words and phrases that they know are frequently misinterpreted. This makes you more likely to write down the incorrect equations and more likely to get the problem wrong. Read more

### First-Time GRE Mistakes

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**Taking a practice test is one of the most important first steps that you can take as you embark on studying for the GRE—even (especially) if you feel totally unprepared or anxious about doing so. Confronting this anxiety can be an important hurdle to overcome. You’ll also likely find some surprises in your results, both positive and negative, that will shape your study plan. Read more**

### GRE Verbal is Not a Rorschach Test

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**GRE Verbal is Not a Rorschach Test**

What do you see in the image above? A butterfly? A twisty rollercoaster? Your mother’s disapproval? Read more

### What to Bring to the GRE

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**Congratulations—it’s almost test day! Do you know what to bring to the GRE (and what you should leave at home)? Read more**

### When to Stop Studying for the GRE

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**Studying for the GRE might be one of the hardest things that you’ll ever do. It may even be harder than some of your graduate school classes! Read more**

### GRE Math for People Who Hate Math: Remainder Problems

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**The secret to understanding GRE remainder problems is in the word ***remainder *itself. Suppose you bake a dozen brownies, and while you’re at work, your roommate eats ten of them. The two brownies left over are the *remainder* of the batch. The mathematical term *remainder* refers to the same thing: what’s left over after something is taken away. Read more

### Play to Your Strengths on the GRE

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**In the first class of our GRE curriculum, we begin by talking about growth mindset vs. fixed mindset. If we approach a new task with a fixed mindset—i.e. ***I am or am not good at this*—we’re a lot less likely to improve at it. When we believe instead that we can and will improve if we work hard, we get better faster. The stories we tell ourselves about our abilities shape what we’re actually able to accomplish. Read more