### 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

### 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**

### 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**

### 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

### Perfectionism is the Enemy of the GRE

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**Do you consider yourself a perffectionist?**

Maybe you wouldn’t normally use that word to describe yourself, but be honest, didn’t the typo in the sentence above drive you at least a *little bit* crazy? Read more

### 6 Simple Tricks to Stay Calm During the GRE

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**Do you get the test-day jitters? Even when you’re taking a practice GRE? ****So do I, even though I’ve been taking the GRE for eight years. **Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years about how to stay calm during the GRE and get a great score. Read more

### Guessing on the GRE and Moving On

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**Persistence is, in most endeavors, an admirable quality—just not when taking the GRE. For this test, knowing when to give up on a problem, guess, and move on, is a crucial skill. It’s important to remember that this is more than just a test of math knowledge or reading skills; it’s also a test of how one makes decisions under pressure. Read more**

### Study Like an Athlete: What Competitive Running Taught Me about the GRE

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**Study Like an Athlete**

The GRE is not just any other exam. The Quant section contains questions you ostensibly learned how to do in fourth grade—some of them on topics like even numbers and factor trees. Underneath that elementary veneer, though, there are often some challenging inferences you have to make. The GRE Verbal section also tests you on reading and processing an incredible swath of information: passages cover every topic from pre-industrial leisure practices to radiation patterns in the Crab Nebula. Because of this breadth of content and the quirky questions asked about that content, the GRE is an exam you should *practice for* rather than just *study for.* Think of it more like a performance and less like a test. Read more