### What to Memorize for the GRE

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The GRE isn’t really about memorization. In order to keep the GRE fair, the test writers put 99% of the info you need right there in the questions themselves. They’re not interested in what you know—they’re interested in how you think.

That said, there are a few things that you *do* need to memorize for the GRE. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but if you memorize everything on this list, you’ll be ready to focus on solving problems. Read more

### How to Study: Reviewing a GRE Practice Test

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**You’ve been studying for the GRE for a while now, and you’ve taken at least two GRE practice tests. (If not, start with this article instead!) Last time, we started discussing how to review a GRE practice test at a high level. This time, we’ll go even further: ****you can learn something from every single question on your GRE practice test**. Here’s how. Read more

### How to Study: Your Second Practice GRE Test (Part 1)

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**Once you’ve studied for the GRE for a few weeks, it’s time to take your second GRE practice test. Here’s how to ace that test, and what to do once you finish it. Read more**

### When to Mark Questions on the GRE

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**The GRE allows you to mark questions as you go through each section of the test. When you get to the end of a section, you’ll be able to see which questions you marked: Read more**

### How to Study for the GRE: The First Two Weeks (Part 2)

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**Last time, we discussed how to learn more about the GRE and how to prepare yourself to study efficiently during your first two weeks. Now, let’s look at a few more sample study sessions. ***How* you study matters—and that can make the difference between an okay GRE score and a great one. Read more

### How to Study for the GRE: The First Two Weeks (Part 1)

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**Not sure where to start? Here’s how to handle the first two weeks of your GRE journey. 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

### 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