### How to Create a GRE Problem Log for Quant

Having a GRE problem log is like having a budget: sort of a pain sometimes, but much smarter than the alternative. Skeptical? Check out this article first—then come back here when you’re ready to roll. Read more

### Using Smart Numbers for GRE Quant

Here’s a quick cheat sheet on how, when, and why to use Smart Numbers to solve GRE Quant problems. Read more

### Can You Ace GRE Quant if You’re Bad at Math? (Part 3)

If you have a complicated relationship with math, you need to be especially careful about how you study. Some GRE Quant study techniques might seem to make perfect sense, but can actually leave you frustrated and demoralized in the long run. For painless studying, try these next few ideas instead. Read more

### GRE Sentence Equivalence: Charge Traps

In this article, GRE instructor Tom Anderson asks a smart question: is it better to *sort of *know a lot of GRE words, or to *really* know a few GRE words? It turns out that you’re better off if you learn fewer words, but really learn them well. If you don’t, here’s one way the GRE could trick you. Read more

### GRE Math Misconceptions

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Math can be counterintuitive. There are a few GRE Math misconceptions that really seem like they *should* be true—but actually aren’t. Being prepared for them will keep you aware on test day. Read more

### Quick GRE Tips: Inference Problems

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Are you struggling with Reading Comprehension Inference problems? Here are my best quick GRE tips for this tricky problem type. Read more

### 7 GRE Study Habits of Highly-Effective Students

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**30 minutes of highly-focused study beats 2 hours of “half-studying.”**

I’d like to share with you a little study mantra. This is something I firmly and absolutely believe to be true: “30 minutes of highly-focused study is far better than 2 hours of half-studying.” As much as one might try to make up for poor GRE study habits by slogging through a multi-hour weekend marathon session, it just doesn’t work. There are so many reasons to avoid such lengthy study sessions—increasing fatigue, impaired retention, general painfulness of sitting there for so long… Read more

### GRE Math Riddle: Doubling the Average Rate

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### 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**

### 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