### 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

### This Simple Visualization Exercise Will Help You Beat the GRE

When I’m not teaching the GRE or writing this blog, I like riding my bicycle absurdly long distances. For the last five months, I’ve been training for one of the hardest bike races of my life: the 206-mile, 14-plus-hour Dirty Kanza. And now I want to share the best piece of advice I was given while training, because it applies to GRE test day just as much as it applies to bike racing. Read more

### Interact for GRE, Our New Adaptive & Interactive GRE Prep, is Here!

We’re extremely excited to announce that **Interact for GRE**—our on-demand, interactive GRE self-study experience that’s been in the works for years—has officially launched. 🎉 Read more

### Why Bother Predicting a GRE Verbal Answer?

One habit of Verbal high-scorers is **predicting the GRE Verbal answer** before checking the answer choices. Here’s why this works, and how you can do it yourself. 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

### To D or Not to D on the GRE — That is the Question

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If you’ve ever taken a GRE, you’ve encountered something like this:

This is a good ole GRE Quantitative Comparison question—a “QC” for short. They’re always the first questions you see on the test. And they always have the same answer choices. Read more

### 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**