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# Overview

This online GRE Prep Course covers every topic tested on the updated version of the Revised General Test, including Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Upon completing this course, you will be ready to tackle your transition to graduate or business school, and ultimately obtain your MBA. Access course material across devices, activate a study plan, and receive frequent reports and analysis regarding your course progress.

### Students who follow a BenchPrep Study Plan improve their scores 18% more than those who don't.

We collect and analyze millions of data points every week to identify techniques and learning patterns that can help you get a better score. We use these learnings to create a personalized study plan for you that lays out step-by-step weekly tasks for you. The plan adapts to your schedule and goals and will tell you exactly what to do next. Unlike most cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all programs, we personalize the entire course around you.

# Week 1

## Learn about the GRE on the ETS website

Peruse the exam's official website, get the basics of the test, and learn how and where to register.

## Orientation — 13 Lessons

Familiarize yourself with the exam and learn about pacing, scoring, and guessing strategies.

## Format of the Math Section — 5 Lessons

Understand the format of the Math section

## Format of the Verbal Section — 8 Lessons

Understand the format of the Verbal section

## Format of the Analytical Writing Section

Understand the format of the Analytical Writing Section

## Math Test 1

Take a Math diagnostic test to see where you stand.

## Verbal Test 1

Take a Verbal diagnostic test to see where you stand.

# Week 2

## Math - Substitution

Master this useful technique for solving GRE math problems.

## Math - Defined Functions

A lot of students struggle with this common GRE problem.

# Week 3

## Math - Math Notes

Take time in this section to master several key concepts which will apply for the rest of the Math Section.

## Math - Number Theory

This broad category is a popular source for GRE questions.

## Writing - Punctuation — 9 Lessons

Knowing the rules that govern punctuation will reduce your error rate dramatically.

## Practice: Quantitative Comparisons — 38 Practice Questions

This is the most common math question you'll see on the GRE; you'll have lots of practice problems for this, so know this section well.

# Week 4

## Math - Hard Quantitative Comparisons

Familiarize yourself with more challenging types of Quantitative Comparison problems.

## Math - Geometry — 8 Lessons

A fourth of the math problems on the GRE involve geometry. This week covers all the bases, from triangles, to quadrilaterals and circles.

## Math - Coordinate Geometry

Learn what you'll need to know about slopes, intercepts, areas, and perimeters on the exam.

## Verbal - Text Completions

With the new GRE format, ETS has decided to replace sentence completions with "text completions," which are slightly more complicated

# Week 5

## Math - Elimination Strategies

Lean tips and tricks for eliminating wrong answer choices.

## Math - Inequalities

These problems can be tricky; take time to understand the rules of inequalities

## Writing- Usage

Even if you know all of the rules that govern the proper use of punctuation, your knowledge will not enhance your writing if you do not use correct grammar.

# Week 6

## Math - Fractions & Decimals

Learn the ground rules of fractions and decimals.

## Math - Equations

Review order of operations and learn the useful acronyms to help you remember what comes first.

## Verbal - Sentence Equivalence

Learn the ground rules of the newest and most unfamiliar question type in the revised Verbal section.

# Week 7

## Math - Averages

Learn the four major categories of averages that are found on the GRE

## Math - Ratio and Proportion

Learn the ins and outs of ratios and proportions, in all forms they appear on the GRE.

## Writing - General Tips — 2 Lessons

Cover general writing tips, from structure to style.

# Week 8

## Math - Exponents and Roots

Learn the 6 rules of exponents and cover several roots examples here.

## Math - Factoring

Understand the distributive rule, difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, general trinomials, factoring, parentheses, order of operations, and foil multiplication.

## Verbal - Etymology — 6 Lessons

A solid grounding in Etymology is key to mastering the Verbal section.

# Week 9

## Math - Percents

Problems involving percentages are common on the GRE.

## Math - Graphs

Learn how to interpret graphs on the GRE.

## Writing - Present Your Perspective on an Issue — 6 Lessons

Put what you've learned so far to work on the Writing section, and set your sights high to score a 6 on your essay.

# Week 10

## Math - Word Problems — 7 Lessons

Cover all the different types of word problems, from motion to interest problems.

## Math - Sequences and Series — 2 Lessons

Both sequences and series need to be mastered before taking the GRE.

# Week 11

## Math - Counting

Counting sounds simple, but can be deceptively hard. Re-familiarize yourself with these counting principles and ace this problem type.

## Math - Probability & Statistics — 2 Lessons

Both probability and statistics are an important part of the GRE; don't let them slip through the cracks.

## Writing - Analyze an Argument — 8 Lessons

Learn the ins and outs of inductive and deductive logic and how to use them to your advantage.

# Week 12

## Math - Summary of Math Properties — 5 Lessons

Memorize these math properties and you'll be in top shape for the Math section.

# Fun & Effortless

### Game Center

Studying for a test can get boring at times. That's why we created a full-scale game center packed with fun, addictive games built on a foundation of spaced-repetition strategies that help you learn faster and enhance memory retention. We make sure your hard work doesn't go unrewarded either. That's why we've added leaderboards to show you how your scores compare against your peers.

# Features

## Study Plan

Make the most of your study time with a built-in study plan that outlines weekly study tasks and keeps track of your activity in real time.

## Connections

Instantly jump to related lessons while reviewing solutions to practice questions so that you can understand the concept better.

## Discussions

Start a conversation with thousands of other students studying for the same test and are ready to help.

Ask any question to our army of experts and expect a detailed answer within 24 hours. Rest assured that help is always just a click away.

## Game Center

Test yourself with our fun, engaging games that can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

## Confidence Levels

Personalize the course by marking lessons and questions with confidence levels so that you can focus on parts that require most attention.

## Reports & Analysis

Identify your weaknesses and understand your score better with BenchPrep's intelligent reports and dashboard.

## Notes & Bookmarks

Create bookmarks and write custom notes to remind yourself of tips, questions, or concepts that you want to revisit later.

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