GRE Prep by Nova

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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.

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Study Plan for GRE Prep by Nova

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.

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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.

Verbal - Reading Comprehension — 12 Lessons

ETS has put greater emphasis on reading comprehension on the latest version of the GRE.

Practice: Substitution — 9 Practice Questions

Practice: Defined Functions — 6 Practice Questions

Practice: Reading Comprehension — 7 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category A — 364 Flash Cards

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.

Math - Quantitative Comparisons

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.

Practice: Math Notes — 4 Practice Questions

Practice: Number Theory — 10 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category B — 134 Flash Cards

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

Practice: Geometry — 23 Practice Questions

Practice: Coordinate Geometry — 4 Practice Questions

Practice: Text Completions — 7 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category C — 357 Flash Cards

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.

Practice: Elimination Strategies — 2 Practice Questions

Practice: Inequalities — 11 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category D — 265 Flash Cards

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.

Practice: Fractions & Decimals — 5 Practice Questions

Practice: Equations — 8 Practice Questions

Practice: Sentence Equivalence — 9 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category E — 245 Flash Cards

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.

Practice: Averages — 3 Practice Questions

Practice: Ratio and Proportion — 4 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category F — 126 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category G — 68 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category H — 82 Flash Cards

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.

Practice: Exponents and Roots — 4 Practice Questions

Practice: Factoring — 3 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category I — 273 Flash Cards

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.

Practice: Percents

Practice: Graphs — 10 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category J — 25 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category K — 16 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category L — 87 Flash Cards

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.

Verbal - Vocabulary Drills — 4 Lessons

Learn techniques to help you decode unfamiliar words.

Practice: Word Problems — 7 Practice Questions

Practice: Sequences and Series — 2 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category M — 186 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category N — 64 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category O — 104 Flash Cards

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.

Practice: Counting — 4 Practice Questions

Practice: Probability & Statistics

Flashcards: Category P — 474 Flash Cards

Week 12

Math - Summary of Math Properties — 5 Lessons

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

Practice: Summary of Math Properties — 7 Practice Questions

Flashcards: Category Q — 40 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category R — 243 Flash Cards

Week 13

Math Test 2

Math Test 3

Math Test 4

Verbal Test 2

Flashcards: Category S — 414 Flash Cards

Week 14

Math Test 5

Math Test 6

Math Test 7

Math Test 8

Verbal Test 3

Flashcards: Category T — 156 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category U — 66 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category V — 78 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category W — 40 Flash Cards

Flashcards: Category X, Y, Z — 12 Flash Cards

Week 15

Math Test 9

Math Test 10

Math Test 11

Math Test 12

Math Test 13

Verbal Test 4

Full Length Test

Week 16

Math Test 14

Math Test 15

Math Test 16

Math Test 17

Math Test 18

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