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How to approach and solve GRE reading comprehension questions

How to approach and solve GRE reading comprehension questions

April 13, 2022

We brought back Clay Daniel, founder of Clayborne Test Prep and Tutoring, to share his best practices for the GRE verbal section. In this podcast, Clay goes through a GRE reading comprehension problem set from the ETS practice PDF here: https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_GRE_pb_revised_general_test.pdf . Follow along as Clay walks you through how to use the "journey" method to easily keep track of and solve different reading comprehension problem types involving the same passage.

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The ”window” concept for solving GRE quant questions

The ”window” concept for solving GRE quant questions

March 30, 2022

Clay Daniel, founder of Clayborne Test Prep and Tutoring, has been in test prep for nearly 20 years and achieved a perfect score on both sections of the GRE. He loves helping students unlock the puzzle of the test. In this podcast, Clay goes through two GRE quant problems from the ETS practice PDF here: https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_GRE_pb_revised_general_test.pdf . Follow along as Clay walks you through how to diagnose each problem using his "window" concept.

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Why don’t GRE practice test scores match the score you get on the real GRE exam?

Why don’t GRE practice test scores match the score you get on the real GRE exam?

March 16, 2022

Charles Bibilos has worked as a GRE and GMAT instructor since 2001, and he has earned perfect scores on both exams. He is the founder of GMAT Ninja, a tutoring company that focuses on the psychological aspects of test performance. In this podcast, Charles digs into one of the most common questions he gets - Why don't GRE practice test scores match the score you get on the real GRE exam? - along with the conventional and unconventional tactics that he prescribes his students to overcome their test day difficulties.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

59 - The two types of graduate schools

59 - The two types of graduate schools

February 24, 2022

The decision to go to graduate school will change your life no matter what. The median graduate school debt is $250,000 - so your reasoning for going to graduate school needs to include a plan to get more ROI than that. So what are the two types of grad schools, and how should that impact your decision on both whether to go and where to go? Find out in this episode.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

58 - Panic causes regression

58 - Panic causes regression

February 16, 2022

Orion calls panic the 'mortal enemy' of a good GRE score because you get into survival mode and regress. Avoiding panic is the name of the game for standardized tests like the GRE - you can't let it happen. Orion shares the system of behaviors that he teaches to help students nip panic in the bud and keep a level head on test day.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

57 - How to pace yourself on the GRE essay sections

57 - How to pace yourself on the GRE essay sections

February 9, 2022

Did you know that the reason most people score poorly on the GRE Essay section is because they didn't finish in time? Pacing yourself to hit the right word count and essay structure is key to ensuring a strong GRE Essay score. We share multiple tactics that you can use to ensure you pace correctly on the GRE Essay section in this episode.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

56 - How do you know if you should retake the GRE?

56 - How do you know if you should retake the GRE?

February 2, 2022

If you get close to (but not quite at) your target GRE score, should you retake the exam? Our listener Carolyn asked this question, and Orion breaks down the thresholds he gives his students for retaking the exam and the logic behind them.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

55 - The citation technique for GRE reading comprehension questions

55 - The citation technique for GRE reading comprehension questions

January 27, 2022

About half of the GRE Verbal points come from reading comprehension questions, so having a system for tackling them efficiently is key to scoring well. The citation technique is a key piece for tackling reading comprehension in the Achievable GRE course, and Orion gives you a sneak peek in this episode.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

54 - Why is the GRE quant section so unforgiving?

54 - Why is the GRE quant section so unforgiving?

January 19, 2022

You can get a problem wrong on the GRE Verbal and still get a perfect scaled score, but not so for the GRE Quant - if you miss one GRE Quant question, you're already down to a 167. Why is that? Orion shares why, going into how the GRE is scored, how he believes scaled scores are calculated, and how this impacts your score.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

53 - Conquering technical difficulties with the GRE At-Home Administration

53 - Conquering technical difficulties with the GRE At-Home Administration

January 12, 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ETS has let students take the GRE exam from home. This option has been a boon for many students - rather than go to a sterile and less-than-friendly testing center, you can take the exam from your living room. But it also has its challenges, especially around bad internet connections and the proctoring of the exam. Orion shares how to tackle these challenges in this week's episode. 

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the GRE exam - visit https://achievable.me

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