When applying for a graduate program that is centered on Biology as your focused course of study, your school of choice may ask that you complete the GRE Biology Subject Test in addition to the general Graduate Record Examination. The GRE Biology Subject Test comprises challenging multiple-choice questions, and consists of three main areas of study, including Cellular and Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, and Ecology and Evolution. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools offers a free Learn by Concept tool to help with in-depth study in all three of these areas, providing a comprehensive and thorough GRE Biology Subject Test study guide.
In the Learn by Concept tool for the GRE Biology Subject Test preparation, you will find the three main areas listed above broken down into more specific subjects, including Animal Biology, Cell Biology, Divisions of Life and Viruses, Ecology, Evolution and Mutations, Genetics, DNA, and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, and Lab Techniques. Within each of those subjects, there are two to three more layers of subtopics, allowing you to assess which specific topics you need to study more, and in which specific topics you are especially strong. For instance, within the Cell Biology subject, one of the subtopics available contains content involving macromolecules. You can delve even further into the study of macromolecules and narrow in on study content about proteins. Inside the content of proteins, there are three more subtopics, including study material for understanding protein and enzyme function, study help for understanding protein structure, and help for understanding receptors.
The Lab Techniques subject is an especially beneficial GRE Biology Subject Test review. Inside this subject, there is a unique practice with subtopics specifically focused on techniques learned in the laboratory. The specific areas of Biology included in the Lab Techniques subject are chromatography, DNA analysis, electrophoresis and blots, genetic manipulation, immunochemistry, microscopy, and more. Just as with the other subjects in the Learn by Concept tool, each of these subtopics then have another layer of specificity that drills down singular concepts for a very specialized GRE Biology Subject Test preparation.
Upon selecting a subject or subtopic to study, the Learn by Concept tool then presents a selection of GRE Biology Subject Test example questions for test practice. The sample questions simulate the actual test that you will be taking with several multiple-choice answers. In this Learning Tool, the correct answer is given below the multiple-choice answers along with a detailed explanation. The Learn by Concept tool will automatically change the order of the multiple-choice answers each time you return to the practice, providing you with a more challenging learning experience.
The Learn by Concept tool is only one of Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools offered at no cost. Other Learning Tools include flashcards and Question of the Day exercises. There are also practice tests. All of these online tools can be used in conjunction for a complete GRE Biology Subject Test study guide that will allow you to create an efficient self-study program, where you can work at your own speed.