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If you want to improve your position at work or change careers, you may be thinking about attending graduate school. Varsity Tutors is here to help you pursue a graduate school of your choice, like Regent University in Virginia Beach. Our organization has helped thousands of students prepare for standardized tests, and we are happy to now provide online and in-person options for Virginia Beach GRE prep.
With the help of a Virginia Beach GRE tutor or prep course, you can feel more confident in your test-taking skills. Working with instructors on examples of the GRE, understanding the different GRE sections, and timing on practice tests means that you can mentally prepare for the day of the test. Your score on the GRE is not the only part of your graduate school application that universities look at, but it is an important component that helps them decide if you would be a good fit for their graduate program.
What can a Virginia Beach GRE prep class do for me?
There are some rare individuals who can go into the GRE without any preparation and score well enough to get into graduate school - but most people who take the test are served better by working with GRE instructors to better understand the test, approaches to taking the test, and how long it takes them to answer questions in each section. When you work with an instructor, in person or through one of our online classes, you can focus on practice tests and how to manage standardized tests in general. This will help you feel confident in your ability to complete each section and will also help you understand what areas you need to review more before you take the exam.
Perhaps you are the kind of person who benefits from setting aside specific time, a few times per week, to devote to studying for the GRE. Perhaps you're the type who works better whenever you have a free moment to devote to studying, and a structured environment does not help you as much. Virginia Beach GRE prep tutors can meet you in a specific location, at a specific time that suits your schedule. We also have a convenient online portal allowing you to access live classes at specific times, from the comfort of your own home. Taking either a 2-week or 4-week GRE class means you've set aside time to study, so you can feel confident and prepared for the exam.
What are the basics of the GRE?
Virginia Beach GRE preparation with the help of knowledgeable instructors means you can thoroughly understand each section of this standardized graduate school entry examination. There are three sections on most GRE exams, but sometimes, one or two additional sections may be part of the exam - these experimental or research sections are unscored, meaning they do not impact your final points average. The Experimental section questions go unmarked on the exam, so you treat them as you would other sections on the test.
The Analytical Writing section of the GRE gives you one hour to complete two tasks: analyze an issue, and then analyze an argument. Each task has 30 minutes set aside to complete it, and you can receive a score of up to 6 points. The section displays your ability to articulate complex concepts, maintain a coherent discussion, and support ideas with examples and evidence. A knowledgeable GRE instructor can help you develop skills for this section including assessing the prompt, planning your response, articulating the argument, and editing your work.
The next section is the Verbal Reasoning section, which can give you a range of 130 to 170 points through 2 sections that have 20 questions each. You will be given one hour to complete this section, and if you are unprepared for the format, you may feel rushed or panicked since you have just over a minute for each question. However, working with a GRE instructor can help you develop important test-taking skills like understanding the meaning of individual words and sentences, summarizing passages, reaching conclusions about what you have read, and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the position. Not only will your reading comprehension be part of the Verbal Reasoning section, but other sections will also test your ability to decide answers based on context, skim information in a short amount of time, and complete partial sentences with the best of six listed options.
Finally, the Quantitative Reasoning section is the loose equivalent of the SAT's Mathematics section - you will be tested on arithmetic, algebra, data analysis, and geometry. Questions will focus on quantitative comparison, multiple choice, and completing math problems, and then entering the correct numerical solution. Your ability to use logical reasoning and problem-solving skills with quantitative methods are important for many career paths, and schools like Old Dominion University will want to know if you can fit their math-related graduate programs. This section gives you an hour and 10 minutes to complete two sections, with 20 questions each. You will receive a score between 130 and 170 points. Taking a Virginia Beach GRE prep course means you get help understanding each section, how the components work, and developing strategies for answering questions you may not know the answer to.
You might find that an Experimental Section has been embedded into the Quantitative or Verbal Reasoning Sections - while this part is unscored and will not impact your overall score, it is not voluntary. In contrast, you may also find an unscored Research Section, which you can skip if you are concerned about time or simply do not want to answer more questions.
How do I find helpful Virginia Beach GRE prep instructors?
Varsity Tutors can help you find a local Virginia Beach tutor who understands the GRE and can help you prepare for this important examination. We are also excited to offer online GRE prep classes, which you can take from the comfort of your own home, whenever you have free time to spend. Reach out today to get started.
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