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- Interested in a FREE strategy workshop? Join us live-online for an intro session on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7-8 p.m. or on-campus on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Harris Hall, Room 2115.
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April 18-May 14, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.
Registration Fee: $749.00
April 19-May 15, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Registration Fee: $749.00
You are ready for graduate school. Let us help you take the first step to an advanced degree! The GRE® Test Prep course from Virginia Commonwealth University will give you the skills and confidence you need to maximize your performance on the GRE®. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE® exam questions and follow our proven study plan on your way to success.
VCU Test Prep is here to help you learn about the GRE® revised General Test and to give you the skills and tools you need to maximize your potential. Our updated, comprehensive program covers each of the three main sections of the GRE® revised General exam—Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. We will walk you through each section and prepare you for all of the question types you are likely to encounter on test day.
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VCU's GRE® Prep classes offer:
Expert Instructors: Our highly trained instructors are here for you! Our experienced instructors understand the GRE® and care about helping you achieve your goals.
Proven strategies: Our revised GRE® program was developed by test prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success on standardized exams.
Superior Materials: The GRE® Prep Course includes: The Official Guide to the GRE® revised General Test, published by ETS, the official GRE® provider. You also receive the GRE® Student Workbook, designed to supplement your classroom lessons, and software (also distributed by ETS) that includes multiple practice items and tests.
Convenient Schedule Options: Classroom Test Prep programs are conveniently held on the Monroe Park Campus at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Our Live-Online class offers you the opportunity to take the class from anywhere at any time.
Value: The course fee includes all course materials and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.
Choose the format that works for you!
GRE® Test Prep classes are offered on campus in Richmond, Virginia and online, giving you the option to choose the format and schedule that works best for you. Our classroom programs give you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. Live-online classes offer the same great program as the traditional GRE® prep class with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors with the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.
The Live-Online GRE® Prep Course is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need are a high-speed internet connection, speakers or head phones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.
Course materials will be delivered directly to your home, or arrangements can be made for you to pick them up at the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education. We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.
Who should take VCU's GRE® Test Prep class?
VCU's GRE® Prep class is ideal for those seeking an advanced degree in a wide range of fields within the next five years. This course is designed for those looking to return to school, recent graduates, and current undergraduate students seeking assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GRE®. Fields of study that typically require or accept the GRE® include: Education, the physical and life sciences, engineering, social work, public administration, and business. Many MBA programs now also accept the GRE®.
Quantitative Test topics include:
- Solution strategies, both for quantitative comparison and for multiple choice problems
- Tips for breaking complex word problems into small, manageable parts
- Tips for turning geometry diagrams into solvable equations
- Review of the math concepts frequently tested on the exam
Verbal Test topics include:
- Solving problems when you don’t know the vocabulary
- Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
- Using comparison and contrast clues to solve sentence completion problems
General Topics Include:
- Solving “Multiple Right Answer” questions
- Utilizing the process of elimination
- Mastering time management skills
- Minimizing test anxiety
- Identifying common distracters
- Additionally, strategies for the analytical writing section are outlined, and sample prompts with accompanying essays are discussed.
|Session 1:||General Information; Quantitative Comparison|
|Session 2:||Equations and Inequalities; Reading Comprehension|
|Session 3:||Picking Numbers for Multiple Choice Items; Reading Comprehension|
|Session 4:||Number Properties; Exponents; Reading Comprehension|
|Session 5:||Fractions; Text Completion|
|Session 6:||Geometry: Lines, Angles, and Triangles; Geometry: Circles and Polygons; Text Completion|
|Session 7:||Geometry: Three-Dimensional Figures and the Coordinate Plane; Sentence Equivalence|
|Session 8:||Data Interpretation; Analytical Writing; Sentence Equivalence|
About our program:
The VCU Test Prep program is a partner with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors. Learn more about Educational Testing Consultants at www.etctestprep.com.
Hear what others have to say about our program:
"...Upon taking the class, doing the work, and using the techniques provided in the class my score went up 100 points on the verbal and 50 points on the quantitative areas. This class was concise, educational, and very beneficial." - Gretchen
"I truly don't think I would have passed the exam without your class. You were very supportive and provided many insightful tips for strategies on taking the exam. I am extremely satisfied with my results and I know the course was worth every penny." - Sandy