GRE Preparation

CONCEPT NOTE OF GRE TEST PREP

Our GRE Preparation course has been conceived by leading educationist in field of education abroad having more than 20 years of combined experience. We enable students with every possible tool & knowledge to ace the test. We offer courses in a variety of methods so there is a course to suit your schedule.
This is a program of 9 weeks duration with optimal academic rigor. White Glow Consulting utilizes a potent balance of actual released GRE questions. Each of the course booklets includes valuable material to help each student maximize his or her score on the GRE.

What is GRE?

A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills. The test intends to aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE®® scores.

The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school – the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he/she desires.

The GRE® test has three parts – Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GRE® test structure:

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Target Segment:

GRE is targeted towards those individuals with the following requirements:

      1. Need to brush up all the basics of mathematics and English Vocabulary to remove the cob-webs
      2. Need an explanation of the solutions to the various types of problems and are not comfortable understanding the solutions on their own.
      3. Strongly feels that it takes at least 6 months to prepare for GRE and cannot be done in 3 months or less time

Needless to say, along with the above, their requirements are

      1. Methods and techniques of building speed
      2. Test taking strategies
      3. A planned routine to ensure that the study material is completed and doubts resolved on a regular basis.

 Course roadmap:

Although the format of each lesson booklet is unique, most follow a similar formula .each begins by describing a particular section on the GRE followed by the White Glow methodology for mastering that section finishing with the variety of practice drills and GRE questions. The practice GRE Questions are usually divided into three parts:

      • In class/Homework problems: typically taken from actual, previously released GRE. These questions are a random mix of medium and advanced difficulty level.
      • Homework drills: designed by the GRE experts at White Glow. These improve the skills necessary for a particular section of the GRE.

Lesson Overview:

GRE does not require any knowledge of calculus, trigonometry, or any math beyond the high school level. In the first lesson, students will learn basic definitions of prime numbers, quotients, and remainders, absolute values and solve arithmetic operations involving decimals, fractions, ratios, and percents. The algebra lesson addresses quadratic equations and multivariable algebraic equations, roots and exponents. The geometry lesson covers every thing a student needs to solve any GRE geometry problem.

Advanced quantitative lessons include data interpretation and probability as well as entire lesson on permutations and combinations. All students will learn proven strategies created to master problem solving and data sufficiency questions of all kinds.

Early verbal lessons introduce techniques that make up the foundation of the White Glow methodology. Students will be introduced to an invaluable process for solving antonym problems with speed and confidence .They will also be provided with useful tool for simplifying analogy problems, improving accuracy and time management. A foolproof approach for tackling sentence completion with efficiency and assurance will also be provided.

Method of Instruction:

In a typical class,

      1. A typical class starts with homework review for around 30 minutes
      2. The fundamentals will be taught then for around 90 minutes. The faculty will take typical problems that are asked or are necessary to understand a fundamental and will explain the method of solving them.
      3. Next, an exercise on the fundamentals taught will be administered for the next 30 minutes.
      4. All problems of the exercises are then discussed and any shortcuts are explained out in the next 30 minutes.
      5. The faculty must not emphasize on speed but on conceptual clarity.

Students support;

      • 2 course booklets including GRE Official Guide
      • 5 Computer Adapted Tests with Answer keys and detailed explanations, personal score card, progress tracker, look a like test screens, root list, and over all statistical analysis.

SESSION PLAN:

S. No. Session Title Description
1 Introduction & word list 1. Introduction to GRE, its trends & institutes. White Glow Program, session plan &How to go about the preparation. (90 mins)
2. Introduction to the prefixes- suffixes and roots.
2  Arithmetic Basic math vocabulary and definitions. Prime numbers, fractions, ratios and distance – speed.
3 Grammar 1 Intro to very basic grammar topics to falicitate overall understanding
4 Algebra Focuses on the fundamentals of algebra such as exponents, equations, inequalities and quadratic functions.
5 Analytical Writing Assessment White methodology  analysis of issue ,discuss AWA scoring
6  Geometry Lines, angles triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, 3D figures and coordinate geometry.
7 Word list +SC I  Intro to SC section, explain strategies and vocabulary practice.
8 Permutations and combinations Basic concepts of  P & C , probability and real GRE questions
9 SC 2 + Word List  vocabulary practice and higher difficulty level questions in the section
10 Quantitative comparison Strategies to attack difficult QC questions
11 Sentence Equivalence + AWA1 Introduction to sentence equivalence questions and  stratagies for problem solving.
12 Data interpretation Strategies to attack difficult DI questions
13 Introduction to Critical Reasoning Introduction to critical reasoning and basic questions
14 CR1 +AWA 2 Review of CR concept and analysing an argument task.
15 CR2 + Introduction to RC Introduction to RC stratagies and discussion of questions
16  RC2 Advanced problems in RC
17 SC + SE Review Review of all important stratagies pertaining to SC and SE.
18 Verbal Review Review of important topics in Verbal section
19 Quant Review II Review of all important concepts of Maths
20 Wordlist Verbal Review II Review of FLT and vocabulary practice

Test series

Week Practice tests
0 TEST 1
1-8 TEST 2-4
9 TEST 5

Why White Glow?

  • Industry experts Mentors & Instructors in education abroad having more than 20 years of combined experience.
  • Unlimited Doubt clearing sessions.
  • Flexible schedules to suit every individual.
  • Classes at high-quality ambience to make student comfortable.
  • Personal and Customized assistance
  • Performance monitoring at every step & detailed discussion with students as well as parents.
  • Special Admission Consulting Session for parents
  • Methods and techniques of building speed
  • Test taking strategies
  • A planned routine to ensure that the study material is completed and doubts resolved on a regular basis.

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