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Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Dr. Jason LaTouche presents an overview of the GRE
before going into detail over each section at the
The GRE is a test commonly required by most universities in order to apply for graduate level courses. Check with the university where you are applying to see their GRE requirements and deadlines. The test covers three primary academic areas:
- Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
- Verbal Reasoning — Measures reading comprehension skills and verbal and analogical reasoning skills, focusing on the test taker's ability to analyze and evaluate written material
- Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
Original Source, http://www.ets.org/gre/general/about
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