What we cover in class

There are a total of 10 lessons in the PowerScore GRE Course - 5 lessons devoted to the Math section and 5 lessons for the Verbal section - for a total of 30 hours of in-class lecture time. The extensive schedule allows us to cover not only the fundamentals of the GRE, but also the strategies and shortcuts for handling those challenging problems that mean the difference between a good score and a great score.

GRE - Math
• Course Intro (Online)
• Test Content/Format/Scoring
• Lesson 1 - Arithmetic
• Four Quantitative Question Types
• PowerScore Solution Strategies 1-5
• Number Properties
• Fractions and Decimals
• Percents
• Ratios
• Proportions
• Arithmetic Problem Set
• Lesson 2 - Algebra
• PowerScore Solution Strategy 6
• Exponents
• Roots
• Expressions
• Equations
• Backplugging Revisited
• Supplying Numbers Revisited
• Systems of Equations
• Inequalities
• Absolute Value
• Algebra Problem Set
• Lesson 3 - Geometry
• PowerScore Solution Strategies 7-8
• The Importance of Formulas
• Lines and Angles
• Triangles
• Special Triangles
• Circles
• Geometric Solids
• Geometric Perception
• Geometry Problem Set
• Lesson 4 -Algebra II and Coordinate Geometry
• PowerScore Solution Strategies Review
• Direct and Inverse Variation
• Functions
• Compound Functions
• Symbolic Functions
• Coordinate Geometry
• Lines in Coordinate Geometry
• Length
• Midpoint
• Slope
• Equation of a Line
• Figures in Coordinate Geometry
• Functions in Coordinate Geometry
• Transformations in Coordinate Geometry
• Coordinate Geometry Problem Set
• Lesson 5 - Data Interpretation, Word Problems, and Final Review
• Data Analysis
• Data Interpretation
• Statistics
• Mean, Median, Mode, and Standard Deviation
• Overlapping Groups
• Counting Problems
• Combinations and Permutations
• Probability
• Sequences
• Work and Work Rate
• Final Review
• Arithmetic
• Fractions, Decimals, Percents
• Ratios and Proportions
• Algebra
• Exponents and Roots
• Expressions and Equations
• Geometry I and II
• Triangles
• General Geometry
• Coordinate Geometry
• Algebra II
• Functions
GRE - Verbal
Lesson 1 - Sentence Context, Argumentation Part I, and First Family Part I
• Three Verbal Question Types
• Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence
• Intro to Both Types
• Sentence-bases versus Passage-based questions
• Context versus Vocabulary
• Context/Direction Clues
• PowerScore Solution Strategy
• Four Sentence Types
• Sentences Problem Set I
• Short Passages
• PowerScore Strategy and Approach
• Elements of Argumentation
• Three Question Families and Seven Question Types
• First Family Questions - Must be True, Vocab-in-Context
• First Family Passage Set I
Lesson 2 - Argumentation Part II, First Family Part II, and Sentence Vocabulary
• Premise, Counter-premise, and Conclusion Identification
• First Family Continued - Main Point, Primary Purpose/Function, Method of Reasoning
• First Family Passage Set II - Mixed Stimuli
• Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence - Answer Choice Analysis
• Importance of Vocabulary Revisited
• "Equivalence"
• Parts of Speech
• Words Out of Context
• Double Definitions
• Homographs/Homophones
• Parts of Speech
• Vocabulary Strategies
• Late-blank Replacement
• "All-but-One" Questions
• Roots/Affixes
• Word Sense
• Sentences Problem Set II
Lesson 3 - Second and Third Families (Weaken, Strengthen, Resolve), Vocabulary II, and Advanced Sentences
• Argumentation—Truth vs Validity
• Causal Reasoning
• Second and Third Families
• Weaken
• Strengthen
• Second and Third Family Passage Set
• Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence - Advanced Sentences Part I
• Vocabulary II
• Multi-Sentence Questions
• Complex Sentence Deconstruction
• Advanced Sentences Problem Set I
Lesson 4 -Long Passages and Advanced Sentences Part II
• Reading Comprehension - Long Passages
• PowerScore Long Passage Solution Strategies
• Approaching Long Passages—6 Critical Steps
• Long Passage Problem Set
• Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence - Advanced Sentences Part II
• Final Sentences Review
• Advanced Sentences Problem Set II
Lesson 5 - Reasoning Review, Common Reasoning Errors, Analyze an Argument and Analyze an Issue Essays
• Reasoning Review
• Elements of Argumentation Review
• Premise, Counter-Premise, and Conclusion Review
• Argument Analysis Review—Validity, Strengthen/Weaken
• Common Errors of Reasoning
• Analytical Writing - Introduction
• Purpose and Use
• Scoring and Analysis
• Computer Controls
• Eight General Essay Points to Consider