The PowerScore Live Online GRE Verbal Course - $495

  • 15 hours of live, interactive, real-time online instruction dedicated solely to the Verbal section of the GRE
  • Comprehensive breakdown of every Verbal concept and question type tested
  • Instant access to a recorded archive of each lesson from the course for review
  • Lessons taught by a senior instructor and GRE expert who has scored in the 99th percentile on an official GRE
  • Official GRE questions and practice tests from the test makers
  • Extensive Online Student Center with homework and additional course supplements
  • Available worldwide
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The PowerScore Live Online GRE Verbal Course

To many students, the GRE appears to be a random collection of questions and ideas. However, the GRE is designed around a limited number of mathematical and verbal principles that we examine and explain during the course. The GRE system we teach is based upon an analysis of the concepts that appear with striking consistency on the test, and in class you will learn how to break down these concepts and recognize the principles used by the test makers. Our exclusive techniques, methodologies, and strategies, combined with the best instructors, course materials, and student support, will help you exceed your GRE goals.

The PowerScore Live Online GRE Verbal Course is a live, online course dedicated exclusively to the Verbal section of the GRE. The online format offers you the structure and group interaction of a classroom course, without any schedule restrictions or travel requirements. You are able to hear the instructor, see notes and questions on the online whiteboard, ask questions by instant messenger, and interact with the instructor and fellow students. This course is highly interactive and allows for extensive personal attention.

Live, Interactive, Real-Time Online Instruction

  • The online classroom environment brings the best features of a physical class into the comfort of your home. You are able to interact live and in real-time with the instructor and fellow students, see notes and questions on the online whiteboard, listen to the instructor's live lecture, and ask questions by instant messenger. The course is highly interactive and allows for extensive personal attention.
  • All online lessons are archived, and each student can access the archives and review lessons as needed. This powerful feature means students never miss a minute of instruction, even if they are late for a class or miss an entire lesson.
  • The course is available worldwide and access to the course materials is available 24 hours a day, seven per week.

15 Lecture Hours for Ultimate Verbal Preparation

  • The PowerScore Live Online GRE Verbal Course consists of 15 lecture hours taught over a period of 5 weeks by one of our highly-trained instructors. Each of the five lessons includes 3 hours of lecture and class discussion.
  • In class we will discuss everything from how to tackle the unusual environment of a computer-based test to the strategies most effective in attacking every Verbal concept and question type on the exam. For a full list of topics covered, check out our Live Online GRE Verbal Syllabus.

Extensive Course Materials

  • Our course contains exclusive and fully-tested techniques and methodologies. Prior to the first lesson you will receive a lesson book that is yours to keep. The course book contains the information for all five lessons in the course, and includes comprehensive conceptual discussions as well as a wealth of sample questions. Extensive homework for each lesson is provided in our Online Student Center, and includes a variety of drills, questions, and analyses focused on the topics discussed in class. The homework is an essential part of the course and provides you with the opportunity to develop and refine your ability to apply our techniques and methodologies.
  • In addition to the course book, you will also receive The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, which includes real GRE questions from the makers of the test. Since concepts tend to be repeated from test to test, studying real questions is the best way to recognize the patterns and consistent elements that are certain to appear on test day.

The Best Instructors - 99th Percentile Minimum Requirement

  • The GRE requires test takers to be proficient in a wide array of areas, including advanced mathematics, the fundamentals of English, and analytical writing. All of our instructors have scored in the 99th percentile on a real GRE—proof that they fully understand each of these difficult concepts. Since they don't have to struggle to understand the test itself, they can focus on teaching you how to master the GRE in the same way that they did.
  • Our instructors are enthusiastic and truly enjoy teaching, and we only hire instructors who can clearly and effectively explain the ideas in our course in a fun and exciting format.

Extensive Online Student Center and FOUR Official Practice Tests

Prior to your first lesson, you are given access to our exclusive Online Student Center which contains a valuable pre-course verbal primer, as well as lesson-specific homework to be completed as you progress through the course. You will also find general information about graduate school and GRE preparation.

An Incredible Value

The $495 price includes pre-class study materials, the PowerScore Live Online Verbal course book, a personal copy of The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, and four official practice tests. No other company offers you so much for such a great price. Our main competitors charge hundreds of dollars more for courses with fewer hours of instruction.

Personal Attention and Unmatched Student Support

Our service and support is the best in the industry! Give us a call—you'll talk to a real person immediately. We promise not to stick you in a class with 80 students, place you on hold for an indefinite period of time, or make you come to our office for your tests and materials.

In addition to our Live Online GRE course, we offer the following services:

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Please note: The use of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.) may not be fully supported.


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What we cover in class

There are a total of 5 lessons in the PowerScore Live Online GRE Verbal Course –dedicated exclusively to the Verbal section of the GRE – for a total of 15 hours of live, interactive, real-time online instruction . The extensive schedule allows us to cover not only the fundamentals of the GRE Verbal section, but also the strategies and shortcuts for handling those challenging problems that mean the difference between a good score and a great score.

Course Intro
  1. Test Content/Format/Scoring

Lesson 1 – Argumentation Part I, First Family Part I, and Sentence Context
  1. 3 Reading Question Types
  2. Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence
    1. Intro to Both Types
      1. 1, 2, 3 blanks
      2. "Equivalence"
    2. Context vs Vocab
    3. Solution Strategies
    4. Context/Direction Clues
    5. Types of Sentences
      1. Direction/Continuity
      2. Directions/Contrast
    6. Sentences Problem Set

  3. Reading Comprehension
    1. Passage Types
    2. PowerScore Strategy and Approach
      1. Basic Argumentation
      2. Three Question Families
        1. First Family – Must be True
    3. First Family Passage Set

Lesson 2 – Argumentation Part II, First Family Part II, and Sentence Vocabulary
  1. Reading Comprehension
    1. Advanced Argumentation
      1. Causality
    2. First Family – Main Point, Primary Purpose/Function, Method-AP
    3. Mixed Stimuli Passage Set

  2. Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence– Vocabulary
    1. Importance of Vocabulary Revisited
    2. Answers: Meanings
      1. Double Definitions
      2. Homographs/Homophones
        1. Parts of Speech
    3. Answers: Traps
      1. Opposite Answers
      2. "Kind Of" Answers
    4. Vocabulary Strategies
      1. Late-blank Replacement
      2. All-but-one Questions
      3. Roots/Affixes
      4. Word Sense
    5. Sentences Problem Set

Lesson 3 – Second and Third Families (Weaken, Strengthen, Resolve), 160+-level Sentences
  1. Reading Comprehension
    1. Argumentation Review
    2. Second and Third Families
      1. Weaken
      2. Strengthen
      3. Resolve
    3. Second and Third Family Passage Set

  2. Advanced Sentences Part I
    1. Complex Sentence Deconstruction
    2. Advanced Sentences I Problem Set

Lesson 4 – Advanced Sentences Part II and Long Passages
  1. Final Sentences Review
  2. Advanced Sentences Part II
    1. Advanced Sentences II Problem Set

  3. Reading Comprehension – 90 minutes
    1. Multi-paragraph Passages
    2. Multi-paragraph Passage Set

Lesson 5 – Reasoning Review, Argumentative Flaws, Analyze an Issue and Analyze an Argument Essays
  1. Reasoning Review
    1. Premise/Conclusion Review
    2. Common Reasoning Elements
    3. Affecting Argumentation Review

  2. Analytical Writing – Introduction
    1. Purpose
    2. Scoring/Analysis
    3. Essay Graders
    4. Computer Controls

  3. Analyze an Argument Essay
    1. Argument Essay Directions
    2. Time Management
    3. Five Argument Task Essay Considerations
    4. Classic Errors of Reasoning 
      1. Assumptions
      2. Causality
    5. Structuring Your Essay
    6. Argument Discussion Prompts
    7. Argument Task Sample Responses and Criticisms

  4. Analyze an Issue Essay
    1. Issue Essay Directions
    2. Time Management
    3. Eight Issue Task Essay Considerations
    4. The Issue Essay Template
    5. Sample Discussion Prompts
    6. Issue Task Sample Responses and Criticisms
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