What we cover in class

There are a total of 10 lessons in the PowerScore Live Online GRE Course - 5 lessons devoted to the Math section and 5 lessons for the Verbal section - for a total of 30 hours of live, interactive, real-time online instruction . 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
• Test Content/Format/Scoring
• Lesson 1 - Arithmetic
• 4 Quant Question Types
• Number Properties
• Fractions/Decimals
• Percents
• Ratios
• Proportions
• Statistics - Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation
• Lesson 2 - Algebra
• Exponents
• Roots
• Expressions
• Equations
• Backplugging
• Supplying Numbers
• Systems of Equations
• Inequalities
• Absolute Value
• Lesson 3 - Geometry
• Solution Strategies/Importance of Formulas
• Lines and Angles
• Triangles
• Special Triangles
• Polygons
• Circles
• Solids and Volume
• Lesson 4 - Algebra II/Geometry II
• Direct/Inverse Variation
• Functions - Symbolic and Regular
• Compound Functions
• Coordinate Geometry
• Length of line
• Slope of line
• Equation of line
• Figures
• Functions
Lesson 5 - Data Interpretation/Word Problems/Final Review
• Data Interpretation
• Probability
• Counting Problems - Combinations and Permutations
• Sequences
• Work Rate
• Final Review
• Arithmetic
• Fractions, Decimals, Percents
• Ratios and Proportions
• Exponents and Roots
• Algebra
• Expressions and Equations
• Geometry
• Triangles
• General Geometry
• Coordinate Geometry
• Algebra II
• Functions
GRE - Verbal
Lesson 1 - Argumentation Part I, First Family Part I, and Sentence Context
• Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence
• Intro to Both Types
• 1, 2, 3 blanks
• "Equivalence"
• Context vs Vocab
• Solution Strategies
• Context/Direction Clues
• Types of Sentences
• Direction/Continuity
• Directions/Contrast
• Sentences Problem Set
• Passage Types
• PowerScore Strategy and Approach
• Basic Argumentation
• Three Question Families
• First Family - Must be True
• First Family Passage Set
Lesson 2 - Argumentation Part II, First Family Part II, and Sentence Vocabulary
• Causality
• First Family - Main Point, Primary Purpose/Function, Method-AP
• Mixed Stimuli Passage Set
• Text Completion/Sentence Equivalence- Vocabulary
• Importance of Vocabulary Revisited
• Double Definitions
• Homographs/Homophones
• Parts of Speech
• Vocabulary Strategies
• Late-blank Replacement
• All-but-one Questions
• Roots/Affixes
• Word Sense
• Sentences Problem Set
Lesson 3 - Second and Third Families (Weaken, Strengthen, Resolve), 160+-level Sentences
• Argumentation Review
• Second and Third Families
• Weaken
• Strengthen
• Resolve
• Second and Third Family Passage Set
• Complex Sentence Deconstruction
• Advanced Sentences I Problem Set
Lesson 4 - Advanced Sentences Part II and Long Passages
• Final Sentences Review
• Advanced Sentences II Problem Set
• Reading Comprehension - 90 minutes
• Multi-paragraph Passages
• Multi-paragraph Passage Set
Lesson 5 - Reasoning Review, Argumentative Flaws, Analyze an Issue and Analyze an Argument Essays
• Reasoning Review
• Premise/Conclusion Review
• Common Reasoning Elements
• Affecting Argumentation Review
• Analytical Writing - Introduction
• Purpose
• Scoring/Analysis
• Computer Controls
• Analyze an Argument Essay
• Argument Essay Directions
• Time Management
• Five Argument Task Essay Considerations
• Classic Errors of Reasoning
• Assumptions
• Causality