Breakdown of the GRE and Study Resources

May 11, 2012
Lee Weiss

Many Kaplan students start out intimidated by the GRE, and with good reason: the GRE is designed to challenge even the most adept test takers by customizing sets of questions to match a test taker’s level of performance.

The “new” GRE, launched in August 2011, assesses your critical reasoning skills and is used by graduate schools—and many business schools—as a key factor in admissions.

Split into verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections and delivered on the computer, the GRE takes about 4 hours to complete and measures your reasoning, writing, time management, and stress management skills—the same skills that you will need to succeed in graduate school.

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Here are some ways for you to start familiarizing yourself with the test:

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Lee Weiss Lee is Director of Graduate Programs at Kaplan Test Prep. He graduated from Cornell University with a concentration in international and comparative relations and a minor in literature. He has been teaching and tutoring for Kaplan since his college days. After Cornell, Lee worked for famed value-investor and philanthropist Irving Kahn, running his non-profit organization, The New York City Job and Career Center. Lee graduated from business school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a lead organizer of the MIT-Sloan Private Equity Symposium and received honorable mention and publication for his thesis on CPG strategy. After MIT, Lee worked in corporate finance for American Express before rejoining Kaplan. He had a nearly perfect score on the old GRE, and has spent countless hours analyzing the new GRE. Still an active GRE instructor, Lee has helped thousands of students, and has won numerous awards for his teaching and tutoring.

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