January-February 2013 GRE Test Prep Course

Fairfax, Virginia

January-February 2013 GRE Test Prep Course

Fairfax Campus, George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
United States

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Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

With increasing numbers of students applying to graduate school, admission is more competitive than ever. If you are thinking about a graduate degree, you know the importance of a good score on the Graduate Record Exam. Used by colleges and universities throughout the country as an indicator of general verbal, mathematical, and analytical reasoning ability, the GRE score is viewed by admissions officers and counselors as a significant predictor of performance in graduate programs.

The test was revised last year.  It consists of five separately timed sections focusing on quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing skills.  The revised quantitative section continues to test basic mathematical skills and an understanding of algebra and geometry, quantitative reasoning, problem solving, and the ability to interpret graphic data.  In addition, it contains more advanced data analysis as well as more complicated coordinate geometry than the old test.  Because of that, we are adding a sixth class session to the math portion of the course.

The revised verbal section replaces stand-alone vocabulary questions with emphasis on vocabulary in sentence context.  Reading comprehension sections have been expanded to include questions assessing the ability to use critical reasoning and higher cognitive skills in understanding written material. 

Our instructors place emphasis on test content, discussing sound test-taking techniques and strategies.  Adequate preparation is imperative to success on the GRE; the key to test taking is having confidence in one's knowledge and ability.   Books are included in the cost of the class.  STUDENTS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR OWN WINDOWS CAPABLE LAPTOP TO THE CLASSES.  A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations prior to the start of the test prep class.  Once the sessions have begun NO REFUNDS will be given.

Math Session - Six 3-hour classes

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesdays January 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27

Your class location is 3300 University Hall.

Verbal Session - Five 3-hour classes
9:00am to 12:00 pm
Saturdays January 26 February, 2, 9, 16, 23

Your class location is 2500 University Hall.

Alll of the classes are held in University Hall (#58 on the map below) on the Fairfax Campus--see link below.

PARKING ON THE FAIRFAX CAMPUS OF GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY:- Paid parking is available in the VISITORS parking section of Rappahanock Parking Deck at $3.00 per hour.   Rappahanock  Parking Deck is #42 on the map below.

You may go to the Parking Services office (open until 7pm Monday through Thursday), which is the glass building on Sandy Creek Circle, to purchase a day pass for $7.00 and then park in a GENERAL parking section of Rappahanock Parking Deck.

Map site: http://info.gmu.edu/Maps/FairfaxMap12legalColor.pdf


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Payment Instructions

  • Fees for the GRE Test Preparation classes are as follows:
    Math Review: $450
    Verbal Review: $350
    Both Math and Verbal Reviews: $750
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