What is GRE?
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) — the results of this examination are required for entering master courses, postgraduate studies or other post-degree program at higher education institutions of the USA and other countries (for example, at higher education institutions of Canada, Australia). In order to pass it, one must have not less than an “Advanced” level of English, as the tasks are rather difficult. This examination is passed in all specialties, except business, law and medicine (other tests are intended for them).
GRE test can be of two types:
• General test – an assessment of the general verbal and analytical skills;
• Subject test – an assessment of your knowledge of a specific subject (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, psychology).
Who needs to pass this examination?
• The GRE test is necessary for students, for whom English is native, but foreign entrants need to pass it as well, in order to enter the postgraduate study at the American universities. A good result of examination is an indicator of a good level of the American English and a good level of the general preparation.
• Students also often pass the GRE test to estimate the real level of the qualification, to define weak and strong points.
After passing the test, the international certificate is given to you. Results of examination of GRE are valid within 5 years. You need to receive the score, which the HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION chosen by you puts forward as the requirement.
The general GRE test (General test) includes 3 sections:
• Analytical part
• Verbal part
• Mathematical part
Analytical part of GRE
In this section it is necessary to fulfill two written tasks for which 45 and 30 minutes respectively are given. The analytical writing estimates analytical skills, ability to reason the answers, to draw conclusions, to discuss, etc. In the first task it is necessary to write the essay on the offered subject, in the second task it is necessary to express personal opinion concerning any fact, having thus proved it.
Verbal part of GRE
This section consists of 2 parts on 20 questions for fulfilling of which 60 minutes are given. In this task the ability of the analysis of the read, ability to define interrelations between components of the sentences, words and thoughts in them are defined. The subject of questions in verbal justification is related both to daily life situations, and to humanitarian and natural sciences.
Mathematical part of GRE
In this section there are 28 questions, it is necessary to answer them within 45 minutes. The correct answers will require knowledge of mathematics (algebra, geometry, arithmetic and the analysis of data) at the level of the school program. In mathematical justification the ability of solving the problems from the point of view of mathematics is defined.
2 hours 50 minutes are given to fulfill the tasks of this type. Answers are noted in the special column, in which your result will be counted automatically.
Subject test GRE is carried out in such subjects:
• Biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology
Scoring system of the test
Verbal part – from 200 to 800 scores;
Mathematical part – from 200 to 800 scores;
Analytical part – from 0 to 6 scores.
In all subjects Subject Tests the tasks are estimated from 200 to 990 scores.
In such subjects as biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, biology and psychology, the tasks are estimated from 20 to 99 scores.
Features of passing the test
You can have problem that the question in a mathematical task is unclear, or there is a complexity when determining interrelations between separate words and the general sense of the text in verbal part. The teachers of our test center will help you to deal with the structure and sense of the tasks. With their help you will gain the most necessary skills and strategy, which will help you to gain high scores as the preparation includes the tasks similar to those you will have while passing an examination.
GRE is one of the most difficult examinations, it is recommended to pass it, if you have the level not lower than Advanced. But high level of English, as it is in case with GRE, isn’t the key to success at passing the test. Good preparation for GRE in Kiev is necessary. In mathematical part of gre it is important to understand the essence of the question, in another case even having good knowledge in mathematics and English you can give the wrong answer anyway. With the help of the essay not only the level of proficiency in language will be estimated, but also ability to argue on various subjects freely. In this part it is very important to understand the essence of the offered subject as well. It is necessary to find interrelation in verbal part of gre between the text and separate words, here mentality plays a great role. It is difficult to fulfill this task without preliminary preparation because of these differences. At GRE courses in Kiev in the Universal Test Company the teachers will help you to deal with all the tasks, and you will have no problems at passing the examination.
Preparation for GRE at the courses in the Universal Test Company includes:
First of all, you should pass trial test, which includes tasks similar to those that will be presented at GRE examination. With the help of the teacher you will estimate the level of your knowledge and develop the program of studying, according to your strong points and weaknesses and the expected result. In the Universal Test Company the trial test is given free of charge. After its fulfilling the qualified teacher will help you to deal with the examination structure, tell about all its “reefs” and help you to develop the strategy and tactics of passing the test. At the preparation courses for GRE in Kiev you receive all the necessary skills for fulfilling of tasks of all modules, learn to write the essay correctly and express the thoughts in English logically.
You can choose group or individual classes. If you need to get prepared in a short time, there is an intensive course for this purpose. You can learn more details of the program of studying in the section “Prices and Schedule”.
Advantages of preparation for GRE in the Universal Test Company
You will be taught by the certified teachers, who have sufficient experience in it
You receive all studying materials (Textbooks and CD) free of charge
You will pass the free trial test, which will show your level today
The office, where the classes are given, is equipped with the modern equipment and is in the center of Kiev
You have the opportunity to choose the schedule of group classes convenient for you or choose individual courses
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