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Analogies: When you know both words in the stem pair

 Make a defining sentence
 Apply that sentence to the answer choices  Use POE  If necessary, make a more specific sentence 

Analogies: When you don't know one of the words in the stem pair

 Try to make defining sentecnes with the answer choices
 Eliminsate those with nondefining relationships  With the remaining answer choices, Work Backward and eliminate answer choices whose defining senteces don't work with the stem pair 

Anologies: When you don't know either of the words in the stem pair

 Try to make defining sentences with the answer choices
 Eliminate nondefining relationships  Make an educated guess about which remaining answer choice as the strongest relationship 

Analogies: Common GRE Relationships

 Type of
 Used to  Degree  Characterized by  Without / Lacking 

Sentence Completions: OneBlank Questions

 Ignore the answer choices
 Come up with your own word for the blank (Use the clue and triger words to help)  Eliminate answer choices that don't match your word 

Sentence Completions: TwoBlank Questions

 Ignore the answer choices
 Pick one of the blanks and come up with a word for that blank  Look only at one side of each of the answer choices and eliminate those that aren't simliar to your word  Come up with a word for the other blank From the remaining choices, eliminate those that aren't similiar 

Sentence Completions: Relationship Between the Blanks

 Determine if the relationship is one of agreement or disagreement
 Eliminate those answer choices in which the two words don't have the same relationship as the blanks 

Antonyms: When you know the stem words

 Define the word for yourself
 Come up with a simple opposite for that word  Use POE to eliminate answer choices that don't match your opposite 

Antonyms: When you "sort of" know the stem word

Use Positive / Negative
 Determine if the stem word is positive or negative (it may not be either)  Eliminate those answer choices that do not have an opposite connotation Work Backward  Make opposites for the answer choices  Eliminate answer choices whose opposites aren't close to the stem word 

Antonyms: When you don't know the stem word at all

 Eliminate any answer choices that don't have opposites
 Guess the extremes 

Reading Comprehension: Basic Steps

 Familiarize yourself with the passage, paying attention to the main idea and structure
 Read the quest, find the lead words, and make sure you understand what it's asking  Use lead words and line references to find the relevant part of the passage  Read in detail about five lines above and five lines below the lead words  Answer the question in your own words  Use POE 

Reading Comprehension: Least/Except/Not Questions

 The best answer will seem like the wrong answer, the crazy choice that you would normally eliminate first
 For EXCEPT questions, look for "correct" answers and eliminate them 

Reading Comprehension: Questions about Tone, Attitude & Style

 ETS is politically correct
 ETS has respect for the authors and the subjects of the passages  You can eliminate any choice that is too negative or too extreme  You can eliminate any choice that suggests the author is detached 

Math: Even / Odd

 Zero is even
 Fractions are neither even nor odd 

Math: Divisibility

An integer is:
 divisible by 3 if the sum of it's digits is divisible by 3  divisible by 4 if it's last two digits is divisible by 4  divisible by 6 if it's divisible by both 2 and 3  divisible by 9 if the sum of it's digits is divisible by 9 

Math: Multiplying Fractions

 Reduce
 Multiply straight across 

Math: Dividiing Fractions

 Reduce
 Multiply the recipical of the second fraction straight across 

Math: Adding / Subtracting Fractions w/ different denominators

 Multiply the denominators
 Bowtie  Add or Subract across 

Math: Percentage Increase/Decrease

Percent Change = (Difference / Original) x 100


Math: Exponents

 2^2 x 2^4 = 2^6
 2^6 / 2^2 = 2^4  3^2 = 1/3^2 = 1/9  (4^5)^2 = 4^10 

Math: Plugging in

 10 and 100 are good numbers
 In mins/secs problems, 30 or 120 are good numbers  Alawys plug in at least twice in Quant Comp Questions 

Math: Average Pie

Total
________________________ # of  Average Things  

Math: Statistics

 Median  middle value in a set of numbers
 Mode  number or range of numbers in a set that occurs the most (think mode=most)  Range  different between the highest and the lowest numbers in a set 

Math: Standard Deviation

 referes to how much the numbers in a set vary from the mean of the set


Math: Bell Curve

 Normal distribution percentages: 34% : 12% : 2%


Math: Rate

Distance or Amount
________________________ Time  Rate  

Math: Ratio Box

 X  Y  Total
ratio    * by    real    

Math: Parallel Lines

 When two parallel lines are cut by a third line, only big angles and small angles are formed
 All the big angles are equal, all the small angles are equal  The sum of any big and small angle is always 180 degrees 

Math: Triangles

= The length of any one side of a triangle must be less than the sum of the other two sides and greater than the difference between the two sides


Math: Pythagorean Theorem

Common Triangles
 345  6810  51213 

Math: 454590 Triangle

 Isosceles right triangle
 The lenth of each short leg is x  The length of the hypotenuse is x*sqrt(2) 

Math: 306090 Right Triangle

 Shortest side is x
 Hypotenuse is 2x  Remaining side is x*sqrt(3) 

Math: Circles

Circumference = 2Pi*r
Area = Pi*r^2 

Math: Slope

 y = mx + b
 Slope = rise / run 