Summer 2017: GRE Prep Course


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Are you planning on attending graduate school, but nervous about taking the GRE? Are you unsure of what you should study?

This course is a confidence builder. We will talk you through each section of the exam, go over the logistics, and review the formatting.

Much of the course will be spent discussing strategies for answering questions as well as completing practice questions similar to those on the actual exam.

Course Fee:


Section 200: Online

Six Weeks — Limit 40 Students

Dates: June 5 - July 14, 2017

  • June 2: Registration and Payment Deadline
  • June 5 – 11: GRE Overview
  • June 12 – 25: Verbal Reasoning/Analytical Writing
  • June 26 – July 14: Quantitative Reasoning

This class is all online. Study at your own pace but plan to spend about 1-2 hours per day throughout the 6 week course.

Textbook and Materials

Highly Recommended: The Princeton Review: Cracking the GRE with 4 Practice Tests, 2017 Edition; ISBN-10: 110191971X

Also Recommended: The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 3rd Edition, ISBN 10: 1259862410

Note: We strongly recommend that you buy these texts as you will be asked to do problem sets out of them throughout the course.

Topics Covered Will Include:

Overview of the exam format

  • Taking the new, revised GRE Exam

Overview of the Analytical Writing Measure

  • Analyze an Issue
  • Analyze an Argument

Overview of the Verbal Reasoning Measure

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence

Overview of the Quantitative Reasoning Measure

  • Math refresher
  • Using the calculator
  • Quantitative Comparison
  • Multiple choice: Select one answer
  • Multiple choice: Select more than one answer
  • Numeric entry

About Your Instructors:

Athena Kennedy

Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning

Athena Kennedy is an Instructional Technologist at the University of Wyoming Outreach School and she teaches communication courses at Laramie County Community College. Athena holds a B.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Spanish, an M.A. in Communication. She is currently earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Wyoming.

Martin Asmat

Quantitative Reasoning

Martin Asmat is a Ph.D. candidate in Physics at Colorado State University and holds an M.S. in Physics from University of Puerto Rico. He is currently a graduate teaching assistant for PH141 (General Physics) and PH351 (Electricity and Magnetism) courses and also has been helping students prepare for the quantitative part of the SAT, ACT, and other college admission tests, for several years. He enjoys working with students from different academic backgrounds and creating a flexible learning environment.