EDLL 2001 - GRE Preparation

  • Noncredit

Are you planning on attending graduate school, but nervous about having to take the GRE? Unsure of what you need to study to be prepared for the exam? This short GRE prep course will build your confidence by going over the exam logistics, talking through the different sections of the exam and the format of exam questions in each section, give you the opportunity to take practice exam questions, and provide additional tips for preparing and studying for the GRE. Much of the course will be spent on content and questions similar to those on the actual exam.

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

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

Section 200 is all online. Study at your own pace but plan to spend about 1-2 hours per day throughout the 6 week course

Pell-eligible students should contact Stacey Clark (Stacey.Clark@colostate.edu) to register for Section 201. Other registration questions may also be addressed to her.

9/18 - 9/24: GRE Overview

9/18 - 10/8: Verbal Reasoning/Analytical Writing

10/9 - 10/27: Quantitative Reasoning

Textbook and Materials

Recommended Text(s):

We strongly recommend that you buy these texts for the course. You will be asked to do problem sets out of these texts during the course.

The Princeton Review: Cracking the GRE with 4 Practice Tests, 2015 or 2016 Edition; ISBN-10: 080412468X

The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 2nd Edition; ISBN-10: 007179123X


Martin Asmat


Athena Kennedy