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!       !       !Session1    Arithmetic!                                 Practice!Pages!    BASIC!ARITHMETIC!             ...
!!!Session2    Algebra!                            Practice!Pages!    HW!1!Review!                          Slideshare:!GR...
!Session3    Geometry!                            Practice!Pages!    QUADRILATERALS!                                      ...
!!!    68,!95,!99.7!Rule!–!Empirical!Rule!                                          !                                     ...
M414 – Chapter 3                                                           Name_________________________Worksheet 3 - Empi...
7. 500 juniors at Central High School took the ACT last year. The scores were distributed normally   with a mean of 24 and...
9. Here are the scores for a recent test in M414 Statistics.90     90     95     100     80     80     75     80      70  ...
!!    GRE!Prep!        !     Verbal!!!!!!!!!!
!!!Session1Analytical!Writing!section!tests!your!critical!thinking!and!analytical!writing!skills.!!     1. Analyze!an!issu...
!Session2ReadingComprehension!Three!Types!of!Reading!Comprehension!!1. Select!One!Answer!choice!       a. Inference!Questi...
!Session3TextCompletions&SentenceEquivalenceQuestions!TextCompletion    •   Text%completion%questions%test%your%ability%to...
!!!!!!Build!Vocabulary!Banal,*belie,*bombastic,*cacophony,*capricious,*chicanery,*cogent,*conciliatory,*confound,*convolut...
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GRE Prep Handout - 4 sessions

  1. 1. !!!! ! GRE!Prep!! ! Powered by Success Prep ! ! ! ! !!
  2. 2. ! ! !Session1 Arithmetic! Practice!Pages! BASIC!ARITHMETIC! Pg!245! FRACTIONS!&!DECIMALS! Pg!263! Break! 10!mins!!!@!7.30!pm! PERCENTS! Pg!277! RATIO!&!PROPORTIONS! Pg!293! Break! 7!mins!!!@!9!pm! AVERAGE!! Pg!306!! HW!1!! BARRONS!NEW!GRE!19th!Edition! Model!Test!1!Timed!:!Quantitative!Reasoning!Only!(2!sections)!!!!!!!!
  3. 3. !!!Session2 Algebra! Practice!Pages! HW!1!Review! Slideshare:!GRE!1a!!!!!!!!|!6!–!7.30!pm! Break! 10!mins!!!@!7.30!pm! POLYNOMIALS! Pg!317! EQUATIONS!/!INEQUALITIES! Pg!331! Break! 7!mins!!!@!9!pm! Lines!&!Angles! Pg!353! Triangles! Pg!368!! HW!2! BARRONS!NEW!GRE!19th!Edition! Model!Test!2!Timed!:!Quantitative!Reasoning!Only!(2!sections)!!
  4. 4. !Session3 Geometry! Practice!Pages! QUADRILATERALS! Pg!384! CIRCLES! Pg!396! Normal!Distribution!&!Empirical! Handout! Rule! Break! 10!mins!!!@!7.30!pm! GRE!BOWL!Practice!Test! Slideshare:!GRE!1b! ! Break! 7!mins!!!@!9!pm! GRE!BOWL!Practice!Test! Slideshare:!GRE!3b! ! ! !! HW!3!! The!Official!Guide!to!the!GRE!CD!ROM! Take!CD!Rom!Test!! Quantitative!Reasoning!Only!(2!sections)!!!!
  5. 5. !!! 68,!95,!99.7!Rule!–!Empirical!Rule! ! !!
  6. 6. M414 – Chapter 3 Name_________________________Worksheet 3 - Empirical Rule and Normal Distribution Date_____________Period_______In a normal distribution, what percent of the values lie:1. below the mean? ____________ 2. above the mean? ____________3. within one standard deviation of the mean? ____________4. within two standard deviations of the mean? ____________5. within three standard deviations of the mean? ____________6. 2000 freshmen at State University took a biology test. The scores were distributed normally with a mean of 70 and a standard deviation of 5. Label the mean and three standard deviations from the mean.Answer the following questions based on the data:a) What percentage of scores are between scores 65 and 75?b) What percentage of scores are between scores 60 and 70?c) What percentage of scores are between scores 60 and 85?d) What percentage of scores is less than a score of 55?e) What percentage of scores is greater than a score of 80?f) Approximately how many biology students scored between 60 and 70?g) Approximately how many biology students scored between 55 and 60?
  7. 7. 7. 500 juniors at Central High School took the ACT last year. The scores were distributed normally with a mean of 24 and a standard deviation of 4. Label the mean and three standard deviations from the mean.Answer the following questions based on the data:a) What percentage of scores are between scores 20 and 28?b) What percentage of scores are between scores 16 and 32?c) What percentage of scores are between scores 16 and 28?d) What percentage of scores is less than a score of 12?e) What percentage of scores is greater than a score of 24?f) Approximately how many juniors scored between 24 and 28?g) Approximately how many juniors scored between 20 and 28?h) Approximately how many juniors scored between 24 and 32?i) Approximately how many juniors scored between 16 and 20?j) Approximately how many juniors scored higher than 32?
  8. 8. 9. Here are the scores for a recent test in M414 Statistics.90 90 95 100 80 80 75 80 70 60 95 100 100100 75 80 90 90 90 70 70 80 85 90 90 85Answer the following questions regarding this set of data.Median = _________ Mean = _________ Mode = _________Standard Deviation = _________ Variance = _________How many scores are within 1 standard deviation of the mean? _________How many scores are within 2 standard deviations of the mean? _________Hint: Drawing the curve will help answer the last two questions!!!
  9. 9. !! GRE!Prep! ! Verbal!!!!!!!!!!
  10. 10. !!!Session1Analytical!Writing!section!tests!your!critical!thinking!and!analytical!writing!skills.!! 1. Analyze!an!issue! 2. Analyze!an!argument!!!Review!Scoring!Guide:!!!Strategies!for!Answering!!I. Analyze!an!issue!–!(30!minutes!to!write)! a. Avoid!presenting!a!catalog!of!examples.!! b. Choose!__________________!examples!that!prove!your!point!of!view.! !II. Analyze!an!argument!–!(30!minutes!to!write)! a. You!are!NOT!asked!to!present!your!own!point!of!view! c. Focus!on!analyzing!and!critiquing!a!line!of!thinking!or!reasoning! Ask!yourself!these!questions!! What%questionable%assumptions%might%underlie%the%thinking?% What%alternative%explanations%might%be%given?% What%counterexamples%might%be%raised?% What%additional%evidence%might%prove%useful%in%fully%and%fairly%evaluating%the%reasoning?! d. Develop!fully!any!examples!you!use!–!explain!how!examples!illustrate!your!point! e. Discuss!alternative!explanations!or!counterexamples!! f. Make!sure!your!response!reads!like!a!narrative!!
  11. 11. !Session2ReadingComprehension!Three!Types!of!Reading!Comprehension!!1. Select!One!Answer!choice! a. Inference!Questions!–!Draw!________________!about!the!passage.!! b. Specific!Details!–!Answers!are!________________!in!the!passage! c. Vocabulary!in!Context!–!asks!about!_______________!of!a!word!in!the!passage!and!how!it!is! being!used!in!context.!Many!words!have!different!meanings;!always!refer!to!word!usage!in! the!__________!before!answering.!! d. Tone!and!Attitude! e. Main!Idea!–!Look!at!the!________!passage!to!determine!the!________!theme! !2. Select!One!or!More!Answer!Choices! a. Marked!with!___________!boxes!beside!the!answer!choices! b. Ask!you!to!select!______!that!are!correct:!one,!two!or!all!three!may!be!correct! c. Must!select!_______!the!correct!answers!and!_______!those!to!gain!credit.!! d. Make!sure!your!answer!__________________!answers!the!question.! !3. Select!–!in!–!Passage! a. Asks!you!to!click!on!the!sentence!in!the!passage!that!meets!certain! _______________________.!! b. In!longer!passages,!consider!only!the!paragraph!or!paragraphs!being!__________________! to.! !Tips!and!Strategies!! I. Decide!which!reading!method!works!best!for!you! • Read!the!passage!then!answer!the!questions! • Read!questions!and!then!read!the!passage! II. Skip!Questions!you!are!having!trouble!with,!but!don’t!forget!to!come!back!to!them.!!Build!Vocabulary!Anomalous,*aver,*alacrity,*attenuate,*abstemious,*analogous,*abate,*amalgamate,*aberrant,*aesthetic,*assiduous*!
  12. 12. !Session3TextCompletions&SentenceEquivalenceQuestions!TextCompletion • Text%completion%questions%test%your%ability%to%__________%and%__________%while%reasoning% information%from%what%was%read.%% • Words%will%be%omitted%from%passages%and%you%are%required%to%use%the%information%given%in%the% passage%to%select%words%or%short%phrases%to%fill%in%the%blanks%and%create%a%well%put%together% meaningful%___________.%% • Passages%are%composed%of%one%to%five%sentences.%% • There%will%be%one%to%three%blanks%and%___________%answer%choices%per%blank.% • ______%choices%must%be%___________%to%get%question%correct;%no%partial%credit.%!SentenceEquivalence • Sentence%Equivalence%questions%test%your%ability%to%reach%a%______________%about%how%a% passage%should%be%completed%on%the%basis%of%partial%information.%%% • Consists%of%one%sentence%with%just%_______%blank.% • Asked%to%find%_______%choices%that%both%lead%to%a%complete%coherent%sentence%and%that%produce% sentences%that%mean%the%__________%thing.%%!TipsandStrategies! 1. Before!looking!at!choices,!think!of!a!word!that!makes!sense.! 2. Pay!close!attention!to!punctuation!marks!within!a!sentence.!Commas,!semicolons!(;),!colons!(:),! and!dashes!signal!that!the!definition!or!explanation!of!a!missing!word!is!nearby.! 3. Look!for!introductory!and!transitional!words:!! Wordsthatsignalconnections:! Also,!in!addition!to,!and,!furthermore,!likewise!etc…! These!words!indicate!that!the!parts!of!the!sentence!will!be!similar!in!thought!or!meaning.!! Wordsthatsignalacontrast:! But,!although,!however,!yet,!even!though!etc…! These!words!indicate!that!the!two!parts!of!the!sentence!will!contradict!or!be!in!contrast! with!each!other.!!!!!!!
  13. 13. !!!!!!Build!Vocabulary!Banal,*belie,*bombastic,*cacophony,*capricious,*chicanery,*cogent,*conciliatory,*confound,*convoluted,*craven**Build!Vocabulary!Effrontery,*efficacy,*ebullient,*enervate,*ephemeral,*esoteric,*euphemism,*fledgling,*flout,*gregarious,*impervious,*indolent*!!Session4!Essay!Review!!!!Practice!Test!!Vocabulary!Review!!!!!

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