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Used for general graduate admissions, the GRE exam is an adaptive test taken electronically at a certified ETS center. The exam is adaptive, and test-takers’ performance in one chapter determines the level of the second chapter in the respective section. The GRE assesses applicants’ academic ability, such as argumentation, vocabulary, logic and analytical quantitative skills in order to provide graduate programs with a standardized evaluation of applicants’ academic promise.
GRE test Structure
The 3.5-hour exam is comprised of three sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. Exams are offered every two weeks in Israel, taking place in Ramat Gan College; the exam costs $195. The exam also includes a “pilot” section (ungraded) which can be either verbal or quantitative.
- Analytical Writing (AWA) – graded on a 0-6 scale. Includes a 30-minute “evaluate the argument” essay assignment and 30-minute “evaluate a topic” essay assignment.
- Verbal Reasoning – graded on a 130-170 scale. Multiple-choice questions focusing on academic vocabulary (Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence), logic and reading comprehension.
- Quantitative Reasoning – graded on 130-170 scale. Multiple-choice questions in two formats (problem-solving and & quantity comparison) on various math topics, such as statistics, geometry, algebra and word problems.
GRE prep course @ YedaPlus
Founded in 2002, YedaPlus offers the most in-depth courses in Israel, taught by Israel’s finest GRE instructors (>95% in the relevant sections), all of whom are native speakers. Our courses are taught in English, and run on Friday mornings (8-week course) and midweek evenings (6-week course). Our small, intimate class sizes allow for maximum attention to students. These are the reasons our students’ average combined score is 318.
Not happy with your score? YedaPlus is committed to its students: all students can repeat the course for an entire year free of charge.
What Makes Us Different
What differentiates us from other GRE schools?
Our educational approach significantly benefits our students:
We allow students to repeat the course free of charge for a full year from the date of registration.
We include 3 hours of private tutoring as part of the course structure – for no additional charge (FREE!)
The level of teaching and the personal attention we give to each student.
Our teachers and staff are all native speakers.
The YedaPlus GRE course is the most popular choice among non-Hebrew speakers and Israelis alike.
Specially designed materials
We emphasize building students’ ability to answer all questions – from the early stages through the most challenging questions.
Small class size
15 students or less per class allows for an extremely effective, enjoyable learning experience.
GRE Course Structure and Materials
The YedaPlus GRE course includes:
- A math preparatory workshop and
- 2-3 hours of private tutoring free of charge.
- Ample prep materials: three books (including GRE Official Guide); Question Bank with >1000 questions, including challenge questions; computerized simulations; and original math videos of all math concepts. Weekly homework assignments ensure an organized, well-balanced study plan.
- Free-of-charge TOEFL Advanced Skills workshop
- Free-of-charge workshops, such as the application process and grammar
“I work/study full-time. How can I fit a GRE course in my schedule?”
GRE preparation requires 5-15 hours of work at home for students taking the full test. With the right time-management it’s definitely possible— most GRE students at YedaPlus work/study full-time. Our center is open in the afternoon to students who wish to study in a quiet place.
“I am interested in applying to Top Ph.D. programs.”
Applying to Top Ph.D. programs, such as those at Harvard, UPenn, University of Chicago and LSE, is a highly competitive process. Although the application is reviewed holistically (which means that other considerations like experience, leadership and internationalism are taken into account) – you need a certain GRE score to be considered a strong applicant, preferably over 160 in each section. Nonetheless, the nature of the program (i.e. whether it is hard sciences or humanities) will determine your target score. For instance, even top-10 Ph.D. programs in literature require a relatively low quantitative score (about 152 or so).
Application Coaching Packages covering Resume + Personal Statement + CV + Interview Prep are offered at significant discount to our students. For more info, visit http://www.yedaplus.co.il/course/application/?lang=en