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Flash Card Study Decks for the GRE - Design & Benefits

Flash Card Deck Design and Development

In all of our study decks, we made a careful analysis of overall GRE exams, including individual question types as well as distribution and quantity of those question types. We then constructed typical questions for each card, placing the sample question on the front side of the individual card. On the back side of each card, we placed the correct answer as well as a clear and detailed explanation of why it is the correct answer. In this explanation lies the unique value of these cards when compared to all other GRE study aids. Our cards offer a compact approach to exemplifying, explaining, and teaching the fundamental concepts, structures, and techniques that students are expected to know on the GRE. Each of our products represents a sound educational product which can significantly improve a student's likelihood of obtaining a higher score on the GRE.
Verbal Study Package of Cards
We analyzed the nature of the sentence completion questions, and identified the most common sentence types. We also analyzed the nature of the typical analogy question asked, and identified the most common kinds of analogies used. The common sentence completion questions include, but are not limited in our cards, to cause and effect, definitions, contrast, and supporting clauses. Each card presents a typical sentence completion question on the front, with the correct answer and an explanation on the back. The typical analogy questions include, but are not limited to, part-to-a-whole, definition, synonym, work-or-creation, and example. Each card in this section presents the analogy question on the front, with the correct answer and an explanation on the back. The Antonyms section presents typical questions that rely on your choice of the most nearly opposite word; our answers offer insights into techniques that will assist you in this decision making. In all cases, the answer side offers much more than just the answer, aiming to convey to the student the fundamental concept or verbal skill that underlies the question in the first place. Understanding each of these verbal question cards can be a giant step toward understanding any future question that employs the same basic type of question, whether sentence completion or analogy.
Quantitative Study Package of Cards
The Quantitative section of the GRE includes Standard Multiple Choice and Quantitative Comparison questions. The math cards cover the fundamental concepts expected in arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry. Questions cover (but are not limited to) such important concepts as proportionality, distance and speed, exponential operations, order of computation, averages, roots and squares, angles, triangles, circles, areas, and volumes. The basic concepts or formulas underlying each question are explained so that the student should understand how to deal with all future questions that are of the demonstrated type. Understanding each of these mathematics cards will be a giant step toward understanding any future question that employs the same basic type of arithmetic, algebraic, or geometric question.
Vocabulary Study Package of Cards
Using all verbal question sections as the source, thousands of vocabulary words seen on GRE tests were identified, counted, and organized. The top 400 words specified by the author were then incorporated into this important deck of study cards. Each card contains four key vocabulary words on one side, with the other side of the card containing a definition, part of speech, and sample sentence for each word. This set of fundamental vocabulary words is probably the most important set of useful words that you can learn or study, for real life as well as for this standardized test!
Word Architecture as a Vocabulary Enhancement (WAVE) Study Package of Cards
This study deck includes 200 of the most useful and common English word parts (prefixed, roots, and suffixes) on one side of each card. The reverse side of each card indicates what kind of word part it is. It also contains a word part definition, and examples of words that use that word part (along with definitions of these example vocabulary words). This means that the WAVE deck includes not only the 200 word parts but also 400 vocabulary words to augment your English language studies.

Benefits of These Flash Card Decks

25% of the Purchase Price may be a Charitable Contribution, when purchased through your school, church, or other fund raising charity organization!
Not one question/answer card duplicated in any of the decks.
102 Flash Cards per individual study deck.
Write on the cards. Personalize them. Put your calculations or thoughts on them.
Questions and Answers to representative questions in all GRE sections (except Reading Comprehension).
Maximize your scores by following our many overall test tactics, as well as our individual section strategies.
Use these cards to help your child prepare. Extend our included concepts and explanations to additional questions that you can more easily generate on your own, using our model cards.
Use our cards in teacher-directed study, self-paced student study, or encourage pairs of students to test each other with the front/backs of our cards. You should also treat our concepts, techniques, explanations, and formulas as models for new study cards that can be easily generated by you on the fly.

Improve your answer selections with individual tips and techniques for these GRE Sections:

Sentence Completions
Standard Multiple Choice
Quantitative Comparison

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