Monday, September 17, 2012
GRE Tips and Tricks!: Quantitative: Numeric Entry
The newest question type to the GRE is the Numeric Entry. You are given NO answer choices and must calculate and enter your answer. Pretty straightforward. I only have have a few basic tips to share with you on this question type.
READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY. I cannot stress this enough as this is something I have difficulty with as well. Are you answering the question asked?
Estimate. Make a rough estimate just by reading the question as to whether the answer will be large or small.
DO NOT ROUND UNTIL THE END. Do all your calculations using exact answers until the very end. The instructions will sometimes include an instruction for rounding. Did you follow this? If no instruction as to rounding is provided (double check your answer) enter your exact answer.
Check your solution with Tip 2 above. Does the solution seem to "fit" what you expected the answer to be?
Until next time.