Every GRE test takers dream is to score high. Here is a 06 month Revised GRE study plan to score 320 and above.
Months GRE Study Plan
Month 1 and 2
- Ask around previous GRE Test takers for what they did for GRE.
- Did some research on Revised GRE and bought Official GRE Guide.
- Started GRE coaching classes.
- Bought books – Kaplan with CD
- Borrowed from the library – Princeton, Barron’s.
- Took a mock test and got 299.
- Took this month off for my semester exams, projects and academics.
- Holidays – started practicing with increased vigor.
- GRE Math practice from online websites
- Practice the Hit List/High Frequency Words so that you know them properly.
- Not ready for a test in January? Postpone it to February.
- Started crunching word lists from Barron’s.
- Word memorization is not required for Revised GRE.
- Manage words lists, math, and acads and tests without letting your attendance percentage at college slip down.
- Took online tests in the weekends.
- More word lists.
- Review of math concepts.
- If you panicked a week before my exam, ask friends who are able to help you calm down.
- The fact that you should play in a match/tournament 5 days before your GRE actually helps you improve your focus.
On the day of Revised GRE
- Went ahead with my AWA.
- Then got Quants-Verbal-Quants-Verbal-Quants.
GRE Test Prep Tips:
- It always helps to look at the AWA list at least for issue essays. It keeps your head prepared for the question and you can proceed unfazed.
- Read through the list starting 2 days before my exam.
- Try to practice on different keyboards. It saves a lot of time correcting typos because your digits are accustomed to one particular type of keyboard.
- Tests online which help grade your essays are very useful. It’s a good way to practice around 5 AWA essays.
At the end of the day: Relax. Take the GRE in your stride. Have fun and good luck!