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GRE Preparation- Tips to keep in mind while preparing for GRE
April 16 2024

The Graduate Record Examination, commonly known as GRE, is a standardized test that needs to be taken by candidates for admission to many graduate schools in the USA and many other English-speaking countries. The GRE General Test, designed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to test writing, verbal and quantitative skills, aims to evaluate students regardless of their respective undergraduate specialization. Like the examination itself GRE preparation also has a specific strategy. There are some basic principles for people who are trying to prepare on their own. Crafting studying technique is something that is more tactical, and personal, that you all have to do on your own, based on what you know about how you best learn.

Strategies for GRE Preparation:

1. Creating schedules: Start your work by creating a realistic schedule of daily work. Because of the reason that  the daily part is important, realistic probably translates to 15-20 minutes a day. "I'm going to spend two hours a night" is well-intention mostly, but unlikely to happen. 

2. Use the official materials: There is only 1 published book for the GRE Examination.

3. Materials for study purposes include practice problems and practice tests. Do the practice problems first, then start with the regular practice testing as the actual test date approaches. There are two official GRE practice tests provided that are free to download. Because the GRE tests are adaptive, they can be taken at any multiple times. You can get away with approximately around three sittings per test without significant overlap so that it allows you six practice tests. These should be taken at least once a week for the six weeks leading up to the test, in an environment that simulates the actual GRE testing environment as closely as possible.

4. Find someone with whom you are able to review the questions you get wrong. The person need not be a professional if that's not feasible for you, but it should be someone who's at least good at the relevant content, or who has scored well on the test before or both.

5. Solve more practice problems for the content areas that seem to be covering the highest frequency of incorrect answers on your practice tests.

6. Even though there is no official vocabulary list, GRE prep requires studying vocabulary. Antonyms and analogies lean more heavily on mere vocabulary than the passage  or vocabulary in context questions

7. Finally, just to sum up -- consistent, well-planned preparation is the only key. On tests like the GRE and the GMAT, cramming is basically a giant crapshoot. 

Hope this article gives you a better view and clear view about GRE Examination and delivers you required important details regarding the examination and its appropriate preparation pattern.

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Anisha Mukhija

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