GRE EXAMINATION PREPARATION IN 60 DAYSAishwarya Pandey
GRE EXAMINATION preparation in 60 days
‘Everything starts within your own mind. Your thoughts, attitude and determination are all essential for success’
You can conquer anything in the world if you are sheer determined and are ready to go any square miles to achieve it. Nothing can be done in a day, but if you start today, you are sure to reach somewhere. GRE examination is no big deal. This is the law of the universe. You won’t go empty-handed if you have shown courage and worked hard. All you need to know is what you exactly want from your life and research the path to reach there.
If you have dreamed high and made up your mind already regarding scoring 320+ by working with all your potential in the next 60 days, you will achieve it. Trust yourself and your struggle.
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Let’s get started with your next 60 days schedule:
Tip- We would advise you to start working on your vocabulary irrespective of the daily schedule. Learning 5 new words would be enough per day which will make it 300 bonus words apart from the ones you will learn with the ongoing schedule.
‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm’– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is your starting point and we know you are super excited and energetic for this beginning. It is the first day and all we would advise is to look at the syllabus (Assuming, you are a total newbie) and understand the subjects roughly. The best way to do this is through the skimming process.
(Skimming is going through the content through keywords and determining a rough meaning out of the sentences. Read sentence by sentence and make a gist of it in your mind in a way that whenever you need to recall it, all you would have to do is rearrange the keywords in different patterns in your mind. The results will be simple and sorted in front of you)
We would like you to head start your journey today by going through your entire syllabus in deep by segregating it subject wise.
There are a total of two main subjects in which the entire GRE examination is divided:
- Quantitative reasoning
- Verbal reasoning
Now, you are aware of the primary subject and it’s time to dive a little deeper inside the main subjects and understand the subcategories.
Quantitative Reasoning in GRE examination
The purpose of including arithmetic is to test your basics learned so far till grade 10 and it is beneficial in understanding the statistics, research papers and annual reports of the companies in future when you enter the job market. The aim here is to train you for real-life scenarios through testing basic knowledge of mathematics.
Arithmetic subject further includes the sub-categories:
- Numbers and properties
- Percentages and proportions
These three main sub-categories include the main game of numbers where it’s not just restricted to division and multiplication or addition and subtraction but also includes various kind of operations performed through the different methods on numbers to come to a result and can be analysed further to gain insights on the company’s profile.
Even if you love it or not, you have to somehow befriend numbers before stepping in your dream college as well as the business or corporate world.
Algebra includes your favorite equations part. The aim of the learning equation and its usage is to equate both sides and come up with a missing quantity to determine the results and analysis the same for taking better decisions. Some of the main equations that can pop-up in your GRE examination papers are as follows:
- Cubic Equation
- Linear Equation
- Radical Equation
- Quadratic Equation
- Polynomial Equation
- Exponential Equation
- Trigonometric Equation
- Transcendental Equation
- Rational Polynomial Equation
- Irrational Polynomial Equation
As per our experience with students, geometry is the least liked the subject of all as it is time- consuming and requires quite good amount of the efforts. If you are in one such category of students, then you need to worry a bit because geometry consists of a large part of the GRE examination, and skipping it is not an option for you in case you wish to score such high marks.
The only option you have is to go through the books calmly and patiently for one entire day to recall your strong and weak part. The main topics of geometry repeated in the GRE examination over the years include:
- All Triangles
- Right Triangles
- Angles and Lines
- Isosceles Triangles
- Coordinate Geometry
- Three-Dimensional Shapes
Tip: Understand the subject well in the first place and then start it only when you have understood it completely. Always start by understanding the reason behind the inclusion of it in the examination and its usage in the academic or practical life post this learning. This will make you clear about the purpose and you would be able to practice it in a better way.
Practice this subject as much as possible. This is one of the high scoring parts of the paper.
- Data analysis
Data analysis is the lengthiest and the toughest part of the quantitative reasoning section as it is time-consuming and requires a very intensive amount of practice to master the art of interpreting the data in 1.5 minutes. Here, you have to solve the question in 1.5 minutes which is very less compared to the lengthiness of the questions. If you miss to interpret it in the first go, you will lose out on that question as you will have no time to re-read it. You will directly have to move to the options instead and try the trial and error method which do not work most of the time in data analysis questions. Now, Practising it and remembering the fractions on the tips is the only method to crack this section. If you are succeeded in this part, the rest will go well and you will surely be in some of the top scorer’s list.
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- Text completion
- Sentence equivalence
- Analytical reasoning
- Reading comprehension
Again here, reading comprehension is the tough part and requires practice and understanding of the paragraph.
Once you are done with knowing your syllabus thoroughly, it’s time to go through the previous year’s papers. This will give you an exact idea about the GRE examination and GRE exam pattern and you will know exactly what kind of questions can come in the exam. You can prepare accordingly.
Now, simply read the books. Don’t stop to understand each word and avoid wasting time. Just read the questions and then go through the answer. This exercise will help you in understanding what is easy for you and what needs more practice as well as you will be able to recall certain answers while writing in the exams. It will be all stored in your subconscious mind.
Start with arithmetic. (Go to the formulas and solving part, don’t try to finish everything in a day. It will never happen)
Start with reading comprehension
Start with algebra
Start with learning words from previous year papers
Start with geometry
Start with sentence completion
Start with data analysis
Start with sentence competence
DAY 16 – 23
Repeat the same sequence of the previous week. This time focus on the remaining part and make a list of the questions you find difficult.
DAY 24- 30
Repeat the same sequence but this time takes the questions from previous year’s papers. This book should be entirely finished before you step into the exam hall.
Relax. Give your brain some me time.
DAY 32- 57
Set the time and take the test every day in the first half of the day and work on the difficult part in the second half of the day. No break allowed.
Revise all the formulas, most repeated words, fractions etc. to brush up the already learned syllabus.
Take two tests in a day
Relax. You have done great and are ready.
‘You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction’- George Lorimer
In case, you feel you are still unsure of the exams and think you might need more practice, then you can go for some last-minute preparation with quick YouTube videos related to GRE examination.
However, make sure you do not overdo it. We would advise you to do quick tests with skimming techniques in order to cover more in less time. It is always good to work smarter than harder in life and especially when you have limited time like 60 days in hand before GRE examination.