Post # 1
Has anyone taken the revised GRE? Any tips on how to study it for it? I’ll be taking it November 29th..I’ve taken it once before so I know the format, but it was about 3 years ago. I’ve been studying out of a Kaplan book, but I’m not sure that will help.
Post # 3
I decided to apply for grad school and study for the GRE with a little less than a month from the deadline. It is absolutely doable! When I took the GRE (eek…many years ago now) I got a couple of kaplan (or something similar) books, one for the ‘reading’ section and one for the math section. I mostly focused on math since it had been so long since I had taken those clases and needed some brushing up. I also bought flash cards for the vocabulary section and would put a small stack in my purse. I would learn the small stack of vocabulary cards and then switch them out for new ones every few days. The flash cards helped me get through more vocabulary words and helped me retain them. Good luck!
Post # 4
I took the GRE in 2010. I just used the GRE for dummies book and did pretty well. I did get into the school I wanted to so I guess it turned out ok. Good luck!
Post # 5
I took GMATS, not GREs, but the idea is the same.
You can’t over study. In fact 2 months is not very long. Most people I know who took either GRE or GMAT studied hard core for about 6 months.
If its not too late, the Kaplan courses are great.
Take lots of practice tests, not just studying. It helps you realize where you need to study as well as practicing the test itself helps you practice techniques for answering questions (IE narrowing answers you dont know etc, timing etc.)
Post # 6
I took the GRE, but it was about two years ago. Do you know how it’s changed?
Post # 7
Is the verbal important for you? If so, check out http://www.freerice.com . It’s a fun way to learn vocab and the words get pretty hard once you’re up in the higher levels.
Post # 8
I took mine in 2002, so before some major changes.
I used the website they sent me when I signed up for it to get used to the format and question type. Other than that I didn’t really study for it.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the suggestions. The first time I took it, I did really great in the reading comprehension/writing parts. I didnt do so well when they put up analogies or vocab words I’ve never seen in my life. I also didnt do too great on the math part..
I’ve heard now they’ve taken out analogies and for the math part you can use the tiny calculator that’s on the computer, I’m not sure that will be much help, since the last time I took it there were no calculation based problems.
Unfortuantely, I dont have 6 months to spend studying for a standardized test, so I want to get in as much prepartion in these two months as I can.
Post # 10
@Lemma: thanks I’ll definetely be using this!
Post # 11
Haha I posted about this a while ago, too. Yay GRE Bees!
I have to get my study books this weekend.
My friend told me that the math was the biggest part to review, since the verbal was something you can prepare for, but you probably won’t see the same words in your study book in the test. And you can’t really prepare too much for the writing sample.
Post # 12
@soyjoy222: true! theres a section at the end of my Kaplan book that gives “roots” of words, that might be helpful though most of them are common sense! When are you taking yours ? Good luck 🙂
Post # 13
I took it in 2008 – I found the practice tests useful, just so you know what to expect. I bought a study book that came with a few practice tests.