(Closed) GRE?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 3
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
4824 posts
Honey bee

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
16194 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I took the GRE, but it was about two years ago. Do you know how it’s changed?

Post # 7
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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 # 11
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 13
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.

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