Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

How To Study for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

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The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test from ETS
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Barron's GRE from Sharon Weiner Green M.A., Ira K. Wolf Ph.D.
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Kaplan GRE Premier with Practice Tests from Kaplan Test Prep
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Princeton Review GRE Fundamentals Course - In Person Small Group from The Princeton Review
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Kaplan GRE AdvantagePlus - On Site from Kaplan Test Prep
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TestMasters GRE Live from TestMasters
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Princeton Review GRE Ultimate Course - In Person Classroom from The Princeton Review
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Kaplan GRE Advantage - On Site from Kaplan Test Prep
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Tips From Test Takers

by saumeel on 6/10/2014 7:39 AM

Let me first of tell you that I have given the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) twice. I was not satisfied with my first score. I knew could do much better. I knew verbal was not my strength but Quant was.

1st attempt:

I had 45 days before giving the GRE examination. Before actually starting with the preparation, I thought of giving a mock GRE full length exam (you can find these easily on Google), so as to know the areas under verbal where I need to work on. I scored a decent 304 in my Mock test. I scored 168/170 in Quant and fared badly in verbal, scoring an only 137/170. I swotted for days to do well in verbal. I studied 150 words a day using flash cards. After 10 days, I felt good that I knew 150 * ...

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by sabad on 6/25/2014 12:04 AM

Unless you are genius or savant, performing well on the GRE will not come overnight. For most of us, slow and steady wins the race to the top score. Even if time is not a luxury, careful exam preparation can be done in a limited amount of time.

One of the things that helped me earn a high score on the GRE was simply being honest about my abilities and confidence. Verbal skills and essay-writing are my stronger abilities while quantitative exercises keep me up at night. If you know where you are lacking, address it instead of trying to find a shortcut around it. More than anything, the GRE can be more a test of confidence than a test of knowledge or skill. So take the GRE as an opportunity to finally get a grasp around essay writing, vocabulary, mathematics ...

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by binaphilip on 6/1/2015 12:34 AM

The trickiest part about GRE now is the fact that one has to identify all the right options for one question. This calls for a greater sense of precision since each option has to be evaluated in an unbiased manner. Just because you find one option that is clearly a winner does not mean you have cracked the question. It is important to spend a good amount of time focusing on every option on par with the other. For this reason it is very important to manage the time spent on every single question. While preparing for this test ensure that you set yourself some guidelines about how much time to spend on a respective section and this methodology needs to be extended to specific types of questions within each section as well. For instance for somebody who is good ...

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