Test-Day Tips

GRE
4/20/2019

1-Month GRE Study Plan

(See also our two, three, and four month GRE study plans)

Estimated time: 6 hours per day, Monday through Saturday, and 2 hours on Sunday.

BASICS

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MATERIALS

 

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

  • Complete as many ETS and GMAT math questions as possible

  • Fully understand ETS and GMAT verbal questions (quality > quantity)

  • Take several tests under realistic conditions

DAILY TO-DOS (90-ISH MINUTES)

WEEK 1

  • Read the essay chapter in the ETS verbal book
  • Do 16 sentence equivalence questions and 16 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
  • Do 32 reading comprehension questions from ETS books and corrections
  • Do CliffsNotes Math Review Chapter 7, then Chapter 1, 2, and 3 or Khan Academy equivalents
  • Do 5 - 10 questions in each of these 5-lb chapters 7, 11, 12, 14, 20
  • Do 30 quantitative comparison questions (5-lb, any chapter)
  • Do 30 quantitative comparison questions (ETS books) and corrections
  • Read Vince’s test-day tips
  • Saturday: take a ETS Powerprep test under realistic conditions
  • Sunday: do corrections for that Powerprep test

WEEK 2

  • Do 16 sentence equivalence questions and 16 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
  • Do 32 Reading Comp questions from ETS books and corrections
  • Do 8 ETS and 32 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions and corrections
  • Do CliffsNotes Chapter 4, 5, and 6 or Khan Academy equivalents
  • Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 8, 9, 10, 17, 28
  • Do 60 ETS math questions and 60 GMAT problem solving questions
  • Read Vince’s test-day tips
  • Saturday: take a ETS Powerprep test under realistic conditions
  • Sunday: do corrections for that Powerprep test

WEEK 3

  • Do 16 sentence equivalence questions and 16 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
  • Do 32 Reading Comp questions from ETS books and corrections
  • Do 8 ETS and 32 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions and corrections
  • Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
  • Do 60 ETS math questions and 60 GMAT problem solving questions
  • Read Vince’s test-day tips
  • Saturday: take a ETS Powerprep Plus test under realistic conditions
  • Sunday: do corrections for that Powerprep test

WEEK 4

  • Do 16 sentence equivalence questions and 16 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
  • Do 32 Reading Comp questions from ETS books and corrections
  • Do 8 ETS and 32 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions and corrections
  • Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 27, 29, 16, 18, 19
  • Do 60 ETS math questions and 60 GMAT problem solving questions
  • Read Vince’s test-day tips
  • Saturday: take a ETS Powerprep Plus test under realistic conditions
  • Sunday: do corrections for that Powerprep test
    • Important: do not study the day before the real test!

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