(See also our one, three, and four month GRE study plans)
Estimated time: 3 hours per day Monday - Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday.
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GMAT Official Guide (recommended)
Our list of every single GRE math concept (with practice / videos on Khan Academy)
CliffsNotes Math Review (for people who prefer books to review math concepts)
Answer key (to access different difficulty levels)
GRE Vocab Capacity or Manhattan Prep Flashcards (Essential and Advanced)
One page (front and back) formula sheet (write down formulas as you learn them)
Our GRE prep journal or a notebook for corrections (only correct ETS and GMAT questions)
Could I redo the question without knowing the answer?
What went wrong?
What was it testing?
Cue to notice it was testing that thing?
Easiest way to get answer?
Lesson learned?
Extra practice in 5-lb I should do based on this mistake? (math only)
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
Study vocab (30 words)
Study word roots (30 roots)
Read 2 articles from aldaily.com (look up words you don’t know)
Play mental math games (iPhone version) or (Android version)
Read and brainstorm two Issue Essay and two Argument Essay prompts
Read the essay chapter in the ETS verbal book
Write an issue essay (45 minute time limit) from any ETS prompt
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do CliffsNotes Math Review Chapter 7 and then Chapter 1
Do 30 quantitative comparison questions (5-lb, any chapter)
Do 30 quantitative comparison questions (ETS books) and corrections
Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions
Read Vince’s test-day tips
Write an argument essay from any ETS prompt (45 minute limit)
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 2 and 3
Do 5 - 10 questions in each of these 5-lb chapters 7, 11, 12, 14, 20
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do 4 ETS and 16 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 4, and 5
Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 8, 9, 10, 17, 28
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do 4 ETS and 16 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 6
Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 21, 22 ,23, 24, 25
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s test-day tips
Saturday: take Powerprep Online Test 1
Sunday: corrections
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do 4 ETS and 16 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 26, 27, 29, 16
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s test-day tips
Saturday: take Powerprep Online Test 2
Sunday: corrections
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do 4 ETS and 16 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Do 5 - 10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 18, 19
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s test-day tips
Saturday: do 2 verbal and 2 math sections from Powerprep Online Tests 1 and 2 (pick sections you haven’t yet done using answer key)
Sunday: corrections
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do 4 ETS and 16 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s test-day tips
Saturday: take PowerPrep Plus Test 1
Sunday: do corrections
Do 8 sentence equivalence questions and 8 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections
Do 16 Reading Comp questions from ETS / GMAT books and corrections
Do 4 ETS and 16 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions and 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s test-day tips
Saturday: take PowerPrep Plus Test 2
Sunday: do corrections