Test-Day Tips

GRE
4/20/2019

2-Month GRE Study Plan

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

Estimated time: 3 hours per day Monday - 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 (60-ish minutes)

Week 1

  • 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

Week 2

  • 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

Week 3

  • 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

Week 4

  • 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

Week 5

  • 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

Week 6

  • 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

Week 7 

  • 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

Week 8 

  • 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

    • Important: do not study the day before the real test!

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