Test-Day Tips

GRE
4/20/2019

4-Month GRE Study Plan

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

Estimated time: 90 minutes per weekday, 3 - 4 hours on weekend days.

Basics

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Materials 

Could I redo the question without knowing the answer?
What went wrong?
What was it testing?
Cue it was testing that thing?
Easiest way to get answer?
Lesson learned?
Extra practice I should do?

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 (30-ish minutes)

Study vocab (15 words)

Study word roots (15 roots)

Read an article from aldaily.com (look up words you don’t know)

Play mental math games (iPhone version) or (Android version)

Read and brainstorm one Issue Essay and one Argument Essay prompt

 

Week 1

Read the essay chapter in the ETS verbal book

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do CliffsNotes Math Review Chapter 7

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 issue essay (45 minute time limit) from any ETS prompt

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 reading comprehension questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do CliffsNotes Chapter 1

Do 5-10 questions in each of these 5-lb chapters 7, 11, 12, 14, 20

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Week 3

Write an argument essay from any ETS prompt (45 minute limit)

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do CliffsNotes Chapter 2

Do 5-10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 8, 9, 10, 17, 28

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions

Week 4

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do CliffsNotes Chapter 3

Do 5-10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 21, 22, 23, 24

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Week 5

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do CliffsNotes Chapter 4

Do 5-10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 25, 26, 27, 29

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Read Vince’s test-day tips

Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions

Week 6

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do CliffsNotes Chapter 5

Do 5-10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 16, 18

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions

Week 7

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do CliffsNotes Chapter 6

Do 5-10 questions from each of these 5-lb chapters: 19

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions

Week 8

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: Do Powerprep Online Test 1

Sunday: corrections

Week 9

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Read Vince’s test-day tips

Saturday: do remaining sections from Powerprep Online test 1

Week 10

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions

Week 11

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: do Powerprep Online Test 2

Sunday: corrections

Week 12

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: do remaining verbal and math sections from Powerprep Online Test 2

Sunday: corrections

Week 13

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Read Vince’s test-day tips

Week 14

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: take PowerPrep Plus Test 1

Sunday: do corrections

Week 15

Do 4 sentence equivalence questions and 4 text completion questions (ETS books) and corrections

Do 8 Reading Comp questions from GMAT or ETS books and corrections

Do 2 ETS and 8 GMAT Critical Reasoning questions

Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections

Saturday: take PowerPrep Plus test 2

Sunday: do corrections

Week 16

You have the week off. Relax and do some self-care this week! 

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

Read Vince’s test-day tips

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