4Month GRE Study Plan
4/20/2019
(See also our one, two, and three month GRE study plans)
Estimated time: 90 minutes per weekday, 3  4 hours on weekend days.
Basics
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MATERIALS

 Why buy: This book is invaluable because it contains hundreds of ETS questions that are not found anywhere else.

 Why buy: 150 official verbal reasoning questions that are unique to this book.

 Why buy: 150 official ETS math questions that you can't find anywhere else.
 (here's a link to which concept(s) each question tests in the Quant book)

GMAT Official Guide (recommended)
 Why buy: The GMAT writes questions with the same attention to detail as ETS, so they're excellent supplemental practice. Use the Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions, and if you're working on math, use the Problem Solving questions.

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. Use the "Look Inside" feature on the Amazon listing to view the Table of Contents to see what's in each chapter if you're using Khan Academy  do the equivalent subjects in Khan if this is you.)
 Why buy: It's much better than CliffsNotes Math for the GRE, and it covers math concepts at a basic level. This for people who prefer books to review math concepts.

 Why buy: A great way to get repetition with a certain concept or type of math question. Don't try to finish every question in a math chapter  some are unrealistically complicated  and ignore the verbal questions. Good bicep workout also.
 Why buy: Well, two of these tests are free, but the other two (which cost $40 each) are well worth the price, since they're essentially the same as taking an official GRE.

Answer key (to access different difficulty levels)

 Why buy: 6 more exams. Take 'em, but don't analyze 'em.

GRE Vocab Capacity or Manhattan Prep Flashcards (Essential and Advanced)
 Why buy: MGRE's flashcards are the best I've seen  sturdy cards, interesting sentences, and synonyms.

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 5lb I should do based on this mistake? (math only)
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 todos (30ish 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Math Review Chapter 7
Do 30 quantitative comparison questions (5lb, any chapter)
Do 30 quantitative comparison questions (ETS books) and corrections
Saturday: take a Manhattan Prep GRE test under realistic conditions
Read Vince’s testday 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 1
Do 510 questions in each of these 5lb 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 2
Do 510 questions from each of these 5lb 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 3
Do 510 questions from each of these 5lb 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 4
Do 510 questions from each of these 5lb chapters: 25, 26, 27, 29
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 5
Do 510 questions from each of these 5lb 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do CliffsNotes Chapter 6
Do 510 questions from each of these 5lb 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday tips
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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday tips
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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday 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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday tips
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
Watch a video from Choose Your Own GRE Math Adventure!
Do 30 GMAT problem solving questions or 30 ETS math questions and corrections
Read Vince’s testday tips
Saturday: take PowerPrep Plus test 2
Sunday: do corrections
Week 16
You have the week off. Relax and do some selfcare this week!
Important: do not study the day before the real test!
Read Vince’s testday tips