- Set your goals
Make a list of the graduate programs that interest you and research the average GRE® scores (quantitative, verbal, and writing) of accepted students for each program. Sometimes this information is listed on the program’s website. In other cases, you may have to call the admissions office. With this information in hand, decide on a score goal for yourself
- Take a practice exam:
Before you go off and spend a bunch of money on GRE® prep books and courses, determine how far you are from your goal score right now. If you are at or above your goal score, go take the real thing! If not, you’ll want to come up with a preparation plan.
- Analyze your assessment reports:
Our free practice exam comes with a set of assessment reports. Use these reports to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I stronger in math or verbal?
- What question formats do I tend to struggle with (text completions, quantitative comparisons, etc.)?
- What question topics do I tend to struggle with (geometry, fractions, etc.)?
- Did I struggle with time management?
The answers to these questions will help you determine what you need to study and how much you need to study.
- Develop a Study Program
Experts suggest starting preparation anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks before the exam so that you can master the material without forgetting anything. Whatever study program you choose, you need to be sure that it will properly prepare you for the conditions of the exam. For example, practicing with pencil and paper will only help so much if you’re going to be taking a computer-based exam. If you’re looking for courses or tutoring, we at greking.in offer a range of services from online practice tests to guides across the country
- Try Physical and Mental Workouts
There’s more to improving your GRE scores than practicing with a study guide. If you really want to do your best on the GRE, add physical and mental workouts to your study routine, too.
Researchers have found new evidence that regular cardiovascular workouts may boost brainpower as much as 20 percent, regardless of age. According to one study of adults ages 21 to 45, a three-month exercise program that included aerobic activity increased blood flow to the brain and caused new nerve cells to grow in the part of the brain that’s responsible for memory and cognitive aging
Mental exercises can boost brainpower, too. Whether you study a map instead of using a GPS to navigate to a new destination or seek the novelty of mastering a brain-teasing game like Sudoku, thinking your way through new and complex sets of problems will help you develop problem-solving skills, as well as the cognitive ability to understand relationships between varying concepts .Embarking on a course of mental and physical exercises will, at the very least, give you the stamina to complete the nearly four-hour exam — and could potentially result in improved GRE results, too.