6 Steps to Writing the GRE

As the school year ends, many students may be planning to take (or retake) the GRE this summer. It's a great idea for people who are less busy during the summer months. Plus, if you aren’t happy with your results, you can take the test again in the Fall and still submit your scores in time for application deadlines. Here are 6 tips when preparing to write the GRE:

1. Book your test

Register for the test early so that you have a tangible date to work towards. Also, the sooner you book it, the better selection of dates and times you’ll have.

2. Overview

Review the general structure, timing and topics of the GRE. Visit this article for an overview of the test.

3. Make a study outline

Once you’ve booked your test, you’ll know exactly how much time you have to study. Map out how many hours you plan to commit to studying each week. After you’ve reviewed the whole test, you will have an idea of what areas will require more hours of studying than others.

4. Thoroughly review each part

Follow your study schedule to comprehensively review each area of the GRE. A great way to learn exactly what the test will entail is by reading sample questions and answers.

5. Do practice questions

Test yourself with the many practice questions available and also keep the time in mind. Each portion of the test is strictly timed, so be aware of the time as you practice.

6. Invest in additional resources

If you are worried about your preparedness, don’t hesitate to purchase prep materials. There are a few websites that offer good prep materials such as our partners Magoosh. If you prefer physical books, here are some recommended book resources.

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Good luck as you prepare and write the GRE!