🎯 How to Crack the GRE Exam in 30 days
Hey guys, I hope you all are doing amazing.
In this article, I am going to give you a 30-day plan to prepare for your GRE.
Now this will be particularly helpful for people who have their GRE in June or in July and you are preparing mostly for Spring 2019, then this video is for you.
So, let’s get started! Now, before you get into any preparation or any collecting material stuff like that, the first thing that you should do is go on the ETS website and download the power prep tests which are free.
Download both of the tests and on the first day, you want to take one of the tests, Don’t worry about have you prepared or not don’t judge yourself before getting into preparation.
Our goal is to appear for a test.
Once you give that test, you will have a score for both sections like verbal and quant.
This score will be our reference point in the future for the next month.
So the first day just gives the test and get your scores.
So, now you are done with tests, the next thing you want to do is start two things 1.
start studying at least 60 words a day.
doing a pattern of 3 days, you study the words and then 1 day you revise the words that you did.
The second thing that you want to start parallels tries to start the quant section.
Now why to start with quant is because it’s very easy to grasp the concepts because its school level maths and you can study it really fast.
It’s just a revision that you have to do.
I would recommend manhattan 5LB as the book and if you have magoosh account go through the videos that they have given.
So you start both of these things in parallel.
Finish the quant in 4 days.
So after 5 days, you will be done with at least 200 words, 200-300 words and complete quant.
Going into the weekend, what you want to do is you want to study all the techniques which are involved in solving sentence equivalence,text completion, and RC.
Don’t worry about mugging it up or stuff like that.
Just get to know are the techniques and how you want to tackle those questions.
So this was the plan for the first week.
Now in Week 2, what you want to get started with is verbal, week 2 is completely focused on verbal.
Now there are two things, 1 thing which is always going in parallel is doing the words.
Once you are done with the Barrons 333 words, I would recommend there are other options like manhattan 500 words or you can go with a goosh 1000 words list and stuff like that.
All these things are given in the description section below.
So don’t worry about it.
But keep that in parallel.
Another thing that I want to recommend is in 2nd week when you are practicing separately each section in the verbal section like text completion, sentence equivalence and stuff like that, WRITE DOWN ALL THE MISTAKES that you are doing and refer them before you start new tests.
This is very important because a lot of times we don’t keep track of the mistakes that we do and we keep repeating them.
So what I want to do, what I would like to recommend is, start with RC.
Its the easiest to get over with and the tips are really easy.
On the other hand for sentence equivalence and text completion you will need to know a bit of the vocabulary, which you are already building.
But start with RC and master RC.
Out of 20 questions that you generally get in the exam, you should be able to get at least 10+ right.
Learn all the nuggets to solve, there are different tips and tricks around it.
There is a very good article published by crunch prep.
I always share that link with a lot of my friends.
Go through it and learn all the strategies and master RC.
In the second week, your goal is to finish at least, in the first 3 days, finish mastering RC, with all the tips and in the second half of the week, start mastering your silly mistakes.
Start mastering at least the sentence equivalence, and text completion.
On the second weekend, you want to give another test, which will be mostly power prep 2, which is a free test you get and see if you have improved.
In the analysis, you will see, what are the like where are you making the mistake and that’s what we need.
After these two weeks, what you should be ready with is you should know all the quant by heart, you should know all the tips to solve the verbal section and you should have been done with a little bit of practice for both the sections.
Now you have already given two tests and you already know the score.
You already know what you are doing wrong.
The third week is completely on giving time to both the sections like verbal and quant.
Give equal time, like 50-50 % of the time to both the sections and work of the mistakes that you are doing.
Put a lot of time, analyzing wherever you are going wrong rather than just practicing.
The key is to understand why you are going wrong more than just making mistakes.
So you want to keep a log of mistakes, like all the mistakes that you are doing and go through that log every time you practice the section again.
That log will really help you excel in the exam.
Keep note of odd words, like there is another list that you should maintain for verbal is tough words.
which you always forget, like you them but you tend to forget.
You just want to go through them and revise them before the exam.