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Has anyone taken the GRE that can offer any tips from personal experience/study habits maybe not found in online guides?

Would help a lot. Thanks

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MonteCarrloJul 11, 2018
skip graduate school
MisterPresidentJul 31, 2018
Bump
xelaJul 31, 2018
gf studied for it in a week and just did the kaplan gre books I believe, was sufficient
MisterPresidentJul 31, 2018
xela
gf studied for it in a week and just did the kaplan gre books I believe, was sufficient
Do you happen to know which section she dedicated most of her time toward studying?

How similar were the Kaplan materials to the actual test she completed?
xelaJul 31, 2018
She said she just did the general GRE test, not a subject test so not sure how that compares but she did the princeton review book actually and studied for the math section the most since that was what she was most worried about, there was no calculus and it was basically the SAT again.

no practice tests were done
MisterPresidentJul 31, 2018
Thanks Xela.

I am also taking the general GRE but there are 3 sections: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and writing.

I am least worried about writing, and most worried about the math. I don't know how to effectively study for the verbal reasoning other than briefly expanding m y vocabulary and familiarizing myself with question types.
xelaJul 31, 2018
The MCAT has a similar section to that and really there's no way to study for it, you either end up with easy passages that make some blatant sense or you end up with something that is too tricky anyways, so with a long test my only advice for that would be to flag and pass the obviously more difficult passages and save them for later (I believe you can do this in the GRE as well).

Also for any verbal reasoning get all the questions first and get an idea of what you're looking for so you don't actually have to read the entire passage, since like 60% of the passage will probably be some level of fluff.
MisterPresidentAug 19, 2018
bump again because I am registering soon
HeckAug 19, 2018
u should just have an outstanding iq (like me) and you won't have to worry
MisterPresidentNov 15, 2018
Forgot I made this thread, but the test went alright and I also just submitted 9 applications to PhD programs

Thx for the help every1 who answered
xelaNov 15, 2018
you're welcome
I got an interview at my second choice program and it's be conducted tomorrow

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MisterPresident
I am least worried about writing, and most worried about the math. I don't know how to effectively study for the verbal reasoning other than briefly expanding m y vocabulary and familiarizing myself with question types.
Symbolic Logic + Linguistics for verbal reasoning; for mathematics just a standard Kaplan course textbook.

Also, make sure you do interview preps; as they generally help reduce anxiety.
sexsymbol11d 6h!
Where are you applying? Also, how much did you score? I think you need at least 330 to get into top phd programs.
Peta10d 21h
The GRE is famously easy.
Mihnea10d 17h
Peta
The GRE is famously easy.
the verbal part can be challenging for those whose primary language is not English. Quant is pretty easy, yes