If you have less than 1 month for GRE, then following study plan is customized just for you, but get ready to work your ready for bumpy road and burn midnight lamp.
Today I will talk about GRE Exam preparation strategies and study tips when you have just 1 month to GRE Exam date. Last week, I covered GRE Test Prep Time Table for 2 and 4 Months. Make sure you read the 4 month schedule before proceeding with this article.
If you were preparing for GRE Exam of over 4 months, by now you should have noted down all the formulas and test taking strategies. During last 1 month, you should concentrate on improving
- Problem solving speed
- Timing and accuracy
- Decision making
First 3 to 4 months of your preparation should have determined your broad GRE Score range (100 points range). For example, based on your skill level before you started preparing for GRE + efforts during last 2 to 3 months should decided, if you are going to score between 100o to 1100 or 1300 to 1400 (or so).
If you decide to push yourself to extreme limits with GRE test prep effort in last month, you should be able to improve your score by 200 points. With 1 month left and your practice test scores are is not upto your expectation, then you have to be aggressive with your GRE Test preparation.
1 Month GRE Study Time Table
- Weekdays: 6 to 7 hours
- 1 Hour: GRE Verbal and GRE Math
- 1 Hour – Practice Test
- 1 Hour Test Review
- 1 Hour: GRE Verbal (review words from morning)
- 1 Hour: Practice Test (Paper and Computer Based)
- 1 Hour: Test Review
- Weekends: 15 to 20 hours
- Sundays: 1 full test, Study
- Analytical Writing Practice (2 to 3 hours)
As you can see the aggressive nature of this tGRE preparation time table. Basically, you have to work on completing GRE Test on time. By taking 2 tests per day, you will get used to taking the test. Also, it will expose any weakness you may have.
If you are spending too much time on single problem, then you should be able to make a decision at that instance and move along.
If you are stuck at first few questions and getting them incorrect will lower your score range, you should be able to move on to next question. But, on the exam day, it will be very hard for you to move on to next question. Only by practice you will get that mental toughness to solve the problems without getting stuck.
What do you think?
Do you think the time schedule is doable? Do you have any suggestions or improvements to above time schedule? Leave your comments.