GRE Preparation Plan for 4 Weeks 2022

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Rahul
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on May 3, 2022 11:56 IST

If you are focused and confident about your prep, a GRE One Month Plan will work out great for you, as long as you are willing to put in the time. You will have to dedicate at least 3 hours a day on an average; that too, only if your basic math concepts are clear. If you find yourself struggling on the mathematics section, you will need to put in some extra efforts.

In addition, if you are strong in certain sections, you can skip those sections or you can pay a little less attention to them. The plan that we have provided can be customized according to your needs, time availability, and strengths and weaknesses.

Also Read: GRE Study Plan for Beginners

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Essential GRE Books for One-month

  • ETS’s PowerPrep 2.0 Software
  • ETS Official Guide (kindly opt for the latest edition released)
  • Manhattan GRE Guides
  • Manhattan Prep 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems
  • Magoosh GRE Prep
  • Khan Academy concept-based videos

Also Read: GRE Pattern 2022

Week 1

Primary Goals:

  • Start with understanding the pattern of the test and take a diagnostic test
  • Explore the official ETS GRE website thoroughly
  • Complete the entire Official Guide study material. This should be the base of your preparation to which you will add more layers.
  • Revisit math fundamentals
  • Learning how to approach the verbal section
  • Read a few articles from recommended books
  • Learn 150 new words to build up vocabulary
  • Watch Khan Academy concept-specific videos, especially for the math section
  • Appear for a full-length mock test at the end of the week. You should be able to score better on this test, as compared to the diagnostic test. Review the areas where you are struggling to get a good score and study those topics again. Prepare short notes it possible.

Secondary Goals:

Math

  • Watch introductory videos on general math strategies lessons, arithmetic and fraction lessons, percent and ratio lessons, and the integer.
  • Go through ‘Easy’ and ‘Medium’ question sections of Arithmetic, Percent, Ratio, Power and Root. If required, watch related videos.
  • Solve additional questions about these concepts from the GRE guide.

Verbal

  • Go through easy questions of the ‘Text Completions’ lessons.
  • Practice at least 30 Text Completion questions with easy and medium difficulty.
  • Go through the ‘Reading Comprehension’ lessons.
  • Practice at least 30 of the Reading Comp practice questions.
  • Go to Quizlet.com and make use of the available flashcards of words you did not know.

Supplemental/Optional:

  • Read two articles from a daily English newspaper every day. Find fifty new words and learn their meanings.
  • Write a short summary of one of those two articles. Use the new words you learned at appropriate places.

Week 2

Primary Goals:

  • Add 150 new words to your vocabulary, and review words from last week as well.
  • Revisit lessons learnt last week whenever you feel you need a refresher.
  • Watch more Khan Academy videos, making sure you take the follow-up quizzes after the video.
  • Appear for two full-length mock tests this week. Review your performance on both the tests.
  • Revise your notes from the first week along with the official material.
  • Start practicing from the Manhattan Prep 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems

Secondary Goals:

  • Work through algebra, equations, and inequalities lessons.
  • Try at least 100 extra practice questions from these concepts.
  • Complete 75+ questions from text completions, sentence equivalence, and reading comprehension.
  • Take Test from the PowerPrep 2.0

Supplemental/Optional:

  • Read two articles like last week. If you read something from the business section last week, try reading science articles this week. Write short summaries of these articles.
  • From the GRE Official Guide, take Practice Test 1. If you are very ambitious, take a Manhattan GRE online practice test.

Week 3

Primary Goals:

  • Complete all math modules
  • Complete all the verbal modules
  • Revise your notes
  • Learn 200 new words this week
  • Revisit lessons from last week in which you struggled
  • Appear for as many full-length mock tests as possible.

Secondary Goals:

  • Quiz yourself on the vocabulary learnt from the last two weeks.
  • Complete 150 math problems from sections you are weak in.
  • Complete 75+ verbal questions.

Supplemental/Optional:

  • Read three articles daily, and repeat the process from previous weeks.
  • Take Test 2 from PowerPrep.
  • Take a Manhattan GRE practice test.

Week 4

Primary Goals:

  • Again revise all your study material. Remember, in any competitive exam, revision and practice are the keys to success.
  • Start doing the hard questions of both the math and verbal section.
  • Watch Permutation & Combination, and  Probability videos from YouTube.
  • Take at least two full-length mock tests.

Secondary Goals:

  • For math, you should do 20 questions, within a total of 35 minutes. You should do at least four such timed sections.
  • At the end of each section, calculate your score to keep a track of your growth.
  • Learn 150 new words.
  • Keep reviewing the math flashcards from quizlet.com each day.

Supplemental/Optional:

  • For the high scorers: Take another Manhattan GRE test.

Success in any exam will depend on your own hard work. Feel free to change this plan according to your own needs. However, make sure that you do not stop working hard because ultimately it is your own score.

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Rahul Singha
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Rohit Mudaliar

3 months ago

Hii, you have mentioned ETs guide 2nd edition.
The latest edition is 3rd. May i know the reason?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Hello Rohit. This is an oversight and has been rectified.

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Rahul Sathe

2 years ago

Hi, I want to pursue my master in pharmacy abroad.so which exams should i reffer except GRE...

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

at times you could also opt for an alternative exam if you are not comfortable with GRE. Kindly check the university application requirements for details.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Hello Rahul. This would entirely depend on the university admission/application requirements. If the university requires GRE then you can opt for the GRE exam.

3 years ago

Hi, I want to join Economic s MA in University of SUNY Albany NY.do i have to give GRE exam..they have mension only ILETS and TOEFL

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Swameeka Medhi

3 years ago

Hi Manjit, this program does not require the GRE. But if you have any queries you can drop them an email directly to find out.

3 years ago

Please I from Ghana and this is my time viewing this post. I want to write GRE . please can you help with the preparation if possible the books ..
Thank you
Will be glad to rec a mail from you soon .
cdababio@gmail.com

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Swameeka Medhi

3 years ago

Hi Clementices, please refer to these guides to help you out with the GRE prep
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/exams/gre/preparation-tips
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/exams/gre/sample-papers
Also, read the article above to plan your schedule.

4 years ago

Nicely written Harleen. U made our preparation easier

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3 years ago

did you actually follow it? was it helpful? :)

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