Study Plans to Help Prepare You for the GRE

Our study plan philosophy is simple: we provide you with tutorials to help you become familiar with the format of the GRE test. Along the way, we urge you to practice using as many of our GRE practice questions as you can. Periodically, we suggest that you take several GRE practice tests, which is the absolutely best way to prepare for the GRE exam. And, we coach you to expand your vocabulary so that you can attain your highest possible GRE verbal score. Really. It's that simple. Not at all rocket science!

GRE Study Advice

As a general rule, you want to allow yourself as much preparation time as possible. The GRE is not a test of memorization, and so to do well, you need to practice as much as you can over several weeks, preferably over several months. Our most popular study plan is the eight-week study plan. But, if you have only a single or two weeks to prepare, we have study plans for those study durations, too!

Verbal, Math, and Essay Test Prep

Each of our study plans breaks down the test into its constituent parts. Each study plan provides suggestions on how to improve your math, verbal, vocabulary, and essay skills. Thus, if you are good in math but poor in verbal skills, then you can focus on the verbal section of your study plan. Depending on which plan you choose, the overview section of that plan will suggest approximately how many hours you should spend each day or week in preparing for the GRE test.

Preparing for the GRE - A Sample Study Plan

Each study plan provides detailed instructions for each week of your preparation schedule. Take a look at one of the study plans on the right. Regardless of which study plan you choose to prepare for the GRE, each weekly plan is composed of the following:

  • A summary for the week
  • A day-by-day guide of what you should focus on each day
  • A breakdown of what you should do to prepare for the Verbal section of the GRE
  • A breakdown of what you should do to prepare for the Math section of the GRE
  • Suggestions on how to improve your writing skills to help prepare you for the essay section of the GRE
  • Suggestions on how you should acquire new vocabulary words so as to score well on the verbal section of the GRE

A word of Advice

Finally, the best advice that we can give you is to be diligent. Preparing for the GRE is not an overnight process. It should take you weeks to thoroughly become familiar with the test format. Rushing through practice questions and practice tests is also not a good idea. You want to choose a plan, and STICK to it! Keep in mind that you may need to slightly adjust these study plans to meet your exact needs.