The two week study plan for the GRE revised General Test is very similar to the one week study plan. You should familiarize yourself with each of the quantitative, verbal, and analytical writing assessment sections of the GRE exam. Two weeks is not enough time to learn many new vocabulary words, but it is enough time for you to review hundreds of words and to become familiar with the type of words that you should expect to encounter on the GRE.
During the course of the two weeks, you should attempt many of the practice questions that are available on MyGRETutor. Your goal should be to get a sense of the format and structure of the exam. Use the results of your practice questions to hone in on those math topics and/or verbal question types that you have trouble with.
Expect to spend 2 hours each day, 5 days each week, for two whole weeks, for a total of 20 hours of study time.
During the first of the two weeks, become familiar with the three types of assessment measures on the GRE test. This includes not only going over all of the tutorials, but also involves the use of the practice questions that are offered by MyGRETutor. Consider using online resources to gain exposure to the type of words that you should expect to see on the GRE exam.
During week 1, we suggest that you spend at least 5 days preparing for the exam. If you spend 2 hours each day, you will accumulate 10 hours of total study time. Here is a sample plan:
During the course of the week, you'll have ample time to read all of the tutorials sections that pertain to the math assessment sections of the GRE test. To do well on the math part of the exam, you will need to be familiar with the following:
More importantly, study and become familiar with the actual types of questions that appear on the GRE exam. These include single and multiple answer multiple choices questions, quantitative analysis questions, and numeric entry questions.
Here are the three main question types for the verbal component of the GRE:
Become familiar with all of these verbal question types. As with the math section, attempt a fair share of verbal practice questions. These questions should help to solidify the concepts that you learned in the tutorials.
There is very little that you can do to prepare for the essay section if you only have only two weeks of time before you take the GRE exam. If you are a good writer, then you should do okay. If you haven't written in a long time, then we recommend that you read the Essay tutorials. Learn how to brainstorm, and get a sense of what the essay graders are looking for. As is often the case with learning how to write well, it is practice, practice, practice that makes perfect. There are two essays that you'll be asked to write:
Be sure to read the tutorials section that discusses the essays. There you will find suggestions on how you can structure, analyze, plan, and execute your essays, concepts which should help you to improve your score.
The best thing that you can do in the one week that you have left is to do as many practice questions as possible. By now you should be familiar with the format of the exam.
You'll need to spend at least 5 days in preparing for the GRE, spending 2 hours each day, for a total of 10 hours. Here is a sample plan:
When doing the math practice questions, be sure to notice the format of the questions. After having read the tutorials section, and while you are doing the practice questions, keep these ideas in mind:
Again, as is the case with the math section, do as many practice problems as you possible can. Don't try to memorize the problems, but just try to get a sense for the type of problems that you should expect on the verbal section of the GRE. Here are two additional tips:
Did you know that all of the possible essay topics that are given on the GRE are actually available for you to view? Of course you can't memorize them, because there are too many, but you should take a look at these topics and try to come up with a few ideas for some of them. This should provide you with practice on how to quickly get ideas for an efficient issue or argument essay. Most importantly, remember that because you only have a short time during which you can compose your essays, try to write using simple, straight-forward sentences. Simple is better, especially if you are stressed and under a time limit!