Time is money, isn’t it? But for the 21st century generation: ‘time is just racing’. Every student has this question in their mind: How long will I take to prepare for the GRE? What if I am not good with words? Is my English going to lower my GRE score?
Before coming to a conclusion about the amount that you might require to feel completely confident about the GRE, let us consider the following:
Self-evaluation is a critical step in the process of determining the amount of time you need to spend to achieve what you desire, that is, your target score. The GRE has 2 major sections: Verbal and Quants and each of the sections has different question types. Apart from this, your writing skills are also tested. A thorough pre-evaluation will enable you to adequately place yourself on a step, and conclude how long it might take for you to achieve the score you are targeting. Different students have different strengths and weaknesses, and a report of where you stand is crucial in tracking your progress.
College Cut off:
Most of the students write the GRE to secure admission to a college of their choice. Research goes a long way in helping you gauge what score you might need to make it to a particular university. Certain universities might not require a very high GRE score, while others have stringent cut-offs. Just spend a few days and get an overall idea of this particular parameter.
Vocabulary is probably the trickiest part of the GRE examination. Learning new words and recollecting them might be a difficult task. A key question that you must answer is: how many words do I already know? Am i well-versed in the English language? These questions will again determine how much time you might need to spend towards breaking down words and storing them in your memory. Bear in mind that learning new words can be a very challenging task, especially when the examination requires that you have a good library embedded within your mind. (Do not worry, consistent effort can greatly enhance your vocabulary! It isn’t rocket science!)
If you haven’t been conversing, reading or writing in the English language for long periods of time, you tend to lose out on your grammar skills, even if you were once good at grammar. It takes a little time to get back into action and begin understanding the various nuance that grammar presents to you. A better understanding of grammar can help you read much quicker, thereby helping you save those precious seconds during your examination. We cater to students from different backgrounds, and therefore, make sure that each one is assisted depending upon his or her ability
Amount of time spent per day:
This is one of the most important questions whilst finalizing your time required to get exam-ready! A lot of students are working professionals or students who do not get much time everyday. Remember that: Higher your target score, greater the required effort! The statement is very obvious in that your effort is proportional to your score and your ability. Only focused effort will enable you to feel comfortable with the different intricacies that the exam will present to you!
The GRE is a challenging and a creatively conducted examination. With dedicated time given to both the sections: Verbal and Quants, you can easily hit your target! Do not slack off, and take the exam lightly.