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GRE Study Plans
Important: These study plans include math. If you don't want to study math, just ignore the math parts and cut the estimated times in half.
The materials referenced in these plans are explained at the bottom of this page (just scroll a bit).
One-month GRE study plan
Two-month GRE study plan
Three-month GRE study plan
Four-month GRE study plan
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I have been using the below resources with my GRE students for years. Note: I include some math resources below, too.
Why buy: This book is invaluable because it contains hundreds of ETS questions that are not found anywhere else.
The Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Book (free with GRE Verbal Precision)
Why buy: 150 official verbal reasoning questions that are unique to this book.
Why buy: 150 official ETS math questions that you can't find anywhere else.
Why buy: Actually, it's free. If you're following one of my study plans and using Khan Academy instead of CliffsNotes to learn math concepts, use the "Look Inside" feature on the Amazon listing of Cliffs Notes Math Review to view the Table of Contents to see what's in each chapter, and then do the equivalent subjects in Khan.
Why buy: It's much better than CliffsNotes Math for the GRE, and it covers math concepts at a basic level. This for people who prefer books to review math concepts.
Why buy: A great way to get repetition with a certain concept or type of math question. Don't try to finish every question in a math chapter - some are unrealistically complicated - and ignore the verbal questions. Good bicep workout also.
Why buy: Well, two of these tests are free, but the other two (which cost $40 each) are well worth the price, since they're essentially the same as taking an official GRE.
Why buy: The GMAT writes questions with the same attention to detail as ETS, so they're excellent supplemental practice. Use the Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions, and if you're working on math, use the Problem Solving questions.
Why buy: MGRE's flashcards are the best I've seen - sturdy cards, interesting sentences, and synonyms.
Why buy: These words are a little harder than the "essential" set.
Why buy: It's super cheap, and has a valuable method to help you learn the right lessons from your mistakes.