Best Review/ Study Strategy for GRE?

  1. I may be applying to a doctoral program soon, which will necessitate me taking the GRE! I took the MAT to get into the MSN program, so have never faced the GRE. I am open to advice about the best study strategies, the best review books, etc. Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   elizabells
    I got the Kaplan CD and did very well on the GRE. I believe that the testing company sends a CD as well. My trick for math, which has always been my weakest subject: On a multiple-choice question, one of the answers MUST be correct. So take the one in the middle, plug it into the question, and see if it works. Trying every answer can sometimes take LESS time than puzzling out a question you don't know how to do.
  4. by   Sarah Bellum
    I was coming here tonight to post this same question. I bought the Kaplan book with CD and am working through it but I have serious brain freeze when it comes to math. Long story, I was abused by exponents and radicals as a child. ;-) Anyway, there is a CD-ROM called Higher Score on the GRE, the copy I have is the 2005 Platinum Edition.

    The Kaplan book explains the format of the test very well. It glosses over a lot of the math but if you don't have "issues" with math it should be sufficient for you.

    Good luck to both of us!

    Karen
  5. by   CRNA2007
    I to used the kaplan CD scored high enough on the GRE for acceptance. It was cheap and I believe it did help some. You can find them used on Ebay so I would check there.
  6. by   19LISA65
    I downloaded the ETS official site's PowerPrep. It is excellent and formatted exactly like the GRE. I took it today and scored a combined 1150 which suits me fine. I have test phobia and claustrophobia! I contacted my program coordinator and she said I did great! There was no minimal score required, but it looks as though the average minimal in some programs is 900-1000. I'm just glad it's over. Fortunately, my GPA was high enough that I was accepted and able to start the MS program without the GRE.

    I am doing the online Midwifery/Women's Health from University of Cincinnati. So far it is great, for any of you considering it. The instructor's are very helpful.

    Lisa
  7. by   19LISA65
    Another help I found was www.majortests.com They have word lists for assistance in verbal skills which I thought was the worse.

    Lisa
  8. by   SteveNNP
    I used a 100pg book, "Crash course for the GRE" by Stanford Press at barnes and Noble, as well as 30 days to ace the GRE by ARCO, also from B&N. Took 2 weeks to go through both books, both of which briefly review material, and focus more on TAKING the test successfully than knowing how to solve every problem. I found this much easier than using the Kaplan books....too involved and confusing for me.... I was able to score high enough to get into Columbia U. (min. 500 math, 500 verbal, 4.5 essay)
  9. by   nebbiolo
    Quote from SteveRN21
    I used a 100pg book, "Crash course for the GRE" by Stanford Press at barnes and Noble, as well as 30 days to ace the GRE by ARCO, also from B&N. Took 2 weeks to go through both books, both of which briefly review material, and focus more on TAKING the test successfully than knowing how to solve every problem. I found this much easier than using the Kaplan books....too involved and confusing for me.... I was able to score high enough to get into Columbia U. (min. 500 math, 500 verbal, 4.5 essay)
    Anyone know what the average or minimum for Yale's GEPN program is?? I

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