Published May 27, 2005
In Texas , I think most of the CRNA programs require teh GRE to be taken. Is the GRE really hard?
I've taken the GRE and I thought it was very similar to the SATs. If you've taken those they might give you an idea of the difficulty level--my scores on the SATs and GREs were similar. So I guess it depends on you--did you take the SATs? If you did, you should have an idea of how hard the GREs are. If you haven't, I would recommend finding books that give you sample tests to get an idea of it. I personally don't have many problems with this kind of test, but I think everyone is different. I hope that helps! :)
I have taken the SAT before. I did pretty bad on it (coz I took it for fun). But still, I think that to do well on that test, I'll have to study a dictionary. What do you think?
Getting practice materials is a good idea.
Thanks for the link. Practice should help...I am thinking of getting into BSN school.So do you think I will have ample time to prepare for the GRE when I am in school itself?
I have taken the SAT before. I did pretty bad on it (coz I took it for fun). But still, I think that to do well on that test, I'll have to study a dictionary. What do you think?ThanksNev
If you search the internet, there are a few sites that go over the key words you might need to learn to do well on the verbal section. There are about 1300 words that the GRE composes its questions with. I maybe learned 300 of the more obscure words in the few weeks before my test and even that helped (maybe one day knowing what lugubrious means will come in handy outside of a standardized test ). I would also recommend getting a review book and doing all the math problems. Get a book that shows the full solution to each problem so that you can figure out what you did wrong if you miss any. Go through the verbal questions in the review book and pick out the words you dont know and learn them, they will be the most likely to show up on your test. There is no need to worry about the GRE while you are in school, take it one step at a time. If you take three hour tests for fun, it should be a piece of cake to study up on the GRE and do well.
Go out to barnes and noble and buy the Kaplin GRE exam prep book for $30. They have a great program suited to enhance you problem areas. Also, review number2.com. It a free online prep to review along with Kaplin. I was able to increase my score by 300+ using this method. Good luck.
You dont have BSN yet? dont even worry about your GRE scores, you have plenty of time. Not to sound mean, but by the way you come across you sound sort of young? 23 or so.
I bought several books to use for GRE studying, including a CD-ROM, but ended up using only 2 books. Each is a tiny paperback, about 200 pages. I only spent one week studying for the test, and did very well. The books:
Crash Course for the GRE, The Princeton Review, 2nd ed. (says on cover, "The last-minute guide for scoring high, learn 10 simple steps in less than 1 week); gives pointers on HOW to take the test, such as the new essay requirement
Barron's Pass Key to the GRE Test, 4th ed. (has vocabulary words to learn & basic math review)
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