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If someone asks you whether you should take coaching for your GRE your answer might be in the affirmative. Those who do not take the test are depriving themselves of the chance to get higher scores. Your preparation becomes complete only when you attend the coaching classes in your locality (or online classroom).
Join coaching classes
Why is this? The reason is that the coaching centers have lots of experience. Here you have to choose a coaching institute that has at least 20-25 years of experience in coaching students. Also, see if the institute produced all-India first ranking students. At least they must have the biggest number of students with 320+ score in GRE in the previous year. Then, you can remain assured that the coaching center will not waste your time but give you the best GRE coaching.
First step of your preparation
The thing you do first is to take a GRE practice test. You have plenty of online sites that give you free GRE practice tests. Here again, try to choose an institute with loads of experience. Then only your practice test will have any value. Institutes without experience will give you sub-standard questions and so you will be wasting your time attending such tests.
Make the schedule for your study.
The idea behind taking the test is to check your fluency in all the topics in your syllabus. Make the list of the topics that you are not fluent with and begin your preparation with those topics. Put the topics you know well already at the end. So, you have a list that gives the order in which you must prepare.
Get study samples and prepare it.
This is the important part. If the study material is not good, you will waste your time. So, get good quality study material to make your preparation. If you have already joined the study center, you can get more details about how to prepare from them. Get their study material, either in the form of printed notes or as videos, and arrange them as per your topic choice.
Develop the details of the plan.
Now, determine how long you will spend for each topic. This is important because otherwise you will run out of time. Keep aside at least 5-10 minutes for making revisions. It is preferable that you run over the entire syllabus at least twice if not thrice. This will remove all the doubts you have and keep you ready for the final day.
Plan how you will write the test.
The best GRE training is the one that begins with planning and ends with revisions. The important thing is to plan the way you write the test. Similar to the way you prepared your study schedule, you must plan your writing schedule. This is possible only after you reach the exam center in most cases. Yet, have an idea of what you will do in the hall.
When you have the right approach to study and writing, you will score more in your GRE. Keep practicing until the last day and keep in touch the changes through your institute.