Here are my GRE tips!
Check which programs require GRE scores and jot down their school code , create a spreadsheet for yourself!
Register at least 1 month in advance so you have options for testing sites
Some programs require self-reported GRE scores on the CASPA before you e-submit, although it is not a requirement of CASPA to e-submit. If you do not self report them, your application may not even be considered by some programs. Check with individual programs for details
Competitive GRE scores average around 300 and scores above a 310 have been considered to be very competitive. This averages to about a 150 and 150 on the math and verbal sections, respectively. Mine was 305
On test day, be sure to bring a list of 4 school recipients and enter them after you finish. If you do not select score recipients, you will have to pay US$27 per recipient to have scores sent at a later date
I scheduled mine a month in advance but I didn’t study until two weeks before :( I was a big time procrastinator.
Download the Magoosh app onto your phone - this helped me with vocabulary!
I borrowed my friend’s Kaplan Comprehensive Self-Study for the GRE book that included the flashcards pictured above and online access to courses and tests
Do the PRACTICE TESTS! This is what ultimately got me through the GRE. It was tough to sit down for 4 hours straight but it worked! So find them online if you can!
Honestly, I didn’t know a handful of vocab on the GRE but Magoosh and Kaplan prep book taught me how to approach words I didn’t know!