Three month plan for revised GRE

This post describes in detail three month plan to follow for revised GRE preparation. Three months is a sufficient time to take the test and get a good score. This article will help you considerably to achieve your goal. 

Having three months before your revised GRE is a very good decision. Three months is sufficient to get you a good score provided you follow the plan sincerely.

Make your plan of action and abide by it till the very end. I would suggest a plan as follows based on my experience, but one must identify his/her own strengths and weaknesses and make his own plan.

   Month 1: Wordlist and reading comprehensions
   Month 2:
    Weeks 1 and 2: Wordlist and reading comprehensions
    Weeks 3 and 4: Wordlist, sentence equivalence, text completion and reading comprehensions
   Month 3:
    Weeks 1 and 2: Quantitative, reading comprehensions and 2 practice tests
    Week 3: Analytical Writing and 1 practice test
    Week 4: revision and 1 final practice test                

Detailed description of the three month plan for revised GRE
  1. Practice for the analytical writing section only after you are thorough with the worldlist and verbal section. This will help you to use the learnt words in your essays.
  2. Give only one week for Quant section preparation. Preferably in the last month before your exam date.
  3. Do not take more than 4 complete revised GRE practice tests. These tests take almost 4 hours and you feel very exhausted after taking them.
  4. Take a revised GRE practice test 2 weeks before the exam date, right after you have prepared for the Quant section. Take another exam in the last week before exam date.
  5. Make sure you are thorough with the 1500 high frequency wordlist. Give at least 2 hours everyday for learning words. Learn at least 25 words daily. If you have time, only then go for the 3500 Barron's wordlist. But, I would suggest practice more questions rather than learning the Barron's wordlist.
  6. For the first 2 months, solve at least 3 passages daily. Analyze the answers thoroughly and see where you are going wrong. Whatever new words you come across make a list of them and add it to your daily words to learn.
  7. After about 6 weeks, practice the Sentence Equivalence and text completion questions. By this time, you will be confident about most of the words asked in these questions. Practice as many questions as you can. Any new words you see, add them to your daily list.
  8. Do not stop solving passages after 6th week. You can reduce the number of passages, but solve at least 2 passages daily. Remember reading comprehension accounts to half of the questions in the Verbal section. Also, solving passages help build your vocabulary indirectly.
  9. Finally, one month before exam prepare the Quant section and then take a practice test. Analyze your performance, your weak points and concentrate only on the weak points in the last 2 weeks.
  10. There is absolutely no need to spoil your sleep and study late nights in the last week. Be confident. If you have followed what you had planned, there is no need to worry. You will get a good score.
  11. The practice tests in the official guide to revised GRE from ETS are slightly difficult than the actual revised GRE test. So, dont worry even if you get a low score in your practice tests.