GRE Prep Mistakes

Many students make huge–easily avoidable–mistakes when prepping for the GRE. These mistakes cost them time, money, and headaches.

There are three easy-to-avoid prep mistakes that most students make. Are you making these mistakes?

Prep Mistake Number 1

Students plan on prepping but fail to follow through. They buy a book or some flashcards but never quite get around to actually working through it OR they just dabble at it, day after day.

Getting your best score on the is just like anything else you want to excel at; it takes time and effort.

I can show you how to prepare effectively for the GRE. That means your time and effort will get you maximal results!

Prep Mistake Number 2

Test-takers study the wrong material. Did you know that almost every single prep book out there, including the one from ETS, includes a lot of material I’ve NEVER seen on an actual GRE?

If you just work through a prep book, you’ll be spending a lot of time on material that isn’t on the GRE.

In my Zoom class, I show students exactly what’s on the test based on analysis of past GREs and current reports from my students after they take the GRE.

Prep Mistake Number 2

Students wait too long to start prepping for the GRE. While it is definitely possible to improve your score a little bit in the few days or weeks before the GRE, the most substantial gains will come from consistent, short study sessions over a month or more.

Things like vocabulary and certain types of math concepts take concerted long-term practice to really improve.

Don’t make that prep mistake. Get started now.

Our next StudyProf prep course begins in less than a month, at 9 AM (Central Standard Time) via Zoom.

It’s a two-part course taught on two consecutive Saturdays, (but you CAN take part of the one month and the other part later).

(1-on-1 tutoring is also available. See more details and dates.) 

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