If you plan to crack, GRE starts early and study as much as you can. It is very normal that you might have much idea of the exam pattern right from the start. So have to give yourself ample time to refresh the various subjects.
Here are some tips that may be very useful:
1) Start To Prepare Early
To clear the test, you will have to refresh, your knowledge of algebra, geometry and should practice under the timed conditions and on actual section adaptive tests. Being in touch may pose some real problem as you might not be in touch of the tested content. So those coming from engineering background may find it difficult to get through the language sections. If such is the case, you might not be very comfortable with social science, literature, and historical analysis. The most time-consuming part may be vocabulary which needs lot and lot of time to master. You might see yourself learning 500-2000 new words, so it is better to start early.
2) Take Every Section Seriously
Most of the students make the mistake of simply learning the definitions of the words without actually getting in the roots. While the helping material like vocabulary lists and the flashcards are important. The accrual occurs when you are reading the tougher material. Same is true with Math which you can never master if you don’t practice well. Cramming the formulas alone won’t work as there are problems that need to be solved within the stipulated time. So it is better to solve as many problems as you can so that you don’t have to recall the formula at the time of solving the problem. In tests like GRE the only thing that works is practice, practice, and practice.
3) May Need Professional Coaching
While self-study sounds okay and one has to study as much as he or she can. But there are many circumstances where a professional coaching becomes mandatory. Many coaching companies offer GRE study plans, and you can take their help. If you have put in the effort on own, you might not have to face many challenges in the concepts that are being taught. In fact, most of the coaching is available online so that you can study at your own pace.
In The End
Make a GRE study plan and practice as much as you can. Success is bound to be with you.