I have only three days to prepare for the GRE

<p>I should I study?</p>

<p>I'd imagine that it'll be very helpful to you to do the prep book.</p>

<p>Work through two or three of the model exams so that you are completely familiar with the format. If you have time for more than that, use Princeton Review materials to learn about exam-taking strategies. If you still have more time, look at the patterns of your errors - especially in the math section. There may be one or two things that you can quickly review that will make a difference there.</p>

<p>But the most important thing is the first one: work through a couple exams so that you know what the questions will look like.</p>

<p>If you are confident in your ability to complete high school level math and grammar work, I'd suggest only a thorough review the ETS prep materials, including the PowerPrep software. Become familiar with the subjects in the quantitative portion, work on any areas of weakness, but remember the test covers basic skills. </p>

<p>I found the verbal reasoning portion fairly straightforward. Indeed, much more so than the old test and, if you can formulate the basics of a written response within a few moments, then fill in any gaps with good analysis, the writing portion should not present as an issue either. </p>

<p>In 2006-ish, I scored 620q, 650v, 5 (I blanked on the second question and rushed to complete my answer) on the old GRE. I'm headed back to grad school, yay! So took the GRE again 10 days ago and unofficial scores were 151q, 169v, (still waiting on AW score). It seems I am in the same range as undergrad, and SAT scores as well, but a few years in a separate grad program made a big difference in my verbal score. </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>The materials out there are not reflective of how the revised GRE is setup. In my opinion, from working off practice exams, it is much easier - at least the verbal section, which it seems most people worry about. </p>

<p>In three days, there's no way you're going to cram your head full of vocabulary (and why should you), so don't bother. As mentioned above, if you haven't shunned a book your entire life, and passed high school math (except for perhaps the probability stuff) you should be fine.</p>