The Beginner’s Guide To GRE

Everything you need to know to kick-start your GRE prep.

By Jitta and Sachin

New to GRE? Need to polish up your knowledge? Written by the expert team at CrunchPrep, ‘The Beginner’s Guide to GRE’ provides comprehensive information you need to get on the road to a high score on the GRE.

What will I find in this guide?

This guide is a beginners guide, as the name suggests, so it contains information about the GRE in great detail, so as to make it easy for newbies and beginners to understand the GRE as a test, to peek into the various types of questions that they expect to see on the GRE, and to learn some basic strategies in order to become more confident of taking the GRE test.

This guide is an attempt to answer the questions in the minds of the beginners or the newcomers about. If one can understand what is being discussed in the guide, one can be set on a path to success on the GRE.

The Beginner’s Guide to the GRE contains 7 separate chapters, each of which is a detailed account of the various contents of the GRE test.

Here’s what you will learn in The Beginner’s Guide to the GRE:

Chapter 1: Introduction to the GRE – Getting to know everything about the GRE will not only fetch you a really high score, but also help you become a better test taker. In this chapter, we have detailed everything you need to know about the GRE, and have answered some of the most basic questions about the test that you may have in mind.

Chapter 2: Diagnostic Test and Assessment – This chapter deals with the first steps in the journey of your GRE prep. In this chapter, we have discussed in great detail about diagnostic tests, and how to assess your performance on that test based on various metrics, and what to do with all the statistical data that you have at the end of the test. This chapter will set you up for the entire ride.

Chapter 3: Study Plan – This chapter deals with the basics of creating your own study plan based on the amount of time you have before the test. In order to make it easy for everyone, and also in order to cater to a larger audience, we have made a 30-day study plan that can be used as it is. If you make sure to follow this plan without fail, there is no doubt in getting a great score on the GRE.

Chapter 4: Introduction to GRE Quant and Strategies – This chapter deals with the nitty-gritty details of the Math section on the GRE. From exploring the different question types to discussing some advanced strategies, this chapter will give you the impetus you need to boost your Quant score even further. This chapter can be read alone.

Chapter 5: Introduction to GRE Verbal and Strategies – This important chapter deals with the most difficult section on the GRE – Verbal. From advanced strategies for non-native test takers to dissecting each question type that you see on the GRE, this chapter is a bag of powerful techniques you need to use to completely destroy the Verbal section.

Chapter 6: Introduction to GRE AWA and Strategies – This chapter deals with the often forgotten section on the GRE – Analytical Writing. It discusses the importance of AWA as a section on the GRE, and goes on to provide some brilliant tips and techniques you can use to finish off your essays in time, and score a perfect 6.0, making your GRE score perfect in all departments.

Chapter 7: GRE Test Strategies and FAQs – Learning all of the tips and strategies that you can, will help you take the test totally prepared, and fully aware of the various factors that affect your GRE score positively and negatively. We have included all the tips and strategies along with some of the most frequently asked questions about the GRE.

Who is this guide for?

Since this is a Beginner’s Guide to the GRE, it is directly aimed at those who are just starting out, and those who have no clue whatsoever when it comes to the GRE as a test.

However, if you are already well aware of the GRE and its components, and are looking for something more advanced, you should read The Ultimate Guide to Scoring 330+ on the GRE, our most extensive GRE guide ever. But nevertheless, this guide has several unique strategies and tips for anyone who is looking to conquer the GRE, so it definitely helps even those who already know a lot about the test.

How should I use this guide?

This guide can be read all at once, or each chapter separately. Each chapter is sufficient in its own terms, and you can revise or revisit the entire guide, or a particular chapter any time you want.

Read ‘The Beginner’s Guide to the GRE’ right now! With tons of tips, techniques, and strategies discussed in the entire book, this will probably be the most useful, and the most important guide you will read as a beginner.

If you follow the steps we laid out, you’ll notice an increase in your GRE score very quickly. We put in huge amount of time and a wealth of knowledge and experience into creating the most comprehensive Beginner’s guide for the GRE in the world, with a view to help you ace the test with ease.

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