About me: I’m currently working at Cisco Systems in Bangalore. It has been 2 years since I started working and it’s going great! I earned a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and I intend to pursue a masters at a reputed university in Computer Networks as my specialization. I love jogging, which really helps me clear my mind in case I feel troubled. I also like reading about current events and offering my opinions on them.
Biggest Challenge on the GRE: I found reading comprehension to be a tough nut to crack. I wasn’t exactly an avid reader back in my early days and I found concentrating on a topic as dry as ‘water algae’ to be an onerous task. I realized early that a major chunk of questions in the Verbal section were RC questions and I had to take the harder route to mastering them. Luckily, I stumbled onto the Magoosh blog and the suggestions given by Chris to improve one’s reading were really helpful. I read a lot of articles on a daily basis from The Economist, The Scientific American etc. so that I could practice encountering passages from different fields. This helped me to improve my attention span. Also, it helps when you are genuinely interested in reading the RC passages.
Helpful Tips: Watch the lesson videos in Magoosh, or work on perfecting your strategies in general. The videos are exhaustive and you need nothing more for strengthening your concepts. The strategies mentioned by Chris for the vocab section were amazing, especially the one that helps eliminate those tantalizing incorrect options in RC questions. Practice a lot of questions and attend a lot of practice tests so that you are comfortable with the interminable duration of the test.