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GRE Student Post: “Take at least five full-length practice tests.”

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This week, meet Ujjwal. He didn’t love the GRE verbal section, but he did love Magoosh’s flashcard app. He also realized, throughout his prep, that practice does make perfect. Thanks for your advice, Ujjwal! ๐Ÿ™‚

About me: Hi! I’m Ujjwal Gulecha from Bangalore, India. I’m pursuing a B.E. degree in Information Science and Engineering. I plan on getting my Masters in the field of Computer Science in the US. I love playing badminton, soccer and basketball. I am an avid quizzer and I enjoy debating.

Biggest challenge: I found the verbal section very daunting as my vocabulary wasn’t great and I wasn’t used to reading long passages. I started building my vocabulary by using Magoosh’s GRE Flashcard App as well as their eBook (which is fun to read – Chris you’re awesome!). I also started reading articles onย, which got me used to the passages given in GRE. Apart from this, the plethora of questions Magoosh had was helpful; I think practice is very important, and Magoosh let me do just that.

Helpful tips for other students: If you study in a systematic way, then a month’s time is enough to get a good score. Practice makes perfect… So keep practicing questions everyday and take at least five full-length practice tests to get accustomed to the length of the GRE. The questions Magoosh has are very similar to the ones on the actual GRE, so try to finish as many questions as you can, but don’t overwhelm yourself! Lastly, just relax on the day before the GRE test and get a good night’s sleep.

By the way, students who use Magoosh GRE improve their scores by an average of 8 points on the new scale (150 points on the old scale.) Click here to learn more.

2 Responses to GRE Student Post: “Take at least five full-length practice tests.”

  1. Mansi September 1, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    Hi Rachel !
    I’ve just given my GRE, and it was splendid. I got to know about Magoosh pretty late, only when I didn’t even have a week to go for the D-day. I still signed up for the Magoosh free trial. And it gave me a great deal of encouragement and helped me get a great score. So here’s a big Thank You to everyone at Magoosh ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    P.S : The vocab e-book is awesome !

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel September 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

      That’s great to hear, Mansi! ๐Ÿ™‚

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