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! 🙂
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 on www.longreads.com, 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.