If you’re aiming for a top score on the GRE, or you’re starting out with a strong background in the areas the GRE tests, then this 90 day study plan can help get you where you want to be! Here, you’ll find the guidance and materials you need from a GRE study plan (3 months) to master the material.

## Table of Contents

## Choosing Your GRE Study Plan: 3 Months

OK, you are starting more or less from scratch, and you want to prepare for the GRE in 90 days. You need a strategic plan to organize yourself. I designed four different versions of the 90 Day Study Plan, and I need you to start with a little self-diagnosis. Which sounds most like you?

**90 Day Study Plan for Beginners**: Help! Math and verbal both scare the living bejeebers out of me! I need all the help and support I can get! Help!**90 Day Study Plan (Math Focused)**: I have a natural affinity with the verbal, but the math is far less intuitive for me. I would like to focus more there.**90 Day Study Plan (Verbal Focused)**: Me a math nerd. Me think all math easy. Me have big verbal problems. One day, me will talk good.**📍 90 Day Study Plan for Advanced Students:**I actually feel reasonably comfortable with math and verbal; if I took the test today, I’d get around 310-320 combined score. I’m interested in refining my understanding and getting into the 320s region in the next twelve weeks.

**FAQ: I’m a working professional/English isn’t my first language/I need to adapt this 90 day study plan in some way!**

Check out this blog post for adjustment tips for Magoosh study plans!

**FAQ: I’m not sure if an “Advanced” plan is right for me!**

This advanced GRE 90 day study plan would be the best GRE study plan for you if you already know just about all the basic material and you mainly want to sharpen your test-taking skills. This plan involves watching very few lesson videos, because I am assuming you know almost all the basics already. Instead, this 90 day study plan revolves around doing a TON of practice material—some at the GRE level and some harder—so that you will be ready for absolutely anything the GRE test throws at you.

**FAQ: How can I make sure I’m using this 90 day study plan most effectively?**

Before you begin this study schedule, check out some strategies for making the most of your study schedule.

## How to Use This 90 Day Study Plan from Magoosh

This 90 day study plan demands a manageable pace that must be followed diligently so things don’t get out of hand. It’s designed to have you improve as much as you can improve in a three month period.

I have designed twelve weeks, assuming **2-3 hours for each of the five weekdays**, and one **4-5 hour stint on the weekend** (“Day Six”). If you would prefer to work on both weekend days, and free up some weeknight time, feel free to make those changes.

Many folks find that each day’s assignments take 2-3 hours, although times to complete them will vary for different students.

## Essential Materials for the 90 Day Study Plan

- Magoosh GRE Prep
- ETS’s Official Guide to the GRE book (If you get the 1st edition, you can use our free video explanations)
- ETS’s PowerPrep Online
- The GMAT Official Guide. You DO NOT need the most up-to-date edition. In fact, I recommend getting an earlier edition (e.g., OG13 or OG12), which you probably can find used for a fraction of the cost of the newest edition. You are going to use this as a bank of additional practice problems for GRE reading comprehension during the 90 day study plan.

- I am not assigning any math out of this book, but if you want more math practice, feel free to do the GMAT Problem Solving practice questions, which are identical to GRE Multiple Choice math questions. GMAT math tends to be a shade more difficult than GRE math.

- The Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, for additional math practice
- The Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, for additional verbal practice
- Magoosh’s online GRE Flashcards. They’re free and you can use them on the web, on your iPhone/iPad or Android.
- The Manhattan GRE 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems (either edition) as well as Volumes #1-6 of the Manhattan GRE books. In addition to Magoosh problems, you will also do a great deal of math practice in these books.

- The MGRE series has eight volumes in total, but we do not recommend volumes 7 and 8.

- Manhattan’s 6 GRE online practice tests. One test is offered for free, with five additional tests available for purchase.
- a journal or notebook (yes, a physical hard copy item)

## Supplemental/Optional Materials for the 90 Day Study Plan

Any of the steps listed in the 90 day study plan for the materials below are purely for extra practice, so they are to be done as optional tasks if you have extra time.

- Reading material: This may be any non-fiction scholarly book, history and social science preferable. You may also choose one of the recommended magazines: Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Economist, or The New York Times (a Sunday subscription is a great idea!). Throughout the 90 day study plan, you are reading (a) to build your reading comprehension skills, (b) to refine your understanding of grammar and usage, and (c) to expand your vocabulary.
- Download the Magoosh Android or iPhone app, for mobile practice
- Quizlet.com: Gives you online access to flashcards, making it easier to quiz yourself on your mobile device
- Vocabulary.com: Provides conversational example sentences and a flood of example sentences
- Word Dynamo: Gives you little quizzes and games to add some variety to vocab learning during the 90 day study plan
- Magoosh’s GRE Complete Guide

This comprehensive, web-based guide to the GRE gives you the quick but very helpful overview you need to understand this test. You’ll see how the GRE is designed and scored, what skills it tests, how to find and use the best GRE prep, and how to study for each test section. - A guide to GRE Practice Test Resources

This page includes instructions on where to find good full-length GRE practice tests, and how to take practice tests and incorporate them into your studies. This page also has links to Magoosh’s free GRE diagnostic quizzes.

## Week One

* Tasks marked with an asterisk indicate that this 90 day GRE study plan resource is only available to Magoosh students—sign up here for a free trial!

- Don’t write in any of the test prep books during the 90 day study plan, because for any of them, after a period of time you may want to go back and do a problem again that you haven’t seen for a while. You can only start it fresh if the page is free of your marks.

## Week One, Day One

- Go to ETS.org/gre, and read about the content of the GRE. Click on and read each sub-heading link.
- In the Official Guide,
- Read Chapter 1, “Introducing the GRE revised General Test”
- Read Chapter 2, “GRE Analytic Writing” (just the descriptions of the question, not all the sample material)
- Read the introductory few pages of Chapter 3, “GRE Verbal Reasoning” (everything up to the sample questions)
- Read the introductory few pages of Chapter 5, “GRE Quantitative Reasoning” (everything up to the sample questions)

- Start skimming through the GRE Math Review in the Official Guide, the entire Arithmetic and Algebra section. Do the Arithmetic Exercises and Algebra Exercises and check your answers. Presumably, these will be easy for you.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Begin the first deck, Algebra.
- Watch the GRE Overview on ETS.org
- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:

## Week One, Day Two

- Continue skimming through the GRE Math Review: the Geometry section and Data Analysis sections. Do the Geometry Exercises and Data Analysis Exercises and check your answers. Again, these probably will not be unusually challenging for you.
- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- Download and start reading the Magoosh GRE eBook. Continue reading whenever you have the time over the course of the next two weeks.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the first deck, Algebra. Review any cards you haven’t mastered.

## Week One, Day Three

- In Magoosh Video Lessons:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Multiple Choice QuestionsIn Magoosh, set up a practice session by clicking on the “Practice” tab → “Custom Practice.” Under “Section,” select the sub-category “Multiple Choice” under “Math.” Leave all of the subjects checked, set the difficulty to “adaptive,” the question pool to “unanswered,” the number of questions to 20, the time to “no limit,” and the mode to “practice mode.” You are not entering a practice time beforehand, but keep a pace of 90 seconds per question, or 30 minutes for 20 questions.

*Notice that in this 90 day study plan, you are doing all topics from the get-go, whether you have already studied these or not. This means that you will make some mistakes at the beginning: see this post on a**productive attitude toward making mistakes**. If, after a week or so of practice, you find that there is simply too much new material for you, then narrow your studies to those topics you’re more actively studying plus one or two that you’re unfamiliar with. You should be constantly challenged. If you do narrow the topics of study, expand back to as wide a scope as possible as quickly as possible.**After you submit your answer for each Magoosh problem in this 3 month GRE study plan, the next page will tell you whether you were right or wrong, with a video solution and a text summary. If you got the question right, skim the text summary to verify you got it right for the right reason. If you got the question wrong, watch the video, taking notes in your journal about any concept or any aspect of the question type that was unclear to you.* - Download the Magoosh Complete Guide to GRE Vocabulary
Carefully read the section “Making Words Stick” about learning vocabulary, and the section “Vocabulary in Context: Articles from Magazines and Newspapers.” Skim the rest of the book to get a sense of the layout and style. As you build vocab through this 90 day study plan, periodically go back to this book to verify your understanding and to make connections to other wods. The more ways you have of remembering a word, the more likely you are to remember it!

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the first deck, Algebra. Review any cards you haven’t mastered.

## Week One, Day Four

- In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book, skim the first two chapters, paying the closest attention to pp. 14-39, which explains the types of questions in detail. - Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the first deck, Algebra. Review any cards you haven’t mastered.

## Week One, Day Five

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- Download the Magoosh GRE Math Formula eBook
Read carefully the first section, “GRE Math Formulas: How to (Not) Use Them.” Right now, just skim the rest of the book, just to get a sense of what topics are covered. As you move through this 90 day study plan, you will cover all of these. Use this for reinforcement and review: as you cover a particular math topic in the Magoosh lessons, read the corresponding part of this book to verify your understanding. By the end of this 90 day study plan, you should know every section of this book.

## Week One, Day Six

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

1 Issue Task EssayFor topics, go to the ETS GRE Issue Pool and the ETS GRE Argument Pool. Figure out a way to pick topics at random (maybe you print the lists, cut it into slips of paper, and choose some at random). Write the essays in a word processing program. Observe a strict 30 minute time limit for each.

Now that you have these essays, what do you do with them? If you have a friend or mentor who is a gifted writer, ask them to read the essays for you and critique them. If they are willing, you can show them the assessment criteria in the Official Guide, and ask them to follow it. If you can afford it, hire a writing coach or writing tutor—show that tutor the assessment criteria in the OG, and have them give you feedback. If you can’t afford a writing tutor and can’t convince anyone else to read it, you may try posting them on TheGradCafe, and see whether an expert there will critique your essay. Failing any of these options, at least you can set the essays aside, and in a couple days re-read them with the Official Guide’s rubric beside you. (Notice whatever route worked for you with these essays; you can repeat that will all the essays you write in the practice tests you take as part of this 90 day study plan.)

- In the Official Guide and the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:- a) in Official Guide, do the Verbal Reasoning Practice Sets 1-6
- b) in Official Guide, do the Quantitative Reasoning Practice Sets 1-4
- c) in the MGRE 5-lb book, do the Math Diagnostic test (pp. 27-3)

Follow strict time limits, to give you sense of the pace you need to keep on the GRE. Set a timer for the time limits. Here are the time limits to observe:

Official Guide Verbal Reasoning Set 1 = 12 minutes

Official Guide Verbal Reasoning Set 2 = 15 minutes

Official Guide Verbal Reasoning Set 3 = 12 minutes

Official Guide Verbal Reasoning Set 4 = 15 minutes

Official Guide Verbal Reasoning Set 5 = 14 minutes

Official Guide Verbal Reasoning Set 6 = 16 minutes

Official Guide Quantitative Reasoning Set 1 = 22 minutes

Official Guide Quantitative Reasoning Set 2 = 23 minutes

Official Guide Quantitative Reasoning Set 3 = 24 minutes

Official Guide Quantitative Reasoning Set 4 = 11 minutes

MGRE Math Diagnostic test = 35 minutes

After you are done, check all your answers. For any question you got right, skim the explanation to verify that you got it right for the right reason. For any question you got wrong, read the explanation thoroughly, taking notes in your journal on any concepts you didn’t understand and anything about the question format that was unfamiliar. You can also watch the Magoosh Video Explanations of the OG practice questions.

If you are not performing at a high level in math, or if your verbal is much stronger than you expected, this might be a good time to consider whether you should switch to another version of the 3-month plan (see explanations of them at the top).

## Week Two

- As much as possible, get enough sleep during the 90 day study plan. REM sleep plays an important role in encoding long term memory, and in an eight hour period of sleep, the last hour has the most REM. If you are getting seven hours a night instead of eight, you are depriving your brain of one of its most powerful systems for learning and remembering.

## Week Two, Day One

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

15 Reading Comprehension QuestionsSome RC questions are stand-alone single questions with a short paragraph, and sometimes a group of two or three come with a longer passage. Make sure you finish all the questions associated with a passage in one sitting. This may mean that you do a couple more than 20 questions one time, and then a couple fewer the next time.

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 7, “Arithmetic,” do the practice problems starting at #15.

- in the practice sections of this MGRE book, the practice problems start at a very basic level. In each chapter, my default recommendation will be to start at problem #20, so that you skip the very easy ones at the beginning of the section. In each section, you may skim the first 20, to see if anything looks challenging or interesting, but the more challenging problems come in the second half of the problem set. If the subject matter is one in which you don’t feel you have mastery, you can start earlier in the problem set, even at the beginning, to make sure you have all the basics of that topic.

- Do all the work from the Manhattan GRE book without touching a calculator.

- Do just the math from this book. The math in this book is of very high quality. We do not recommend the verbal material in this book.

- In the practice problems from the MGRE book and in the other math practice problems in other books, always check your answers. Presumably, you will get the majority of the math practice questions correct. When you do get a problem wrong, engage serious effort in understanding your mistake and guaranteeing that you will not repeat it. If you are diligent in learning from your mistake, each problem you get wrong is a potential gold mine of possible improvements you could make to your understanding.

- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, master at least 20 words from the first deck.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the second deck, Fractions, Ratios, and Percents. Review any cards from this or the previous deck that you haven’t mastered.
- Read 1-3 articles from your reading source of choice, noting grammatical structures. Look up and write down any words you don’t know.

## Week Two, Day Two

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Math Multiple Choice Questions - In the
*Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Problems*book,In Question Type 1, Reading Comprehension, do

Practice Set 2: Medium, and

Practice Set 3: Hard

starting on p. 22

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 8, “Algebra,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, master 20 more words (a bit less than half a deck).
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the second deck, Fractions, Ratios, and Percents. Review any cards from this or the previous deck that you haven’t mastered.
- Read 1-3 articles from your reading source of choice, noting grammatical structures. Look up and write down any words you don’t know.

## Week Two, Day Three

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions - In the
*Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Problems*book,In Question Type 2, Text Completion, do

Practice Set 2: Medium, and

Practice Set 3: Hard

starting on p. 61

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 9, “Inequalities and Absolute Values,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, master 20 more words (a bit less than half a deck). Spend 10-30 minutes reviewing previous decks.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the second deck, Fractions, Ratios, and Percents. Review any cards from this or the previous deck that you haven’t mastered.
- Read your chosen reading material (one chapter, or a few articles). Look up and write down any words you don’t know.

## Week Two, Day Four

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Problems*book,In Question Type 3, Sentence Equivalence, do

Practice Set 2: Medium, and

Practice Set 3: Hard

starting on p. 82

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 10, “Functions, Formulas, and Sequences,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, master 20 more words (a bit less than half a deck). Spend 10-30 minutes reviewing previous decks.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the second deck, Fractions, Ratios, and Percents. Review any cards from this or the previous deck that you haven’t mastered.
- Read your chosen reading material (one chapter, or a few articles). Look up and write down any words you don’t know.

## Week Two, Day Five

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

15 Reading Comprehension Questions - In the
*Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Problems*book,In the Mixed Practice Sets, do

Practice Set 1, starting on p. 102

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 11, “Fractions and Decimals,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, master 20 more words (a bit less than half a deck). Spend 10-30 minutes reviewing previous decks.
- Read your chosen reading material (one chapter, or a few articles). Look up and write down any words you don’t know.

## Week Two, Day Six

- In the Magoosh product, do:

1 Argument Task Essay

## Week Three

- Caffeine and energy drinks will keep you feeling awake if you don’t get enough sleep, but they don’t do bupkis to replace the lost opportunity to encode more information into long term memory.

## Week Three, Day One

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Problems*book,In the Mixed Practice Sets, do

Practice Set 2, starting on p. 126

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 12, “Percents,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the third deck, Geometry. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Three, Day Two

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions - In the
*Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Problems*book,In the Mixed Practice Sets, do

Practice Set 3, starting on p. 152

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 13, “Divisibility and Primes,” do the practice problems starting at #17.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the third deck, Geometry. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Three, Day Three

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
(As with some of the Reading Comprehension questions, the Data Interpretation questions come in batches, typically 2 or 3 questions, pertaining to the same graph or chart. Do all the questions in a set at once. This mean you may do a few more than 10 DI questions one time, and then during the next session in which you are doing DI questions, you will do a couple fewer.)

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 7.4, Reading Comprehension Practice Questions, read the first RC passage, and do the associated questions

- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 14, “Exponents and Roots,” do the practice problems starting at #14.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the third deck, Geometry. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Three, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the first five Critical Reasoning questions

- If you have the LSAT book mentioned above, then wherever I assign 5 GMAT CR questions on this 90 day study plan, feel free to substitute 5 LSAT Logical Reasoning questions. Practicing either kind of question will give you excellent preparation for the GRE Paragraph Argument Reading Comprehension questions.

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 15, “Number Properties,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the third deck, Geometry. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Three, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 7.4, Reading Comprehension Practice Questions, read the next RC passage, and do the associated questions

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Multiple Choice Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 16, “Word Problems,” do the practice problems starting at #15.

## Week Four

- Put into practice stress-reduction techniques. Start out with Overcome Exam Anxiety: Breathe

## Week Four, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the Magoosh lesson videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 17, “Two-Variable Word Problems,” do the practice problems starting at #12.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the fourth deck, Number Properties I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Four, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 7.4, Reading Comprehension Practice Questions, read the next RC passage, and do the associated questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 18, “Rates and Work,” do the practice problems starting at #15.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the fourth deck, Number Properties I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Four, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

10 Sentence Equivalence Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:

In Chapter 19, “Variables-in-the-Choices Problems,” do ALL the practice problems. - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the fourth deck, Number Properties I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Four, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 7.4, Reading Comprehension Practice Questions, read the next RC passage, and do the associated questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 20, “Ratios,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the fourth deck, Number Properties I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Four, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 21, “Averages, Weighted Averages, Median, and Mode,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

## Week Four, Day Six

- In the Magoosh product, do:

1 Argument Task Essay

## Week Five

- Develop stress-management skills this week by reading and putting into practice tips from Stress and Your Thoughts

## Week Five, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),

In section 7.4, Reading Comprehension Practice Questions, read the next RC passage, and do the associated questions - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 22, “Standard Deviation and Normal Distribution,” do ALL the practice problems.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the fifth deck, Number Properties II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Five, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 23, “Probability, Combinatorics, and Overlapping Sets,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the fifth deck, Number Properties II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Five, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 24, “Data Interpretation,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the fifth deck, Number Properties II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Five, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Sentence Equivalence Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 25, “Polygons and Rectangular Solids,” do ALL the practice problems.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the fifth deck, Number Properties II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Five, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 26, “Circles and Cylinders,” do ALL the practice problems.

## Week Five, Day Six

Today, you are going to take a full-length practice test, using the first of the six Manhattan GRE practice tests online.

As much as possible when you take practice tests during the 90 day study plan, try to mimic the GRE conditions. Give yourself relatively short breaks in between sections. Only eat the kinds of snacks that you are planning to bring to the real GRE. Note how your sleep the night before affects your work. Note how what you had for dinner the previous night and what you had to eat earlier that day affects your energy level and concentration. Write any observations in your journal.

After you are done, check all your answers. For any question you got right, skim the explanation to verify that you got it right for the right reason. For any question you got wrong, read the explanation thoroughly, taking notes in your journal on any concepts you didn’t understand and anything about the question format that was unfamiliar.

## Week Six

- Hone your stress-management toolkit by reading through Stress and Your Stories

## Week Six, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

15 Reading Comprehension Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 27, “Triangles,” do the practice problems starting at #20.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the sixth deck, Statistics and Probability. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Six, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 28, “Coordinate Geometry,” do ALL the practice problems.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the sixth deck, Statistics and Probability. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Six, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 29, “Mixed Geometry,” do ALL the practice problems.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the sixth deck, Statistics and Probability. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Six, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 30, “Advanced Quant,” do practice problems #1-20.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the sixth deck, Statistics and Probability. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Six, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Sentence Equivalence Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 30, “Advanced Quant,” do the practice problems #21-40.

## Week Six, Day Six

- Review the wrong answers from last week’s practice test.

## Week Seven

- Master your stress with the Zen Boot Camp for Test-taking

## Week Seven, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Multiple Choice Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 30, “Advanced Quant,” do any remaining practice problems.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the seventh deck, Mixed Practice I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Seven, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

15 Reading Comprehension Questions - In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 33, “Math Practice Sections,” do the Math Practice Section 2: Medium Difficulty. Keep a 35 minute time limit.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the seventh deck, Mixed Practice I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Seven, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Manhattan GRE 5-lb Book of Practice Problems*:In Chapter 33, “Math Practice Sections,” do the Math Practice Section 3: Hard Difficulty. Keep a 35 minute time limit.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the seventh deck, Mixed Practice I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Seven, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions - In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Arithmetic practice problems, pp. 45-50. Keep a strict 33 minute time limit.

- Do all the problems in this book without touching a calculator.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the seventh deck, Mixed Practice I. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Seven, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Algebra practice problems, pp. 67-72. Keep a strict 30 minute time limit.

## Week Seven, Day Six

Today, you are going to take a full-length practice test, using another of the six Manhattan GRE practice tests online.

As much as possible, try to mimic the GRE conditions. Give yourself relatively short breaks in between sections. Only eat the kinds of snacks that you are planning to bring to the real GRE. Note how your sleep the night before affects your work. Note how what you had for dinner the previous night and what you had to eat earlier that day affects your energy level and concentration. Write any observations in your journal.

After you are done, check all your answers. For any question you got right, skim the explanation to verify that you got it right for the right reason. For any question you got wrong, read the explanation thoroughly, taking notes in your journal on any concepts you didn’t understand and anything about the question format that was unfamiliar.

## Week Eight

- When learning GRE vocabulary, it’s important not only to learn the literal dictionary definition (the denotation), but also to understand the metaphorical use of the word in context (the connotation). For example, the word “opaque” literally means “not transparent,” but metaphorically it can means “hard to understand” or, describing a person, it can mean “thick-headed, stupid.” Ultimately, you should strive to learn both the denotation and the connotation of each word.

## Week Eight, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Sentence Equivalence Questions - In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Geometry practice problems, pp. 87-92. Keep a strict 23 minute time limit.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the eighth deck, Mixed Practice II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eight, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),

In section 7.4, Reading Comprehension Practice Questions, read the next RC passage, and do the associated questions - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Data Analysis practice problems #1-13, pp. 107-112. Keep a strict 23 minute time limit.

- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the eighth deck, Mixed Practice II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eight, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),

In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions - In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Data Analysis practice problems #14-26, pp. 113-117. Keep a strict 23 minute time limit.

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the eighth deck, Mixed Practice II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eight, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Mixed Practice Set #1, pp. 141-150. Keep a strict 44 minute time limit.

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Multiple Choice Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the eighth deck, Mixed Practice II. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eight, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Mixed Practice Set #2, pp. 173-182. Keep a strict 40 minute time limit.

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions

## Week Eight, Day Six

- Review the wrong answers from last week’s practice test.

## Week Nine

- Daily review of vocab is vital. I wrote this 90 day study plan recommending Magoosh’s GRE Flashcards, but do not limit yourself to just these words. As you read and find more words you don’t know, look them up (including context), and make your own flashcard decks. You could have one pile for words whose denotation you are trying to master, another containing words for which you know the denotation but not the connotation, and a “done” stack that gets reviewed only rarely.

## Week Nine, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions*book,Do the Mixed Practice Set #3, pp. 199-209. Keep a strict 44 minute time limit.

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the ninth deck, Mixed Practice III. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Nine, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the first 20 questions

- The “Problem Solving” Quantitative questions on the GMAT are five-choice multiple choice, identical in format to the GRE Multiple Choice questions. Math on the GMAT is a shade harder than GRE math, so these questions will provide challenging practice. No calculator is allowed on the GMAT Quantitative section, so all of these questions are meant to be done without a calculator.

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the ninth deck, Mixed Practice III. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Nine, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Multiple Choice Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the ninth deck, Mixed Practice III. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Nine, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Text Completion Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the ninth deck, Mixed Practice III. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Nine, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

## Week Nine, Day Six

Today, you are going to take a full-length practice test, using another of the six Manhattan GRE practice tests online.

As much as possible when you take practice tests during the 90 day study plan, try to mimic the GRE conditions. Give yourself relatively short breaks in between sections. Only eat the kinds of snacks that you are planning to bring to the real GRE. Note how your sleep the night before affects your work. Note how what you had for dinner the previous night and what you had to eat earlier that day affects your energy level and concentration. Write any observations in your journal.

After you are done, check all your answers. For any question you got right, skim the explanation to verify that you got it right for the right reason. For any question you got wrong, read the explanation thoroughly, taking notes in your journal on any concepts you didn’t understand and anything about the question format that was unfamiliar.

## Week Ten

- This 90 day study plan is fairly intensive, and if you follow it exactly, you
**will**run out of practice questions or certain question types from the bank of 1000+ Magoosh questions around the end of Week 9. That’s okay. See the instructions on Week 10, Day 1.

## Week Ten, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the tenth deck, Mixed Practice IV. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Ten, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the tenth deck, Mixed Practice IV. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Ten, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Math Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the tenth deck, Mixed Practice IV. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Ten, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*, do Verbal Practice Sets 1-6. - In the Magoosh product, do 20 Verbal Questions.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the tenth deck, Mixed Practice IV. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Ten, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), do the Math Review Exercises—Data AnalysisIn section 5.3, do Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

## Week Ten, Day Six

- Review the wrong answers from last week’s practice test.

## Week Eleven

- Review is vital if you want to really learn the information. Our students who make the largest score improvements often have answered every Magoosh question more than once.

## Week Eleven, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 20 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Verbal Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the eleventh deck, Mixed Practice V. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eleven, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), do the Math Review exercises (arithmetic).In section 5.3, do Problem Solving Practice Questions, the next 15 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Math Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the eleventh deck, Mixed Practice V. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eleven, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 5.3, Problem Solving Practice Questions, the last 15 questions

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the eleventh deck, Mixed Practice V. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eleven, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

Do the Math Review exercises (Algebra)

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Math Questions - In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the eleventh deck, Mixed Practice V. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Eleven, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:

20 Verbal Questions - Math Practice: I will give you some challenging problems in the last days of the exam. These will come from the Magoosh GMAT blog.
Magoosh GMAT Blog: Challenging Problems with Roots and Exponents

## Week Eleven, Day Six

Today, you are going to take the first practice GRE available through PowerPrep Online.

As much as possible when you take practice tests during the 90 day study plan, try to mimic the GRE conditions. Give yourself relatively short breaks in between sections. Only eat the kinds of snacks that you are planning to bring to the real GRE. Note how your sleep the night before affects your work. Note how what you had for dinner the previous night and what you had to eat earlier that day affects your energy level and concentration. Write any observations in your journal.

## Week Twelve

- As test day approaches, make a plan! This will help you manage stress, as well as set you up for an even higher score. What will you wear? What will you eat? The more you can plan, the more confident you’ll feel about the test day experience!

## Week Twelve, Day One

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

Do the Math Review exercises – Geometry

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- Math practice on Magoosh GMAT Blog: Challenging Coordinate Geometry practice problems
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Start learning the twelfth deck, Mixed Practice VI. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Twelve, Day Two

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- Math practice on Magoosh GMAT Blog: Counting Practice Problems for the GMAT
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the twelfth deck, Mixed Practice VI. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Twelve, Day Three

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

Do Math Practice Sets 1-2

- Watch the following Magoosh videos:
- In the Magoosh product, do:
- Math practice on Magoosh GMAT Blog: Circle Problems on the GMAT
- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, spend 30 minutes reviewing mastered decks.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the twelfth deck, Mixed Practice VI. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Twelve, Day Four

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition), - In the Magoosh product:
Review five lessons of your choice

- Math practice on Magoosh GMAT Blog: GMAT Practice Problems with Fractions and Decimals
- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, spend 30 minutes reviewing mastered decks.
- In the GRE Math Flashcards, spend up to 10 minutes. Finish learning the twelfth deck, Mixed Practice VI. Review any cards from this or the previous decks that you haven’t mastered.

## Week Twelve, Day Five

- In the
*GMAT Official Guide*(any edition),In section 8.4, Critical Reasoning Practice Questions, do the next five Critical Reasoning questions

- In the Magoosh product:
Review five lessons of your choice

- Math practice on Magoosh GMAT Blog: practice problems on Sets and Geometry
- In the GRE Vocabulary Flashcards, spend 30 minutes reviewing mastered decks.

## Week Twelve, Day Six

Today, you are going to take the second practice GRE available through PowerPrep Online.

## After Week 12: Concentrated Review

At this point in the 90 day study plan, you may have some questions left. For whatever days remain before the test, keep up work on GRE math and verbal questions. Some suggestions for what to do:

- Select question type and difficulty on the “Dashboard,” and do Magoosh problems over again. See how you do the second time.
- Watch or re-watch any Magoosh lesson videos, on whatever topics you feel you need to review.
- Keep reading your challenging material, to build vocabulary and acclimate your ear to eloquent style.
- Keep drilling your vocab flashcards and any math flashcards you haven’t mastered.
- Finish the remaining Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions in the
*GMAT Official Guide*. In section 3.2 (the Diagnostic Test), do the RC and CR questions. These are among the hardest in the Guide. - Review or redo any math problems you got wrong in earlier practice. Notice how well you have learned from your mistakes.

## Day before the test:

- No GRE preparation all day
- Eat a large, healthy, leisurely dinner – no alcohol!
- Go to bed earlier than usual.

## Day of test

- ABSOLUTELY NO LAST MINUTE GRE PREPARATION!
- Eat a large breakfast, full of protein
- Do relaxing, fun activities to pass time until the test

## Bring to the Test

- A liter of water
- Healthy energy-packed snacks (nuts, protein bar, etc.)
- On breaks, make sure to get up, move and stretch – moving and stretching the large muscles of the body (legs and torso) will get oxygen flowing throughout, which will help keep you awake and keep you thinking clearly.

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