If you’re starting more or less from scratch, you may be wondering if 90 day (~3 month) GRE prep is even possible. It is! But there’s a key component to preparing for the GRE: you need a strategic GRE study guide to organize yourself before your exam day. Luckily, Magoosh has an expert-written plan than can help you figure out how to start preparing to meet and exceed your GRE goals in the next three months!
Table of Contents
- Choosing Your 90 Day GRE Study Schedule
- How to Use This GRE Study Schedule
- Essential Materials
- Supplemental/Optional Materials
- The 90-Day GRE Study Plan
Choosing Your 90 Day GRE Study Schedule
We designed four different versions of the Magoosh 90 Day Study Plan. Start with a little self-diagnosis or this quiz to find the best GRE study plan. Which sounds most like you?
- 📍 90 Day GRE Study Plan for Beginners: I’m in the right place. Math and verbal both scare the living bejeebers out of me! I need all the help and support I can get!
- 90 Day GRE 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 GRE 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 GRE 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 12 weeks.
FAQ: How do I know whether this is right plan for me?
If you follow choice A, this “beginner” plan, all the information you need for complete GRE exam mastery will pass before your eyes! It’s simply a question of whether you can learn, assimilate, and retain it all over the course of your GRE studying. You are not limiting yourself at all by following this plan: the only reason to follow any other plan is if all the review of verbal or math material would be tedious for you, because you know it inside-out already.
If you really can’t decide, buy any cheap GRE prep book (earlier editions are cheaper and are fine), and just take a practice GRE cold. Let your performance on that, with essentially no preparation, determine which plan you should follow.
FAQ: How can I make sure I’m getting the most out of this 90 day GRE study schedule?
Before you begin, check out some strategies for making the most of your study schedule. This guide will ensure you use Magoosh GRE plans in a way that works best for you.
You can also watch this video for tips on using a Magoosh study schedule!
FAQ: I’m a working professional/English isn’t my first language/I need to adapt this schedule in some way!
Check out this blog post for adjustment tips!
How to Use This GRE Study Schedule
This 90-day plan is designed to have you improve as much as you can in a three-month period. I have designed twelve weeks, assuming 2-3 hours for each of the five weekdays, and one 4-5 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.