GRE Study Plans and Guides

The content in this post applies in 2024 to the new, shorter GRE!

Whether you’re studying for 1 week or 6 months, it definitely helps to add some structure to your GRE prep plan to keep you accountable, motivated, and ready for test day. Below is a list of our study guides that include recommended materials and checklists for each stage of your prep. Once you’ve figured out how long to study for GRE, find the plan that corresponds to it and dive in!

Most Popular GRE Study Schedules

Get Your Free GRE One-Month Study Schedule

One-Month Daily Schedule
[printable version]

You’ve given yourself just enough study time to see a big improvement in your score, but that’s assuming you are going to be pretty diligent over the next month. Are you worried about getting overwhelmed with studying and want lots of specific help? This study guide will give you a step-by-step plan with daily instructions to improve your GRE score and keep you focused and motivated!

Get Your Free GRE Three-Month Study Schedule

Three-Month (90 Day) Study Schedule For Beginners [printable version]

This study guide will give you specific, daily instructions to follow over the next three months. The focus will be getting your GRE practice up to speed slowly and building skills from scratch, so this study guide is perfect for those who haven’t seen in a standardized test in years and want a strong focus on the basics to start.
 

Not sure which schedule is right for you? Take the study plan quiz!

Additional GRE Study Plans

Want to print a schedule and study on the go? Now you can! Our most popular GRE Study Schedules are now available in a printable format. Just click the [printable version] link next to the schedule you like and go straight to the printable version. Enjoy! 🙂

1 Week Study Schedule

1-Month Study Schedules

6 Month Study Schedules

 

Additional Study Schedule Resources and Help

Watch this video for tips on how to use Magoosh’s GRE study schedules.

To make the most of your GRE study plan, it’s essential to regularly assess your progress. Incorporate weekly or bi-weekly review sessions into your schedule to go over what you’ve learned, identify areas where you’re improving, and pinpoint topics that still challenge you. This approach allows you to adjust your study plan based on your current needs, ensuring that you’re always focusing on the areas that will make the most significant impact on your score. Additionally, consider using practice tests as benchmarks for your progress. These tests, taken under conditions that simulate the actual GRE as closely as possible, can provide invaluable feedback on your timing, stamina, and test-taking strategies.

Engaging with a study group or a tutor can also enhance your preparation. Study groups offer mutual support, allowing members to share resources, strategies, and insights that can benefit all participants. If you find certain sections of the GRE particularly daunting, working with a tutor can provide personalized guidance to help you overcome these challenges. Tutors can offer targeted instruction in weak areas, helping you to build confidence and improve your scores. Remember, the key to successful GRE prep is not just the hours you put in but also how effectively you use your study time. By following a structured study plan, regularly reviewing your progress, and seeking support when needed, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your target GRE score.

Best of luck in your studies!

Author

  • Rachel Kapelke-Dale

    Rachel has helped students around the world prepare for various standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, and she is one of the authors of our Magoosh ACT Prep Book. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MA in Cinematography from the Université de Paris VII, and a Ph.D. in Film Studies from University College London.

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