Such wise words. Oh, how I wish I could go back in time and take her advice. As I have been researching what I need to do to prepare for grad school, I am realizing that I need to study up on just about everything to get ready for it.
This article for preparing for the GRE suggests that you
- Read algebra for dummies and geometry for dummies. Many reasoning questions are based on these basic math concepts.
- Use these Study tools from the people who created the test including sample questions, 2 full sample tests, math review and more.
- Expand your vocabulary. The vocabulary on the GRE is more difficult than the vocabulary used in the SAT. The best way to do this is a life time of reading/ Reading your college text books. (Dang, I've got some work to do.)
- Take a difficult English course. The GRE has 2 timed essays that make up about 1/3 of your score. So having recently done an english course will help you do well on those important chunks of your test.
Ahhhhhh! This is why I hate being ambitious. I have to stretch farther than I think I am capable of. I've been asking God what I can do now to prepare for what He wants me to do next. I've learned what he wants me to do now, and I'm so nervous that I won't measure up. I think it is just a big ploy to get me to pray more fervently ;)
Okay big guy, you've got me. I'm sure to be on my knees more often and for longer periods of time because I know I can't pass that test on my own.
As luck would have it, there is a GRE testing center in one of the towns we are currently house hunting it. It says they offer the test year round. Coincidence? I think not.