However, the most important change you'll see is the complete paradigm shift in the exam's design: The big difference is that while a CAT test serves questions one at a time, an MST exam selects questions in groups, or stages. Each of the two Math sections on the Revised GRE is effectively a separate stage in determining your Math score; likewise for the two Verbal sections. So for the Revised GRE, it is critical to perform well section by section rather than question by question.
Hard to give any specific advice as everyone is different and you need to find your own study style I used an ETS book for basic test taking strategy - i. Once I worked through the majority of that, I went into a Princeton review book of practice questions. I worked through most of the math questions, which were divided up based on the type of question probability, triangles, graphs and charts, etc.
I think it's nice to do a bunch of the same type of question in a row to really hammer down and refine your approach.
As I got closer to the test I looked over some sample essays as well and tried my hand at a few. I didn't really do any actual practice for verbal, but I'm a native speaker and I was more concerned with getting a good quant score. I'm sure studying vocab flash cards would've been helpful, but I just can't support that.
Overall, I studied an hour or two each week over the course of a couple months. As far as practice tests are concerned, I completed one each week over the last three weeks. Two were paper-based and one was computer-based. The computer-based test was absolutely invaluable; you must do this.
I didn't take the computer one as a timed test, I just went through and familiarized myself with the layout and functionality, but this step is critical. If I had to do it all over I would do one timed paper test, one timed computer test and then I would work through questions on another computer test, without it being timed.
In any event, you must do a computer test Couple other odds and ends It's absolutely critical to know what the test taking center is like. Mine was in a dark, dungeon-like room with no natural light, old computers, and uncomfortable chairs in drab colored cubicles. Had I not known this going in, I would've bugged out.
My center did offer headphones, which were kind of helpful. People are coming and going throughout the test because everyone is on a different schedule so it's nice to be able to block out most background noise.
For me it was more difficult to read and do problems when you have to look up and read them on a computer and then look down at your scrap paper and then up and down again and up and down.
This, as opposed to looking down at both the question and your scrap paper with the paper-based tests. Don't underestimate how annoying this is.
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With 33 chapters and over 1, practice problems, students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice. The Revised GRE General Test that debuted on August 1, , features significant changes in format, scoring, and content. However, the most important change you'll see is the complete paradigm shift in the exam's design: The old GRE was a Computer-Adaptive Test (CAT), in which testers saw only one question at a time and had to answer it before moving on.
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