A lot of people struggle with their GRE quantitative score. I get it. Mathematics is not the strongest pursuit for all of us. However, a handy GRE quantitative guide book can help. ‘But I don’t have time to go through an entire book.’ Oh well, in that case, here are the key pointers to a higher score:
- Visualizing the questions helps you gain a better understanding. It works like a miracle for complex problems. Once you have pictured it in your head, start drawing it out on your scratch paper, and chances are, you will be able to solve it in the right manner.
- Avoid wasting too much time on one question. You can skip the questions initially and get back to them later. Once you do decide to solve them, avoid spending unnecessary time on one single problem.
- If you don’t know the answer to a particular question, employ the process of elimination to narrow down your options. It usually works wonders when it comes to narrowing down to the correct answer.
- Try to stay calm during the test. Most people get really anxious while doing the test, and it never works in your favor. Taking practice tests is a great way to calm down nervousness.
- Keep an eye on the time. It is essential to be conscious about the time you are spending on the quantitative section. It is best to figure out how much time would you ideally like to spend on this section in advance and then work accordingly.
- Be extremely careful while marking GRE choices. Two choices can look similar, and you can get easily confused at the moment. Always double-check when it comes to checking off the answer for the Quantitative section.
- Do not leave any questions unanswered. There is no negative marking in the GRE test, so you might as well take the chance and answer all of them. Even if you get a few of them right, it will still bump up your score.
- Understand the format of the GRE test and quantitative section. Learn to get familiar with different types of questions such as numerical entry, multiple-choice questions, comparison, and then do the prep accordingly.
- Factor out multiples of 10 mentally while using a calculator. It makes solving the questions so much quicker and easier. This tip is straightforward but very effective.
- While solving equations, consider all the possibilities. For instance, if the equation says bd=0, you can think;
Both b and d = 0
If bd is less than zero etc.
Once you have thoroughly considered all the scenarios, then proceed to check the answer.
We hope you found these tips helpful and will surely increase your GRE quantitative score. If you struggle with the mathematical part or any other aspect of the GRE, you can always connect with us, and we would love to help you. Fill out the form, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to help you!