A lot of test-takers fail to achieve their desired GRE test score. Why is that? Why do students give up too early in the preparation process? Most people focus too much on the content of GRE, the right books to get, the best online course to purchase but never on the thing that matters the most; “perseverance”. Believe it or not, you will not be able to stick through the study plan and get the desired score without perseverance.
We are so surprised that nobody talks about it when it’s one of the most crucial elements to acing this test. Many students settle for the scores they are unhappy with and do not unlock their full potential.
Believe it or not, a lot of research has been done on the correlation between success and perseverance. Research shows that one common trait amongst successful people is not a higher IQ but rather the ability to stick through things to achieve their desired goal.
You have to view this test prep as a marathon rather than a short race. Many students make the mistake of going too hard into the prep early on, not taking any time off, and end up burning themselves out instead of sticking with their goals.
The road to a higher GRE score is undoubtedly full of hurdles, but a little bit of strength and willpower will take you a long way. You can give the same preparation resources to 10 students with the same IQ, and all of them will have different results.
At Scholarden, we pride ourselves on the learning materials we have created and offer you a guaranteed 10 point improvement. But, our material will not work unless you do. Your ability to stick to your goals no matter what will make you successful. The importance of the right learning resources cannot be denied. Both these things work hand in hand.
Here is how to build up your strength and get your dream score:
- Get yourself access to an online learning resource so you can learn at your own pace without feeling rushed.
- Prep for a year or a few months in advance. This will give you enough time to cover all the important sections without feeling rushed.
- Design a timeline. Take out a few hours each day and plan the entire schedule. Make sure that you plan your breaks in between and take at least 1 to 2 days’ break where you are not studying for the test.
- When you suspect a potential burnout, take a break.
- If you are struggling with a concept, take help from online resources and coaches to help you out.
- Stay calm throughout the prep and believe in your abilities to succeed.
Finding the right resources is crucial to getting that perfect score. But without your willpower, dedication, and true perseverance, even the best learning tools will be deemed useless.
We hope you take this fresh perspective with you into the GRE test preparation. All the best!