Managing the time well is one of the most critical aspects of acing the GRE test. In this article, we will share the top GRE time management tips. Without further ado, let’s get started:
- Skip the questions that seem difficult. This is one of the essential tips you will ever hear. A lot of people make the mistake of solving all the questions in order. Don’t do this and return to the difficult questions at a later time.
- If you don’t know the answer to any multiple-choice questions, use the process of elimination to select the right option. Elimination will increase the chances of ticking the correct answer by 50%.
- Don’t work on a problem for too long, and avoid rechecking your answers again and again. It will only end up wasting your time and make you even more confused than before.
- There is no penalty for giving wrong answers. Pick one letter as your guessing letter and use it for all the questions you don’t know the answer to. For instance, use the letter ‘a’ and then tick ‘a’ for all the unanswered questions. But do it as the last step.
- When it comes to analytical writing, outline your essay. It will save you a lot of time for actual writing and will give you a better structure. Start by jotting down the points on a piece of paper about what you would like to discuss.
- This point also goes hand in hand with the fifth point. Write the introduction and conclusion after you are done with the entire body. It will save you a lot of time and enable you to write a better quality and impressive intro and ending.
- It would be best if you had a passage reading strategy in place before you even think about attempting GRE. Reading comprehension takes a lot of time. Most people end up going over the passage again and again while answering the question. Be wise and have a simple but effective strategy for such questions. A great way to go about it is to read the questions first and then skim through the passage to find the answer. Don’t go the other way around.
- When it comes to text completion and sentence equivalence questions, use your own words to fill in the blanks before looking at the choices. Chances are, your choice will be correct, and the selection time will reduce by ten times.
- Try not to spend a lot of time on vocabulary questions when it comes to the verbal section. Do these quickly and utilize the time on questions that need it, for instance, reading comprehension questions.
- When solving math problems, plug in the numbers mentioned as answers one by one when you have no clue how to solve them. This is one of the best ways to reach the correct answer without wasting a lot of minutes.
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