How much time is generally enough to prepare?

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Legendre
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How much time is generally enough to prepare?

Postby Legendre » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:14 am

How much time does it take to fully prepare for the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics? I am graduating soon from a math degree and so have taken the typical Analysis, Topology, Abstract Algebra etc courses.

Of course, a good estimate of time required depends on too many factors. What I am looking for is a very rough and general estimate of the amount of preparation time.

Thank you!

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Re: How much time is generally enough to prepare?

Postby Nameless » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:17 pm

A very nice experience of j0equ1nn's

http://www.mathematicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=217

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Re: How much time is generally enough to prepare?

Postby Legendre » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:08 am

Nameless wrote:A very nice experience of j0equ1nn's

http://www.mathematicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=217


I read that post before posting mine. Very good post indeed. Thanks for the link.

How much time in general (very general...) do one need to prepare for GRE Mathematics? 1 month?

"eof" says he studied for 3 weeks and got a whooping 97%. (http://www.mathematicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=205)

2 months? 3 months? I am actually thinking of going for the Oct test. June to Sept = 4 months. Is that too little? Too much? Just enough?

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Re: How much time is generally enough to prepare?

Postby diogenes » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:58 am

Well, it might have to be enough time depending on when you plan to apply.
I suppose it depends on how much of your undergraduate mathematics you can recall and how dense your schedule is, but four months seems reasonable.
Best of luck!

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Re: How much time is generally enough to prepare?

Postby Legendre » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:16 am

diogenes wrote:Well, it might have to be enough time depending on when you plan to apply.
I suppose it depends on how much of your undergraduate mathematics you can recall and how dense your schedule is, but four months seems reasonable.
Best of luck!


Thanks for the advice. :)

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Re: How much time is generally enough to prepare?

Postby CoxZucker_Machine » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:56 am

That's great advice Adam! Thanks for sharing your experience!




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