I took the general exam in the spring of 2010. I took it because my undergraduate university wanted me to continue graduate studies there, and they just needed GRE scores on record, so I spent a couple days preparing and took the exam. I was already attending graduate school when I took it.
I ended up with
Now I am kicking myself for not preparing, especially since my Q score was so damn low. I am planning on taking the subject math exam anyway this fall, and was just wondering if I should focus on that alone and let a good subject score overlook my shitty general one, or should I retake the general GRE in addition to the subject test?
Also, I have been preparing by just going through all my undergraduate text books (calc, diff eq, PDE, linear algebra, topology, real analysis, ab. algebra, complex analysis, number theory, discrete math). This is fun because it's giving me a much needed comprehensive review of my undergraduate mathematics skills, but the amount of material is overwhelming. I am hesitant to just trust one of the prep books. Are they really useful or is it best to just continue the route I've been taking?