Breaking the 80% barrier

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yoyostein
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Breaking the 80% barrier

Postby yoyostein » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:35 am

Any tips for breaking the 80% barrier?

After 2 attempts I managed to improve from 30+% to 60+% percentile, but I do not have any idea how to break the 80% barrier, which seems to get harder and harder over time (due to the score scaling).

For the first attempt, I only practiced the first and second practice papers, for the second attempt, I practiced all the 4 practice papers.

Any tips or guidance will be greatly appreciated.

Topoltergeist
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Re: Breaking the 80% barrier

Postby Topoltergeist » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:23 pm

The first two practice test are by far the easiest. An approach that worked for me was to get my hands on every practice test available, ( the 4 ETS ones, the Princeton Review one, and the 6 crappy REA ones) and take all of them. A large part of doing well on the GRE is working under time pressure; try to optimize both your speed and your accuracy.

vladmath81
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Re: Breaking the 80% barrier

Postby vladmath81 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Where do I find the ETS tests?

mathgradhopeful
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Re: Breaking the 80% barrier

Postby mathgradhopeful » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:35 pm

These websites have the 4 GRE tests:

http://www.math.ucsb.edu/mathclub/GRE.html (This has 3 of the 4 practice tests)

http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_math.pdf (This is the most recent practice test provided by ETS)




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