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Hi all,

I have 2 weeks to study for the GRE exam. I am struggling with the vocbualry part. I do not think i will be able to study 5000 words or even less in just 2 weeks. I am fraking out now. For those who took the exam, is it really worth it to study all those words ? I mean there's no guarantee that those voc. will be there? I am studying from Magoosh vocabulary e-book.

Also, I do not know how to study the verbal section alltogther? It's just confusing how each and every gre book explains the strathegy which at the end of the day it depends on the voc. :(

P.S: I am  an international student, so my English is not that top! 

Thanks in advance

 

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You do not have enough time to study the vocab and learn all the words.   That said, you can learn the top 200 or top 500, and learn some common word parts (e.g. poly, -ology, etc.).  

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Hi all,

I have 2 weeks to study for the GRE exam. I am struggling with the vocbualry part. I do not think i will be able to study 5000 words or even less in just 2 weeks. I am fraking out now. For those who took the exam, is it really worth it to study all those words ? I mean there's no guarantee that those voc. will be there? I am studying from Magoosh vocabulary e-book.

Also, I do not know how to study the verbal section alltogther? It's just confusing how each and every gre book explains the strathegy which at the end of the day it depends on the voc. :(

P.S: I am  an international student, so my English is not that top! 

Thanks in advance

I am an international student too and I understand that GRE vocab is ridiculously tough for non-native English speakers. I suggest you to use Magoosh Vocabulary Flashcards and perhaps just go through Manhattan vocabulary words (at least the first 500 essential words). I don't think you should even attempt to do 5000 words because you'll get all confused and jumbled up due to the time constraint. I've been prepping for a month and I don't think I have memorized more than 1000.

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Visit this site:

 

GRE Words

In the aforementioned site, one can find words from the following books:
Priority 1: From Kaplan - GRE EXAM Verbal Work Book - 200 TOP GRE Words
Priority 2: From Barron - Essential Words for the GRE - 300 Absolutely Essential GRE Words
Priority 3: From Barron - Essential Words for the GRE - 800 High-Frequency GRE Words
Priority 4: From Princeton

 

Learn the words in Priority 1 and if you have time, learn the words in Priority 2 too.
 

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I concur with the last two replies. Ive started Magoosh's daily study session and its extremely helpful! Moreover, Barrons flashcards and Kaplan help significantly in improving your vocab. 

 

If I may, I suggest you take the GRE in a month. Magoosh has a month study session, and if you follow it, Im sure youll do great on the GRE =) Best of luck!

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