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Hi guys!

I'm looking to improve my GRE scores for the Fall of 2018 application cycle. I have taken the GRE twice now, I will be honest I haven't put forth a dedicated amount of studying for the GRE and now that I have time I'm dedicating all my time to studying for the GRE. My VR score is :147, and my QR: 146 and my AW: 4.0 I wanted to improve my scores to the 150-160 range in both QR, and VR, and my AW score to a 4.5-5.0. I wanted to know if anyone had suggestions on what program helped them to study for the GRE, or what programs helped increase your scores to those ranges. Any information will help thanks! 

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I bought the Manhattan 5lbs study book for the gre. What I liked about this book was there were a lot of practice problems and it was split up into the different sections. There were also practice tests which was nice if you wanted to time a test. I took the gre three times and to be honest I wished I saved the money. My scores were very similar to yours and I improved my writing portion from a 3.5 to 4 which was great but my verbal and math did not change much as I have never been a great standardized test taker. 

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I'm taking the GRE for the first time in two weeks and have been using Magoosh to study. For me, it's been really helpful because it gives me data about my performance in different areas/types of questions and compares my time with other users.

FWIW, they have a 5 point increase guarantee for those who have taken the test before.

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I highly highly highly recommend these resources: All the official GRE books, powerprep by ETS and Magoosh.

My goal was 330+ so I only did questions that were very similar to the real exam, to get me to understand how ETS thinks. I've done all the material by ETS multiple times and analyzed why the right answer was right. Magoosh's math and sentence completion questions were also very similar in style as the official questions, reading comprehension not so much. I heard Manhattan is good too but I have never done it personally so can't comment on it.

I also memorized all the words from the Magoosh vocabulary app and wrote very basic outlines for 50+ essay questions. 

 

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I have been taking the free practice tests provided by a couple of test prep companies - Magoosh, Preped, Kaplan. Having a huge variety of practice test would surely help :)

 

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