GRE Prep Plus 2023: 6 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online
There are two main components to your Kaplan GRE Prep Plus study package: your book and your online resources. This book contains the following:
- Detailed instruction covering the essential Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing concepts
- Time-tested and effective Kaplan Methods and strategies for every question type
- One full-length practice test and chapter-end practice questions with detailed answer explanations
Your Online Resources
Don’t make the mistake of viewing your online learning hub as an extra, optional resource for supplemental study. Instead, think of the quizzes, videos, and practice tests available there as being absolutely vital to your GRE success. Because the GRE is a computer-based test, you should prepare for test day by performing as much of your GRE practice as possible on a computer. And the additional video instruction available in your online resources is like having your own personal tutor help you understand the test inside and out. Resources include:
- Five full-length practice tests
- 560-question Qbank you can use to create customized quizzes
- Videos, guided practice, and practice sets to help you master the various GRE question types
- Five Analytical Writing practice sets of two prompts each
- Detailed answer explanations and sample essay responses
- Register your online resources.
- Take a GRE practice test to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
- Create a study plan.
- Learn and practice using this book and your online resources.
Step 1: Register Your Online Resources
Before you do anything else, take a minute to register your online resources right now. It’s easy. Just follow these simple steps:
- Go to kaptest.com/booksonline.
- Select GRE from the list of tests, then find GRE Prep Plus 2023 and click Register.
- Follow the onscreen instructions.
Access to the online resources is limited to the original owner of this book and is nontransferable. Kaplan is not responsible for providing access to the online resources to customers who purchase or borrow used copies of this book. Access to the online resources expires one year after you register.
Step 2: Take a GRE Practice Test
It’s essential to take a practice test early on. Doing so will give you the initial feedback and diagnostic information that you need to achieve your maximum score.
Your diagnostic test is Multi-Stage Test (MST) 1, which is found in your online resources. MST 1, like all of Kaplan’s online full-length tests, is a multi-stage test, which is the same format as the actual GRE. The multi-stage test format feels different from a paper-based test and is scored differently, so the more you practice with MSTs, the better off you’ll be. In addition to MST 1, your online resources include more practice tests. We recommend spacing these throughout your prep calendar, saving at least one for a couple of weeks before your official test date. And, for your convenience, we’ve also included a printed practice test in this book. The practice test in this book, which includes full-length Analytical Writing, Verbal, and Quantitative sections, will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the various question types. It will also allow you to gauge the content you know and identify areas for practice and review.
After any practice test that you take, it’s important that you fully review the detailed answer explanations to better understand your performance. Look for patterns in the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly. Were you stronger in some areas than others? This thorough analysis will help you target your practice time to specific concepts.
Step 3: Create a Study Plan
Use what you’ve learned from your practice test to identify areas for closer study. Take time to familiarize yourself with the key components of your book and online resources. Think about how many hours you can consistently devote to GRE study. We have found that most students have success with about three months of committed preparation before Test Day.
Schedule time for study, practice, and review. One of the most frequent mistakes in approaching study is to take practice tests and not review them thoroughly—review time is your best chance to gain points. It works best for many people to block out short, frequent periods of study time throughout the week. Check in with yourself frequently to make sure you’re not falling behind your plan or forgetting about any of your resources.
Step 4: Learn and Practice
Your book and online resources come with many opportunities to develop the skills you’ll need on Test Day. Read each chapter of this book and complete the practice questions. Depending on how much time you have to study, you can do this work methodically, covering every chapter, or you can focus your study on those question types and content areas that are most challenging for you. You will inevitably need more work in some areas than in others, but know that the more thoroughly you prepare, the better your score will be.
Remember also to take and review the quizzes and practice sets in your online resources in order to practice the skills you are learning. As always, review the explanations closely.
Initially, your practice should focus on mastering the needed skills and not on timing. Add timing to your practice as you improve fundamental proficiency. As soon as you are comfortable with the question types and Kaplan Methods, take and review the additional full-length practice test in your online resources.
Thanks for choosing Kaplan. We wish you the best of luck on your journey to graduate school.
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