Monday, January 28, 2008

My Top Five Psych GRE Study Tips

  1. Know the test - be familiar with the format and content of the test so that there are no surprises on exam day.
  2. Look at the big picture - don't get too bogged down in details while you are studying. The GRE psychology subject test is looking for a broad knowledge of the sub-disciplines and history of psychology.
  3. Take practice exams - c'mon, we all know that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
  4. Play to your strengths - spend a lot of time studying the areas you are already strong in. You don't want to give away those easy points on the exam!
  5. Plan ahead - the GRE psychology exam is only offered three times per year. Make sure you plan ahead so that you have enough time (at least a few months!) to study before the exam.

4 comments:

Psychgrad said...

I made cue cards based on the information in the Princeton Review. It certainly wasn't exhaustive of the information on the test, but I did fairly well on the subject test. Can't say the same for the general though.

Psychgrad said...

Oh...one other thought. When I spoke to the GRE people by phone, they do not recomment registering for the test online. Apparently, they've had some problems with online registrations. Also, be sure to follow up with the programs to which you will apply to ensure that they've received all of the necessary documents. I had to call the GRE people several times to inquire about why my requested scores were not sent. I wouldn't have even known about this issue if I hadn't contacted the graduate program.

Most study guide suggest alloting 6weeks to studying for each test. As well, when writing the test, don't be too tempted to guess if you do not know the answer (unless you can eliminate some responses). You will lose more points for a wrong answer than a blank answer.

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