GRE Test Day: 3 Top Tips to Ace the Exam

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Not sure what to expect on GRE test day? What time should you arrive? What should you bring with you? What will it be like in the test center?

In this guide, we answer everything you need to know about the GRE test day. We’ll explain what you need to have ready before test day, how you should spend the morning before you leave for the test, how check-in will go at the test center, and last-minute GRE tips to keep in mind during the exam. When you know what to expect on the exam and the GRE test day tips you need to follow, you can stop worrying about test day and focus all your energy on doing well on the GRE.

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4 Things You Must Bring to the GRE for Test-Day Success

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It’s the night before the GRE and you’re trying to prepare for the test. You might be wondering what to bring to the GRE test center!

In this guide, we’ll go over the one thing you must bring to be able to take the test, as well as some other things you should bring, for both the computer and the paper-based GRE. We’ll also provide you with printable checklists to help you make sure you know what to take to the GRE exam.

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34 Essential GRE Tips and Strategies

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With so much information out there about how to best approach the GRE, you may not be sure what’s the best way to really succeed.

Luckily, we’re here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve identified over 30 critical GRE study tips for preparing for and taking the GRE to help you be smart and strategic at every step of the way! These essential GRE strategies will take you all the way through the essential foundations of preparation, all the way to test day success.

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The Best Strategies for GRE Scratch Paper

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Most people who take the GRE take it on the computer, so you may be wondering if you’re allowed to use scratch paper during the exam. The answer is yes; you can use scratch paper during the GRE.

However, that’s not all you need to know. ETS (the organization which develops and administers the GRE) has specific rules on what scratch paper you can use and how you can use it. Breaking one of these rules can result in you being dismissed from the testing center and your scores thrown out.

Additionally, there are specific ways to use GRE scratch paper that can help you answer questions more quickly and raise your score on each section of the exam. Keep reading to learn all about scratch paper on the GRE, what to do, and what not to do.

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