There's an aphorism attributed to Laozi, father of Taoism: "A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet."
I could certainly apply this wisdom to doing my dishes, cleaning my house, filing my taxes, or writing a blog post. However, while this dusty old saw might strike you as clichéd, it is clichéd by dint of its truth and is applicable to preparation for the GRE.
Now that you're enthusiastic about embarking on this journey, cracking the books, and putting in the effort to succeed at the GRE, your next question might be: "So how exactly am I supposed to begin?"
Assuming that you've taken a practice test and have a pretty good gauge of where you are and where you want to be, many might suggest borrowing a prep book from the library, hiring a tutor, or registering for a course. All these are reasonable strategies depending on your personality and learning style, but especially if you intend to pursue a GRE class or private tutoring, I would like to emphasize one strategy for ensuring you get the most out of this structured instruction.Read More