5 Strategies to Score more than 160 on GRE verbal

If you are preparing to score high in GRE Test, set your target score for the test. 160 is a 78-percentile score. The disciplines of engineering, physics, chemistry or any mid-tier program tend to have expectations of more than 160 GRE score. However, they expect low for verbal scores.

Here are the Strategies:

1. Expand your vocabulary

Vocabulary is essential for sentence equivalence and text completion. To improve your vocabulary, you must make a commitment to yourself to regularly learn new words. While learning the meaning and pronunciation of the words, you must also focus on using the same words in your daily life. 

Challenge your roommate to or friends to learn new words with you. You must read novels, literary works, magazines, and newspaper which use unique word regularly. Keep a dictionary with you in mobile or handy. When you learn a new word you should search it on your dictionary and find even more words with same meaning.

2. Concentrate more on Reading Comprehension

ETS informed us that emphasis on vocabulary is reduced. You must know that half of verbal question are from RC’s where vocab is not necessary.

Critical Reading skill is really essential. You must include this quintessential skill in your learning process. You should read resources that will help you imbibe the tenor and tone of the GRE style passages. While reading comprehension, you will learn a plethora of significant GRE Words.
3. Practice hard level questions

Practice hard level questions from various resources which provide great explanations that will stick in your memory. Practice by taking tests to become used to solving the answers in appropriate time. You must be prepared for the test pattern, duration, and vocabulary.

Most of you must be thinking that getting through this quantitative section is like a cake walk. But it’s not. Maybe GRE math is not tough, however, it is tricky. If you do not practice well and make proper strategies, it will turn into biggest score bummer. And, in case, you practice well, it will turn into scoring part of GRE. Considering your maths is good, you can boost your score up with enough practice.

4. Fix your weaker areas

Most people save Practice Tests For Last week. Don’t commit this big mistake. You should never start your preparation on test day as it won’t help you plus it will leave you with too much stress. You need to relax and rejuvenate your mind before taking the test.

We advise you to do GRE practice tests every week as it helps you improve your weaker areas, so you can focus more on improving them instead of ignoring. Stop mugging up unknown words from anything you lay your hands on. Don’t waste your time on learning a skill that isn’t that essential for the GRE test.

Most of you are saving money and trying to find an escape way where you won’t have to pay. Instead of saving that money, you should invest them in buying some good study materials.

5. Verbal section is not only about vocabulary

Vocabulary is not useless. But, if you thought that just by learning words you can crack the verbal section of GRE, you are wrong. Shocked? Luckily this is true. GRE students often overemphasize the importance of vocabulary. For instance, we know students who have learned more than 5000 words but didn’t score even 150.


You can’t beat verbal section without vocabulary. However, you need to know more than words to score high.

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