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What to do the Week Leading Up to Your GRE

By Melanie On Jul 31, 2019 In  General GRE Study Plans 

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Taking the GRE can be extremely stressful.Test takers may be concerned about doing well on the exam and ultimately getting into the college program of their choice. The last week of GRE preparation is perhaps the most stressful. It is crunch time and the hours left to study are running out. Instead of feeling anxious, come up with a plan to successfully make it through the week before your GRE. Here are some tips to staying healthy and happy during the week leading up to the GRE.
 
Keep Reviewing Online Materials
 
The first step is to keep reviewing your online materials. EMPOWERgre gives users a good study plan with a plethora of resources. During the last week of studying, do not overdo and try to cram everything in. Stick with the plan and spend time each day reviewing the materials. Trust that your online study plan has prepared you for the test and that there is no need for last minute cramming or all night study sessions.
 
Get Plenty of Sleep
 
The next step is to get plenty of rest. This is not the week to be staying up late. Aim for 7-8 hours each night. This will keep you well rested and healthy up until the day of the test.
 
Eat Healthy
 
Another important tip is to eat healthy. Sometimes in the midst of a long study session, people reach for junk food. It is quick, cheap, easy, and makes you feel good initially. In the long run, junk food will make you more tired and could increase your chances of getting sick. Instead, grab  healthy snacks like fruits or vegetables and try to have several home cooked meals.   
 
Exercise
 
Last but not least, maintain an exercise routine during the week leading up to the GRE. Exercising causes the body to release certain endorphins which will lower stress levels and increase happiness. Whether it is a visit to the gym or simply a walk around the neighborhood, get moving!
 
The last week of GRE preparation can be stressful, but it does not have to be! First, trust that your online prep course with EMPOWERgre prepared you well. You have had access to an organized study plan and a lot of materials. During the last week, keep reviewing but don’t overdo it. Also, practice self-care by getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy, and exercising. Contact EMPOWERgre today for more information about GRE prep.