+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    BlackLabRat is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    8

    Question GRE subject exams: How did you prepare?

    If you have ever taken a GRE subject exam how did you prepare?
    I am planning to take the biology exam in the fall. I googled some test prep material and the reviews I have read were not too positives (many mistakes in the material).

    I've decided that I will just use a college biology text + study guide along with online resources. I downloaded the GRE biology practice test from the ETS website.


    FYI about me: Dropped out to excelsior, did not take any CLEPs that I had planned too, have not studied anything, did apply and was accepted to COSC . My major....excuse me, "concentration" lol will be in biology, which I will need by 2013. My short term goal is just to get an associates so I can sit for my med tech certification exam sometime this year. COSC sent me an associates degree plan and I only need 42 more credits.

  2. #2
    Ted Heiks is offline Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Ottawa County, Ohio
    Posts
    13,301
    took the GRE Subject Tests in History and Political Science (that was back in the day) cold turkey and made the 93rd percentile on both.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

  3. #3
    Rich Douglas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    11,356
    Took the Sociology one cold, but I had a background in statistics, which really helped. Got 39 s.h.

    Took the Undergraduate Achievement test (no longer offered) in business cold, but I'd taken a couple of business courses, which also really helped. Got 30 s.h.

    If you have some courses in the area you're testing in, that would be best. I don't know about reading alone--it would seem a very hard way to do it and retain enough for the test.

  4. #4
    Delta is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,115
    First of all, I don't suggest taking the GRE in Biology "cold turkey" as some of our posters seem to imply! Either that or they are just bragging!

    Although I haven't taken the GRE subject exam in Biology, I took the CLEP in Biology and scored high through studying the Princeton Review Biology, a Biology textbook and the Standard Deviations video series for Biology. The Princeton review has Cracking the Biology GRE exam but I have also enjoyed using the Kaplan review books! As a suggestion, if you haven't taken the CLEP in Biology take it as a prep for the GRE and get a good idea where your current knowledge is in Biology!
    Last edited by Delta; 05-06-2012 at 07:51 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. What is the Best Way to Prepare for Comp Exams in an Online Doctoral Program?
    By SurfDoctor in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 05:38 PM
  2. GRE Subject exams
    By backtoschoolnow in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 06-24-2004, 06:48 PM
  3. GRE Subject Exams
    By Wiggums in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-06-2002, 01:34 AM
  4. GRE subject exams, where did they go?
    By JacquelineB in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-22-2002, 07:14 AM
  5. GRE subject Exams and Excelsior
    By lineburgp in forum CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-30-2001, 03:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197