As I’ve begun seriously thinking about applications again, I’ve also begun seriously
freaking out about getting ready to re-take the GRE Subject Exam in English Literature. I began by taking a practice test just to see where I stand after over a year and was pleasantly surprised to see that my score went up 30 points without any studying or preparation.
However, I, being me, still want it to be better. I googled some strategies and some prep sites, but as I sat down to begin studying for the test of all tests, I realized that I may not know how to study. It’s been so long since I’ve had to take an actual standard test – the last one being the same exam I’m preparing for now over a year ago. I’ve got my flashcards and my outlines, but my brain doesn’t seem able to absorb anything. I keep running through my cards over and over and the pile of “I know these by heart” cards never gets any bigger. It’s frustrating.