Are you thinking about taking the GRE? The 2012 info-graphic below provides an idea of what your scores should be for competitive masters and combined dietetic internship/masters programs. Generally you would want to shoot for 50th percentile and above for both categories.
How Can you get the best gre score?
Now that you have a goal score in mind, it is time to ask yourself how you will prepare and study. Remember, it is ok if this exam seems daunting, that is completely normal. The best thing to conquer this fear is to develop a plan of studying and get to it - immediately.
A few pointers:
1. I suggest giving yourself 2 to 3 months to prepare for the GRE. This is a daily study commitment, even if some days it is only for 30 minutes. The more exposure to the material and structure of the exam, the more you will increase your comfort and mastery.
*If you are a junior, this is your year to volunteer and study hard. It also might be the best year
to take the GRE as you are not bogged down by applications for schools.
*If you are senior reading this, remember to give yourself ample time to study for the GRE and
for your courses, your GPA is very important your last year.
2. Check out the Magoosh GRE prep site for multiple resources for GRE study and success.
3. Back in 2009 when I took the GRE for my PhD application, I was advised to purchase Algebra II for Dummies and do every third problem before diving into the quant material. I found this very helpful to do before studying the GRE preparation book.
4. Additionally I was advised to take an exam weekly, even if I did not feel prepared. This was very helpful as I grew more and more confident with the question format. You will too.
5. Once you have your preparation materials and study plan, sign up for a date and stick to it.
Helpful websites for the gre
The Digestible; a site for easy to understand food, nutrition, health, and energy balance information.