Question of the Day: GRE Subject Test: Literature in English
During what decade was Infinite Jest published?
The idea of having to take yet another standardized test doesn’t excite anyone; however, if you are contemplating a graduate program focused on literature, you may be required to take the GRE Subject Test in Literature in English. As the test will likely focus on many of the classes you took over the course of you undergraduate degree, you will want to review these topics prior to the exam. The Question of the Day for the GRE Subject Test in Literature in English is one great tool to help.
The Question of the Day is a daily test practice which includes only one random question each day. This helps to get you in to get in the habit of thinking and practicing for the test. It also helps you to determine your knowledge level of the material by asking you a question from many broad topics that may appear on the exam. The questions cover a large range of the literature topics, from literary analysis to author identification to theories of literary criticism. As it may have been more than a few semesters since you have studied some of these topics, it is beneficial to freshen your memory with the daily questions.
As you answer the Question of the Day consistently, you can gauge where you are at with your learning and test review. If you consistently answer one topic area incorrect, you know to direct additional study time to that, rather than trying to focus on the content as a whole. This helps to make your study time more efficient and focused.
A useful part of the Question of the Day daily test practice is the report that is generated after each question is answered. Whether answered correctly or not, you are shown a detailed explanation of the correct answer. You are also shown how your performance has been overall, with percentages of correct and incorrect answers. This helps to determine your readiness for a successful exam. And as the GRE Subject Test is timed, the length of time that it took you to answer the question, as well as the average time it took other to answer is given. This is also helpful for determining overall preparedness for the test.
Once you have determined the areas that need additional work, you can utilize the other free Learning Tools, such as the exam-mimicking Full-Length Practice Test, shorter and topic-focused Practice Tests, Flashcards, and Learn by Concept, to create a detailed and personalized test review. You can use questions that have caused you problems through Question of the Day to create Flashcards to help ensure that you will learn the material. The Question of the Day, as well as these other free test GRE Literature practice tools, can be accessed virtually anywhere through the website or mobile application. This makes test review easy and convenient.
The GRE Subject Test in Literature is a way to show your potential in an advanced degree program in Literature, and proper test review is imperative. Use Varsity Tutors' Learning Tools, including the free Question of the Day, to help fit test preparation into your busy schedule.