Taking the GRE is a scary enough experience, but even after you have finished the exam, you will be left with one major decision: do you want to see your scores or cancel them?
No matter how badly you thought you did on the test, you never want to cancel your score. Continue reading “Should I cancel my GRE scores?” »
Starting today, GRE test-takers will have complete control over which test scores are sent to graduate schools. ETS is introducing a new score reporting option called ScoreSelect that allows test-takers to choose which GRE scores they send to each institution.
Previously, ETS sent schools all of a test-taker’s GRE scores from the past five years. Now, test-takers can choose from several options listed below. Continue reading “ScoreSelect Starts Today” »
When I signed up to take the GRE at a testing center, they provided me with a list of dos and don’ts, but I don’t think they adequately portrayed the list of testing regulations that could easily overwhelm the unexpected test taker. Of course, I knew that I wouldn’t have access to my cell phone and that I would put my belongings in a locker, but I didn’t realize that I would be suspected of cheating the second I walked through the door.
Continue reading “4 Hours of Incarceration at the GRE Testing Center: My GRE Test Taking Experience” »
You won't see calculus on the New GRE!
In the last math post we talked about how the new GRE is putting more emphasis on word problems. However, there are plenty of pure algebra problems on the new test. Here’s a couple of good examples of the types of algebra problems you might see.
1. This first problem involves two equations and two variables. You may have learned how to do a problem like this in school with your graphing calculator. Unfortunately, you won’t have that available to you for the GRE. Continue reading “New GRE Math Problems – More Tips and Techniques” »
Changes are coming to the GRE soon. Don't miss them!
Tomorrow is the day! Don’t worry — you can still register for the old GRE as well. From tomorrow until the end of July, you will be able to sign up for either test. You can sign up for the GRE here: http://www.ets.org/gre. Be sure that you sign up for the correct test! If you sign up to take the new GRE in August or September, you get a 50% discount! That’s nice.
Continue reading “Registration for new GRE Begins Tomorrow, March 15!” »
Taking the GRE is fun!
Continuing from Part 1…
The room is spartan. There are about twenty computers, but only about ten of them are being used right now. Nobody so much as flinches as I enter the room; everyone is totally submerged beneath a thick layer of concentration. The proctor shows me to my seat in the corner, and I take my seat.
Continue reading “The GRE: Looking Back at Test Day, Part 2” »
The key to success...is your mind. That's deep.
Three thousand vocabulary flashcards, hundreds of hours of practice, a Testmasters GRE prep-course, private tutoring, and a trip to the psychiatrist- this is what it took for me to get the competitive GRE score I needed. English is not my second language, I do not have a learning disability, and I did not take the test drunk. My friends, I suffered from a serious case of TEST ANXIETY! My hope is that readers may benefit from my story and potentially avoid the self-induced suffering I experienced.
Continue reading “Preparing for the GRE: Psych Student Psyches Himself Up for the GRE” »