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Mom Brained

Help me get through the GRE when I have serious mom brain, have not done math in like 18 years, and have always really hated taking tests. [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Feb 18, 2016 - 14 answers

Lopsided GRE score and grad school apps: great verbal, terrible quant!

I'm currently applying for master's degrees in public policy or disability studies, and two of three schools I'm applying to required the GRE. None of them stated a minimum score, but I'm stressing out about it right now after receiving my scores this morning. They turned out to be incredibly lopsided; my verbal score was 163 (92nd percentile), my analytical writing score was 5.5 (98th pecentile)...and my quant score was 142 (12th percentile). How should I offset this? [more inside]
posted by Elephanzee on Feb 9, 2016 - 21 answers

Help Me GRE Math Study During My Bus Commute

I'm gearing up to study for the GRE, but I haven't done math in...10 years? I usually read on my Kindle on the 30 minute bus ride to and from work, so I was hoping that I could instead start using this time for math studies! [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Dec 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Easy novels for vocabulary building?

My husband needs to take both the OAR and GRE in the next handful of months. He has never taken the GRE and did a good job on the OAR, but needs to do a GREAT job. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 5, 2015 - 10 answers

Are there cameras in standardized testing center bathrooms?

How do the testing centers know you don't have math formulas written all over your underwear for a nice little review during the bathroom break? and other very very very important life questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2015 - 15 answers

Word phrase search engine for GRE?

Is there a way I can search for a word and then be given the most commonly used words before and after it? [more inside]
posted by laptolain on Oct 5, 2014 - 3 answers

GRE Test Prep

I need to take the GREs and I am very poor. I have been told by other people who took the gre that the test prep class is necessary, and it is prohibitive even with the grants and payment plan they offer. The class seems to offer a bunch of books and tests, plus an app. Buying the book also seems really expensive, but less than the class. I have also been told that the books are enough? I want to do my best, as I have a number of disabilities that make test taking very difficult.
posted by PinkMoose on Aug 22, 2014 - 25 answers

How to nail the GRE's

Open to any and all recommendations on the most efficient way to study for the GRE (focusing on writing and grammar). My GPA in college was meh (3.0). So I really need to have a nice shiny test score to go along with my floating-by transcript in order to get into top choice schools. Any advice on courses, sites, studying regimens etc. to go into this thing as ready as possible? [more inside]
posted by faceholenoises on Jun 3, 2014 - 18 answers

Need recommendation for best book to use for GRE

Daughter planning to go to grad school to further study psychology and industrial management (sort of human resources) and needs a book for GRE others who have gone on to grad school have found very useful.
posted by Postroad on Jun 2, 2014 - 13 answers

What should I eat to sustain me through a 4.5 hour computerized test?

I am taking the GRE on Saturday and I have issues with low blood pressure and mild hypoglycemia. What should I eat the morning of? What should I bring to the test to sustain me for the full 4.5 hours? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Mar 3, 2014 - 18 answers

What fields are good for problem-solving?

I'm good at standardized tests, much better than I am at learning. What careers might lend themselves to those sort of skills? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Feb 7, 2014 - 20 answers

No GRE minimum needed?

No Minimum needed on the GRE means I can bomb it and still be ok? [more inside]
posted by gregjunior on Jan 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Applying to grad school, not sure who to ask for the recommendation.

I am currently in the process of applying to grad school. I was counting on my former advisor (who wrote a glowing letter of support for me when applying for my previous job) to write me one, but am not getting a response. I would like suggestions on what to do/what other types of people qualify to write a graduate school recommendation. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Oct 9, 2013 - 9 answers

What 20/21 century literature classics do you recommend reading for GRE?

Hi everyone. I am an international student considering the option of going to the US to do my graduate studies. I am currently studying for the GRE. As I am not a native English speaker (Portuguese), the verbal section is really difficult for me because of the vocabulary. As I got bored of studying vocab flashcards, I am know thinking of reading a book with a great diversity of words. What recent books do you recommend reading? (remember that I am completely unaware of the what the best english literature may be)
posted by tsuwal on Aug 31, 2013 - 16 answers

this test best before MM-DD-YYYY

GRE scores are supposedly valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested. Such is the case with the GMAT and LSAT also. MCAT scores are valid for 2-3 years. My question is, has anyone ever had to retake a test because their scores were too old, even though the scores hadn't reached their "expiration date"? Has anyone encountered an academic / grad admissions department that encouraged a test retake because previous scores weren't fresh / recent enough? (Admitters and admittees are both welcome to respond.)
posted by ditto75 on Feb 18, 2013 - 4 answers

A pair of grad school admission questions. Recomendation request, now? How are my psyc GRE scores?

Two parter to grad school admission. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Dec 18, 2012 - 15 answers

I can't get my brain working to prepare for the GRE quantitative! AARRGGGHHHHH!

How best to reabsorb all the math and tricks of the quantitative section of the GRE? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Dec 4, 2012 - 9 answers

How can a high GRE score benefit me?

I did really well on the GRE. How will this actually help me? [more inside]
posted by Vatican Cameos on Nov 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Really GRE Psychology Subject Exam scores? Really?

Are these really the average scores for the Psych GRE? 577 at Master's level and 633 at the doctoral level. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Nov 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... and I took the one where I went crazy for a month to raise my score 40 points... and that uh... has made all the difference?

GRE-Filter: I was happy with my GRE scores. Then, I received word that I have the opportunity to get into a super-duper-top-tier doctoral program previously inaccessible. However, my Quantitative Score--while still in the range of accepted scores over the years for this program--is now less-than-stellar relatively speaking. Is it crazy to think I could study intensely for about a month and improve my score 30-50 points? Am I overthinking this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3.

Applying for PhD programs. My GRE scores have expired, and I'm signed up to take both the general test and the EngLit subject test within a month of each other. Is this insane? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Aug 21, 2012 - 10 answers

I'm hungry.

Food and friends on food stamps. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 - 72 answers

Do I have a shot at grad school?

Do I have a shot at grad school? [more inside]
posted by pmccain on Apr 25, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the best iPhone app for the verbal sectino of the GRE?

What is the best iPhone app out there for studying for the verbal section of the GRE? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Mar 9, 2012 - 1 answer

Should I take the GMAT or the GRE?

Lots of business schools now accept GMAT and the GRE. Which one should I take? [more inside]
posted by TKL0125 on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

GRE Biology Subject Exam question

Folks that have taken the GRE Subject Exam in Biology: Is it absolutely necessary to take Biochemistry before tackling the exam, or can I study for the exam and still knock it out of the park? (specifics follow) [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Oct 14, 2011 - 14 answers

trade you a little verbal for summa dat quant

Um...should I retake the GRE? Will my mediocre quant score keep me from getting into computer science grad school? [more inside]
posted by 200burritos on Sep 19, 2011 - 15 answers

ScoreItNow! tool v.s. GRE essay portion

I'm studying for the GRE. Is the ScoreItNow! essay tool really accurate? What could I be doing better? [more inside]
posted by 200burritos on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores?

How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 5 answers

I am not freaking out I am not freaking out

I've been taking practice GRE tests and keep getting WILDLY different scores. Should I be worried?? [more inside]
posted by leedly on Jun 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Studying for the GRE

I once read an answer on AskMe where the respondent said their study guide was so good they felt like they were cheating on the GRE. I want that study guide! I can't find that question, but any recommendations on study guides, materials, preparing for the test or anything at all related would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by provoliminal on May 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Graduate School: Can I ? Should I? Where?

Graduate School: Can I ? Should I? Where? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Panic attacks and the GRE! Hooray!

Panic attacks, GRE re-takes, and other assorted questions: it's an (academic?) anxiety smorgasbord here on Ask MeFi, tonight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 4 answers

GRE tips?

What are your best tips/strategies for taking the GRE? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Dec 12, 2010 - 24 answers

GRE Verbal Study Guide

What is the best study guide for raising one's GRE Verbal score quickly? [more inside]
posted by vincele on Nov 2, 2010 - 7 answers


What is the best GRE study software compatible with Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by Kale Slayer on Oct 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Is a month enough time to get a grad school application together?

An opportunity came up and I have less than one month to get a grad school application, including only half a month to prepare for and take the GRE. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by delladlux on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

What would happen if I didn't show up to a GRE exam?

What would happen if I didn't show up to a GRE exam? [more inside]
posted by SouthCNorthNY on Jun 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Are my GRE scores good enough?

GRE-filter: are my GRE scores good enough for Ivy-League / "top 10" American schools? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Do high GRE scores translate to scholarships from MLS programs?

MLS Filter: Should I bother taking the GREs? [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Jan 7, 2010 - 7 answers


How do I handle my stupid GRE situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me be the boss of the GRE

I took the GRE on Veteran's Day and the results were not my personal best. How do I best gear up for a second try on Dec. 8?? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Nov 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Most difficult math on the computer-adaptive GRE?

GRE 800Q scorers: What was the most difficult math you saw on the computer-adaptive GRE? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Nov 19, 2009 - 20 answers

GRE Study Tools

What was your GRE Secret Weapon? I'm looking for recommendations on the best study guides out there for the GRE. Tips and tricks, study tools, Windows software, iPod apps, and anything else welcome, too!
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Nov 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Should I retake the GREs?

I'm applying to grad school for a Masters in Library Science, and I'm unsure if I should re-take the GREs. I did very well on the Verbal and Quantitative sections - both scores were above the averages of accepted students for the MLS programs I'm looking at. But I only got a 4 on the writing section (putting me in the 41st percentile). The average for admitted students is around a 5. Will my admittedly poor showing on the writing section hurt me enough that I should take the GREs again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I most effectively use an MP3 player to study math for the GRE?

How can I use an MP3 player to study math for the GRE? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Oct 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Can I get into grad school in math?

Can I get into a funded Math Master's or PhD program? I'm graduating from a 4-year college with my B.S. this Spring, and I'm in my mid-30's. I have good GPA at this school (about a 3.6, up to about a 3.8 in math courses specifically) and good GRE scores (720 V / 780 Q), but I have dropped a lot of courses (I've worked full time over the years while getting my degree), and back in the mid-90's I flunked out of the first university I went to. [more inside]
posted by tamaraster on Oct 14, 2009 - 12 answers

How can one study for the GRE during their commute?

A friend is doing a last minute cram for the GRE but is lacking in time. The bulk of her available time is in her 2-hour-per-day commute. Are there any _good_ podcasts she could listen to, specificall for vocabulary? Or .. should she look into hiring someone to call her and drill her for those two hours? If so... how? [more inside]
posted by rr on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

GRE Literature as Subject Test HELP!

I'm trying to find a prep course for the Literature Subject Test of the GRE (which is not the same as the general GRE) in NYC. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Please help me improve my reading comprehension on the GRE

I need some advice on how to do better on reading comprehension questions in the verbal section of the GRE. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

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