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thegraydude

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  1. Thank you! Your advice is very useful. I will definitely try this approach! Congratulations on your score!
  2. Thank you! I am going to be solving the TC SE first; RC seems to be a tough nut to crack.
  3. Hello, I have my exam in a month. I get around 154 on ETS practice tests in the verbal section. Mostly, the bad score is due to inability to decipher the reading comprehension; I score well in the TC and SE parts. In particular, I will almost always get the multiple answer questions wrong (the ones with square bracket choices). Also, I seem to run out of time because of having to read this passages multiple times due to lack of comprehension. I am not a native English speaker, which doesn't help. However, I have always been decent in my performance in English. But somehow, for some
  4. Thank you. It seems that I need to cut down on the LORs I demand of each professor.
  5. Hello, I will be applying to Fall, 2015 in Computer Science, PhD. I have two Masters (MBA, MS). MS is relevant to computer science while MBA is not. During my MS, the course was very industry oriented and kept me really busy in classes and stuff and barely gave any time for original research. I do have 1 research paper published in an international journal, but to be fair, anyone who gives a certain sum of money will be able to publish in that journal. My paper, however, is original. I do not think it is an elite 'IEEE' or 'Elsevier' level paper, but it is the best I could do i
  6. Thank you. Also, if you could take some time to post some tips or guide for scoring high on the GRE from your personal experience, that would be great. There seems to be a consensus, as I have read on Magoosh, regarding the difficulty level of quantitative section having gone up considerably. Did you feel that during the test?
  7. Hi, I am applying for PhD in top programs (Computer science). It seems like I should apply to at least 15 to get in. I can't afford to not get in this fall. Planning to apply to 15-20 universities. I know 2 grumpy professors from my grad school. They are your typical super-busy professor kind. They will write 5-6 LORs for me, but I doubt if they will write 20 LORs if it requires them to write paragraphs praising me. I have heard that universities send them a link that they can follow to 'select an option' or 'tick mark' choices. That is fine. But do these links involve writi
  8. Wow, I am using Magoosh lessons and Manhattan's 5 lb book for practice; just the reverse. Do you think that works just as good?
  9. Hello, I am applying for PhD in information assurance. For the last 6 months or so, I have worked as an independent contractor with one of the world's top hackers (you all know him/her). He/she had "some trouble with the law" but he/she is now a reformed security professional (sorry, I can't get into specifics). I am in a position where I have a direct correspondence with him/her and his/her "manager". The "manager" is willing to write me a letter of recommendation on his/her behalf while applying to schools. Two of my LORs come from professors that taught me during my Masters. Do
  10. Hey everyone!! Need your help!!! I am applying for Fall 2015 Phd in Computer Science(focus in information assurance) to USA universities. After doing extensive research I managed to find some universities (ASU, Indiana University, George Mason, University of Texas- San Antonio). But as I hear for phd i need to apply to more than 10 universities to expect a call. Can anyone please help me if someone doing research in Information assurance/security in USA.
  11. Hey everyone!! Need your help!!! I am applying for Fall 2015 Phd in Computer Science(focus in information assurance) to USA universities. After doing extensive research I managed to find some universities (ASU, Indiana University, George Mason, University of Texas- San Antonio). But as I hear for phd i need to apply to more than 10 universities to expect a call. Can anyone please help me if someone doing research in Information assurance/security in USA.
  12. Yes, I Googled it. That's where I came up with these erroneous assumptions about the conversion process. I guess I was wrong on many levels. Thanks to you guys, I know the err in my comprehension of the GPA conversion process. I think it's best if I just leave it for the universities to convert and not sweat over it.
  13. Hello, I am applying for Fall, 2015 in PhD programs (Computer science). The admissions page of many universities I saw, demand an undergrad GPA of at least 3.0 and graduate GPA of at least 3.5 Now, I excelled in the two masters degrees I have (MBA, MS). But I was an average student in undergrad. Average in India means that I scored around 68% in my undergrad years (I.T.) If you ask me, I think this conversion thing is crazy. Many colleges in India grade/score very stringently, since the min. percentage required to graduate is 50%. So, if I were an average student at an eli
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