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  1. Just a word of advice for fellow prospective grad students, specifically those from the non-math background and applying for social sciences degrees. GRE Quant is getting tougher by the day for the non-math background types. Quoting my own example, I had prepared using the Manhattan Prep online tests. I was scoring in the mid 150s. In the real test, I got 149. There were hardly any questions in the actual quant from the Manhattan Online testing tools. There were tons of twisted coordinate geometry questions (figuratively speaking), quadratic equations, frequency and variation and stuff. I didn't encounter any such questions in the five Manhattan tests that I give. I guess they don't update their question bank and are just ripping off paying customers. For my re-attempt, I would rather stick to all the free tests available plus other online and offline tools. All that talk about Manhattan tests actually tougher than the actual GRE is bull***. They might have been tougher four years ago and also representative of the actual test. Not anymore. And yes I know they're adaptive and all but I'm talking about the first section here, which was also non-representative of the actual test. PS All this advice, as mentioned earlier, is for those from the non-math background. Quant pros don't need to brag about their 160+ scores. I can counter by my 161/5.5 in V/AWA
  2. This has happened to me plus the few others of fellow test takers as well as a few of my friends that are in the same boat. The social sciences backgrounders are getting three Quant sections in the GRE. I guess this has to do with the selection that you make before starting the test where you enter your intended graduate field/subfield. Similarly, those from the engineering/sciences background are getting three verbal sections. Is it safe to assume the selection of intended program you make at the start of the test makes that section choice for you? It's not a big deal to tweak the algorithm to give three sections to those with opposing intended degree programs (3 quants for social sciences/humanities and 3 verbal for engineering, for example). Is it happening to others as well and is a systematic device by the ETS?
  3. I got V:137, Q:158 without any prep for the first time I took GRE just yesterday. I have prepared for GMAT for months and did not have a tremendous improvement, and some deadlines of master degree within in 20 days. I sentence completion is my weakest spot.
  4. I took the GRE in June, and got a really good verbal score of 158, and not so great quant score of 140. I used Princeton review to prepare for my first attempt, and found it somewhat helpful, but found it wanting in depth of explaining certain concepts. I heard a lot about Manhattan Prep, specifically its " 5 pounder" book, but found it disappointing as it doesn't seem to explain the concepts before giving you problems to work out. My quant scores are probably the weakest aspect of my application, and I'm going to take the exam again in December just before admissions deadlines to try to raise my score up to at least a 150. What has everyone else used as far as prep materials? What did you find helpful?
  5. I'm using Magoosh to study for the GRE, and while I do great with the easy and medium questions, I struggle with a lot of the "hard" or "very hard" questions. I've heard that the math practice problems on Magoosh tend to be harder than what's actually on the test. Is this true?
  6. Has anyone used the gre prep courses through study.com? For example I am prepping for the Biology GRE Subject Test and the link is: http://study.com/academy/course/gre-biology-study-guide-test-prep.html#courseNavigation Thanks!
  7. nic.vdb

    Full Time Study for GRE

    Hello! I've taken three works off work to study for the upcoming GRE, and plan on studying for about 5-6 hours a day. Most research I've done on how to study provides scheduling for only two hours or so. Since it will be "full time" study for the GRE, do you have any tips on how I should prepare? Any help appreciated
  8. Greetings all! I am preparing to take the GRE in August, and I have read several tips from people with 325+ scores saying that study groups work really well. I was wondering if there are any other preppers in the Triangle area that wanted to get together for a study group. If you are interested please reply, then we can start a whatsapp group and schedule our first meetup. Thank you for your time!
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