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  1. I am an international applicant to the clinical psychology Ph.D. program in the USdrag the whole impression down. I recently took the GRE general test twice and got the following scores: First one: V 159 (83%) Q 170 (96%) AW 4.5 (81%) Second one: V 164 (94%) Q169 (95%) AW 4 (57%) I am happy about my second V and Q but really concerned that the low percentile of my AW will drag the whole impression. I am applying to clinical psychology which I know is a writing heavy discipline, and the writing could be even more important for an international student. I am not sure if I should report both of the score or only one of them. I have research and review paper publication and I know at least one of my referees will be able to confirm my writing ability. ....Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Hi all, Is a score of 307 too low for funding consideration and/or admission? I am not great at standardized tests which is why I am debating retaking it. 5.5 Writing 153 Q 154 V My undergraduate GPA is 3.33 (3.60 in my major). Schools I am applying to: Michigan (Ford), Duke (Sanford), and Chicago (Harris). Thank you.
  3. Can someone please score my essay? This is my first attempt at trying to write the Issue Task and the Argument Task in 30 mins. Please give me some advice. Thanks for your time!! Issue Task 1.docx Argument Task 1.docx
  4. Hello lovely people, I was was wondering if there is anyone who could possibly help grade my writing according to the ETS scoring criteria. It would be much appreciated:) If anyone can, please pm me and I will send you the scoring guidelines and my writing. Thank you in advance!:)
  5. How many points did you improve your GRE score? What did you start at and what did you finish with?
  6. Hi! I'm new to the GradCafe and I'm not sure if this is where I should post this, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm currently studying for the GRE (taking it Aug 24th), and I wrote my first practice Issue and Argument Essays. I'm looking for someone to go over, critique, and score them. They are very rough, as this was my first go at it. I stuck to the 30 minute time limit. I would appreciate any feedback! Thank you! Mac Argument 1.docx Issue 1.docx
  7. Hi everyone, I have two questions regarding application to small M.S programs within the U.S I took the GRE test for the first time and got the following result (the GRE pdf file is attached): Verbal Reasoning 149 Quantitative Reasoning 151 Analytical Writing: 2.5 I am not from the U.S and have never studied for the GRE exam before, so my grades were not good. However, I´d like to apply to small M.S programs so I can build a decent CV before applying to PhD programs. Do you think it´s possible for me to enter any M.S program in Chemistry with those scores or would you recommend me to take the test again? I want to retake it but it is so expensive and there are a few test centers available in my country, so that´s why I´m considering to send the score as is. The second question is regarding my previous education, I have obtained a master´s degree in Inorganic Chemistry in my home country this year, but unfortunately I couldn´t make any publications out of it. For this reason, I´d like to apply to a second M.S degree program and build a better CV. Would you recommend me writing that I already have a MSc degree in my application? I can think of two scenarios if I write them I already have a master´s: the first one, they would be more confident about my skills to engage in research and that would help me in the application process. The second, the admissions comittee would not accept me since I already have a Master´s in Chemistry and would ask me to apply to the PhD program (unfortunately, I have been denied in two PhD programs I´ve tried because I do not have publications). I apologize if there is any mispelling or errors in my sentences, I wrote this in a hurry (and in english haha). Just in case, these are the programs I wish to apply: Auburn University Brandeis University Bucknell University Colorado State University University of Minnesota University of Utah (although is a very good program) Texas A&M GRE.pdf
  8. Hi everyone, As a math major looking to get into a quantitative-heavy graduate program (engineering/computational finance/statistics/computer science), I am determined to get a [near] perfect quantitative reasoning score on the GRE. I would be happy with a 165-167 and absolutely thrilled with a 168-170. My question is: how exactly does one achieve these scores? I am still early in my GRE experience, but it seems to me no matter how much GRE math you know, there is usually at least one or two of the 40 (or 50) questions I have to guess on or stumps me with time. Additionally, there are still questions I get wrong from silly mistakes. If you or anyone you know has gotten 90+ percentile quant scores, please elaborate on any of the study methods, preparation, or books used. Thank you! Philip
  9. Hi everybody, I'm an international applicant looking at graduate programs in the U.S. I've got two sets of GRE scores available: 2015. V / Q / AW: 166 (97%) / 160 (76%) / 4.5 (82%) 2016. V / Q / AW: 167 (98%) / 159 (73%) / 5.0 (93%) My second score is higher for the verbal and analytical writing components, but unfortunately slightly slower for quantitative (which I'd most hoped to improve-- sadly wasn't able to practice as much as I'd wanted). Should I submit only the 2016 scores, which are higher for V and AW, but slightly lower for Q, or should I submit both? If I submit both, the departments to which I will be submitting will have the opportunity to take on board my highest scores for each section, but they'll also see that my quantitative hasn't improved much over the course of a year. I'd be very grateful for your thoughts on this matter. Thanks, and good luck everybody!
  10. Hello future SLPs! I have 2 GRE scores, V154/Q163/W4.0 and V156/Q159/W4.0 Since I can submit only one of those, I am not sure which i should submit. any suggestions please?
  11. I would like to ask how long it would take to deliver to university after the test conducted ? I will deliver my result to UNI XX. If the deadline off application will be on 15th January, when should I take the test ? Case 1: Test Date: 15 December Official Result (10-15 Days, assume 15 days) : 30 December Offcial result arrived at University : When ? Thanks lot for your help, I wish u all the best with the application especially for the one who give the answer :
  12. Hi all, I'm in a bit of a panic after my analytic writing score came out today and would appreciate some advice. My previous score was 160/156/5.5 and this time I got 162/159/4.0. 5 up for overall score but 1.5 down for the writing.... I'm an international applicant applying for phd in political theory (philosophy) so I'm assuming the analytic scores will matter but I did get 5 more overall points in the second test. I've noticed that some schools do look at the best of each sections but most schools seem like they only look at the whole set. So, which score would you guys choose to send?
  13. So I recently took the GRE and scored the following: Verbal: 164 Quantitative: 154 Writing: 6.0 I feel very confident in the verbal and writing portions, but the Quantitative score is lower than I was hoping. I am looking to apply to MPP programs at Harvard and Princeton and am wondering if a quant of 154 would be disqualifying? I took statistics and research methods courses in undergrad and got a 4.0 in each class, so I'm hoping that would overshadow the 154 score here. My Undergrad work was the following: University: Michigan State University GPA: 3.94/4.0 Graduated with High Honors Advice would be deeply appreciated!
  14. I recently wrote the GRE General Test and received this score: V: 157 Q: 152 AWA: 5 I'm applying to English Literature programs in top schools (Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of Chicago, UPenn, etc.). From what I've seen, my quantitative and writing marks are just fine for English programs, but my verbal reasoning should be 10 points higher (at least 166-167). Realistically, I don't know if studying would increase my verbal reasoning mark significantly enough to make a difference. I'm a very strong candidate in every other respect (I have academic publications, a very high GPA, and a master's degree in English from a Canadian institution). Should I still retake the GRE or do I have a shot of getting into those top schools anyways?
  15. I took the PowerPrep practice test today and scored a 156 V and a 145 Q. I scored a 150 Q on Magoosh. I take the GRE next Thursday and I can't reschedule or else I won't be able to make the application deadlines. I'm scared to death that I won't get into graduate schools due to my poor performance so far on the GRE. No matter what I do I can't seem to boost my verbal score any higher and I'm basically hopeless concerning the math. Other than my GRE scores I'm an excellent student. I graduated with a 3.99 GPA and with highest Latin honors in addition to being a part of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Chi. My writing sample is really strong and is arguably one of the best things I've written according to my professor. I'm applying to the anthropology departments at Columbia, University of Chicago, UT Austin, Stanford, Cornell, MSU, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Brown, and Rice. Is there hope that I'll be able to get into these programs despite my, most likely, bad GRE scores?
  16. Hi, I have a 331 in GRE with 3.5 in AWA. I want to pursue an MS degree in data science or data analytics. I'm not sure if the AWA score is good enough or will it make it difficult to get into the top US colleges (looking at the top 5). I have had good acads, good extra curricular, and have 3 years of work ex in a popular technology MNC.
  17. Moderator note: Merged two essay scoring requests into single thread. Please read both posts to see both essays. Prompt/Instruction: "The best way for a society to prepare its young people for leadership in government, industry, or other fields is by instilling in them a sense of cooperation, not competition. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position." My response: Today's society is plagued by a sense of fierce competition that sets citizens against one another in an environment of animosity. The strive to be the best can often bring out the worst in people; a paradox that can be seen in today's politics, sports, and even businesses. While some may feel the need to embrace competition as an excelling force towards success, a more efficient way to ensure success is for young people to embrace cooperation as the driving force for their success in society. Cooperation is necessary for a person to excel in today's modern age. The elements of collaboration are a key component in developing a successful product, gaining a lead in an election, or performing groundbreaking research. A person who learns to be a team member will benefit from the interaction of other like-minded individuals, and as well being exposed to more beneficial ideas. In the current controversial presidential election, there is obviously a bitter sense of competition present between the remaining candidates. However, the success that has engendered these two campaigns is a result of collaboration between many different individuals with different professions and specialties who have all brought valuable ideas to the table. This teamwork practice has enabled for more success than if those in the campaign were blinded by the competition. The ability to minimize inner competitive urges to work alongside others in an efficient manner proves beneficial in more than one way. Marketing oneself to other professionals in and beyond a particular industry or field as a cooperative individual will intrigue attract other key players in that particular field. This approach to a career as a collaborator prioritized over a competitor will likely be construed as having positive personality traits, which can help individuals gain an upper hand in time. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, was in competition with other social media platforms during the time of Facebook's rise, His charismatic nature and openness to collaboration and cooperation shown a positive light on his strategies, and many were attracted to the Facebook team for this reason. As we see the success of Facebook today, we realize the effects of the cooperation can have when chosen over competition. Needless to say, competition is still a critical factor regarding motivation of individuals to reach a goal. In a sense, if it were not for competition, some of today's greatest contributors to society may have never been pushed to their limits in order to achieve their full potential. This is evident in the case of Steve Jobs and his development of the Mac computer. However, cooperation should still be instilled as a more valuable trait to have than competitiveness. After all, the Mac computer was not created by the genius of Steve Jobs himself, but by the collaboration of many individuals working towards a common goal. In essence, while the sense of competition can be considered a benefit, the elements of collaboration and cooperation are undoubtedly a necessity. Across all industries and fields, alike, no great successes ever come from a single competitor alone, but result from a process of cooperation among many. For this reason it is essential for the young people of today's society to embrace cooperation over competition.
  18. I realize its a little wordy but it was my first time practicing with a timer! See attached word doc. I left errors as is since that's how they'll be graded on test day. Thanks!!! practice essays 1.docx
  19. I took the GRE today, and I absolutely flunked it. My preliminary scores were 540-610 on the quantitative portion and 710-800 on the verbal portion. I'm a master's student in political science, and I'm looking to get into a PhD program in the same. I guess that's not going to happen with those scores. I cannot believe I did so poorly . . . I'm usually very strong in math (algebra, statistics, etc.), but the GRE was really heavy on high-school geometry, stuff I haven't looked at in years (I wasn't even good at geometry in high school). What do you guys think? Am I done, or do I still have a realistic shot at maybe a sub-50 program? The rest of my academic record looks really good . . . high GPA, good writing samples, solid LORs.
  20. Hello everyone, Every where I look, the management sciences (and or operations management) areas of management PHD state GRE scores in the 90th. Where are the schools that accept us, the mortals? Also, any suggestions as to good programs in that area? All the best, Felipe
  21. I took the GRE a while back and did well on it. Now I am thinking about applying to business school but I don't want to take the GMAT and go through that whole process again. I know taking the GMAT would be best but I was wondering if there was a list of schools that accept the GRE rather than the GMAT. I found a list on the ETS website but it wasn't very helpful because most of the schools were Devry and the like. Plus Most of the other schools I contacted said they shouldn't even be on that list because they only accept GMAT scores.
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