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  1. I have taken two of the practice tests in the Super Power Pack (PDF form) and scored very high on the verbal (165 and 164, respectively). My quant has been eh (152 to 159, respectively) on the PDF practice tests. I took PowerPrep today and only got 160 on verbal (somewhat lower than expected) and 158 on quant (around what I would expect given the last PDF test had me at 159). Is verbal generally easier in the PDF practice tests than in PowerPrep? Or am I just crossing my fingers that I had an off day when it came to verbal? PowerPrep 1's verbal seemed a lot more confusing to me than verbal sections on Magoosh and the Super Power Pack practice tests. What has been everyone else's experiences here? Thank you all in advance!
  2. TalkPoliticsToMe

    MPP GRE Score: 307 low?

    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. SpYEsther

    Anyone aced the GRE in one try?

    Hi everyone, Is there anyone who did really well on the GRE on the first try, and didn't need to take the test again? If you did, how did you study? Any tips? Thanks!
  4. jcoleiscooliguess

    Issue task attempt 1

    Hey all! I wanted to know if anyone would be willing to go over my essay for the GRE. Thank you so much for your time! Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a "Palean" basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean. Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument. The argument above assumes that because a Palean basket was found a great distance from Palea past a major river, Palean baskets are not unique to Palean culture. The argument fails in its assumptions and lack of explanation for it to be considered. The author in the beginning assumes that the Paleans did not make any boats during the time and thus couldn’t through the river. It could very well be in the next couple of years on the site that the author begins to find remnants of rafts made by the Paleans. The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. The way the author could strengthen the argument would be to find evidence that indicates that the Paleans did not make boats. Even if the river was an unconquerable barrier, it doesn’t mean that they were isolated as well. They could have interacted with other cultures, who then appropriated the ideas of the Palean people. Estimation of date of creation between the discovered basket and other baskets is crucial. The argument also uses vague language to describe the environment as well as the discovery. It is unclear the depth and breadth of the Brim River; only that’s “deep and broad.” It would also weaken this argument if it was discovered that the Palean people were strong swimmers and could overcome this barrier. It’s also unclear what the distinctive pattern gives artifacts a Palean distinction. If the argument went into further detail, it would most likely be strengthened. Nevertheless, we also run into the meaning of immediate vicinity. There is no explanation to the immediate vicinity, which could extend as far as 3 miles or be right under their feet. All in all, the author lacks a lot of detail in the argument to make the argument believable. Other evidence may need to be analyzed before it is believable.
  5. I need some help! I am attempting to get into Nurse anesthesia school and need a verbal GRE score of 150. The first time I took the GRE, I barely studied for the verbal portion because I focused mainly on the math and the essays (I scored a 145 on the verbal). I then schedule to retake my verbal GRE and had used Magoosh (practice questions and vocabulary flashcards) to study. I also had taken at least 6 verbal exam practice tests, on which I scored anywhere from 136-150 (I used Manhattan prep, Kaplan, Princeton, and powerprep exams). I sat down to retake my GRE and scored a 145 again! The school wants me to continue retaking the verbal portion until I get a 150 on it, and I have no idea how to study anymore. English is not my first language, but this has never been an issue for me in school. Has anyone else had the same issue, if so how did you study to improve your score? Thank you for your help!
  6. jellajella

    GRE verbal Scores

    Hi everyone, I just started studying for the GRE Verbal and did a mock test. I got all the sentence equivalents and the text fill in the blanks right (basically all the vocab right), but I usually get a little bit more than half right for the reading comprehension questions. What will be my GRE score for the verbal section? and any tips to improve reading comprehension??
  7. I am writing the GRE specific to the English Literature subject at McMaster University in less than two weeks and I still have not been informed about which room it is written in. The test is at 8:30 am and I am coming all the way from Toronto, so it is important for me to know the room ahead of time. Does anybody know where it is usually written or does the room change constantly? If so, how soon would I be expected to find out the room? Thanks in advance!
  8. 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?
  9. 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!
  10. 3. Claim: Governments must ensure that their major cities receive the financial support they need in order to thrive. Reason: It is primarily in cities that a nation's cultural traditions are preserved and generated. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based. With money comes services, universities, museums, highways and clean streets. Therefore, governments should financially support the nation’s major cities in order for them to thrive. Major cities are not only the nation’s source of economic power, they are also cultural centers and residential places. However, what the statement seems to assume is not entirely true: a nation’s cultural traditions are not better preserved and generated in major cities. On the contrary, rural areas tend to change less than capitals and therefore preserve old traditions better. Although governments must support major cities, the reason for it is not the conservation of traditions. First, major cities require more funds because a larger amount of people inhabit them. From the 44 million people that live in Spain, 4 live in the city of Madrid. They need more funds for schools, parks and hospitals than a city like Burgos (170.000 inhabitants) needs. As in other major cities, Madrid’s inhabitants come from different regions within the country and also from different neighboring countries. And generally, the ones who move to larger cities are young people. This variety results in a melting pot, where the traditions of Spain are diluted. In Burgos and other Castilian small towns live older people who teach the traditions to their youngsters. For example, dancing jotas is more common in smaller towns and rural areas than it is in Madrid. In addition, the government should provide financial support to major cities in order for them to create more employment and improve businesses. Spain relies on cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao for the creation of wealth. Therefore, it should also invest in them to promote new enterprises and industries. The counterpart is that this economic power persuades international companies to establish stores in major cities. Whereas there is just one McDonalds in Burgos, there are hundreds in Madrid. This inhibits the preservation of cultural traditions. Local restaurants cannot compete with the mass force of international enterprises. Finally, major cities are cultural centers with good universities and museums. In big cities, there are more people that demand these cultural goods. Government should assign funds for major cities so they can culturally thrive. Museums and universities do provide new input to create cultures and traditions, but not necessarily to preserve them. They bring along international students, faculty and expositions, which may endanger national traditions or may foster them (if there are museums and classes dedicated to them). It could be both ways. Major cities are a nation’s center, and governments should invest in them because of the population that they have, the economic growth they bring and the cultural goods they provide. But in major cities cultural traditions are not better preserved than in small towns or in the countryside. It is generally the contrary, because in small towns there is less change than in capitals.
  11. u18394s

    GRE Test Scores

    Hi! I took the GRE on the 5/06/2016. I know the ETS site says 10-15 days, but is there any way I can see/hear my scores before then?
  12. Wondering if anyone out there has taken the waiver examination to get out of the micro/macro intermediate economic requirement prior to starting at SAIS? I was accepted to the IDEV program and told I could take the test, but should I fail, I would be kicked out of the IDEV program and have to choose another path. Don't want to take this risk, but also was an economics major as an undergrad and took several econ classes. Just not sure what level the test is at.... Assuming I will play it safe and take the econ class in the pre-term, but wondering if anyone had any feedback? Likewise - looking for feedback on the language examination as well. What level of fluency is required?
  13. Gecko

    GRE Desperate for Help

    I'm planning on taking the GRE in about three weeks but Im panicking a bit. I'm a foreign student (foreign to the US) and haven't had to take an exam thats in the same format as the GRE before. I'm currently doing a masters and work when I'm not studying so I've found it hard to find the time to study. Can anyone give me any tips or advice on how to study for the exam or what to expect? I'm getting quite desperate at this point lol.
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