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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 r
  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. Hello. I'm freaking out a little bit, so it would be really helpful if someone with relevant knowledge could help me. I'm a foreign student (and non-native English speaker) applying to Columbia's graduate program in English and Comparative Literature. I just sat the GRE and got 162 (91 percentile) for the verbal section (my quant score was 159, but I have read that's basically irrelevant, right?). The program's website states that successful candidates "trained in the U.S" have "almost always" verbal scores in the 95 percentile. As previously stated, I'm not a U.S. trained applicant; how
  4. Hi all! So I took the GRE about two weeks ago and scored a 146 Verbal, 154 Quantitative and a 5 on the A.W. I am satisfied with my Quant and A.W. scores, however, I know my Verbal score is terrible. I am retaking it on August 6th in hopes to improve my Verbal and at least maintain my other two scores, but what if I am unable to do so? Will I be competitive enough when applying to grad schools to receive an acceptance? I am currently working with a 3.83 GPA and have completed more than the 25 required observation hours at several different places. Any information anyone has that can help w
  5. Hello everyone, I recently took a diagnostic GRE practice test and scored a 156 on verbal and 154 on quant. I was wondering what the likely hood of getting above a 165 on both sections would be. Have any of you been able to increase your score more than 10 points per section? I will be taking the GRE on October 7th. Thank you
  6. How many points did you improve your GRE score? What did you start at and what did you finish with?
  7. Hello everyone, I recently took a diagnostic GRE practice test and scored a 156 on verbal and 154 on quant. I was wondering what the likely hood of getting above a 165 on both sections would be. Have any of you been able to increase your score more than 10 points per section? I will be taking the GRE on October 7th. Thank you
  8. 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??
  9. I need to score above a 160 on the verbal. I think I have text completion down, mostly, but I need a lot of help on the reading comprehension and text completion. Is there a few books that will provide additional help with this?
  10. Hey all, I am looking to see how likely I am to get into the following schools with the following criteria. I feel like I am fitting in somewhere around the average requirements of most applicants at these schools, with maybe a slightly lower GPA. GPA: 3.3 from a small liberal arts school in Ohio GRE: 161 V and 159 Q with 5.0 Analytical Writing Experience: 3 campaign cycles as an intern/volunteer (since '08), 3 campaign cycles as a paid staff in field management and data analytics; 1 year in nonprofit fundraising; 3 months interning with a lobbying firm in D.C.; Only 2 year
  11. Is my score of 154 verbal and 158 quantitive too low to apply for a comparative literature phd program? If I can still apply, is there any suggestions? Must I apply for 100+ ranking schools? Thanks
  12. Is there anyone in the mid-advanced stages of their study and in the NYC area that would like to get together to study for the GRE? I have taken the exam twice and I'm right at the cusp of 160 in both areas. I'd like to prep and see if I can hit 163+ in both areas comfortably. I took Testmasters online and didn't really get much out of that. I opted for private tutoring and it was helpful too, but the virtual part made it tricky. I would love to do in person prep but have found that Kaplan, Princeton Review, etc have people in the course who are at the initial stages of their study,
  13. Hi Everyone, I will be taking the gre this coming April and have been practicing my writing skills. Unfortunately, I am unable to find anyone that would be able to grade my essay so I would REALLY appreciate it if someone could please provide some assistance and read my issue essay for me and provide some constructive criticism on what I can improve. With more than 6 billion people in the world, every area of the globe, even areas on the same side of the globe, differ greatly from one another. Each country and each city holds certain attributes for which they are known for and
  14. Hi, Can someone share his/her experience of writing new GRE? What is the difficulty level of new GRE verbal portion? I can see lots of folks getting scores in the range if 155-165 for verbal. I wonder whether the new GRE still has those complex vocab. words or whether it has questions which got to do more with the usage of commonly used words. Also, I have heard that comprehension is the toughest of the lot !! Please share your experience. Regards Harry
  15. I don't necessarily need to retake the GRE for the programs I'm looking at, but I may want to to increase my funding chances. So here's my question: if I retake the GRE and only improve on one section - say, Verbal - but remain the same or even slightly reduce my score on Quant/AW, how might admissions committees view this? I remember in undergrad, with the SAT, colleges claimed to take the highest score from each section a candidate had ever scored. I took the SAT three times, and scored erratically - sometimes I'd improve Q, other times I'd improve V. In the end, I was accepted to a to
  16. I'll be applying to humanities programs in the fall and I would like to improve my GRE verbal score. I scored a 580 (I think 82%, at the time) on the previous version of the test. Ideally, I would like to score in at least the 90th percentile (what would that be on the new scale?). When I was studying the first time, I often scored in my desired range on Power Prep and other practice tests, but didn't perform on test day. I knew all of the Kaplan 500, Barron's 800, a bunch of new words I found in PR, worked on that crazy list of 3000+ words, and took notes on every new word I saw. I still reme
  17. Just downloaded a free app with words like "wreak" and "yearling" on their highest level...expert. Any suggestions for an app that I can take seriously? Lol. I'll definitely pay for one but want to see what you guys think
  18. I recently took the revised GRE and received a score range for Q 510-610 and V 630-730. I'm fairly positive that I'll do okay on the essay portions but am wondering what admissions will think of my overall GRE. Is the verbal weighted heavier for IR programs? Will they care that my math skills are below par/ average? Retake or just apply anyway? (Looking at GTown, Columbia, Berkeley, HKS, Princeton) I've got a 3.3 overall US GPA with a 3.85 GPA from a year abroad at Oxford and a White House internship, so I'm wondering if that will help make up for it at all. I'll be applying right out of u
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