voprosi Posted January 24, 2014 Share Posted January 24, 2014 Hi everyone, I've been stalking this thread for a while trying to look for someone in the same situation, but I figured that it might be better to actually start a new thread with my actual scores. I'm probably going to apply for the next round of applications for a bunch of competitive history PhD programs, so I still have a little bit of time before really working on my SOP and writing sample. So, here's my dilemma. For verbal, I have a 169, which is the 99th percentile. Here's the catch though: my writing score is 4.5, or 78th percentile. (If it matters at all, my quant scores are about the 97th percentile). I am really happy with my verbal and quantatative scores, but the writing score seems very strange to me. 4.5 isn't a bad score, but it isn't really up to par with my other scores. I consider myself a pretty strong writer, but I'm not too good with time-constraints. There's really no guarantee that I could do better if I retook the test. And I don't really know if I can put in the effort and maintain the high scores in verbal and quant sections. However, I also don't want to put myself in the "maybe" pile of applications just because of my mediocre writing score. So, what are your thoughts on this? Do you think I should just retake the GRE to improve my writing score? Or is it not worth the time and money? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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