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15 years 4 months ago #35065 by momof2
Anyone here taken the GRE before? If so, what's it like? How'd you study?

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15 years 4 months ago #35066 by rhlmdmph2b
I took the GRE...It's not that bad...Of course, it doesn't hold a candle to the MCAT!!! It has math, some analytical things (if they haven't taken it off), a verbal section, and I think they've added a writing section to it. I didn't study because I didn't think I was going to go to grad school...but I had already paid for the test so I just took it. I don't remember my exact score, but I made high enough to get into grad school. There are prep courses and lots of books to use to study for it!!

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15 years 3 months ago #35067 by blt
I am planning on taking the GRE sometime this summer. One of my close friends (Ivy League eduacted with a huge vocabulary) said to definitely study the commonly tested words that are found in most of the study guides.

I'm just going to work on my vocabulary and brush up on the math using study guide books. I don't think the prep classes are worth the money.

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15 years 3 months ago #35068 by momof2
Okay. I asked a school where I am interested in PA school, what the average GRE score was. Their answer: 1670......

Please help me understand this score. If there are two sections scored up to a maximum of 800 and a third section scored to 6 - how is it possible to score a 1670?

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15 years 3 months ago #35069 by Doc201X

Originally posted by momof2:
Okay. I asked a school where I am interested in PA school, what the average GRE score was. Their answer: 1670......

Please help me understand this score. If there are two sections scored up to a maximum of 800 and a third section scored to 6 - how is it possible to score a 1670?

When I last took the exam in 1995, the test had 3 sections, verbal, math, and a "logic" like section the title of which I can't recall right now. The minimum requirement at that time for most grad programs was 500 in each section, with 800 being the highest you could get in any one section. That's how they come up with the 1670, there are 3 sections to add together.

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15 years 3 months ago #35070 by momof2
I figured that and divided 1670 by 3 to get the sectional average but then..............

According to the GRE website and the Kaplan book I bought yesterday (2005 edition) it has one verbal (800), one analytical (800), and a writing (6 in increments of 0.5). I haven't seen any explanation of "changes" to the scoring of this test so now I'm really wondering..............anyone else know anything about this.

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