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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 11:50am On Sep 09
I have really been busy and I would still be... till the 15th atleast. I am grateful for all the congratulatory messages and I would endeavour to respond to each and everyone of them in due time.

Kakashi12, I responded to your message. Check the email you used to register on NL as I have responded twice even.

I would respond to the rest of the enquiries here when I am chanced.

DreManuel is right; most heavies do not have Spring admission for my course of choice so I am scouring the net trying to find good schools, for MS Chemical Engineering (Thesis-based option), with reasonable deadlines (most are September 15-30 undecided).

So far I have found 4. I would have to get everything done in record time whilst still travelling to Abuja (12th-13th) for the Induction and getting documents signed etc. It is not easy but it is worth it.

Like I said; I would be myself by the 15th. Please bear with me.

PS; Fall of next year is too far for me.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by paulbets: 12:19pm On Sep 09
Scholastica16:
I have really been busy and I would still be... till the 15th atleast. I am grateful for all the congratulatory messages and I would endeavour to respond to each and everyone of them in due time.

Kakashi12, I responded to your message. Check the email you used to register on NL as I have responded twice even.

I would respond to the rest of the enquiries here when I am chanced.

DreManuel is right; most heavies do not have Spring admission for my course of choice so I am scouring the net trying to find good schools, for MS Chemical Engineering (Thesis-based option), with reasonable deadlines (most are September 15-30 undecided).

So far I have found 4. I would have to get everything done in record time whilst still travelling to Abuja (12th-13th) for the Induction and getting documents signed etc. It is not easy but it is worth it.

Like I said; I would be myself by the 15th. Please bear with me.

PS; Fall of next year is too far for me.
Boss Congratulations. Am so happy for you.

Please if the scholarship will still be viable by FALL 2018, I would advise you to target it.
Unless the scholarship condition is that you must use it before February next year.
But even so, I think some US schools FALL applications have opened and it's even possible to get the admission before December. .. which you can then ask for grace to resume in Spring with this FALL Admit.

Am just permutating, don't really know if this is practical but what do you think.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by kakashi12(m): 1:15pm On Sep 09
Scholastica16:
I have really been busy and I would still be... till the 15th atleast. I am grateful for all the congratulatory messages and I would endeavour to respond to each and everyone of them in due time.

Kakashi12, I responded to your message. Check the email you used to register on NL as I have responded twice even.

I would respond to the rest of the enquiries here when I am chanced.

DreManuel is right; most heavies do not have Spring admission for my course of choice so I am scouring the net trying to find good schools, for MS Chemical Engineering (Thesis-based option), with reasonable deadlines (most are September 15-30 undecided).

So far I have found 4. I would have to get everything done in record time whilst still travelling to Abuja (12th-13th) for the Induction and getting documents signed etc. It is not easy but it is worth it.

Like I said; I would be myself by the 15th. Please bear with me.

PS; Fall of next year is too far for me.

Please send the response to phil_oj@yahoo.com. I no longer have access to the mail I used to register on nairaland. Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adetola007(m): 3:02pm On Sep 09
Scholastica16:
I have really been busy and I would still be... till the 15th atleast. I am grateful for all the congratulatory messages and I would endeavour to respond to each and everyone of them in due time.

Kakashi12, I responded to your message. Check the email you used to register on NL as I have responded twice even.

I would respond to the rest of the enquiries here when I am chanced.

DreManuel is right; most heavies do not have Spring admission for my course of choice so I am scouring the net trying to find good schools, for MS Chemical Engineering (Thesis-based option), with reasonable deadlines (most are September 15-30 undecided).

So far I have found 4. I would have to get everything done in record time whilst still travelling to Abuja (12th-13th) for the Induction and getting documents signed etc. It is not easy but it is worth it.

Like I said; I would be myself by the 15th. Please bear with me.

PS; Fall of next year is too far for me.

Congratulations once again. I also got the scholarship. I applied for petroleum engineering during the application and I already have petroleum engineering admission with Imperial College. But my ATAS will be very late to get (5th October) so it's likely I may not enroll. Now, the problem is I'm a chemical engineer and would prefer to continue in that line. Can I backtrack and say I want to use the scholarship for chemical engineering?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DreManuel(m): 8:36pm On Sep 09
Whosentyou:

Can one get admission to MIT without TOEFL or IELTS?
I don't think they exempt Nigerians. You will need either of them.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jelmusboy(m): 9:23pm On Sep 09
Can someone please help calculate a CGPA of 3.10/5.0 to US GPA equivalent?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 9:45pm On Sep 09
kaima2015:
drop email will send you the pdf copy
could you send me the book too?
Elejaoyindamola@gmail.com
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 10:07pm On Sep 09
adetola007:


Congratulations once again. I also got the scholarship. I applied for petroleum engineering during the application and I already have petroleum engineering admission with Imperial College. But my ATAS will be very late to get (5th October) so it's likely I may not enroll. Now, the problem is I'm a chemical engineer and would prefer to continue in that line. Can I backtrack and say I want to use the scholarship for chemical engineering?

Yes you can. As long as the course you are switching to is approved by PTDF which chemical engineering is.

Congrats too. I know you got it as I saw your post on the PTDF thread. I am happy for you too bro.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DreManuel(m): 10:44pm On Sep 09
happyroyalty:


congrats Boss may more big things come your way, Gracais.

Thanks very kindly. God bless
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DreManuel(m): 10:48pm On Sep 09
adetola007:


Congratulations once again. I also got the scholarship. I applied for petroleum engineering during the application and I already have petroleum engineering admission with Imperial College. But my ATAS will be very late to get (5th October) so it's likely I may not enroll. Now, the problem is I'm a chemical engineer and would prefer to continue in that line. Can I backtrack and say I want to use the scholarship for chemical engineering?

Definitely. It's been done in the past, and it will still be done in the present and the future. The most important thing now is you have the scholarship.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by skido04: 12:44am On Sep 10
skido04:
hello gurus in the house. I need help,
I have a BSc. in Computer Science with a CGPA of 3.69/5 . I want to further my studies by applying for Ms. in information technology.
my challenge is finding an affordable school that offer this or ones with possible funding.
I have searched thoroughly with Google like most people here will advice, I found some schools, other gurus from other forums suggested some too. sometimes people have some information from experience that we can't figure out through Google.
Any suggestions on schools from you guys will be greatly appreciated.

can someone help me with this bikonu. I'm still waiting
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 12:48am On Sep 10
skido04:


can someone help me with this bikonu. I'm still waiting
I hear Kansas State University has some nice package for CS grad students.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Amandrush: 2:42am On Sep 10
Congratulations Prof. Scholastica and Dremanuel may your success and good luck fall heavily on us ooh.. Thank you for making here less insipid.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by hirschfelder: 6:24am On Sep 10
Scholastica16:
I have really been busy and I would still be... till the 15th atleast. I am grateful for all the congratulatory messages and I would endeavour to respond to each and everyone of them in due time.

PS; Fall of next year is too far for me.

Congrats on the PTDF!!! I trust you will make the best decision with it... Big congratulations to all the other successful PTDF scholars!!! Wish you guys all the best...

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adetola007(m): 7:06am On Sep 10
Scholastica16:


Yes you can. As long as the course you are switching to is approved by PTDF which chemical engineering is.

Congrats too. I know you got it as I saw your post on the PTDF thread. I am happy for you too bro.

Thank you, I appreciate your quick response

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adetola007(m): 7:07am On Sep 10
DreManuel:


Definitely. It's been done in the past, and it will still be done in the present and the future. The most important thing now is you have the scholarship.
Thank you the meme boss. Drop one meme for your guy grin grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by paulbets: 10:10am On Sep 10
DreManuel:


I'm US bound bro. Congrats. My confusion now is whether to choose UIUC or UMich. I'm even thinking of checking out UC Berkeley or Caltech. Money don show.
Congratulations bro
Excellence is yours
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 11:13am On Sep 10
When the GRE official results are ready, do we get an email or do we have to login to see the test report?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DreManuel(m): 12:01pm On Sep 10
adetola007:
Thank you the meme boss. Drop one meme for your guy grin grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DreManuel(m): 12:02pm On Sep 10
paulbets:
Congratulations bro Excellence is yours
Thanks bro.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by DreManuel(m): 12:08pm On Sep 10
gokuu:
When the GRE official results are ready, do we get an email or do we have to login to see the test report?

You will get an e-mail asking you to log on to your ETS/GRE account.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Cephas0009: 12:14pm On Sep 10
Congratulations to all PTDF scholars...

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jelmusboy(m): 12:24pm On Sep 10
Any answer please?

jelmusboy:
Can someone please help calculate a CGPA of 3.10/5.0 to US GPA equivalent?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 12:57pm On Sep 10
gokuu:
When the GRE official results are ready, do we get an email or do we have to login to see the test report?
You'll get an email asking you to log into your account , your scores should be ready because I got mine this morning
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 12:59pm On Sep 10
jelmusboy:
Any answer please?

do you have your transcripts or a statement of your result? If you do, Google WES GPA calculator and follow the instructions to get a fairly accurate conversion

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 1:35pm On Sep 10
temmitats:

You'll get an email asking you to log into your account , your scores should be ready because I got mine this morning

Oh wow...how was AWA?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 2:01pm On Sep 10
gokuu:


Oh wow...how was AWA?
4.5 haven't you received an email?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 2:05pm On Sep 10
temmitats:
4.5 haven't you received an email?
Nope I have not. Did you write at JKK Ilupeju?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:16pm On Sep 10
gokuu:

Nope I have not. Did you write at JKK Ilupeju?

Sometimes the email could delay. Check your account without being prompted and if you still have not seen anything then you may need to wait a bit. Sometimes ETS could decide to withhold the report because they noticed discrepancies in the center at the time you wrote the test.

Fret not if that is the case; they would still release it. Drhopeful had a similar issue.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:23pm On Sep 10
ponlear:
Hi guys !

I have been preparing for the GRE exam all along, however, U dont ever seem prepared. What amount of preparation will be enough? Although I sometimes do pretty well in the quantitative but am still not pleased with my verbal. Just did Manhattan test and got Q162 V148. Am scared and still feel am not ready for the exam. What method can I apply to get better in the verbal section? I intend to write next month.

Thanks and regards !

SEs and TCs are your best bet in such short notice. After them, try the short passages as they are easier to read. One strategy that helped me in the short passages was to pretend in my head that someone I know sent the message to me as a text or an email. If you can feign interest in what you are reading, you would understand it.

The other tips others gave you are great but next month is around the corner and developing reading stamina for long passages this quickly would not work even if you read a lot of involved articles.

PS: great quant scores and if you are engineer or economist, they count more. Trust me.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 2:42pm On Sep 10
gokuu:

Nope I have not. Did you write at JKK Ilupeju?
I did.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 3:02pm On Sep 10
jsleekysleeky:
Many many thanks for making out the time to write a very very helpful response. I really appreciate it.

As per the schools, I didn't get admitted into any of those three schools (WVU, LSU, and UW). From my research, All candidates admitted into the MS Chemical Engineering programme in the aforementioned schools are offered funding. Selected the schools for this reason.So it was an all or nothing situation. I applied in Jan 2017. I got admitted into USC though but I can't afford their $60k tuition. Thought of funding the study thru a loan but i would have to work and live frugally to pay it off in 4 yrs. Any tips on how to package a strong application (SOP, LORs etc)?

Once again, thank you very much sir. I will put the tips to good use. God bless you

I am still learning these things but I think the afore schools did you a favor as I doubt they would have funded you for an MS admit. I am saying this because they said they would not even on their website.

That aside, UW (Wisconsin?) were looking more direct PhDs if I am not mistaken. So, I think that is another reason they may have turned you down.

I understand at USC and California as a whole. The ROIs are good but $60k is still a lot to cough out or secure a loan for.

As for SOPs, personally I think they are way more important than we want to admit. In fact, I think MS apps getting fully funded is contingent on the SOPs, GPA, GRE, LORs in that order. I am not an authority but the few people I know who got it, wrote mind blowing SOPs even when they had average stats to go with it.

See it this way, the adcoms have every reason to question your first degree, to some degree GRE and maybe even LORs (as they don't know the school, GRE center or Profs recommending you) but for some reason, they buy into whatever your SOP contains as long as it arouses their interest in you.

So my advice is, make it creative; avoid clichés and overused sentences. Write introspectively- maybe even personally. Show that you would be a good fit regardless of your diversity or shortcomings. And speaking about shortcomings, if you have them, scratch that, since you have them, mention them in the SOP and show how you are steering your life away from them.

I saw this sentence by someone who got admitted into MIT and It got me interested in reading what he had to say. He started, "Sometimes I close my eyes, fold my arms and clench my fists. Then I think about a world where this man did not exist"...

The person who wrote this ended up talking about a drunkard father who beat him a lot growing up and hated the fact that he was a bookworm. Somehow the guy almost blamed his father for where he was at in life, but then flipped it in between and discussed the positive aspects of it and how ironically, it was responsible for his academic success and need to get into MIT.

Of course, he got technical at some point and talked about his field of study and passion but I was engaged reading him and I still remember aspects of his essay - even when I read it once, 4 or 5 years ago.

Nobody is asking you to go all flowery and poetic but you should tell them something about you, peculiar to you that they would want to admit and if you dig deep into you, you would find it.

For instance, you could explain your 3.76/5.00 by saying that anyone who judges you solely on that would be akin to a blind man who touched the trunk of an elephant and concluded that elephants themselves were like snakes. In other words, such a person would not get the whole/true picture of your acumen by your GPA alone. They would need to see you in your element; how you get epiphanies by analyzing life forms and thinking up ways to improve them or how seeing basic elements transform into complex machine fascinates the hell out of you.

I am talking too much. I got 7 rejections so maybe I should shut up at this point.

Cheers.

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