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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Guitarlife: 6:53pm On Sep 11
DreManuel:


Chief,
First of all, I recommend that you don't bank on one option like PTDF alone. You would need to fire on many cylinders if you want to proceed quickly.

That said, I don't know deeply about how PTDF's PhD works but I can speak generally. While you may defer the scholarship for a year, if you get it without admission, there may be factors limiting you from changing study plans.

The PhD Scholarship conditions are more stringent in a sense than that of MSc. You will have to face an interview panel with your research proposal before you are awarded the scholarship. And after, you will be made to submit you research plan broken down with timeline. Again, you will be submiting a progress report periodically. In a nutshell, it's more supervised than MSc. And conditions apply.
Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 9:02am On Sep 12
temmitats:

I did.

Thanks people. I've finally got it. This ETS people almost gave me a heart attack.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Glocal1: 10:40am On Sep 12
Vasilias:
Hello all, please with a GRE score of 290, CGPA 3.10 and 3+ years working experience with a Multi-national in their IT department, what schools can yall recommend for a Masters degree in IT. Thanks.
Not sure about d GRE scores, check Louisiana tech n uni of Louisiana

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 11:52am On Sep 12
Hello everyone.
Special greetings my gurus and egbons in the house. I have been thinking about applying to graduate schools and writing gre for a while now. i have basically just been researching schools and not paying enough time to the actual test prep, i felt i could just do a few weeks rush-rush prep and ace it. Of course that quickly changed when i started going through this thread. I am looking at fall 2018 admissions, already have a list of schools and all that.
As advised on earlier pages of this thread, i took the powerprep test today, i haven't been preparing for GRE before, i just wanted to get a feel for the test.
V 161 Q140
I obviously need a lot of work on my quantitative aspect. I only have about 6 weeks to prepare. I have gone through the thread top to bottom(took me a week and several sleepless nights). It was totally worth it, the wealth of information here is just amazing. I have downloaded some of the materials and have links to others.

Here's my important question, what materials can i use to prep for these 6 weeks to strengthen my quantitative aspect?
I know this question has been asked over and over in many different formats, but i would greatly appreciate a response to mine too.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:07pm On Sep 12
HOYINDARMORLAR:
Hello everyone.
Special greetings my gurus and egbons in the house. I have been thinking about applying to graduate schools and writing gre for a while now. i have basically just been researching schools and not paying enough time to the actual test prep, i felt i could just do a few weeks rush-rush prep and ace it. Of course that quickly changed when i started going through this thread. I am looking at fall 2018 admissions, already have a list of schools and all that.
As advised on earlier pages of this thread, i took the powerprep test today, i haven't been preparing for GRE before, i just wanted to get a feel for the test.
V 161 Q140
I obviously need a lot of work on my quantitative aspect. I only have about 6 weeks to prepare. I have gone through the thread top to bottom(took me a week and several sleepless nights). It was totally worth it, the wealth of information here is just amazing. I have downloaded some of the materials and have links to others.

Here's my important question, what materials can i use to prep for these 6 weeks to strengthen my quantitative aspect?
I know this question has been asked over and over in many different formats, but i would greatly appreciate a response to mine too.

ETS guide. Study it carefully and attempt the examples and exercises. You can't go wrong doing this.

Magoosh Q Videos. Watch as many as you can actively. Pause it, attempt to solve it first then play the video to see their approach and solution.

Mahanttan exercises if you have time after doing above.

Great V score above. What is your discipline? Your V might count more depending on your discipline.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:08pm On Sep 12
gokuu:


Thanks people. I've finally got it. This ETS people almost gave me a heart attack.

What was it? I am curious because I expect you to do a 5 or above.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 12:13pm On Sep 12
thanks for the prompt response boss. I actually studied economics, hoping to apply for a masters in financial economics.
undergraduate CGPA is 3.03/5.
Scholastica16:


ETS guide. Study it carefully and attempt the examples and exercises. You can't go wrong doing this.

Magoosh Q Videos. Watch as many as you can actively. Pause it, attempt to solve it first then play the video to see their approach and solution.

Mahanttan exercises if you have time after doing above.

Great V score above. What is your discipline? Your V might count more depending on your discipline.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:14pm On Sep 12
Topiipii I see you bro. How is it over there? Still move to Vanderbilt or you are with Colorado State?

Give us gist na.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 12:20pm On Sep 12
HOYINDARMORLAR:
thanks for the prompt response boss. I actually studied economics, hoping to apply for a masters in financial economics.
undergraduate CGPA is 3.03/5.

Then that Q must go up.

Pace yourself well. Solve questions you are very sure to get first and foremost and only attempt the harder ones after.

Employ tact; there are always 4 options. Estimate in your head what the answer can be by common sense and then eliminate the totally crazy options. The ETS testmakers set questions this way all the time.

When you are in the 2nd section (which would be harder if you did well in the first) flip the script at the quantity comparison questions. If you easily prove that Qty A is bigger than B, go for B. LOL.

If they easily look the same, the answer will definitely will not be C. Don't make assumptions. If you need any detail to solve the question just mark D and move on.

Caveat: I am giving quick fix methods that are not fool proof.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 12:22pm On Sep 12
gokuu:


Thanks people. I've finally got it. This ETS people almost gave me a heart attack.
How was it?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 12:34pm On Sep 12
Scholastica16:


Then that Q must go up.

Pace yourself well. Solve questions you are very sure to get first and foremost and only attempt the harder ones after.

Employ tact; there are always 4 options. Estimate in your head what the answer can be by common sense and then eliminate the totally crazy options. The ETS testmakers set questions this way all the time.

When you are in the 2nd section (which would be harder if you did well in the first) flip the script at the quantity comparison questions. If you easily prove that Qty A is bigger than B, go for B. LOL.

If they easily look the same, the answer will definitely will not be C. Don't make assumptions. If you need any detail to solve the question just mark D and move on.

Caveat: I am giving quick fix methods that are not fool proof.

Thanks for the suggestions. You're awesome.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 2:52pm On Sep 12
HOYINDARMORLAR:
thanks for the prompt response boss. I actually studied economics, hoping to apply for a masters in financial economics.
undergraduate CGPA is 3.03/5.

TBH, will be very tough getting in an MFE with 3.03/5.00. It will be a very heavy lift, you will have to blow your Quant out of the water.

What school are you looking at for the MFE?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 2:54pm On Sep 12
temmitats:

How was it?
a 4, so annoying. But it my programs really do not care about it so I guess its okay.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 4:31pm On Sep 12
gokuu:


TBH, will be very tough getting in an MFE with 3.03/5.00. It will be a very heavy lift, you will have to blow your Quant out of the water.

What school are you looking at for the MFE?

BGSU.
OSU.
USU.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by gokuu(m): 4:37pm On Sep 12
HOYINDARMORLAR:


BGSU.
OSU.
USU.

OSU has really good funding. Do they do MFE though? I know of their MFin.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 5:07pm On Sep 12
gokuu:


OSU has really good funding. Do they do MFE though? I know of their MFin.

they have MFE.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 7:04pm On Sep 12
gokuu:

a 4, so annoying. But it my programs really do not care about it so I guess its okay.
You'll be fine, 4 is not a bad score.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by drhopeful: 2:41am On Sep 13
temmitats:
Hi guys, so yesterday I had a conversation with a current grad student in UW Madison and honestly it was so funny I cannot help sharing it.One of the reasons I chose UW Madison as my ambitious school was that while carrying out my research i discovered it was a predominantly white school and they were working towards diversifying their campus. I felt that would work in my favor being a black woman , they also made mention of the criteria for admitting international students by their countries' GPA equivalent and Nigeria's was a 3.6/5 and they consider the last two years of study too, It was looking perfect. This grad student is currently a beneficiary of the diversity scholarship, He's Hispanic,He practically advised me to not apply to UW Madison, He told me that over 75% of the student body is white and in Engineering specifically i could be the only person of color in a class of 20-25 students. I tried to let him know things like that don't really phase( I mean what is my business if i am the only black person in the whole school sef), He insisted I was going to be in for a very big surprise and he told me that if i eventually go to school there I'll have to assume that every white person is racist to protect myself ( is it really that deep?). I never really considered racism when choosing schools I believe I'll be able to endure anything thrown at me but what do you guys think? Do you think I should actually consider potential racism when considering schools?
Who frigging cares Heck! I am the only black person in my department!! And oh! Also the only Nigerian in the faculty as far as I know. And I don't feel anyhow or think anyone is looking down on me. Please don't let anyone pull you down.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by drhopeful: 2:59am On Sep 13
Congrats Scholastica16, DreManuel and Adetola! So happy for you guys!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adetola007(m): 7:20am On Sep 13
drhopeful:
Congrats Scholastica16, DreManuel and Adetola! So happy for you guys!
Thank you Drhopeful, now a real Dr not an aspiring Dr anymore grin grin grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temmitats(f): 8:42am On Sep 13
drhopeful:
Who frigging cares Heck! I am the only black person in my department!! And oh! Also the only Nigerian in the faculty as far as I know. And I don't feel anyhow or think anyone is looking down on me. Please don't let anyone pull you down.
Thank you, I'll definitely not let it bother me.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by aanexplus(m): 11:11pm On Sep 13
Evening guys. Lemme go off topic a bit.

Is dere any course that enable you to take PhD after a course based msc?

This course based msc will be taken in Canada.

Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by drhopeful: 12:22am On Sep 14
adetola007:

Thank you Drhopeful, now a real Dr not an aspiring Dr anymore grin grin grin
You are welcome. Ah! I am still aspiring oh for the next 4/5 years. And that's a longgggg time.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by morata17: 3:41pm On Sep 14
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Hello guys,
I was recommended to join this group.however,I'm looking out for any school in USA that does not require GRE..I obtained my first degree in microbiology,and wish to further a masters degree in any biological course or environmental course or public health. .
Please,if you know of any school.please share with me.

Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adedammy009: 5:25pm On Sep 14
Scholastica16:


Use B.Y MAFIT if Walspring's offer is done.

If you do it on your own the GRE would cost you circa 78k in Naira.

Edo and Enugu may not have ICT venues worthy enough of the ETS folks so you might consider taking the paper based option or consider PH as a venue.

Hope this helps.

NB: register the account yourself only use B.Y MAFIT to pay. They charge N50k.



Pls where can I register for TOEFL in Ibadan or Lagos.
Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jelmusboy(m): 5:57pm On Sep 14
Hello my people,

I've been off on this platform for some days now in order to look for a school that can accommodate my CGPA of 3.10/5.0 (2.96/4.0) for MS/PhD in Biological Science and I have identified Southern Illiniois University (SIU). I contacted the Head of Department and he informed me that my CGPA will enter MS program while 3.0 is needed for PhD. I queried further if there is possibility of combining my BSc and UK MSc with five publications for PhD admission, am still expecting his reply.

Now, I am stucked with what to read for GRE. I have all GRE materials (Magoosh, Gruber, ETS own etc), though some years back edition, which one is advisable to use to prepare for GRE as I intend to take it latest first or second week of November? If anyone have latest edition, that will really be helpful.

If anyone know anything about SIU, I won't mind having some gist about the school.

Thanks guys
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by SAMUELS3(m): 12:20am On Sep 15
Good day,
is anyone willing to sell his or her magoosh account here? please, i want to buy at a reduce price smiley
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by eastafro(m): 5:07am On Sep 15
aanexplus:
Evening guys. Lemme go off topic a bit.
Is dere any course that enable you to take PhD after a course based msc?
This course based msc will be taken in Canada.
Thanks
care to elaborate......it would be easier to answer
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jelmusboy(m): 7:01am On Sep 15
I'm also interested.

SAMUELS3:
Good day,
is anyone willing to sell his or her magoosh account here? please, i want to buy at a reduce price smiley
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by eastafro(m): 8:19am On Sep 15
Scholastica16:


Great GPA you have there.

Cutting straight to the chase, if you have not started preparing, don't risk taking this test in November

what do you mean exactly ?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by eastafro(m): 10:21am On Sep 15
sept 15 and i still haven't registered for GRE. wtf!
the payment is not as easy here in Ethiopia. basically there is no way in hell i can pay from here as far as i know but its getting on my nerves.
i have to study anddddd reck my brains and cell phone minutes for a possible way of payment?! sad
so am i late?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Amandrush: 10:51am On Sep 15
Please anyone taking the GRE exam in Abuja please contact me lets meet up.. Am mostly in city library zone 4 gwani Street..
I need magoosh video download links please..
08060033110 whatsapp or call.. Thanks my GRE bevy..

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