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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Talkingboy: 8:04am On Dec 02, 2017
drhopeful:
grin grin Gotta be the first 170! Oh and 6AW!


Hello Bro .

Please how did u achieve high scores in ur General Training Ielts .

Please give me specific tips and website for L R S W .


God bless u as u help.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tizentos: 8:35am On Dec 02, 2017
Good morning,

I tried sending my scores this morning and discovered that ETS does not accept MasterCard for tests written in Nigeria. Please who can help me make the payment so I will transfer the cash.

cc: ponpon( I can send dollars in case you don't naira via payoneer or PayPal)
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ladson: 9:18am On Dec 02, 2017
pronto543:


Hello, please send me the power prep 2 plus. My exam date is Dec 30th. My email address: boladeoladipo543@gmail.com
mine is oladipobolaji77@yahoo.com
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CFAMadeEasy: 9:23am On Dec 02, 2017
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Parolz1: 9:53am On Dec 02, 2017
Good day great sages, please a kind-hearted fellow should forward me d powerprep 2 software. D 1 i have on my system doesn't work... Muchas gracias... Odinakaparolz@gmail.com...
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 10:03am On Dec 02, 2017
Scholastica16:


Your question is not dumb.

The school will accept your scores etc but will not treat you as a priority deadline applicant. Some schools are more accomodating and will treat you as one if you have paid app fee and submitted the app (even if you are still waiting for GRE and TOEFL). However, some others will not and only deem you early if all the test scores and app fee have been submitted on or before that deadline. So contact your school's grad coord to know which one the school falls under.

Yes, precisely some do but it is hard and competitive. I know Cleveland state sponsored some M.S fall 2017 EE applicants so there is that. I know UA Fayetteville sponsored 1 or 2 M.S applicants even on NL but not for EE. I know LSU and Wyoming funded some M.S candidates as well. I know the top schools barely fund for M.S apart from MIT and the other top 50s could, but it is uber-competitive.

If you really want that M.S funding, you may need to set your gaze on the B-rated (between 70- 130 schools).
Thanks for your reply erudite scholar, your selflessness is worthy of emulation.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by HOYINDARMORLAR: 8:50pm On Dec 02, 2017
Greetings my people.

I finally got my AW score today.

150Q 161V 4.0AW

I also wrote TOEFL today at JKK. Does anyone knows how long it takes to get TOEFL scores?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 10:06pm On Dec 02, 2017
HOYINDARMORLAR:
Greetings my people.

I finally got my AW score today.

150Q 161V 4.0AW

I also wrote TOEFL today at JKK. Does anyone knows how long it takes to get TOEFL scores?

Congrats on the AWA.

TOEFL takes 10-14 days.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 10:08pm On Dec 02, 2017
tizentos:
Good morning,

I tried sending my scores this morning and discovered that ETS does not accept MasterCard for tests written in Nigeria. Please who can help me make the payment so I will transfer the cash.

cc: ponpon( I can send dollars in case you don't naira via payoneer or PayPal)

MasterCard via PayPal I meant to say.

But ponpon's offer is way better. Endeavor to use it if available.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 12:19am On Dec 03, 2017
tizentos:
Good morning,

I tried sending my scores this morning and discovered that ETS does not accept MasterCard for tests written in Nigeria. Please who can help me make the payment so I will transfer the cash.

cc: ponpon( I can send dollars in case you don't naira via payoneer or PayPal)
send email not pm me Patrick.jimoh60@gmail.com
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ifecrown: 11:14am On Dec 03, 2017
Good morning House,

I had my GRE exam on Friday and the outcome was very saddening for me. V 154 Q 154.
my proposed course of study Is Msc Electrical engineering. two major things affected me, I didn't have enough study time cos of my hectic work schedule and also while writing the exam (during Quants) I was pressed and needed to ease myself so I just rushed through the second Quants part.
I Suspect that should be my dragdown for the Quants.
with the below profile I don't know if there is any hope for me or I should retake the exam.

CGPA 4.07
Institutions that I sent my scores to.
University of Colorado Denver
Texas tech university
Lakehead University(Canada)
University of British Columbia(Canada)

Though I'm beginning to consider other countries where it's only IELTS/TOEFL combined with other normal requirements will be the criteria.
ELders, Advice is needed.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tizentos: 12:07pm On Dec 03, 2017
Scholastica16:

MasterCard via PayPal I meant to say.
But ponpon's offer is way better. Endeavor to use it if available.
Yeah, I later figured it out. MasterCard via PayPal solved it

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tizentos: 12:09pm On Dec 03, 2017
ponpon:
send email not pm me Patrick.jimoh60@gmail.com

Though have sent scores, would surely contact you for later score report. tanks boss
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 6:06pm On Dec 03, 2017
Quant Guide

Materials: Manhattan set of 8 strategy guides, Manhattan 5lb and GRE Official guide.

If you are a mathematics guru, you can skip 1 and 2.


1)I will advise you start with the 8 strategy guide, it might look simple however, the purpose of the using the book is to learn different strategies and tricks needed to ace the quant section so try and endure to finish it even if it seem boring. If you are solving any question and you noticed you have spent 1 minute and have not gotten the answer, it simply means you are not using the right strategy. Remember, GRE is not testing your mathematical prowess directly but to assess your smartness, accuracy, speed and efficiency. Take note of your weakness as you are progressing.

2) Afterwards, proceed to Manhattan 5lb. Don’t be daunted due to the size, it only contains 23 quant topics which you can finish in two weeks if you are going at a pace of two topics per day. Remember, it’s all about strategies. Watch out for your performance in your weakness noted in (1). You can also essay the advance quants questions in the book cheesy if you are targeting a perfect score and a 50% score implies you are good to go but it is not important.

3) I will highly suggest you take some practice tests e.g Power prep 1, Manhattan, Magoosh or Princeton.

4) The next step would be dependent on your weakness in the practice test. You should be able to deduce if you are lacking in some topics or your accuracy and/or speed is low.

a) If you are lacking in some topics, I will advise revising 8 strategy guides and solving questions from other mathematics prep materials like Princeton 1014 questions, Barron or Nova.

b) If your weakness is your low speed, I would suggest that you revised the 8 strategy guide because it simply means you lack strategies and tricks.

5) Wrap it up with the official guide. The chapter on mathematics review is still the best for revision. Don’t trivialize it.

6) Finish it up with Power prep 2

TIPS for acing quants

1. Be open-minded and don’t forget to insert these numbers: -1, -½, 0, ½, and 1 when solving quantitative comparison questions. There are some questions that would require you to insert a large positive or negative numbers however, you will be able to discern them with practice.

2. In your practice tests, I would advise you don’t review your answers and move to the next section even if you have some minutes left. Make it your habit and your accuracy will improve tremendously.

3. Before solving any question, the first step is to read the question and understand it, then take note of any constraint inherent in the question such as whether the parameter is an integer or not, positive or negative, whether the parameter is a square which might nullify any negative answer etc and lastly, write the parameter you are looking for in an equation form before solving to avoid error. For example, "if you are told to find how old shola would be in the next two years", you should probably write S+2 somewhere and put question mark in front of it before solving the question and after finding your S, you can then check back for the constraint and the expected answer. This tip is very helpful and would reduce error drastically.

4. The God factor.

Note: They are not sacrosanct, just my opinion.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Josh4wod: 7:48pm On Dec 03, 2017
nelem:


1. there are some eateries/shops were you can get stuffs around JKK. There is bazaar super mart just behind JKK street, there is also Sweet sensation on town planning road

2. from iyana ipaja:
a. get to oshodi, from there you can pick a bike to jkk or you can board a keke heading to anthony (n.b-they will pass sweet sensation which is coincidentally on town planning road)
b. you can get to ikeja or maryland then board anthony-palm grove-onipanu bus and then alight at town planning(where you have gt bank) then keep walking up to jkk it is after sterling bank building

3. i no know that one ooo.
hope this helps

Aamstih
You can just walk downward after getting to Antony Bus stop
It's very easy to locate
You can as well use your map after getting to Anthony Bus Stop.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Solonzo17(m): 9:42pm On Dec 03, 2017
The guru's in d house I hail oo , I wrote GRE some month ago but score is nothing to be proud of less than 290 . pls how do I ace my score am planing to write another one soon .... Am not that good at maths ......... Help
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by aamstih: 12:19am On Dec 04, 2017
Thanks

Josh4wod:


Aamstih
You can just walk downward after getting to Antony Bus stop
It's very easy to locate
You can as well use your map after getting to Anthony Bus Stop.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by thankyouJesus(m): 7:14am On Dec 04, 2017
smallsuper:
Quant Guide

Materials: Manhattan set of 8 strategy guides, Manhattan 5lb and GRE Official guide.

If you are a mathematics guru, you can skip 1 and 2.


1)I will advise you start with the 8 strategy guide, it might look simple however, the purpose of the using the book is to learn different strategies and tricks needed to ace the quant section so try and endure to finish it even if it seem boring. If you are solving any question and you noticed you have spent 1 minute and have not gotten the answer, it simply means you are not using the right strategy. Remember, GRE is not testing your mathematical prowess directly but to assess your smartness, accuracy, speed and efficiency. Take note of your weakness as you are progressing.

2) Afterwards, proceed to Manhattan 5lb. Don’t be daunted due to the size, it only contains 23 quant topics which you can finish in two weeks if you are going at a pace of two topics per day. Remember, it’s all about strategies. Watch out for your performance in your weakness noted in (1). You can also essay the advance quants questions in the book cheesy if you are targeting a perfect score and a 50% score implies you are good to go but it is not important.

3) I will highly suggest you take some practice tests e.g Power prep 1, Manhattan, Magoosh or Princeton.

4) The next step would be dependent on your weakness in the practice test. You should be able to deduce if you are lacking in some topics or your accuracy and/or speed is low.

a) If you are lacking in some topics, I will advise revising 8 strategy guides and solving questions from other mathematics prep materials like Princeton 1014 questions, Barron or Nova.

b) If your weakness is your low speed, I would suggest that you revised the 8 strategy guide because it simply means you lack strategies and tricks.

5) Wrap it up with the official guide. The chapter on mathematics review is still the best for revision. Don’t trivialize it.

6) Finish it up with Power prep 2

TIPS for acing quants

1. Be open-minded and don’t forget to insert these numbers: -1, -½, 0, ½, and 1 when solving quantitative comparison questions. There are some questions that would require you to insert a large positive or negative numbers however, you will be able to discern them with practice.

2. In your practice tests, I would advise you don’t review your answers and move to the next section even if you have some minutes left. Make it your habit and your accuracy will improve tremendously.

3. Before solving any question, the first step is to read the question and understand it, then take note of any constraint inherent in the question such as whether the parameter is an integer or not, positive or negative, whether the parameter is a square which might nullify any negative answer etc and lastly, write the parameter you are looking for in an equation form before solving to avoid error. For example, "if you are told to find how old shola would be in the next two years", you should probably write S+2 somewhere and put question mark in front of it before solving the question and after finding your S, you can then check back for the constraint and the expected answer. This tip is very helpful and would reduce error drastically.

4. The God factor.

Note: They are not sacrosanct, just my opinion.

Good morning sir
Please what would advice for a subject base test (Mathematics to be precise)? I'm finding it difficult to come across any useful information.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by lolokike: 11:36am On Dec 04, 2017
Hello guys, please i am currently preparing for my GRE.

Please does any one has access to magoosh premium account. please kindly share login and password with this email lolokike2@gmail.com

Please i would appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance.


Also please which of the materials are best for preparing for verbal??
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by aamstih: 6:16pm On Dec 04, 2017
Hi guys, It’s necessary I give back to this family in order for prospective test takers to glean one or two salient points.

I ‘Gave’ the GRE on the 1st of Dec at JKK (Q156 V150) VQVQV

From what I saw I think the Manhattan series is enough for quants depending on your quants foundation, if you’ve got more time endeavour to go through the Magoosh videos as it aids with smart strategies. Fall in love with some necessary topics like geometry and Data Interpretation, probability, algebra etc.

As regards Verbal, I think for those of us that attended backyard schools the only part of the GRE that remains and would be of great use would be the vocabs… You would remain thankful for GRE when you read books/ articles and you come across words like furtive and exculpating. The vocabs that I encountered were very basic, the ‘arcane’ vocabs that I saw there were abstruse, qualify and idyll .

The reading comprehension I met were mostly the ‘infer’ questions type and I started thinking of when the nearest available date would be in-order for me to retake. The RCS were inundated with Michelangelo and planetary bodies embarassed. Practice and LOVE Rc's

And the last and the devil… Please don’t joke with AWA as AWA might decide to joke with you. I thought I could do what is required for AWA using some hours to the exams… I crammed magoosh’s and crunchprep template, it was time to commence AWA I went blank, that was where I lost composure for the exams and started thinking about deadlines since it was obvious I have disgraced myself, I couldn’t regain my composure throughout the exams, I accepted defeat too early cry cry.

It actually pains when you know you can do better. As for all those that have ever contributed positively on this thread, thanks so much❤️… My bosses them (you know yourselves cool), keep up the good work.

I didnt write this much on AWA though.... lolz

#Fall2018

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 8:47pm On Dec 04, 2017
Don't know much about the GRE subject exam.
thankyouJesus:

Good morning sir
Please what would advice for a subject base test (Mathematics to be precise)? I'm finding it difficult to come across any useful information.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Toks07: 10:13pm On Dec 04, 2017
Scholastica16:


It is an algorithm that works randomly. My first GRE I had 3 Qs and in my 2nd, I had 3 Vs.

I am an engineering grad.

Good day Mr scholastica. Thank you for the great job you are doing. I noticed a lot of information on engineering and other courses. I will really appreciate it if i could get information on schools in the USA and Canada on masters and PhD in the medical line. Am working on writing the GRE in February. Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by babiepraiz(f): 10:18pm On Dec 04, 2017
kaima2015:
@sir Riddy...thanks very much for doing a great job on this forum....more kudos......for 4 pointers...it is strongly advised (as mentioned by sir Riddy) that you apply for the PhD route (which is normally 5 years) and only (IMO) apply to schools that can fully fund your PhD programs .....top schools can....and try to ACE the GRE....there are very good materials that can help...also join some GRE forums and look at testimonies of those that aced the exam (these indians and chinese sef!)...and learn what they did and did not good.....wishing you all the very best!

Okay *panting* *pauses and drinks chilled water* from page 0 to 101 am making progress.
Seen lots of sites read many experiences that have touched my heart...
Sirriddy danjaninja Pennstate femi321, ponpon mrjojo, happyday and so many wonderful people that am sure are already really busy with masters....

Ok ghost mode activated still have about 219 pages to go... Isokayyy...

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tizentos: 2:51am On Dec 05, 2017
H guys, please what does it mean if a prof replies with this message in the image below. Is it a green light or what? my head is not booting at all.

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 7:55am On Dec 05, 2017
tizentos:
H guys, please what does it mean if a prof replies with this message in the image below. Is it a green light or what? my head is not booting at all.
can we see a screenshot of what you sent to him
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Suresh426: 4:05pm On Dec 05, 2017
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Dancingpotato(f): 4:22pm On Dec 05, 2017
My score is currently at 150-150 each and I have few weeks. How can I improve pls
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by thankyouJesus(m): 5:51pm On Dec 05, 2017
smallsuper:
Don't know much about the GRE subject exam.
Okay.... Thank you for the swift response sir.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by abimbolar: 10:23pm On Dec 05, 2017
Dancingpotato:
My score is currently at 150-150 each and I have few weeks. How can I improve pls

Magoosh videos for verbal
Manhattan for quants

Wish I perfected my quants strategies and didn't end up making silly mistakes/errors.

Also watch out for the timer, the 35 mins in Q is lik 15 mins if you lose guard.

#lessonlearnt

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tizentos: 5:14am On Dec 06, 2017
EZEIGBO1OFIMO:
can we see a screenshot of what you sent to him

I sent the quick mail with the subject "Interested Research Student".

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by nelem: 8:10am On Dec 06, 2017
Dancingpotato:
hello good ppl, I tried booking for a GRE and unfortunately Lagos is not available till February. do I need to mail my prof of interest about this or what can I do. i dont want to go abuja or jos

hello madame. if its not too late, Lagos dates are currently available now (December to January). all the best

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 9:29am On Dec 06, 2017
nelem:


hello madame. if its not too late, Lagos dates are currently available now (December to January). all the best
Oh that's good news.

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