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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smoothblaise(m): 12:47am On Jan 05
Thanks bro
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Simon33: 1:07am On Jan 05
Smallsuper abeg send me power prep 2 plus. email:dimsimon2008@yahoo.com
Or can anyone send me the link please. Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by toluene1234: 2:59am On Jan 05
Hello house.

Please I need materials to prepare adequately for my GRE in April for Fall admission.
I will also appreciate sample test questions to be familiar with how it is on an examination situation.

Please help a brother .

Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by starkwood: 3:48am On Jan 05
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 7:41am On Jan 05
Done!

starkwood:
@smallsuper pls kindly send me Powerprep Plus as well......eniolady@hotmail.com...thanks in anticipation.
eniolady@hotmail.com.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 7:42am On Jan 05
Done!
Simon33:
Smallsuper abeg send me power prep 2 plus. email:dimsimon2008@yahoo.com
Or can anyone send me the link please. Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 12:07pm On Jan 05
Anybody with IELTS Band 10 materials should please forward them to akinpeluakorede@yahoo.com or Pm me. Please it's urgent.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by PHUMEELAYO(f): 12:48pm On Jan 05
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Simon33: 12:51pm On Jan 05
Thanks Small super. Please are there any other materials you can send me. I did the GRE twice and still scored very low. My best score was 150 quantitative and 142 verbal. I downloaded magoosh videos but I understand if I don't have the right materials I might not do much if I retake. My Cgpa is 3.66 on a 4.0 scale. I graduated in 2009 that's why I'm a bit rusty. I know I can score high. I finished from UI.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Simon33: 12:55pm On Jan 05
Hello phumelayo. I'm interested. How was your exam. Did the materials give you good results. My email is dimsimon2008@yahoo.com. GRE has dealt with me o
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Simon33: 1:21pm On Jan 05
Its good to know this platform exist.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Simon33: 2:58pm On Jan 05
Hello
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 3:37pm On Jan 05
Pm me. I also believe you can do much better.
Simon33:
Thanks Small super. Please are there any other materials you can send me. I did the GRE twice and still scored very low. My best score was 150 quantitative and 142 verbal. I downloaded magoosh videos but I understand if I don't have the right materials I might not do much if I retake. My Cgpa is 3.66 on a 4.0 scale. I graduated in 2009 that's why I'm a bit rusty. I know I can score high. I finished from UI.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tobbie247(m): 4:18pm On Jan 05
PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?

how was it? smiley I'm planning to write soon.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jelmusboy(m): 7:48pm On Jan 05
I'm interested. Help my hustle, send to jelmusboy@yahoo.com

PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by SenseiVoyles: 8:47pm On Jan 05
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by PHUMEELAYO(f): 8:57pm On Jan 05
Oooook....... It got complicated rather quick. I don't really know how the access works, don't know if it can be accessed by multiple persons simultaneously.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by PHUMEELAYO(f): 9:02pm On Jan 05
I studied intensively for a month (8hrs/day). Made use of Manhattan series and Gruber and the free powerprep.
The test itself was surprisingly easy but I had a hard time with time�, especially with the Quant section. But all in all, it turned out good.

tobbie247:


how was it? smiley I'm planning to write soon.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Simon33: 9:06pm On Jan 05
PHUMEELAYO:
Oooook....... It got complicated rather quick. I don't really know how the access works, don't know if it can be accessed by multiple persons simultaneously.


Hi. Please hope you got the score you desired
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by cooldude23(m): 9:47pm On Jan 05
Pls kindly share with me.......... sundayoneluv@yahoo.co.uk ....... Thanks
PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 8:50am On Jan 06
PHUMEELAYO:
I studied intensively for a month (8hrs/day). Made use of Manhattan series and Gruber and the free powerprep.
The test itself was surprisingly easy but I had a hard time with time�, especially with the Quant section. But all in all, it turned out good.


Congratulations for the success of the GRE exam. I very sure you swot up on the general strategies of answering GRE questions to find both sections and the exam overall surprisingly easy.

Could you please share your test day experience with peeps here so we could be better prepared mentally and technically to ace the exam as you have done.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Johnsilva(m): 10:33am On Jan 06
Please Phumeelayo i need the magoosh premium one month access and the manhattan series, pls help. my email is silvaworld@yahoo.com
Thank you and God bless.

PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by PHUMEELAYO(f): 10:58am On Jan 06
I can't really comment on the specifics of the test, there's a voice prompt at the beginning where you have to swear an oath not to divulge any info about the nature of the test.

Well the verbal section wasn't easy at all but English has always been a strong point for me (got a 9 on my IELTS). I attended to the reasoning questions and then the reading comprehension. The passages were longer and more complex than I expected for just a few questions.

I was in luck with the Quant section but time wasn't on anyone's side. The main strategy I used was answering the easy questions within the first 10mins, just skipping all the hard ones and using the remainder time to tackle them.



pronto543:


Congratulations for the success of the GRE exam. I very sure you swot up on the general strategies of answering GRE questions to find both sections and the exam overall surprisingly easy.

Could you please share your test day experience with peeps here so we could be better prepared mentally and technically to ace the exam as you have done.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by lilreese: 2:01pm On Jan 06
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kassidy4luv(m): 5:26pm On Jan 06
PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?

Yeah am interested.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by elevatedmind: 6:31pm On Jan 06
PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?


Pls, I am interested
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MLDrima: 7:21pm On Jan 06
I have taken my GRE, but my result isn't encouraging. Sincerely I don't have anything to say to prospective test takers. everything have been said here, you just have to use your prepping time wisely, know your weaknesses and address them before the test day and take as many full length practice as you can.

With my score am now confused on the way forward. I don't want to spend the little money I have saved applying to schools and get rejected at last, better I use the money to register for another GRE. But that will lead my application to next year. something that I don't want. But if that is the wise thing to do. then I have no choice I will go for it.

My profile is:

Q-158
V- 150

Cgpa- 4.21/5.0
Undergraduate: PE

TOEFL: coming up 03 February

Applying for: PE, M Sc

Considering my score, I have sent the score to the following schools:

University of Houston
LSU
Missouri US&T
University of Louisiana Lafayette

Cc:
Scholastics 16
Time2smile
Paulbets
Happy day
OluDanre01
All d seniors

Your advice will strongly be appreciated.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by athorello(m): 9:21pm On Jan 06
I can't still fathom the why Nigerian university lecturers won't complete a simple online recommendation asap. Always giving funny excuses and one is against deadlines. Phewwww cry
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 9:31pm On Jan 06
MLDrima:
I have taken my GRE, but my result isn't encouraging. Sincerely I don't have anything to say to prospective test takers. everything have been said here, you just have to use your prepping time wisely, know your weaknesses and address them before the test day and take as many full length practice as you can.

With my score am now confused on the way forward. I don't want to spend the little money I have saved applying to schools and get rejected at last, better I use the money to register for another GRE. But that will lead my application to next year. something that I don't want. But if that is the wise thing to do. then I have no choice I will go for it.

My profile is:

Q-158
V- 150

Cgpa- 4.21/5.0
Undergraduate: PE

TOEFL: coming up 03 February

Applying for: PE, M Sc

Considering my score, I have sent the score to the following schools:

University of Houston
LSU
Missouri US&T
University of Louisiana Lafayette

Cc:
Scholastics 16
Time2smile
Paulbets
Happy day
OluDanre01
All d seniors

Your advice will strongly be appreciated.

I don't think an overall score of 308 is bad. Although, clocking 161 (roughly 80th percentile) in Quants would have bolstered your chances of admit.

I would advice you to apply but focus on making your SOP top-notch. You need to make the first paragraph catchy and captivating to the adcom. Another aspect is your referee but I can not guarantee you would get a very powerful recommendation from a Nigerian lecturer/professor. They just don't seem to be effusive and specific in their assessment. A bland recommendation would further reduce your chances. I would suggest you google up the specific requirement for reference for each school. Some schools honour reference letters from your boss at work (professional) or a mentor that can vouch about your ability to excel in graduate studies.

Also, if you haven't published any paper before please do, it speaks volume about your research experience. I have no idea how rich your esearch experience is. If you have any relevant work or research experience just focus on it in ur SOP and CV.

Lastly, take time to work on your CV. You can google sample of academic CV. Don't forget to include relevant research experience under its section as well as extracurricular activities.

If you haven't contacted POI then start right away. Send them a short introductory mail and an an attachment of your application materials. Merge all your documents into a single PDF file and your name_M.sc docs as title.

Why not apply for M.sc/PhD route. It's far more difficult getting funding for M.Sc than PhD especially in Houston. They have intimidating admission requirement for Environmental Engineering so I can imagine that of PE. I wish you all the best.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 9:39pm On Jan 06
athorello:
I can't still fathom the why Nigerian university lecturers won't complete a simple online recommendation asap. Always giving funny excuses and one is against deadlines. Phewwww cry

I feel your pain bro. This is one of the reason I'm not applying for Fall 2018 but Spring 2019. I know getting a well written recommendation within the next 3 weeks from any Nigerian lecturer talk less of Prof is a daunting task.

If you are living in the university town you graduated from then go to those lecturers with your laptop and modem. You could even prepare a sample of the recommendation letter yourself and politely show it to them to make the whole thing quick and less-frustrating.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pronto543(m): 9:47pm On Jan 06
PHUMEELAYO:
I can't really comment on the specifics of the test, there's a voice prompt at the beginning where you have to swear an oath not to divulge any info about the nature of the test.

Well the verbal section wasn't easy at all but English has always been a strong point for me (got a 9 on my IELTS). I attended to the reasoning questions and then the reading comprehension. The passages were longer and more complex than I expected for just a few questions.

I was in luck with the Quant section but time wasn't on anyone's side. The main strategy I used was answering the easy questions within the first 10mins, just skipping all the hard ones and using the remainder time to tackle them.




Thank you so much for sharing your experience though sketchy with us. I wasn't expecting you to go into the detail of the questions anyway.

I just wanted you like other previous test takers have done here to share your experience about the day itself, setting of test venue/centre, order of the sections VQVQ et al. I did same when I wrote my TOEFL back in October in JKK. I even gave a breakdown of my scores just to enlighten others.

Thanks anyway. I intend giving GRE in early February.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 10:10pm On Jan 06
I noticed the group is dying already because its purpose has been defeated. Most eminent contributors like scholastica 16 and others are being reticent because of the evasiveness and covertness of we the new set. If I have not forgotten, people would post test experiences, results and even advice prospective test takers, an habit that is now moribund. I will suggest "Pming" should stop for now or else if only the need calls for it and all information should be post directly on the thread. I will also suggest that everyone should post their stats so as to know who to direct a particular question to, if you support this motion, like this post and if you do not, just click on share.

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