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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 9:54pm On Aug 23, 2018
hello good people in the house, pls am having a serious problem right now. my GRE is due in October and unfortunately for me my laptop which contained all the GRE docs crashed, pls I need help on how to get the hard copy... whoever have GRE hard-copy should pls borrow me, am willing to buy it as well
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 5:56am On Aug 24, 2018
bayocanny:
hello good people in the house, pls am having a serious problem right now. my GRE is due in October and unfortunately for me my laptop which contained all the GRE docs crashed, pls I need help on how to get the hard copy... whoever have GRE hard-copy should pls borrow me, am willing to buy it as well
Hello. Why not try to resolve the issue of your crashed system. Send me a pm let's solve whatever problem it had together.

As for buying, if you're in Lagos, there are a couple of bookshops at Yaba but I'm not sure of the amount of the textbooks.

There's also someone here who printed the whole textbooks in paper in a school (because printing is cheaper in. a school environment. Walk into anywhere at Yabatech or Unilag and get it done at a cheaper price.

Good luck in your GRE, all the best.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 7:12am On Aug 24, 2018
omofola93:
Hello everyone. I have my gre slated for Oct 11 and I really need to know the best books and strategies to prepare for the quant section as mathematics has never been my thing. I have the Manhattan 8,5lb, nova gre Bible, Barron and almost every other materials. I'm just not certain of which of the books would be the best to prepare with.
Thanks in anticipation of an enlightening reply.
bro my exam is October 11 as well
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 7:18am On Aug 24, 2018
Olalekank:

Hello. Why not try to resolve the issue of your crashed system. Send me a pm let's solve whatever problem it had together.

As for buying, if you're in Lagos, there are a couple of bookshops at Yaba but I'm not sure of the amount of the textbooks.

There's also someone here who printed the whole textbooks in paper in a school (because printing is cheaper in. a school environment. Walk into anywhere at Yabatech or Unilag and get it done at a cheaper price.

Good luck in your GRE, all the best.
thanks for the swift response, I really appreciate your kindness.. I'm in Ibadan, can you pls connect me with that particular person that has the printed copy.
check your email have sent you a pm
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 7:28am On Aug 24, 2018
ponpon:
45, 40 send a mail Patrick.jimoh60@gmail.com
bro pardon my ignorance, is 45k the actual fee for GRE or it was subsidized to that amount?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 7:39am On Aug 24, 2018
Spotlighte:
Gosh! Finally got to the page 396 of this thread and boy, am I glad I did?

I looked back at the two questions I asked here and it's hard not to feel embarrassed. I mean, all of the answers were just lying everywhere on the thread. grin

I literally feel like I know most of you already by following your stories from the days of your GRE and TOEFL, your test days, expectations, disappointments, your acceptance in various schools, visa interviews and how you're coping in the country of study. Like I already said, I am very glad for the experience.

I am writing the GRE in October, and I haven't read jack. I will start classes on Monday that'll run six weeks for the GRE and four weeks for the TOEFL (all done together). I already went through the materials I got from B.Y Mafit and I don't know how to feel - confused? scared? worried? I don't know.

Please, I need as much encouragement as possible. If there are other people who are applying for Fall 2019 who haven't written the GRE yet, please say something as I'd need as much motivation as possible. In fact, let's motivate each other.

My profile:
Undergraduate GPA: 4.11/5
Course studied: Mass Communication
Intended course for Fall 2019: Advertising
GRE: -
TOEFL: -


I can't wait to give my testimony on here also.

P.S. If there is anyone going for an Advertising course in any US school, please holler. I'm yet to see anybody who is currently studying or wants to study Adverstising in the US (both here and the USA visa thread). All I see are tons of STEM courses and few communication courses.
lol you're also here, have you write the GRE, in case you jam any school that offer funding for their communication program, kindly notify me.
I will hint you if I come across advertising funding grin
Spotlighte:
Gosh! Finally got to the page 396 of this thread and boy, am I glad I did?

I looked back at the two questions I asked here and it's hard not to feel embarrassed. I mean, all of the answers were just lying everywhere on the thread. grin

I literally feel like I know most of you already by following your stories from the days of your GRE and TOEFL, your test days, expectations, disappointments, your acceptance in various schools, visa interviews and how you're coping in the country of study. Like I already said, I am very glad for the experience.

I am writing the GRE in October, and I haven't read jack. I will start classes on Monday that'll run six weeks for the GRE and four weeks for the TOEFL (all done together). I already went through the materials I got from B.Y Mafit and I don't know how to feel - confused? scared? worried? I don't know.

Please, I need as much encouragement as possible. If there are other people who are applying for Fall 2019 who haven't written the GRE yet, please say something as I'd need as much motivation as possible. In fact, let's motivate each other.

My profile:
Undergraduate GPA: 4.11/5
Course studied: Mass Communication
Intended course for Fall 2019: Advertising
GRE: -
TOEFL: -


I can't wait to give my testimony on here also.

P.S. If there is anyone going for an Advertising course in any US school, please holler. I'm yet to see anybody who is currently studying or wants to study Adverstising in the US (both here and the USA visa thread). All I see are tons of STEM courses and few communication courses.
lol you're also here, have you write the GRE, in case you jam any school that offer funding for their communication program, kindly notify me.
I will hint you if I come across advertising funding
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 8:14am On Aug 24, 2018
bayocanny:

lol you're also here, have you write the GRE, in case you jam any school that offer funding for their communication program, kindly notify me.
I will hint you if I come across advertising funding grin
lol you're also here, have you write the GRE, in case you jam any school that offer funding for their communication program, kindly notify me.
I will hint you if I come across advertising funding
I'm here o grin grin

Sure, I will tell you if I find any.
How are you handling GRE?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 8:24am On Aug 24, 2018
Spotlighte:

I'm here o grin grin

Sure, I will tell you if I find any.
How are you handling GRE?
I'm in a dilemma right now, my laptop which contained GRE material crashed yesterday... dunno if you have the hard-copy.
help me bro.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Schrodinger1(m): 9:39am On Aug 24, 2018
Morning Savants. Good job for keeping this thread alive since 2016. My GRE is in few days time (10). I need advice with regards to reporting scores. The plan is to send scores to good (safe) schools that wont request for hard copy transcripts before deciding one's admission status. Schools that'll make do with soft copy (official) first. Hard copy is around 25k in My school

However, the here's what i've got down.

TAMU College Station
The University of Texas at Austin
USC vertibi
OregonTech.
UMass Lowell
UMaryland College Park..

Erudites in Diaspora, pls help evaluate. @Time2smile,
Happyday, SirRiddy, Ponpon, scholastica16, Qouran & everybody with info.

The first 3 schools are for Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc)
The last 3 are Renewable Energy Engineering Ph.D

B.Sc Elect/Elect (3.38/4.0)WES
National Diploma-Elect/Elect (3.63/4.0)

Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by hulk616: 11:42am On Aug 24, 2018
This GRE is toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard!!!!!! cry[code][/code]
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Anfieldboss: 2:26pm On Aug 24, 2018
Schrodinger1:
Morning Savants. Good job for keeping this thread alive since 2016. My GRE is in few days time (10). I need advice with regards to reporting scores. The plan is to send scores to good (safe) schools that wont request for hard copy transcripts before deciding one's admission status. Schools that'll make do with soft copy (official) first. Hard copy is around 25k in My school

However, the here's what i've got down.

TAMU College Station
The University of Texas at Austin
USC vertibi
OregonTech.
UMass Lowell
UMaryland College Park..

Erudites in Diaspora, pls help evaluate. @Time2smile,
Happyday, SirRiddy, Ponpon, scholastica16, Qouran & everybody with info.

The first 3 schools are for Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc)
The last 3 are Renewable Energy Engineering Ph.D

B.Sc Elect/Elect (3.38/4.0)WES
National Diploma-Elect/Elect (3.63/4.0)

Thanks.


Are u sure Oregon Tech offers PhD in Renewable Energy Engineering? I checked their website and couldn't find anything like that. I was actually admitted for their MS program in 2016, but I couldn't go because of financial constraints.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 3:43pm On Aug 24, 2018
bayocanny:

I'm in a dilemma right now, my laptop which contained GRE material crashed yesterday... dunno if you have the hard-copy.
help me bro.

I'm very sorry about your laptop.

The only hard copy I have is Kaplan's and it's quite a lot.

How about you borrow a laptop or fix the laptop?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 3:45pm On Aug 24, 2018
hulk616:
This GRE is toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard!!!!!! cry[code][/code]

This is making my head pain me.

Please share your experience if you've written it yet?

I am really struggling with the quant section, and it's killing me.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 3:59pm On Aug 24, 2018
Schrodinger1,let me be honest with you. You need to check your choice of schools again. The first three are extremely competitive. Even with perfect GRE scores nothing is guaranteed. Those are the best schools in the land for Petroleum Engineering. Try Texas Tech ,LSU and Oklahoma also. They are a bit less competitive.

Make sure the other three accept direct PhD. Also check for funding opportunities. All the best.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 4:00pm On Aug 24, 2018
Schrodinger1:


TAMU College Station
The University of Texas at Austin
USC vertibi
OregonTech.
UMass Lowell
UMaryland College Park..

I don't know about other schools but UT Austin only requests the official transcript from your school after you have been admitted to the programme. So, basically you can submit the copy you have with you while filling in your application.

About funding, I also don't know about your department but most departments there fund the PhD students for three years while they are left to fund their last year(s) themselves.

How is your application coming? Most application deadlines for UT Austin is December 1.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 4:05pm On Aug 24, 2018
Relax.
The GRE is basic mathematics. Convince yourself that it is Not hard but tricky.

Aim to avoid the slips and pitfall. Take a lot of practice tests. You will be fine.


Spotlighte:


This is making my head pain me.

Please share your experience if you've written it yet?

I am really struggling with the quant section, and it's killing me.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 4:26pm On Aug 24, 2018
Hello Guys. I guess everyone has settled in ? For those still trying to getting admission and funding, don't give up. Those of us who have benefited from here will do our best in helping others too.

By the way,I did change my school to Stanford. Remember the guy I was always mailing at Stanford? He was able to get funding for me as one of his prospective students left for Cambridge in the UK. So I'm super elated and glad. Though I wasted some money processing stuff to go to TAMU, I'm optimistic going to Stanford is worth it.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 4:39pm On Aug 24, 2018
Quoran:
Relax.
The GRE is basic mathematics. Convince yourself that it is Not hard but tricky.

Aim to avoid the slips and pitfall. Take a lot of practice tests. You will be fine.


Thank you Quoran.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Spotlighte: 4:40pm On Aug 24, 2018
Quoran:
Hello Guys. I guess everyone has settled in ? For those still trying to getting admission and funding, don't give up. Those of us who have benefited from here will do our best in helping others too.

By the way,I did change my school to Stanford. Remember the guy I was always mailing at Stanford? He was able to get funding for me as one of his prospective students left for Cambridge in the UK. So I'm super elated and glad. Though I wasted some money processing stuff to go to TAMU, I'm optimistic going to Stanford is worth it.

Whoop Whoop! Congratulations!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 5:35pm On Aug 24, 2018
Spotlighte:


I'm very sorry about your laptop.

The only hard copy I have is Kaplan's and it's quite a lot.

How about you borrow a laptop or fix the laptop?
oh OK, it would have been easier if am still in school I would have borrow a laptop but am no longer in school, however, have took the laptop to an engineer today hopefully he fix it soon or else GRE will conquer me lol.. thanks alot.
check university of Oregon they have Advertising.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 7:43pm On Aug 24, 2018
Quoran:
Hello Guys. I guess everyone has settled in ? For those still trying to getting admission and funding, don't give up. Those of us who have benefited from here will do our best in helping others too.

By the way,I did change my school to Stanford. Remember the guy I was always mailing at Stanford? He was able to get funding for me as one of his prospective students left for Cambridge in the UK. So I'm super elated and glad. Though I wasted some money processing stuff to go to TAMU, I'm optimistic going to Stanford is worth it.

Congrats bro!!!
Did you gain admission into Stanford before now?

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by hulk616: 8:50pm On Aug 24, 2018
This GRE is toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard . Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!! Son of David!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wasted money ooooo
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 8:51pm On Aug 24, 2018
No, I have been speaking with the Professor for a very long time now. He had limited spaces in his lab. Fortunately, one student dropped (Dude got a GATES Cambridge scholarship) and he offered me the space after I had got my visa for another school.
He did assist me with switching on getting to the USA.

Admission in Stanford is attached to Funding. No funding from Professors or fellowship,no Admission.
Olalekank:


Congrats bro!!!
Did you gain admission into Stanford before now?

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 8:58pm On Aug 24, 2018
Quoran:
No, I have been speaking with the Professor for a very long time now. He had limited spaces in his lab. Fortunately, one student dropped (Dude got a GATES Cambridge scholarship) and he offered me the space after I had got my visa for another school.
He did assist me with switching on getting to the USA.

Admission in Stanford is attached to Funding. No funding from Professors or fellowship,no Admission.
Bro, congrats. Everyone knows that Stanford is prestigious. I'm just so overjoyed for you.

Bro, apart from nl contacting, how else can I contact you? I'd send you a pm. I'd like to get some info from you.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 10:00pm On Aug 24, 2018
Quoran:
Hello Guys. I guess everyone has settled in ? For those still trying to getting admission and funding, don't give up. Those of us who have benefited from here will do our best in helping others too.

By the way,I did change my school to Stanford. Remember the guy I was always mailing at Stanford? He was able to get funding for me as one of his prospective students left for Cambridge in the UK. So I'm super elated and glad. Though I wasted some money processing stuff to go to TAMU, I'm optimistic going to Stanford is worth it.


Congrats!!!! Have a blast at Stanford.

I am happy for you. Stanford is very prestigious. Finish your degree and start making cool money in Silicon Valley lol grin grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 1:33am On Aug 25, 2018
Quoran the legend. You are proof that helping others open doors, opens doors for you in return. The rest of you guys on here should take note and be as considerate as possible when chanced.

I will respond to my mentions soon. Fall semester is running at dizzying speed.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:49am On Aug 25, 2018
Schrodinger1:
Morning Savants. Good job for keeping this thread alive since 2016. My GRE is in few days time (10). I need advice with regards to reporting scores. The plan is to send scores to good (safe) schools that wont request for hard copy transcripts before deciding one's admission status. Schools that'll make do with soft copy (official) first. Hard copy is around 25k in My school

However, the here's what i've got down.

TAMU College Station
The University of Texas at Austin
USC vertibi
OregonTech.
UMass Lowell
UMaryland College Park..

Erudites in Diaspora, pls help evaluate. @Time2smile,
Happyday, SirRiddy, Ponpon, scholastica16, Qouran & everybody with info.

The first 3 schools are for Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc)
The last 3 are Renewable Energy Engineering Ph.D

B.Sc Elect/Elect (3.38/4.0)WES
National Diploma-Elect/Elect (3.63/4.0)

Thanks.


I will continue to announce the difficulties involved in getting MSc funding. So you might want to be careful when making MSc only apps in that regard. If you are applying for a direct PhD in any school, try as much as you may to communicate with a member of faculty as well.

Generally, your profile is decent but the competition is stiffening. Still dig deeper for moderate schools in your proposed field.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:53am On Aug 25, 2018
eastafro:

I'm confused ,you saying us visa is easier to than Canadian study permit ? do you have any data to substantiate this ?
for some reason I thought Canadian study permit was easier and us visa is hard ( relatively ) .
to the contrary ,admission to us schools is easier and Canadian schools are more strict and hard to get into .
just a thought though

Canadian visa takes about 4 months to process of which you are a silent appellant considering you submit documents and wait. In US, in the 4 months wait, you can try and fail say 3 or 4 times. US schools are hard to gain admission into for MSc, PhD and undergraduate programs. M.Eng and professional degrees however are not that difficult owning to relaxed admission policies.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:54am On Aug 25, 2018
Houston17:
Recently, a friend told me about funding in US university for international students which I was ignorant about, though I have been searching for such for a while now. Missed out on African Institute for Mathematical Science last year, re-applied this year and not gotten any response yet. To cut the long story short, I just need advice on how to go about schools I can pick and some other tangible information that would be beneficial.

CGPA : 4.56/5.0
Degree: BSc
Course: Mathematics
Thesis: Semi-analytic Solution of Magnetohydrodynamic Flow of a Third Grade Fluid through a Porous Medium( My supervisor promised to publish it as a local journal but I doubt if he did cos it's like 2yrs now)
My research interest is Financial Mathematics..
Pls I need help on schools to look out for, when would be advisable to take GRE and all

Cc: time2smile, scholastica16, quoran et al..

It will be advisable to take and ace the GRE.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:55am On Aug 25, 2018
calculator123:

Thanks for the breakdown..
Man pikin go hold approximately N1.4M for this process be that oh...
Thanks once again

You won't spend the money once plus you factored certain aspects more than once. For e.g, you considered applying for a visa 3 times.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 2:59am On Aug 25, 2018
Soluadebayo:
Hello guys, glad to have come across this page, you guys are doing an excellent job.

I'm an undergraduate student, engineering, 400l, hopefully graduating next year. I'm on 4.7+. I'm planning to take GRE Oct, in fact I'm registering with BY Mafit today. But seriously I don't know if I'm taking steps in the right direction, like am I not being too forward? What are your advice people? I'm looking at going for a direct PhD US/Canada.

Register now, and write the GRE when your brain is still hot. I know some schools say they prefer a recent GRE but just see it as a blanket statement. It hardly matters. Starting early will give you an edge over other applicants especially international students. You are not being too forward.

As far as education is concerned and funding, US over Canada.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by elevatedmind: 3:18am On Aug 25, 2018
Quoran:
Hello Guys. I guess everyone has settled in ? For those still trying to getting admission and funding, don't give up. Those of us who have benefited from here will do our best in helping others too.

By the way,I did change my school to Stanford. Remember the guy I was always mailing at Stanford? He was able to get funding for me as one of his prospective students left for Cambridge in the UK. So I'm super elated and glad. Though I wasted some money processing stuff to go to TAMU, I'm optimistic going to Stanford is worth it.


Stanford is huge. Congrats Boss

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