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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 8:35pm On Dec 04
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by md17: 9:41pm On Dec 04
I did not get the email. Can you send your email over?
bayocanny:
I registered my GRE with BY Mafit some weeks ago and I was told to come and pick up my free materials but am presently not in Lagos, is there anybody that can volunteer himself to pick it up on my behalf and we share the study materials.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bayocanny: 9:51pm On Dec 04
md17:
I did not get the email. Can you send your email over?
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by md17: 9:53pm On Dec 04
I sent you a mail already
bayocanny:

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by frostsc: 7:40am On Dec 05
Amahjosh:
Good day gurus in the house, wrote my first gre on Sunday but i performed poorly V146 Q150, i learnt from my mistakes and i know where i blew the whole thing. Thank God for the experience, i am planning to retake the GRE in the next 1 month time and i am aiming at 310-320 but can i used this score to apply to some schools and get funding with this abysmal score and if so which schools can i apply to for Computer Networks, I have CCNA already. I need advice but sure am taking the GRE again.

Sorry about your score. I've seen people who didn't do well and did better on the second attempt. I think it would be wise to just re write the test and see where it goes from there. I would also suggest you attend lectures as well. B.Y Mafit now gives 10 weeks lectures free and also other online prep asides the magoosh, so, I believe if you harness all these, you should come out tops. If you work, there are weekend lectures as well. As I always advise, while there, interact with other students and put your cards on the table. There's so much you can learn from others doing the same thing as you.



What's your CGPA? All the best.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by frostsc: 7:54am On Dec 05
Olalekank:


Great experiences bro! Wishing you the very best in your endeavor and I'm glad you finally found your feet.
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by amofum(m): 9:03am On Dec 05
Interested management students can check this.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 4:34pm On Dec 05
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Kind regards
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Obyknow(m): 11:54pm On Dec 05
Any applicant to North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University for Fall 2019 here?
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by readtech(m): 7:05am On Dec 06
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mrcodebreaker: 9:25am On Dec 06
Guys after scoring poorly in my last exam I have decided to rewrite the gre again on the 11th. Please any tips, tricks etc in answering questions faster. My issue was time in the last one. And at the tail end I was just guessing to fill up the answer slots. For my verbal I answer my comprehensions first then go back to the beginning to continue from there for those vocab questions and it gave me time to finish. But my quants is an issue I think I was too slow to be honest this was the one that had me ticking boxes in the end.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by frostsc: 10:41am On Dec 06
mrcodebreaker:
Guys after scoring poorly in my last exam I have decided to rewrite the gre again on the 11th. Please any tips, tricks etc in answering questions faster. My issue was time in the last one. And at the tail end I was just guessing to fill up the answer slots. For my verbal I answer my comprehensions first then go back to the beginning to continue from there for those vocab questions and it gave me time to finish. But my quants is an issue I think I was too slow to be honest this was the one that had me ticking boxes in the end.

I would suggest you try your hands on more practice questions and full length practice tests. Problem many at times is that one practices piece by piece and not in a stringent simulated exam condition.

My advice would be that you go the full length at once, without any break. By the time you are on the fifth practice test, you'll begin to have an idea of where you should be at what time and you'll develop an internal clock of sorts. Also, you'll begin yo see a pattern of questions you think are easy but are either time consuming or actually difficult.

Learning tricks and shortcuts are also very paramount. There are so many shortcuts I learnt from Mafit and I guess that helped.

Most of all, be true to yourself. A Yoruba adage says "Someone who is wicked knows he's wicked. He's only looking for who to tell him" grin . Many at times, we shy away from the truth, rather than face it head on. We know where we are lagging behind and where we need to improve on, but use faith to carry it. With the experience you have, you know exactly where you need to improve. Focus on these areas and don't take the GRE again, until you are 90% sure you've covered them. Full funding is no joke. See this scenario, you're supposed to pay $40,000 for something and someone says read arduously and painstakingly for 6 months and I'll give you $40,000. Won't you read? Omo we die there! See your GRE in this light and you'll be fine.

Best of luck!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 1:03pm On Dec 06
frostsc:

... A Yoruba adage says "Someone who is wicked knows he's wicked. He's only looking for who to tell him" grin ...

grin grin grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 1:08pm On Dec 06
Start from your official Gre score diagnostics, then if you don’t mind sharing your score then we could know the type of materials to ask you to start with. Some are for building basics and foundation, like McGraw hill quant book, others are for learning tricks and tips... If you are in the mid level I’ll say do Manhattan and Nova but if you’re not you need to work on basics
mrcodebreaker:
Guys after scoring poorly in my last exam I have decided to rewrite the gre again on the 11th. Please any tips, tricks etc in answering questions faster. My issue was time in the last one. And at the tail end I was just guessing to fill up the answer slots. For my verbal I answer my comprehensions first then go back to the beginning to continue from there for those vocab questions and it gave me time to finish. But my quants is an issue I think I was too slow to be honest this was the one that had me ticking boxes in the end.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by sandsone198: 11:19am On Dec 07
Hi everyone, i'm really grateful for this thread, got a lot of materials that helped me study. Wrote my GRE exam yesterday and got 304 (150Q, 154V). I was really disappointed though cos when i did the powerprep tests i got 315 & 310, so i was kinda expecting that range. I need some advice now, do i go ahead with my application using this score. i'm planning to apply for MSc Finance or MSc. Management in some Canadian Universities and my GPA is 3.35/5.00. I also have about 4+ years of working experience and i'm a chartered accountant. Guys i need to know, what are my chances? Should i go ahead with the application or rewrite the GRE. I know deadlines of some universities have already passed but i want to know my chances of getting funding or even being accepted. I plan to apply to USAS, Uleth, Brock, Carleton & Concordia. Thanks guys, i anticipate your replies.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Gospelozy(f): 12:40pm On Dec 07
Good day all. Please where can u get samples of SOP and résumé. Please don't refer me to Google.
Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by amofum(m): 12:49pm On Dec 07
Check out Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

sandsone198:
Hi everyone, i'm really grateful for this thread, got a lot of materials that helped me study. Wrote my GRE exam yesterday and got 304 (150Q, 154V). I was really disappointed though cos when i did the powerprep tests i got 315 & 310, so i was kinda expecting that range. I need some advice now, do i go ahead with my application using this score. i'm planning to apply for MSc Finance or MSc. Management in some Canadian Universities and my GPA is 3.35/5.00. I also have about 4+ years of working experience and i'm a chartered accountant. Guys i need to know, what are my chances? Should i go ahead with the application or rewrite the GRE. I know deadlines of some universities have already passed but i want to know my chances of getting funding or even being accepted. I plan to apply to USAS, Uleth, Brock, Carleton & Concordia. Thanks guys, i anticipate your replies.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by amofum(m): 12:50pm On Dec 07
Inside your head.... Dig deep, write something original and let people help you fine tune it. You'll be surprised how easy it would be to adapt it for each school.
Gospelozy:
Good day all. Please where can u get samples of SOP and résumé. Please don't refer me to Google.
Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by frostsc: 6:51pm On Dec 07
Gospelozy:
Good day all. Please where can u get samples of SOP and résumé. Please don't refer me to Google.
Thank you.

Here you go: https://www.studential.com/university/applying/UCAS-application-guide/personal-statement-examples/subjects

But before you get too excited read my Caveat grin

Caveat: Chances are many schools already have a database of these essays and plagiarism is taken as a serious issue by schools. Not only can they deny you admission, they can give you an outright ban for lifting things off the internet. Many at times they have softwares that detect essays in part or whole gotten from the internet. So many people get denied admission and they keep asking why... Some think it's their step mother that is behind their case. grin . Not really. Google worked against you!

Pros: You can read through the plethora of essays there, to get inspiration and flow, in order to develop yours.

All the best!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 5:10pm On Dec 08
Update:

>>> Profile:
PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences/Medicinal Chemistry (US)

GPA: 3.25 (WES)
MGPA: 3.4 (WES)
Research: No publications. 2+ years exp.
GRE: 311 (V159 Q152 AW4)

I was disappointed and I really considered retaking, I know I could up my quants by at least 2 points, but I decided to put forward my applications anyway. I looked at some of the methods admissions are given and see some truth in "the GRE can keep you out but can't get you in." My composite score is within range for my applications to be looked at anyway.

Prelims:
1st attempt, cold (Manhattan) V156 Q151
2nd (Princeton) V159 Q153
3rd (Kaplan) V158 Q155

Then the shocker came two days before exam day,
PowerPrep I (306) V152 Q154

I was really shaken by this and couldn't sleep. So I started using only ETS materials. I completed all questions in the GRE Verbal and Quants books. I had already completed all exercises in the 3 editions of the Official GRE guidebooks. The SEs and TCs of the verbal were my fort, routinely scoring >85% on them. I had completed all the SE and TC exercises on the 5lb book, marked all the words I didn't know only to realise that they weren't at all helpful to the ETS SEs and TCs. Manhattan SEs and TC are structured differently – always having clues and require understanding of grandiloquent words. The RCs were decent ~40-60% depending on difficulty.

For the quants, I finished 3/8 of the Manhattan guide books, all the algebra and geometry exercises on the 5lb in addition to bits from other sections. My strengths were on geometry and algebra. I didn't really practice graphs and charts exercises, I was quite slow on those but accurate.

For the AW, I only read through some 6 pt essays a few days before and developed a structure I would use. From my PowerPrep I test I noticed I was slow and should up my speed and just write first especially if you are like me that think a lot.

Test Day 11/14:
I rested the day before, only looking sparsely at the AW essays at night. I arrived the centre earlier than most, 2 hours before stipulated time. The test started an additional 1+ hour later than expected. My AW issue was great, I wrote a long essay with real-life example and counterpoint. I guess I scored a 5 on the issue and 3 on the argument because my argument wasn't really sound and the length was just above half of what I had in the first section.
I was expecting quants first because I thought it would set me on a great footing but the Verbal section was the first. Going in, I planned to answer all the SEs and TCs first before meticulously picking out the RCs, but I was surprised by the kind of questions I met. The TCs were long and the SEs were long and honestly felt different, because of that I spent much more time on them than I usually would have. I thought I was guessing on some of them even. Moved on to the RCs, there came the long-winded super boring literature passages. Read over and over again, couldn't get the point, selected best guesses. On and on to the next section. Quants was decent, some of the first questions I plugged in values and exhausted options to find the answer, by the time I got to the Bar and charts questions I was running out of time, guessed on the final two questions.

Next Verbal was like nothing I had ever encountered in my life grin The TCs were two times longer (most 3 options), SEs had close words for answer choices and a bit more advanced words (nothing like manhattan) I spent longer time for them and these were supposed to be the ones I was confident at. Guessed at a number of them. The RCs were super voluminous, complex, vocab dense, and the answer choices lengthy. At this point my morale was eroded, I was supposed to be happy I got the difficult section for a shot at 160+ but I wasn't sure about any answer I had clicked. The guy next to me marked every mouse click with a huge sigh and a loud 'Jesus!' grin I always laugh when I remember how the GRE was giving him a dealing of his life grin grin

Moved on to the next quants, didn't notice any difference in difficulty but I started choking. I spent 3+ mins for calculating the distance a particle of light would travel in 3hours given the speed 3x10^8 m/s. And I got an answer that wasn't even listed cry. I was so disappointed at that point. I felt the pressure bursting the pipes. I ran out of time guessing for about 5 questions.

Next verbal was easier. Noticeably, shorter passages, one sentence SEs and single option TCs. I was thinking if the first verbal was the unscored section then I must have really flunked the previous difficult section to be getting these passages and TCs. I took my time and answered anyway. I was expecting a worse performance on the verbal but saw V159 Q152 on the screen at the end of the test. Surprised at the quants, didn't expect to score so low.

Looking at the GRE assessment report on my account, I found that I got most of the SEs and TCs correct, worst I did on any of the sections were 7/10 correct on the SE+TC. I got the hard verbal because I scored 15 correct on the first verbal but really messed up in the hard section. especially the RCs 2 or 3/10. The quants I only got 5 correct in the second section and scored about <14 on the first.

Useful Strategies
These are helpful suggestions that would lead to better scores.
General
Aim to get at least 14 correct in each section to get the hard section, because it is the only way to score 160+ on the adaptive test.
Consider the paper–based GRE (I would) until it has been phased out. Yes, extra 20 questions and writing with a pencil but no unscored section and your raw score is your actual score. I had more practice with the paper based materials and had little experience with the adaptive test so it is only logical.

Focus on your weakness and perfect them. Can't remember the article I found this but standardised tests are scored based on weaknesses not strengths. A month of practice might only improve your score a few points or not at all. Know thyself before spending money retaking a few days after. Especially if your score isn't as a result of running out of time on areas that you are confident at.

There is something called Choice Paralysis. Avoid it! Try to use as little prep materials at a time as much as possible. For Verbal use Official GRE materials and one other. The official ones should come after exhausting the other(s)
Verbal
Vocabulary is the least important if you like reading books and if you don't, you may not even get the hard section anyway. Don't waste time memorising flash cards or word lists!
For the TCs, read faster. Read the whole line including the blank without looking at the options, because GRE options are there to confuse you –On my actual test they were all meaningful depending on how you shuffle them – If you read that way you would notice your mind filling in the blank or at least you would understand the context. If it isn't happening, you are probably reading too slowly. The SEs are similar but easier, hard section a little advanced vocab.

Quants
I would use the advice myself grin cheesy

For all the current editions of GRE prep materials I can send for a token. So I can pay for my internet

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 5:32pm On Dec 08
I sent my GRE score on test day using departmental codes and have noticed that they haven't been updated on any of my application profiles ever since unlike one I sent a few days ago without the departmental code. Is this a problem or is it from the schools? And does anyone here know how long it takes for IELTS TRFs to be mailed to schools. I don't even understand.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 6:45pm On Dec 08
CptCharlesVane:
I sent my GRE score on test day using departmental codes and have noticed that they haven't been updated on any of my application profiles ever since unlike one I sent a few days ago without the departmental code. Is this a problem or is it from the schools? And does anyone here know how long it takes for IELTS TRFs to be mailed to schools. I don't even understand.

You have a good score and thanks for sharing. I also got that feeling of retaking too. We've got the same scores, just a slight difference in our V and Q sections.
Concerning your reported scores, you should mail the contact support given on the grad application website. Sometimes it might have been sent already and the graduate school may still be trying to sort out reported scores to their corresponding applicant profiles. I believe you'll get a quick response. If the customer support tells you they've not received it, then mail IELTS contact support. I faced a similar experience with my TOEFL, and it was resent without any charges. Although, the reply I got before it was resent said it was sent the first time. But they chose to resend it again.
Yes we can
#Fall '19

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 8:02pm On Dec 08
Thanks. I contacted the graduate program officer some days ago and he said it might take some time but I keep getting prompted about my incomplete application. I'll contact them again on Monday hopefully it would be sorted next week.

and YesWeCan o for the Fall '19 matter
Sherlock5577:

You have good score and thanks for sharing. I also got that feeling of retaking too. We've got the same scores, just a slight difference in our V and Q sections.
Concerning your reported scores, you should mail the contact support given on the grad application website. Sometimes it might have been sent already and the graduate school may still be trying to sort out reported scores to their corresponding applicant profiles. I believe you'll get a quick response. If the customer support tells you they've not received it, then mail IELTS contact support. I faced a similar experience with my TOEFL, and it was resent without any charges. Although, the reply I got before it was resent said it was sent the first time. But they chose to resend it again.
Yes we can
#Fall '19

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by elevatedmind: 8:09pm On Dec 08
Gospelozy:
Good day all. Please where can u get samples of SOP and résumé. Please don't refer me to Google.
Thank you.

check this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SVhX85DKS_kY2IHkD2W9v5BXAUwRFcCr, one of the egbons here uploaded a dope book. The book has got outstanding SOPs... Read and get inspiration/ideas of what to write... please, don't copy any of them o... admission officers have access to this kind of stuff.

Cheers!!!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Coloniel5000(m): 8:29pm On Dec 08
hello house, actually have been here once and I did write GRE but no much preparation and I score low Q,139, V,145, Awa,3.0... and I decided not to write again since my school never ask for GRE as requirement for my program, my visa has been refused on several attempts and have started my MSC here in Nigeria... but I'll be applying for my PhD next year and I'm considering top schools like Harvard, Standford and the likes...I know I'll be needing a good GRE score, but truth be told, I'M SCARED OF GRE, I can cope with the verbal and AWA part but maths is my problem... frankly speaking after months of preparation I remember I went for my GRE test and in the exam I had to just pick quantitative answers at random because I just couldn't solve any...just to say I'm TERRIBLE at maths...but I really want to score at least 310 above if I must get into those schools since my other application is good.. have decided to write GRE again and spend enough time preparing against next year application for those top schools..... PLEASE HOUSE, HOW CAN YOU HELP ME..I REALLY NEED HELP. THANKS.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CuteRedd: 8:51pm On Dec 08
Coloniel5000:
hello house, actually have been here once and I did write GRE but no much preparation and I score low Q,139, V,145, Awa,3.0... and I decided not to write again since my school never ask for GRE as requirement for my program, my visa has been refused on several attempts and have started my MSC here in Nigeria... but I'll be applying for my PhD next year and I'm considering top schools like Harvard, Standford and the likes...I know I'll be needing a good GRE score, but truth be told, I'M SCARED OF GRE, I can cope with the verbal and AWA part but maths is my problem... frankly speaking after months of preparation I remember I went for my GRE test and in the exam I had to just pick quantitative answers at random because I just couldn't solve any...just to say I'm TERRIBLE at maths...but I really want to score at least 310 above if I must get into those schools since my other application is good.. have decided to write GRE again and spend enough time preparing against next year application for those top schools..... PLEASE HOUSE, HOW CAN YOU HELP ME..I REALLY NEED HELP. THANKS.
i think you need a private tutor if u can't crack it on your own
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by frostsc: 11:37pm On Dec 08
CuteRedd:
i think you need a private tutor if u can't crack it on your own

I second this. You may need to take private classes. Go to B.Y Mafit and ask for Mr. Ufuoma or Mr. James and talk to them for private classes. I'm sure you will cover huge grounds in little time.

All the best!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by STENON(f): 9:11am On Dec 09
Coloniel5000:
hello house, actually have been here once and I did write GRE but no much preparation and I score low Q,139, V,145, Awa,3.0... and I decided not to write again since my school never ask for GRE as requirement for my program, my visa has been refused on several attempts and have started my MSC here in Nigeria... but I'll be applying for my PhD next year and I'm considering top schools like Harvard, Standford and the likes...I know I'll be needing a good GRE score, but truth be told, I'M SCARED OF GRE, I can cope with the verbal and AWA part but maths is my problem... frankly speaking after months of preparation I remember I went for my GRE test and in the exam I had to just pick quantitative answers at random because I just couldn't solve any...just to say I'm TERRIBLE at maths...but I really want to score at least 310 above if I must get into those schools since my other application is good.. have decided to write GRE again and spend enough time preparing against next year application for those top schools..... PLEASE HOUSE, HOW CAN YOU HELP ME..I REALLY NEED HELP. THANKS.
Sorry about that. Please Don't start preparation by GRE textbooks for quantitative. Go and buy new general mathematics for JSS1, JSS2 and then move to new general maths for Ss1 and ss2. After that, you can start going over GRE quantitative textbooks. All the best to you

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by amofum(m): 10:11am On Dec 09
I don't what your intentions are, but this kind of comment does not help. You may have achieved so much, but belittling other people's efforts is just sickening. It's as good as cyber bullying.
STENON:
Sorry about that. Please Don't start preparation by GRE textbooks for quantitative. Go and buy new general mathematics for JSS1, JSS2 and then move to new general maths for Ss1 and ss2. After that, you can start going over GRE quantitative textbooks. All the best to you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by frostsc: 10:38am On Dec 09
amofum:
I don't what your intentions are, but this kind of comment does not help. You may have achieved so much, but belittling other people's efforts is just sickening. It's as good as cyber bullying.

Bro, thanks for standing up to this and expressing your honest opinion, though I beg to differ slightly. Sincerely, there are people who by virtue of the course they studied or even the way they managed to graduate, don't know the most basic of mathematics. Even LCM and HCF is like abracadabra. You will be shocked to learn that some people don't even know how to use BODMAS to solve an elementary basic maths problem.

I think the earlier poster was referring to such people. Everybody knows where the shoe is pinching them in their minds. If you fall within this category, it won't hurt to start with JSS 3 maths. When you're done with JSS3 maths, then begin your GRE prep. You dont need SS1-3. Just JSS3 maths and you'll be ready to begin your GRE quant prep. Trust me. I know what I'm taking about. Budget 1-3 months for this. Arduous reading. Truth be told. Some people will attend the best lectures in the world and still fail. So, it's about knowing your nemesis and facing it squarely.

Different strokes for different folks though. Some prople in this category just go straight for good classes and they come out tops by following what is being taught and reading ahead of classes. Some go with the private classes and they mix it with general classes. But if you are in this category and need a definitive starting point, JSS 3 maths may just be the miracle supplement.

All the best!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 10:38am On Dec 09
You have time so there is nothing to be scared about. As a rule, never register for the exam before you start preparing. It would only increase your anxiety and frustration index. Just have a deadline in your head and prepare like that's your exam day.

I'd suggest you complete all 8 Manhattan books including the 5lb. Work at your pace but try to do more each study time. Look at GRE this way: "I have to finish all these books before I take a practice test" If your score is 300+ you could then register for the exam and work on your weaknesses. Also complete all the official GRE books and materials you can find. Trust if you do these you'd be upper 80th percentile. I'd also recommend you self-study first because it's good training to learn about yourself and learning preferences especially for a prospective PhD that would likely be required to teach undergraduates at Harvard or Stanford. If all else fails, get a tutor.
For the schools you're aiming at, you'll need 99th percentile scores and your Master's degree should be perfect or and have an outstanding research.

A strategy from an Oxford final year science undergrad was that he worked out at least 200 quant questions of each question type. This was someone that had 323 cold o. He ended up 2 months later with 338 (Q170 V168 AW6). So, it can be done with time and effort.


Coloniel5000:
hello house, actually have been here once and I did write GRE but no much preparation and I score low Q,139, V,145, Awa,3.0... and I decided not to write again since my school never ask for GRE as requirement for my program, my visa has been refused on several attempts and have started my MSC here in Nigeria... but I'll be applying for my PhD next year and I'm considering top schools like Harvard, Standford and the likes...I know I'll be needing a good GRE score, but truth be told, I'M SCARED OF GRE, I can cope with the verbal and AWA part but maths is my problem... frankly speaking after months of preparation I remember I went for my GRE test and in the exam I had to just pick quantitative answers at random because I just couldn't solve any...just to say I'm TERRIBLE at maths...but I really want to score at least 310 above if I must get into those schools since my other application is good.. have decided to write GRE again and spend enough time preparing against next year application for those top schools..... PLEASE HOUSE, HOW CAN YOU HELP ME..I REALLY NEED HELP. THANKS.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by STENON(f): 10:49am On Dec 09
amofum:
I don't what your intentions are, but this kind of comment does not help. You may have achieved so much, but belittling other people's efforts is just sickening. It's as good as cyber bullying.
My intention is to assist him and score high even without the assistance of any tutor. It is easier to get sound knowledge from the basic maths textbook before dabbling to GRE textbook.

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