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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by rozay111: 1:03am On Feb 02
Good day house. I contacted a professor who has picked interest in my profile. He asked for a brief Skype meeting. Please what am i to expect? What and what do i need to look into? How do i sell myself to look formidable? Please i need suggestions and clues
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by alexstephen: 6:34am On Feb 02
First of all, I’m guessing by a high score you mean 330 - 340. Do not at all get afraid by all the propaganda that it is something extremely tough to achieve. It is not.

I am not someone extraordinary. I failed countless, meaningless exams in my life. I have never been a topper or even close to that. So trust me, when I say, it is an extremely achievable target.

Like any successful recipe, this also begins with some ingredients:

Magoosh GRE Material (Verbal and Quants)
Manhattan 5 lb. book
Manhattan Mock Test Series (A set of 6 mock tests)
Magoosh Flashcards (Available for free)
Official ETS Material
Confidence that you can do it
Give yourself 2 - 3 months for preparation. Prepare a timeline.

First things first, complete the Magoosh GRE Material videos. Both Verbal and Quants. They will take you quite some time. But they will be more than helpful in jogging old memories and clearing out the rust on those 10th standard mathematics that are already there but have been dormant being unused.

Understand more importantly the process they are following to solve. Mathematics will follow straightforward logic, whereas Verbal might seem a little illogical at first, but really it is not. For Verbal it is VERY important to know the EXACT meaning of the words (Where constant practice from Magoosh Flashcards will help you) and also the structure and overall meaning of the sentence provided. Once you start getting the hang of it, you will start to understand the meaning and tone of the sentence, both in Reading Comprehension passages and Text Completions.

Next, you MUST complete the ETS Official Guides, all 3 of them. There will be 2 mock tests provided in the book. Make sure you complete them and try to bring a score of +/- 2 from your target score. For example, for me the target score was 330, so I targeted for 328 - 332 in the ETS mocks.

Next, the Manhattan 5 lb. book will be immensely helpful. Practice as much as you can each day. Doing BOTH Quants and Verbal. Complete the book by doing each and every problem and going through the answers that you did wrong or had confusion in. Also, make timelines (I did every alternate day) and give the 6 mocks one by one from Manhattan during this period. These mocks are a lot harder than actual GRE, so if you are scoring 318 - 322, expect a high score in GRE.

Last but not the least, read, understand and memorize the words from Magoosh Flashcards. They will come extremely handy to write my essay when you’re doing RC or TC.

In the end, believe in yourself. Practice a lot and be confident of your ability. Most importantly, drink a lot of fluids! (Not just before the exam though - your washroom time is counted as the exam time except for breaks)

Have a blast with the exam! All the best!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MonsieurCoder: 6:41am On Feb 02
rozay111:
Good day house. I contacted a professor who has picked interest in my profile. He asked for a brief Skype meeting. Please what am i to expect? What and what do i need to look into? How do i sell myself to look formidable? Please i need suggestions and clues


How to Prepare for an Interview with a Professor for Graduate School

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by purplebloom: 2:43pm On Feb 02
Good day everyone, please can anyone recommend schools that offer graduate assistantship or tuition waiver for Masters in Public Administration or Masters in International Development. Thank you!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 6:03pm On Feb 02
Do I need to attend a tutorial centre to have a good GRE score,
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 8:35pm On Feb 02
Good job going on here. Thanks all. I'm also preparing for GRE and TOEFL, planning to write both this year. Graduated with a 4.66/5.00 (B.Sc Industrial Chemistry) and aiming for a very high GRE score.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by 4gunners(m): 8:47pm On Feb 02
Mosminic:
Good job going on here. Thanks all. I'm also preparing for GRE and TOEFL, planning to write both this year. Graduated with a 4.66/5.00 (B.Sc Industrial Chemistry) and aiming for a very high GRE score.


Good one. Just Ace the GRE. With this ur GP and a good GRE score you will easily land full funding. Your programme is well funded.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 9:24pm On Feb 02
4gunners:


Good one. Just Ace the GRE. With this ur GP and a good GRE score you will easily land full funding. Your programme is well funded.
Thanks a lot Sir, really grateful. You've motivated me cool. Will work on it.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Humble11: 7:03am On Feb 03
Please I need materials for gre, which page can I get the link to download the materials and also the practice test software. Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by noblemann1(m): 11:34am On Feb 03
Mosminic:
Good job going on here. Thanks all. I'm also preparing for GRE and TOEFL, planning to write both this year. Graduated with a 4.66/5.00 (B.Sc Industrial Chemistry) and aiming for a very high GRE score.
Just prepare for GRE and TOEFL. Funding is sure for you bro. But most especially apply to schools very early. You'll be okay

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kosi22: 3:21pm On Feb 03
Hello all, I just discovered this thread. I am preparing to write my GRE exam in June this year. I am pretty bad in maths and have been scared of taking any graduate exam. But I am at a point of no return. I need to take the exam for my MBA. It's been almost 10 years since I left university. Can someone help me with the necessary materials to read for the exam. Thank you and I will really appreciate any feedback
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Delux4luv: 3:31pm On Feb 03
Good day all, does anyone have information about Texas A&M University admission and funding. I am considering their PhD Ecosystem Science and Management programme and didn't get any substantial information about their funding. Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 3:38pm On Feb 03
noblemann1:

Just prepare for GRE and TOEFL. Funding is sure for you bro. But most especially apply to schools very early. You'll be okay
Thanks a lot Bro. I will
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by BikeMan: 4:27pm On Feb 03
Kosi22:
Hello all, I just discovered this thread. I am preparing to write my GRE exam in June this year. I am pretty bad in maths and have been scared of taking any graduate exam. But I am at a point of no return. I need to take the exam for my MBA. It's been almost 10 years since I left university. Can someone help me with the necessary materials to read for the exam. Thank you and I will really appreciate any feedback
are you not meant to take GMAT instead?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CuteRedd(f): 5:11pm On Feb 03
BikeMan:
are you not meant to take GMAT instead?
no he can take any of them now. Most schools if not all accept GRE for MBA now

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by BikeMan: 6:28pm On Feb 03
CuteRedd:
no he can take any of them now. Most schools if not all accept GRE for MBA now
That's why I asked, make I noh go talk wetin I noh sabi grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CuteRedd(f): 7:10pm On Feb 03
BikeMan:
That's why I asked, make I noh go talk wetin I noh sabi grin
lol I understand
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Delux4luv: 7:19pm On Feb 03
Good day all, does anyone have information about Texas A&M University admission and funding. I am considering their PhD Ecosystem Science and Management programme and didn't get any substantial information about their funding. Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mtope: 7:23pm On Feb 03
İs it possible to register for GRE in Nigeria and write in another country?
ponpon:
Admits everywhere! Good stuff guys....


“Now accepting Gre and toefl reg”

Keep the mails coming..
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 7:49pm On Feb 03
Delux4luv:
Good day all, does anyone have information about Texas
A&M University admission and funding. I am considering
their PhD Ecosystem Science and Management programme
and didn't get any substantial information about their
funding. Thank you.

Which of the Texas A&Ms?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by juliouze: 10:48pm On Feb 03
Mosminic:
Good job going on here. Thanks all. I'm also preparing for GRE and TOEFL, planning to write both this year. Graduated with a 4.66/5.00 (B.Sc Industrial Chemistry) and aiming for a very high GRE score.
Hey there! I'm also trying to take my exams this year, please I'll be glad if we could rub minds on the prep and the materials as well. Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by juliouze: 10:52pm On Feb 03
Sherlock5577:

If you go through that same page, I gave a reply just a few posts below the enquiry you quoted, which was helpful.
I hope it helps you too. Sorry I don't know how to quote a past post, else I'll have just posted it here.

Cheers!!!
Thanks bros, please I'll be glad if I can get your mail address. God bless you sir.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 11:45pm On Feb 03
juliouze:

Thanks bros, please I'll be glad if I can get your mail address. God bless you sir.
Send me a pm.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jasonsmith154: 1:24am On Feb 04
Great job. I am also preparing for GRE. I got some help from www.5staressays.com and also from this forum.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 8:09am On Feb 04
juliouze:

Hey there! I'm also trying to take my exams this year, please I'll be glad if we could rub minds on the prep and the materials as well. Thank you.
OK no problem.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Marjoribanks: 1:46pm On Feb 04
I can help with TOEFL and GRE registration. If interested mail me
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Delux4luv: 10:58pm On Feb 04
MasterforceII:

Which of the Texas A&Ms?
College station
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by michelle9501: 6:41am On Feb 05
I had given my GRE recently and GREedge helped me a lot to achieve the 318 I secured. I am super happy with the score and would like to recommend GREedge to the GRE test takers out there. I had taken Express GRE+TOEFLhttps://www.greedge.com/program/express-gre-with-toefl. It was a good deal around 17K.
TOEFL i scored 114. Both scores were pretty decent and the worth all money spent.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by malukaias: 7:11am On Feb 05
These were some great suggestions from you people. I'll surely follow up these steps in order to prepare for my exams.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Humble11: 7:48am On Feb 05
michelle9501:
I had given my GRE recently and GREedge helped me a lot to achieve the 318 I secured. I am super happy with the score and would like to recommend GREedge to the GRE test takers out there. I had taken Express GRE+TOEFLhttps://www.greedge.com/program/express-gre-with-toefl. It was a good deal around 17K.
TOEFL i scored 114. Both scores were pretty decent and the worth all money spent.

You just want to advertise the site.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy(m): 12:39pm On Feb 05
Guys Pls I need Help.I cannot take my mind off Gradcafe.This one i'm seeing admits here and there.What can I do. Also I have noticed that my body and blood is always hot these days.
I have tried keeping off the internet but not way, I have tried yoga no way....wetin man go do now?
The anxiety is killing and even Grad coordinators are not helping matters. One of my Universities (LSU) said they have sent out initial offers, na there my mind sink.One prof that even agreed before is now saying she's not sure, that she has one kind yeye appointment somewhere...make she better reject the appointment o.(What comes to my mind is : " so na so this application fee just waste?"wink

Pls ooooo....guys tell me how you coped or how you are coping with the long wait.

Lets not keep quiet ooo.............one of my friends is used to saying....."ti nnkan ba n se e, Ke si ta ooooo".....I"if something dey do you shout out oooooo"...............I'm shouting out ooooo......

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