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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by 4gunners(m): 10:52pm On May 03
If you can read the thread from the beginnjng, you will get more than enough information for the journey ahead. It's a journey, cos it takes times and lots of effort to get the desired result.

Someone here applied for PHD data science in the last admission cycle, you can find him on the thread, I'm sure you will gain from his experience.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Embell: 11:30pm On May 03
Good evening house. It's nice to be here and I must commend everyone who have keep this thread alive.

Please, I would like to have suggestions on schools where to apply for M.sc scholarship in Agricultural economics. I would also like to know the requirements and any other useful tips.

Thanks in anticipation.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by A1gradeeducatio: 12:26am On May 04
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by akinsolaoyelola: 3:25pm On May 04
am officially bowing out of the admission process for fall 2019 grin cheesy, what a process. I accepted an offer earlier this week.

A little about me

Undergrad: Statistics, CGPA:4.07/5, unofficial WES evaluation:3.47/4
I decided to apply for admission just in December although I have followed the thread for almost a year now. I wrote my GRE in February and prepared for less than two months: 161Q,153V, 3.0AW. Most of the requirement for the schools were met in the third week of February because of GRE but I submitted my applications before then. The admission decisions so far

Villanova University: Admitted but awaiting funding
Bowling Green State University: Admitted but awaiting funding
University of iowa: Rejected
Georgia State University: Admitted with GA which has full tuition waiver and some stipends
George Washington University: Pending
Michigan Technological University: Admitted without funding
American University: Admitted with some funding but was not sufficient

I was using style to wait for GWU but I have finally gone for GSU as it was the best offer so far coupled with the course: Master's of Mathematics with concentration in Biostatistics.

Fall. 2019, yes we can


Congrats!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by akinsolaoyelola: 3:37pm On May 04
So I wrote my GRE Today,
For a little back story, I just graduated a little over three months ago, and got a job immediately as a software engineer, at a fast moving company, with periodic crazy deadlines. So, I had to squeeze in time during mornings at nights to prepare, and learn as much vocabulary as I could.
Fast forward to test Day, I arrived at Dragnet prometric 2 hours before the test, did a quick review, and was first on the line. Got the quant section first, let's just say, it was deadlier than I thought, too many geometry problems, and i loathe euclidean circle geometry a lot. I moved on to the verbal; few mistakes here and there, but I just basically free styled.
At the end of the test, I was assured that I had done very terribly, and was superbly afraid to click "report scores". Then I clicked
QUANTITATIVE - 163
VERBAL - 161
TOTAL - 324
I feel i did terrible in the quant, as i focused too much on the verbal during prep, but I hope to never write GRE ever again, I accept my 324 "laidat".
Profile
Bsc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
GPA - 4.74/5
WES (UNOFFICIAL) 3.82/4.0
GRE - 324 ( Q-163 V-161)
SCHOOLS
STANFORD UNIVERSITY -PHD
UT AUSTIN - PHD
RICE - PHD
CMU AFRICA - MSC


cc- scholastica16 quoran


Great profile.
Please would love a private chat with you.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 4:58pm On May 04
akinsolaoyelola:


Great profile.
Please would love a private chat with you.
Email: akinsolaoyelola@gmail.com

Use the quote button to reply. You don't have to copy the whole post

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 12:48am On May 05
What do you mean they don't require high scores. Once it is waived it is waived....
mtope:
I am also looking to do PhD in biomedical science or molecular biology. According to the information I got you need GRE for biomedical science although they don't require very very high scores. That doesn't mean that you will not be able to find one that does not require GRE it means writing GRE will improve your chances in a university and city that you really do want.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mtope: 3:07pm On May 05
I got your point. Thank you.
ponpon:
What do you mean they don't require high scores. Once it is waived it is waived....
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NoQualms1(f): 8:00pm On May 05
Javanian:
Computer Science, Fall 19.

Admits so far.

Auburn University (MS) (Grad Coordinator said they are looking for funding for me, said they had budget cuts so nothing is sure)

Bowling Green State University (MS) In state and Out of state Tuition waiver + $10,000.00 Graduate Assistantship stipend

East Tennesse State University (MS) In state and Out of state Tuition waiver - Assistantship decisions will be made next month

University of North Texas (Ph.D) Tuition waiver + Graduate Assistantship



I am just confused right now

Congratulations. UNT seems like a great choice. Did you send official transcripts to UNT or upload them during your application?

I will appreciate a reply. Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Javanian: 8:19pm On May 05
NoQualms1:


Congratulations. UNT seems like a great choice. Did you send official transcripts to UNT or upload them during your application?

I will appreciate a reply. Thanks.

I "uploaded". Not really "uploaded", If I remember correctly, I had to send it to them by email along with some other documentation. That is their procedure for international students. For domestic students, it is quite different. Also, have your original degree certificate handy, they will request for it during application.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NoQualms1(f): 8:27pm On May 05
Javanian:


I "uploaded". Not really "uploaded", If I remember correctly, I had to send it to them by email along with some other documentation. That is their procedure for international students. For domestic students, it is quite different. Also, have your original degree certificate handy, they will request for it during application.

Thanks for the prompt response. I needed to be sure before paying the registration fee.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by kaydp: 9:40pm On May 05
Javanian:


I "uploaded". Not really "uploaded", If I remember correctly, I had to send it to them by email along with some other documentation. That is their procedure for international students. For domestic students, it is quite different. Also, have your original degree certificate handy, they will request for it during application.
Did you later go with UNT?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 3:57am On May 06
You are welcome
mtope:
I got your point. Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 4:00am On May 06
Still providing the reg services. See signature for contact info
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by oriented247(m): 12:32pm On May 06
cool
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by brainy02: 7:39pm On May 06
A NGO through a government scheme plans to give some tuition fee support.

I wanna know if the support letter to take to the embassy is enough or they will be the one to mail the embassy the letter.

Same letter is what I plan to send to the school alongside other source of funding for i20.

What your take based on experience house?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Gospelozy(f): 4:52am On May 07
Good morning house. How is it going? Please can someone assist me with soft copies of TOEFL test as I want to write Asap. Please, here is my email onwujekweo@yahoo.com. I am ever ready to send my whatsapp number.
God Bless.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Roybhatty: 1:25pm On May 08
MasterforceII:
Just to add, I found Quizlet to be an excellent resource in learning words and used it alongside the magoosh. I created my own custom list of words that I spooled from various popular GRE word lists (the baron 1000 for instance or Crunchprep's frequent GRE words and even the magoosh app). For each word, I referred to vocabulary.com to learn further. Vocabulary.com would give a backstory of how the word was coined as well as links to various articles where the word was used.
That was so useful. Even there are many apps on playstore like Galvanize Test Prep, magoosh, knudge.me, vocabulary .com and many more. You can check it out here---> Best vocabulary apps
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Augustinadangs: 9:04am On May 09
Can someone who has written GRE, for the love of sponsored Ph.D, tell me how best to go about memorizing Vocabs?
Also, would you advise one to focus on his strengths (reading comprehension) and pray the vocabs in sentence equivalence and text completion are friendly?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by favor100: 9:19am On May 09
Hey guys what advice would you give someone planning to start school next fall but with little research experience asides academics and I have graduated already, intend to do my masters in sustainability/energy engineering. What can I do to improve my chances apart from Gre. Can you recommended any skills or training I can get involved from now to boost my chances.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by 4gunners(m): 12:15pm On May 09
Augustinadangs:
Can someone who has written GRE, for the love of sponsored Ph.D, tell me how best to go about memorizing Vocabs?
Also, would you advise one to focus on his strengths (reading comprehension) and pray the vocabs in sentence equivalence and text completion are friendly?
There are apps available on play store to assist you in having a grasp of the recondite vocabs. I'll recommend Magoosh vocab.

I'll advice you master SE and TC very well. Try to get almost all the SC/TC questions in quick time, you can then focus the bulk of your time on reading comprehension. This worked for me and several others.

I will implore you to read through the thread and learn from the experience of those that have done the test before. It's understandable that verbal part is the 'bad guy' of the GRE, everyone had to deal with it head on.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Augustinadangs: 1:39am On May 10
4gunners:
There are apps available on play store to assist you in having a grasp of the recondite vocabs. I'll recommend Magoosh vocab.

I'll advice you master SE and TC very well. Try to get almost all the SC/TC questions in quick time, you can then focus the bulk of your time on reading comprehension. This worked for me and several others.

I will implore you to read through the thread and learn from the experience of those that have done the test before. It's understandable that verbal part is the 'bad guy' of the GRE, everyone had to deal with it head on.
Thank you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by doziej84: 5:09am On May 10
Crane1:
Greetings to everyone on this thread, I am new on this thread, and I believe I can get the necessary guide I need on my quest to getting a PhD scholarship to a US school.

Profile: I am a graduate of Engineering Physics, with first class honors (4.51/5). I haven't done MSc yet.
I have 4 years work experience as a Data Analyst, Research and Development Assistant, and as an Educational Consultant.

Below the age of 30.

My proposed choice of course to study till PhD level is in either Material Science and Engineering/Energy Systems/Data Science.

Am planning to sit for GRE exam this year, please I need your advice on the best way for me to secure the scholarship and best school to apply to.

I will welcome all the advice I can get from you all.

Thanks all.


Physics is the ultimate science. You're good to go.

Write your GRE & TOEFL early...Get great scores.
Use usnews.com to search for schools...you can easily plug in your subject of interest and search from there. Be temperate and measured in your choice of schools, though.

Cheers.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by reigningme: 7:43pm On May 10
I must commend everyone for good job on this forum. I have been a silent follower of this platform. PLEASE GUYS I NEED YOUR HELP ON NEW MATERIALS FOR GRE 2019. INTEND TO REGISTER AND SIT FOR THE EXAM.

Moreover, what do you guys think about the following schools for MSC Data Science
1. Grand Valley State University
2. University of Central Missouri
3. Dakota State University

Thank you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by calculator123(m): 9:09am On May 11
This thread dry oh. Test takers should endeavor to post their experiences because that is the main aim. of this thread.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 9:15am On May 11
calculator123:
This thread dry oh. Test takers should endeavor to post their experiences because that is the main aim. of this thread.
I have even forgotten I'm following the thread

Fall '20 hopefuls, where are we?



Can you check your DM on WhatsApp calculator
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by calculator123(m): 9:44am On May 11
Olalekank:
I have even forgotten I'm following the thread
Fall '20 hopefuls, where are we?


Can you check your DM on WhatsApp calculator
presently not available on WhatsApp, Facebook should do.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by akinsolaoyelola: 11:12am On May 11
Hello People,

Please I need help on how to improve my GRE scores to 300+.
I wrote the first time and got Q=150,V=142, AWA= 4
The second time i got Q=146, V=147
The school am applying for requires Q=155 and Q+V=300.

Admission term is Spring 2020.

Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 1:01pm On May 11
akinsolaoyelola:
Hello People,

Please I need help on how to improve my GRE scores to 300+.
I wrote the first time and got Q=150,V=142, AWA= 4
The second time i got Q=146, V=147
The school am applying for requires Q=155 and Q+V=300.

Admission term is Spring 2020.

Thanks


Change school. Must you attend that one? If you have time and resources, you can rewrite it sha.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 1:12pm On May 13
There are over 5000 institutions. Please use your 302 and 4.0 to secure the bag!!!! What’s your major ma/sir

akinsolaoyelola:
Hello People,

Please I need help on how to improve my GRE scores to 300+.
I wrote the first time and got Q=150,V=142, AWA= 4
The second time i got Q=146, V=147
The school am applying for requires Q=155 and Q+V=300.

Admission term is Spring 2020.

Thanks

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by reigningme: 1:12pm On May 13
I must commend everyone for good job on this forum. I have been a silent follower on this platform. PLEASE GUYS I NEED YOUR HELP ON NEW MATERIALS FOR GRE 2019. INTEND TO REGISTER AND SIT FOR THE EXAM.

Moreover, what do you guys think about the following schools for MSC Data Science
1. Grand Valley State University
2. University of Central Missouri
3. Dakota State University

Thank you

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