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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 2:43pm On Jun 07
Ikechi12:
OMG!

I just saw this thread now while I was searching for info concerning MATLAB...

Perhaps if I had seen this thread earlier, I would have done better in GRE.... Well its all good... I had 309 and was able to secure an Erasmus Mundus scholarship though.. I still have plans to do my PhD in America sha and I dont plan on rewriting the GRE smiley

Please if anyone has a link to free and good MATLAB video tutorials, please share with me..

Hi. Congrats on your scholarship. What course are you going for?

Best way to enhance your matlab skills is to pick a project online and refer to online articles and video tutorials on YouTube or mathworls to find your way around.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tactmayor: 5:19pm On Jun 07
bracelum:


I admire your guts. For you to have a BS in Geology and targeting an MS in Computer Science shows you are a very impressive student.

Have you taken prerequisite courses in computer science from your undergrad? If no, that might be a stumbling block for you. If you haven't done the prerequisites, you might want to take either of these two options;

1. Apply to a college that will take it slowly with you
Since you are a switcher, target schools that take a very lenient approach for switchers like you. Some of them allow you to take prerequisites while you complete your master's degree while others allow you take your masters for three years, instead of two years.

I will also advise you throw in one or two Ph.D. apps because it may give you enough time to learn the concepts very well


2. Use this gap year to take prerequisites
This option is more expensive but it makes sense. You can use the gap year to take prerequisite courses from online community colleges or from college extension programs. Once you get them done, you can then apply to solid two years programs with or without loans (it will pay off if you attend a top top computer science college). I don't consider Northeastern to be a top computer science college so I won't advise you to take that deal. You will get cheaper deals from better computer science colleges if you do your homework.

I won't advise you to take route 2 because it may be a lot of work for you because you will have to combine GRE study with taking prerequisites. Also, it will be an expensive option and from your comment, I don't think you are prepared to pay $800 per course (and you willl need to take 4 courses at least).


So, my ultimate game plan for you include;

1. Ace your GRE and TOEFL and target 315+ and 100+ respectively. You strike me as a brilliant student so I don't think this will be an issue for you if you put in the needed dedication. If you score below this threshold, you will sell yourself short and you will attend colleges that do not befit your status as a first-class student.

2. Target schools that will take it slow with you and at least two PhD programs. Look for schools that are lenient to switchers.

3. Make sure you can demonstrate to the admissions officers that you will not struggle with CS modules. You can show this through previous technical projects OR completed prerequisite courseworks with good grades. If you have a particular area of interest, that will sell you more by showing your work in those areas


Any more advice from this, I will charge you my consulting fee grin grin grin grin

I sent you a mail boss....no reply yet
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mikkyboy: 7:18pm On Jun 07
Finally Guys.....after a long period of wait and lost hope the last University I applied to Tennessee Tech just gave me admission(PhD),after all the 'safe' Schools I applied to used me to play Ludo.Admission letter and funding details to come later.

Happy but confused........Dont know where to start with August around the Corner.I just hope the funding is robust or else I go do shakara too. grin grin

Lemme Just wait and see. cool cool
Thanks to all of you especially @NDAWE,DRHOPEFUL,PONPON,HAPPYDAY etc you guys rock

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ugonna1054(m): 8:42pm On Jun 07
Sherlock5577:


Don't mind me grin . We could apply some Bouguer Correction to this anomaly.

MS in Geology (Sedimentology/Stratigraphy) or Exploratory Geophysics.
No correction ll work my bro grin

Goodluck mahnn smiley

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ugonna1054(m): 9:00pm On Jun 07
bracelum:


I admire your guts. For you to have a BS in Geology and targeting an MS in Computer Science shows you are a very impressive student.

Have you taken prerequisite courses in computer science from your undergrad? If no, that might be a stumbling block for you. If you haven't done the prerequisites, you might want to take either of these two options;

1. Apply to a college that will take it slowly with you
Since you are a switcher, target schools that take a very lenient approach for switchers like you. Some of them allow you to take prerequisites while you complete your master's degree while others allow you take your masters for three years, instead of two years.

I will also advise you throw in one or two Ph.D. apps because it may give you enough time to learn the concepts very well


2. Use this gap year to take prerequisites
This option is more expensive but it makes sense. You can use the gap year to take prerequisite courses from online community colleges or from college extension programs. Once you get them done, you can then apply to solid two years programs with or without loans (it will pay off if you attend a top top computer science college). I don't consider Northeastern to be a top computer science college so I won't advise you to take that deal. You will get cheaper deals from better computer science colleges if you do your homework.

I won't advise you to take route 2 because it may be a lot of work for you because you will have to combine GRE study with taking prerequisites. Also, it will be an expensive option and from your comment, I don't think you are prepared to pay $800 per course (and you willl need to take 4 courses at least).


So, my ultimate game plan for you include;

1. Ace your GRE and TOEFL and target 315+ and 100+ respectively. You strike me as a brilliant student so I don't think this will be an issue for you if you put in the needed dedication. If you score below this threshold, you will sell yourself short and you will attend colleges that do not befit your status as a first-class student.

2. Target schools that will take it slow with you and at least two PhD programs. Look for schools that are lenient to switchers.

3. Make sure you can demonstrate to the admissions officers that you will not struggle with CS modules. You can show this through previous technical projects OR completed prerequisite courseworks with good grades. If you have a particular area of interest, that will sell you more by showing your work in those areas


Any more advice from this, I will charge you my consulting fee grin grin grin grin
Thanks a lot Boss.....I really appreciate smiley
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 9:07pm On Jun 07
ugonna1054:
No correction ll work my bro grin

Goodluck mahnn smiley
wink
Thanks boss!
You too!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 9:09pm On Jun 07
Mikkyboy:
Finally Guys.....after a long period of wait and lost hope the last University I applied to Tennessee Tech just gave me admission(PhD),after all the 'safe' Schools I applied to used me to play Ludo.Admission letter and funding details to come later.

Happy but confused........Dont know where to start with August around the Corner.I just hope the funding is robust or else I go do shakara too. grin grin

Lemme Just wait and see. cool cool
Thanks to all of you especially @NDAWE,DRHOPEFUL,PONPON,HAPPYDAY etc you guys rock

Congratulations!
Let's hope it's gon be great news.
Truly you've got little time.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ikechi12(m): 10:04pm On Jun 07
MasterforceII:


Hi. Congrats on your scholarship. What course are you going for?

Best way to enhance your matlab skills is to pick a project online and refer to online articles and video tutorials on YouTube or mathworls to find your way around.


Thanks for the idea... Its Photonics Integrated Circuit, Sensors & networks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Anfieldboss: 10:08pm On Jun 07
Mikkyboy:
Finally Guys.....after a long period of wait and lost hope the last University I applied to Tennessee Tech just gave me admission(PhD),after all the 'safe' Schools I applied to used me to play Ludo.Admission letter and funding details to come later.

Happy but confused........Dont know where to start with August around the Corner.I just hope the funding is robust or else I go do shakara too. grin grin

Lemme Just wait and see. cool cool
Thanks to all of you especially @NDAWE,DRHOPEFUL,PONPON,HAPPYDAY etc you guys rock

Wow, Congrats bro

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 11:37pm On Jun 07
tactmayor:


I sent you a mail boss....no reply yet

I don't review transcripts via email. Post them here
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tactmayor: 7:24am On Jun 08
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NewAjala(m): 9:15am On Jun 08
PROFILE


Background ➡ BSc Industrial Chemistry

GPA ➡ 2.83/4.00 (WES), 3.16/4.00(WES 300l + 400l only)

Job ➡ Graduate Trainee (Disco)

Degree of Interest ➡ PhD

Research Experience ➡ none

Research Interest ➡ Chemical Biology, Neuroscience(Neurodegenerative disorders), Biosensing and Imaging.

University of Interest ➡ University of San Francisco, University of Utah, University of Kansas, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Brigham Young University, University of Nevada,...(still open to further suggestions)

GRE + TOEFL ➡ Under preparation.

Aim ➡ Tuition waiver + stipend

Semester ➡ Fall 2020 ( due to people saying fall has more funding opportunities, previously had Spring 2020 in mind).



I need some criticisms, advice and contributions.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 9:37am On Jun 08
NewAjala:
PROFILE


Background ➡ BSc Industrial Chemistry

GPA ➡ 2.83/4.00 (WES), 3.16/4.00(WES 300l + 400l only)

Job ➡ Graduate Trainee (Disco)

Degree of Interest ➡ PhD

Research Experience ➡ none

Research Interest ➡ Chemical Biology, Neuroscience(Neurodegenerative disorders), Biosensing and Imaging.

University of Interest ➡ University of San Francisco, University of Utah, University of Kansas, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Brigham Young University, University of Nevada,...(still open to further suggestions)

GRE + TOEFL ➡ Under preparation.

Aim ➡ Tuition waiver + stipend

Semester ➡ Fall 2020 ( due to people saying fall has more funding opportunities, previously had Spring 2020 in mind).



I need some criticisms, advice and contributions.

Vanderbilt and University of Virginia is too ambitious. Look for more safe schools. It will be hard to get into UVA if you don't have MSc.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Princekenuk: 9:58am On Jun 08
Planning to take both GRE and TOEFL last quarter of this year. Which of the two should I take first? My target is fall 2020.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Princekenuk: 10:11am On Jun 08
Am new here, I want to know the step by step registration of GRE and TOEFL with a visa debit card here in Nigeria and the cost in naira.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 10:34am On Jun 08
NewAjala:
PROFILE


Background ➡ BSc Industrial Chemistry

GPA ➡ 2.83/4.00 (WES), 3.16/4.00(WES 300l + 400l only)

Job ➡ Graduate Trainee (Disco)

Degree of Interest ➡ PhD

Research Experience ➡ none

Research Interest ➡ Chemical Biology, Neuroscience(Neurodegenerative disorders), Biosensing and Imaging.

University of Interest ➡ University of San Francisco, University of Utah, University of Kansas, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Brigham Young University, University of Nevada,...(still open to further suggestions)

GRE + TOEFL ➡ Under preparation.

Aim ➡ Tuition waiver + stipend

Semester ➡ Fall 2020 ( due to people saying fall has more funding opportunities, previously had Spring 2020 in mind).



I need some criticisms, advice and contributions.

You're welcome smiley
If you've got ample resources and are willing to take a chance, you could still try Spring 2020. If it doesn't work out, then you go for Fall 2020.
Someone here got full funding for Spring 2019, for a Masters program (although, having a much stronger CGPA).
Ace your GRE and TOEFL and contact potential supervisors. Their response should hint you on whether to apply for this coming Spring or not.

Cheers!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Stevenssen(m): 10:36am On Jun 08
Has anyone here written gre in swintec, Owerri. Any hotels close to the place?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Princekenuk: 11:18am On Jun 08
I have been hearing of B. Y. Mafit here, they have no office in the south east. Is there any other preparatory outfit that is physically present in the south east?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Theflint1(m): 1:32pm On Jun 08
Hello house, fall 2020 aspirant.
Profile:

BSc 2.87/5 Microbiology

MSc 4.67/5 Environmental and Public Health Microbiology

Target GRE Score 330/340

Target IELTS Score 8/9

Applying for an MSc in Data Science, applying to mid-ranked schools with average tuition prices. Have a little programming experience, not much work experience in IT and I'm learning everything else I feel would help.

Anyone made a switch of this nature and how does my profile look...I'd appreciate all the help I can get. Looking to get some form of financial aid.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NewAjala(m): 2:00pm On Jun 08
Time2win:


Vanderbilt and University of Virginia is too ambitious. Look for more safe schools. It will be hard to get into UVA if you don't have MSc.
Thanks, currently searching for safe schools
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NewAjala(m): 2:03pm On Jun 08
Sherlock5577:


You're welcome smiley
If you've got ample resources and are willing to take a chance, you could still try Spring 2020. If it doesn't work out, then you go for Fall 2020.
Someone here got full funding for Spring 2019, for a Masters program (although, having a much stronger CGPA).
Ace your GRE and TOEFL and contact potential supervisors. Their response should hint you on whether to apply for this coming Spring or not.

Cheers!

Thanks bro.. Hoping for a good score like that of the gurus here. Una too good ahswearit!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Theflint1(m): 2:04pm On Jun 08
Best contact B Y Mafit, it's cheaper, registered the GRE there for 70k and you get two practice tests and free tutorials. They register TOEFL too.
Princekenuk:
Am new here, I want to know the step by step registration of GRE and TOEFL with a visa debit card here in Nigeria and the cost in naira.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nerdychukz: 5:49pm On Jun 08
Congratulations bro
Mikkyboy:
Finally Guys.....after a long period of wait and lost hope the last University I applied to Tennessee Tech just gave me admission(PhD),after all the 'safe' Schools I applied to used me to play Ludo.Admission letter and funding details to come later.

Happy but confused........Dont know where to start with August around the Corner.I just hope the funding is robust or else I go do shakara too. grin grin

Lemme Just wait and see. cool cool
Thanks to all of you especially @NDAWE,DRHOPEFUL,PONPON,HAPPYDAY etc you guys rock

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Obyknow(m): 5:57pm On Jun 08
Stevenssen:
Has anyone here written gre in swintec, Owerri. Any hotels close to the place?

De Range Hotel and Suites at Hospital Road, Owerri very close to swintec computer institute

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Stevenssen(m): 7:07pm On Jun 08
Obyknow:


De Range Hotel and Suites at Hospital Road, Owerri very close to swintec computer institute
thanks a lot
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by bizmania(m): 2:32am On Jun 09
Good morning, everyone.

I'm new to the thread.
I've been reading the last 100 pages for the past couple of days.
Thanks for all your input. I've learnt a lot here.
Congratulations to all who aced their exams and those that have gotten admitted already.

I just graduated and will be going for service in November. I want to use the next 6 months to prepare for GRE and write by December or January.

It's interesting to know that one can do a PhD without necessarily going for Masters. This is just my plan.

If you're in Benin City and looking for a reading partner, please, connect.
Thank you.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tactmayor: 2:40am On Jun 09
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ikechi12(m): 6:52am On Jun 09
My mentor sends me messages but they have been wasting in my inbox.. I'd be sharing them here.

Fwd: [TCCC-ANNOUNCE] Graduate (Ph.D.) student position at the University of Kentucky
Inbox

MARTINSFwd: [TCCC-ANNOUNCE] Graduate (Ph.D.) student position at the University of Kentucky
Inbox

Martins
Newark College of Engineering,
New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Newark, New Jersey, USA.


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Simone Silvestri <silvestri[at]cs.uky.edu>
Date: Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 1:21 AM
Subject: [TCCC-ANNOUNCE] Graduate (Ph.D.) student position at the University of Kentucky
To: <tccc-announce[at[comsoc.org>


*Ph.D. Position in Cyber Physical Human Systems/Internet of Things -
University of Kentucky*

The University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science has a fully
funded position to accelerate research aims of a NIFA/NSF funded
research project related to Cyber Physical Human Systems (CPHS) and
Internet of Things.

The candidate will perform advanced research in the general area of CPHS
as applied to IoT-based smart environments. The candidate will work on
algorithms to learn user behavioral patterns, schedule smart appliances,
and optimize energy consumption. The candidate will perform original
research as part of an interdisciplinary research team and will tailor
research efforts to the needs of the supporting group.

The position should start during the Fall semester 2019.

We encourage all highly motivated and excellent candidates to apply for
this position. Successful applicants will receive a competitive salary
and tuition.

Applicants must have a bachelor or master degree in Computer
Science/Computer Engineering or closely related field.

Successful candidates should have:

- Strong background in algorithms design/analysis, optimization
techniques, machine learning, probability, statistics, and graph theory.
- Strong programming skills (e.g. C/C++, Java, Python).
- Strong skills in oral and written communication.

More information regarding the current research and the funded project
can be found here:

http://www.cs.uky.edu/~silvestri/

Interested applicants should send their CV and Transcripts to Dr. Simone
Silvestri (silvestri[at]cs.uky.edu)

Application requirements can be found at:
http://gradschool.uky.edu/computer-science

--
Simone Silvestri, PhD
Department of Computer Science
University of Kentucky
Davis Marksbury Building
329 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0633
web: http://www.cs.uky.edu/~silvestri/
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nob1: 4:32pm On Jun 09
Good evening everyone. I am a graduate of human physiology from Unilorin. A friend told me about threads on nairaland like this. I want to apply for Ph.d in Physiology/neuroscience/molecular biology in American schools. I graduated with Second Class Upper (3.8/5). Do I stand a chance for scholarship? Can I get into top 50 universities for these disciplines? Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 6:49pm On Jun 09
Good day house, just registered for the GRE, to be taken by september. Graduated with a CGPA of 4.66/5.00 Industrial Chemistry, applying to four universities. Recommenders are all Professors and also going to take TOEFL September. Any need for safe schools? Applying for Phd in Environmental Analytical Chemistry.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tactmayor: 6:55pm On Jun 09
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Time2win(m): 7:55pm On Jun 09
Mosminic:
Good day house, just registered for the GRE, to be taken by september. Graduated with a CGPA of 4.66/5.00 Industrial Chemistry, applying to four universities. Recommenders are all Professors and also going to take TOEFL September. Any need for safe schools? Applying for Phd in Environmental Analytical Chemistry.

University of Kentucky, Illinois Institute of Technology will offer you admit with full funding, just try and score above 300 in GRE.

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