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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 8:13pm On Sep 25, 2019
solastar2:

I won't rely too much on 5lbs again. I will rather focus on solving the questions in the other Manhattan books.

which other manhattan books?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 8:18pm On Sep 25, 2019
Vader92:
I wrote my GRE Today
I prepared for roughly 3 months basically followed @user234’s advices, I felt extremely confident when I got up this morning.
Arrived an hour and a half before the test started. Got the quant section first, let's just say, it was deadlier than I thought
QUANTITATIVE - 168
VERBAL - 153
TOTAL - 321
I was hoping for 3 verbal sections however I was given 3 quants much to my dismay, the first section was pretty basic and I was quite confident of my performance in that section, however the subsequent two were quite challenging as I ran into time trouble in both sections, especially the final section.
On the other hand, the verbal section was another ball game entirely. The first section was really crazy. Although I understood the sentences and could identify simple words that could be used to fill in the blanks, the options provided were unfamiliar. The second section was relatively easier as compared to the first though
Both sections were a lot more difficult than I expected. At the end of the test I felt I didn’t do too well in the verbal but I was hoping for the best. After seeing my verbal score, I was quite disappointed. The examiner noticed as I couldn’t hide my expression. I am glad I got above 320 and I hope to never write GRE ever again as preparation and writing were extremely stressful and time consuming.

SCHOOLS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CARLIFORNIA -MSC
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - MSC
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - MSC
MCGILL UNIVERSITY – MSC
At the test centre, there was a very attractive girl there, we made eye contact a couple times, I really wanted to talk to her but those officials were quite strict at Dragnet and didn’t allow communication inside that lobby. I was really looking forward to talking to her so I waited for a while after I was done but it seemed like she wasn’t gonna (I really hope I didn’t write “gonna” inside my essay) be done anytime soon and considering how exhausted I felt, I had to leave. If you’re on this thread, don’t hesitate to send a message.

Sir, please wha materials do you deem useful? did you practise with manhattan 5lb?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Vader92: 9:16pm On Sep 25, 2019
Okay lemme see, Here’s the link for the materials I used
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t9ot6d07hp1lkm7/AADL_dTihjEvNBRCBsmAcoXja?dl=0
The materials I used for my preparation were
Manhattan GRE guide (Book 1-6) (I found this book to be the most helpful in my preparations, I had to read it twice and solve every question in the book twice)
Kaplan GRE (Premier 2018)
Barron’s New GRE(19th Edition)
ETS 150 Practice Questions(Quants and Verbal)
I took various practice tests during my studies to measure my strengths and weaknesses
Barron’s practice tests(There were two of them, I can’t find the link but I still have the zip folder, so I could send to anyone who needs it, you could message me)
GRE crunch prep ---- https://crunchprep.com
Kaplan ---- https://www.kaptest.com/gre/free/gre-practice-test-options
Powerprep ---- You get access when you register for your GRE
and a couple of other free GRE practice test I could find online
I planned on taking a practice test every weekend which I did successfully in May and June. After deciding to postpone my exams from August to September, I stopped practicing. However, I resumed the practice tests in September though.
I heard Manhattan’s practice test was quite tough so I was saving Manhattan practice test for the weekend before my exam in other to get an accurate assessment of my ability, however, I wasn’t able to take it for multiple reasons.
After my initial practice tests, I realized I had serious weaknesses in RC and SC. I mastered Barron’s 800 frequent GRE words using Memrise (https://www.memrise.com). I had a little book where I wrote down all the words and read them every morning for over a month.
I also consistently practiced with GRE PREP CLUB
https://greprepclub.com
Taking 10 RC questions daily, 10 SC questions daily and 10 hard quants questions daily
My personal advice for a good score
Learn the techniques in the Manhattan textbooks and practice frequently and consistently. I cannot emphasize the significance of regular practice. That way you tend to get familiar with the tricks of they use and it just helps to solidify your knowledge. As for verbal, I can’t give any good advice as I didn’t do too well in that section myself.

Tella26:


Congrats...Please can you be specific on those Gre materials that actually helped you? Or All the materials you used for preparation. Thanks

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Vader92: 9:21pm On Sep 25, 2019
The word problems were actually really difficult and they set a lot of subtle traps, very easy to miss them

I used Manhattan GRE guide, I'm not sure if it's the same textbook as the Manhattan 5lb
NwanyiOkpa:



Were the word problems difficult? Was it not same as the word problems in 5lb?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 9:24pm On Sep 25, 2019
Vader92:
The word problems were actually really difficult and they set a lot of subtle traps, very easy to miss them

I used Manhattan GRE guide, I'm not sure if it's the same textbook as the Manhattan 5lb

Manhattan 5lb contains problems. the GRE guide doesn't have much problems.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Vader92: 9:25pm On Sep 25, 2019
#Fall2020Soldiers bro
Can I send you a message?? I was hoping I could send my statement of purpose to you for your insights and advice. Hopefully, you could assist me in making the statement top notch.

user4321:


Congratulations man!!!... Such powerful scores!!!!.. grin grin . #Fall2020Soldiers

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Vader92: 9:26pm On Sep 25, 2019
Well I didn't use the 5lb then
The GRE guide was quite sufficient for me

NwanyiOkpa:


Manhattan 5lb contains problems. the GRE guide doesn't have much problems.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 9:48pm On Sep 25, 2019
Vader92:
Well I didn't use the 5lb then
The GRE guide was quite sufficient for me



Thanks. It seems the quant had lots of word problems.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ahahnow: 5:28am On Sep 26, 2019
Who can help me with school interviews? I have an mba interview on Monday, how can I prepare?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kendrix69(m): 5:10pm On Sep 26, 2019
Vader92:
I UNIVERSITY – MSC
At the test centre, there was a very attractive girl there, we made eye contact a couple times, I really wanted to talk to her but those officials were quite strict at Dragnet and didn’t allow communication inside that lobby. I was really looking forward to talking to her so I waited for a while after I was done but it seemed like she wasn’t gonna (I really hope I didn’t write “gonna” inside my essay) be done anytime soon and considering how exhausted I felt, I had to leave. If you’re on this thread, don’t hesitate to send a message.
this guy,u neva change , lol
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kendrix69(m): 5:16pm On Sep 26, 2019
user4321:


Congratulations man!!!... Such powerful scores!!!!.. grin grin . #Fall2020Soldiers
you even got a quote from the man himself, vader92 , i hail o!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 8:40pm On Sep 26, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:
I will be taking my GRE in few days time.

Any tips? I have not run Powerprep again after studying however before studying, i got 296 or there about.


As long as it is computer based, you must practice with a pc. It is always harder doing a test on pc than on paper.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 10:05pm On Sep 26, 2019
Any tips for GRE verbal? Please someone should help. I can't read long stuffs now since my exam is just days away
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by victorsol(m): 8:13am On Sep 27, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:
I will be taking my GRE in few days time.

Any tips? I have not run Powerprep again after studying however before studying, i got 296 or there about.


we are having the same issue.
my exam is September 30 too.
I am not happy at all.
I sent you pm

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by victorsol(m): 7:07am On Sep 28, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:
Any tips for GRE verbal? Please someone should help. I can't read long stuffs now since my exam is just days away
when is your exam and where is your venue?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 7:45am On Sep 28, 2019
victorsol:

when is your exam and where is your venue?


Nextweek, PH

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by SOPWriter: 8:10am On Sep 28, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:
Any tips for GRE verbal? Please someone should help. I can't read long stuffs now since my exam is just days away
Use context clues and insert your own word

Avoid getting caught up in answer choices that are perfect synonyms

When in doubt, rewrite the question

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by SOPWriter: 8:12am On Sep 28, 2019
Vader92:
I wrote my GRE Today
I prepared for roughly 3 months basically followed @user234’s advices, I felt extremely confident when I got up this morning.
Arrived an hour and a half before the test started. Got the quant section first, let's just say, it was deadlier than I thought
QUANTITATIVE - 168
VERBAL - 153
TOTAL - 321
I was hoping for 3 verbal sections however I was given 3 quants much to my dismay, the first section was pretty basic and I was quite confident of my performance in that section, however the subsequent two were quite challenging as I ran into time trouble in both sections, especially the final section.
On the other hand, the verbal section was another ball game entirely. The first section was really crazy. Although I understood the sentences and could identify simple words that could be used to fill in the blanks, the options provided were unfamiliar. The second section was relatively easier as compared to the first though
Both sections were a lot more difficult than I expected. At the end of the test I felt I didn’t do too well in the verbal but I was hoping for the best. After seeing my verbal score, I was quite disappointed. The examiner noticed as I couldn’t hide my expression. I am glad I got above 320 and I hope to never write GRE ever again as preparation and writing were extremely stressful and time consuming.

SCHOOLS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CARLIFORNIA -MSC
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - MSC
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - MSC
MCGILL UNIVERSITY – MSC
At the test centre, there was a very attractive girl there, we made eye contact a couple times, I really wanted to talk to her but those officials were quite strict at Dragnet and didn’t allow communication inside that lobby. I was really looking forward to talking to her so I waited for a while after I was done but it seemed like she wasn’t gonna (I really hope I didn’t write “gonna” inside my essay) be done anytime soon and considering how exhausted I felt, I had to leave. If you’re on this thread, don’t hesitate to send a message.
Good Score! Thanks for sharing your experience.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by victorsol(m): 8:40am On Sep 28, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:


Nextweek, PH
mine too is next week but Lagos
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 4:04am On Sep 29, 2019
Ifecrown:
Good morning House,

I had my GRE exam on Friday and the outcome was very saddening for me. V 154 Q 154.
my proposed course of study Is Msc Electrical engineering. two major things affected me, I didn't have enough study time cos of my hectic work schedule and also while writing the exam (during Quants) I was pressed and needed to ease myself so I just rushed through the second Quants part.
I Suspect that should be my dragdown for the Quants.
with the below profile I don't know if there is any hope for me or I should retake the exam.

CGPA 4.07
Institutions that I sent my scores to.
University of Colorado Denver
Texas tech university
Lakehead University(Canada)
University of British Columbia(Canada)

Though I'm beginning to consider other countries where it's only IELTS/TOEFL combined with other normal requirements will be the criteria.
ELders, Advice is needed.


Hello, have you gotten admit? Which school?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Callmeibironke(f): 2:21pm On Sep 30, 2019
Hi, I want to register for GRE and hoping to write my November ending or early December for Fall admission next year -

Questions:
1. I don't know if I should register through - https://gregmattoeflnigeria.com

2. How do I prepare? Like reading techniques, books to get, videos to watch, etc. I want to ace it as the first attempt.

3. Is 2 months good enough to get ready? And hoping I get to meet up with some schools' admission for fall 2020. And I might likely start a project that will require me to work 9 - 6pm Mon to Sat

Thank you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by duntknuw: 6:30pm On Sep 30, 2019
loved reading this entire thread. Amazing!
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Maxchisom: 8:10pm On Oct 01, 2019
Dear.

Trust you're doing great.
I'll be writing GRE early next month. I've not registered yet.

Can you assist me with the relevant for preparation.

Best regards,

Afamefuna.



Tohsine:
Good day everyone,
I wrote GRE last month.
Verbal: 143
Quant: 156
AWA: 3.5.

I intended to apply for the Spring 2020 admission. Needless to say, I used only one week to fully prepare for the test due to the nature of my job, although I have always been checking GRE vocabulary words on Magoosh flashcards during leisure time. I never knew my verbal and AWA skills were poor, perhaps because I did not have ample time to take the practice tests.
My questions:
Which ebook is the best for verbal and AWA? How can I improve these scores?
Which material can I use to study Data Interpretation as I was unable to solve some questions in that section on the test day?


Proposed Schools (PhD)?
Purdue University
University of Florida
Virginia Tech
Kansas State University

Area of Interests
Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or
Environmental Engineering



cc: user4321
EconMajor

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Maxchisom: 8:24pm On Oct 01, 2019
Ibironke

Same here. I scheduling for the fall too.

Have you started studying. Do you have materials yet?

Share with me what you have.

Regards,

Afemefuna
08061263222



Callmeibironke:
Hi, I want to register for GRE and hoping to write my November ending or early December for Fall admission next year -

Questions:
1. I don't know if I should register through - https://gregmattoeflnigeria.com

2. How do I prepare? Like reading techniques, books to get, videos to watch, etc. I want to ace it as the first attempt.

3. Is 2 months good enough to get ready? And hoping I get to meet up with some schools' admission for fall 2020. And I might likely start a project that will require me to work 9 - 6pm Mon to Sat

Thank you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Maxchisom: 8:37pm On Oct 01, 2019
Hi,
can you send me a WhatsApp message. I'll be glad to get proper guide about preparing for the test.

Regards


Vader92:
I wrote my GRE Today
I prepared for roughly 3 months basically followed @user234’s advices, I felt extremely confident when I got up this morning.
Arrived an hour and a half before the test started. Got the quant section first, let's just say, it was deadlier than I thought
QUANTITATIVE - 168
VERBAL - 153
TOTAL - 321
I was hoping for 3 verbal sections however I was given 3 quants much to my dismay, the first section was pretty basic and I was quite confident of my performance in that section, however the subsequent two were quite challenging as I ran into time trouble in both sections, especially the final section.
On the other hand, the verbal section was another ball game entirely. The first section was really crazy. Although I understood the sentences and could identify simple words that could be used to fill in the blanks, the options provided were unfamiliar. The second section was relatively easier as compared to the first though
Both sections were a lot more difficult than I expected. At the end of the test I felt I didn’t do too well in the verbal but I was hoping for the best. After seeing my verbal score, I was quite disappointed. The examiner noticed as I couldn’t hide my expression. I am glad I got above 320 and I hope to never write GRE ever again as preparation and writing were extremely stressful and time consuming.

SCHOOLS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CARLIFORNIA -MSC
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - MSC
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - MSC
MCGILL UNIVERSITY – MSC
At the test centre, there was a very attractive girl there, we made eye contact a couple times, I really wanted to talk to her but those officials were quite strict at Dragnet and didn’t allow communication inside that lobby. I was really looking forward to talking to her so I waited for a while after I was done but it seemed like she wasn’t gonna (I really hope I didn’t write “gonna” inside my essay) be done anytime soon and considering how exhausted I felt, I had to leave. If you’re on this thread, don’t hesitate to send a message.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by fazbuk(m): 7:09am On Oct 02, 2019
Goodday house,
Please is there any active watsapp group for GRE, I'm thinking of taking the exam soon.. And I need study group please add me up 07083240998
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Callmeibironke(f): 8:16am On Oct 03, 2019
Maxchisom:
Ibironke

Same here. I scheduling for the fall too.

Have you started studying. Do you have materials yet?

Share with me what you have.

Regards,

Afemefuna
08061263222




Hi,
I have been doing YouTube videos for now. I came across a website owned by an Indian guy and he is asking $20 for access to his video files - I'm thinking of this.
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 3:48pm On Oct 03, 2019
Hello,

I just took the GRE today by God's grace.


Score was poor and i feel like crying. One girl was just vomitting anyhow in the hall. Anyways, that's not the reason i failed sha.

Q-150
V—147

I sha sent my score to Michigan Tech, Univ Missouri, Univ Texas, Dallas, Uni Texas Tyler.


I will be booking a date for a re-write later today.

I feel ashamed of myself.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by nelem: 3:58pm On Oct 03, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:
Hello,

I just took the GRE today by God's grace.

I feel ashamed of myself.

Don't feel downcast. You did your best. Cheer up, apply to schools with the score & if you still want to rewrite just look at areas that need to be improved upon.
Cheers

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by NwanyiOkpa(f): 4:00pm On Oct 03, 2019
nelem:


Don't feel downcast. You did your best. Cheer up, apply to schools with the score & if you still want to rewrite just look at areas that need to be improved upon.
Cheers

I am just unhappy.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by nelem: 4:02pm On Oct 03, 2019
NwanyiOkpa:


I am just unhappy.

I know despite all the preparations. You need to cheer up

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