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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kaykay07: 12:28am On Feb 05
engrlarex:



Same here, Affordable test is now sorting out the issues at hand..Anyway, I knew something went wrong just that he was not patient enough to explain to us..or Perhaps we bombarded him too much with derogatory comments..He is now resolving the issues one after the other. He is on my own about to get it done.. Please, whatever notions or perception we have had about him is wrong..He is genuine and not a scammer..Moral Lesson: Patience is virtue. We all learn everyday. Let’s make sure we came back to acknowledge it when he got our issues resolved. The disdain comments we made about it should be reversed when he resolved our issues. #Shalom
How did you go about this, the guy hasn't responded to my messages yet. I have d exam in few weeks time
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by SOPWriter: 7:51am On Feb 05
goodguygonebad:
Hello


Anyone know whether admissions are offered same time?

Seems peeps are already receiving offers from my priority school.

Regards
Admissions are usually classified based on the following categories:

Regular Admission.
Rolling Admission.
Open Admission.
Early Decision.
Early Action.
Early Evaluation.
Deferred Admission.

So, yes, all applicants in a particular admission category will receive their admission offer within an interval, if not at the same time.

In summary, it all depends on how early you submitted your application.



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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by segunbolawole: 10:58am On Feb 05
Okay, that is great... I actually came here for this update,.. Please the rest with issues affordable give us update as well.

adelawry:
Okay! Affordable test fixed the outstanding balance issue I had with my GRE account. I can now view my scores and was able to send to additional institutions as I wanted.

My concern now is Trump's travel ban on Nigerian immigrants. I thought the travel ban was a joke until I saw it on headlines.

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 12:38pm On Feb 05
Hello house,
I have been reading this thread for months. Pls I am planning to apply for PhD in Civil Engineering fall 2021.
Here is my profile
B.Sc: 4.13/5.0 Civil Engineering
M.Sc: 6.8/7.0 Civil Engineering (awaiting project defence and result).
GRE: planning to write by may/June 2020
Toefl: same with GRE
My questions
1. what are the best materials to tackle the GRE most especially verbal, pls recommend specifically for RC, TC and SE
2. The best schools to choose with funding

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kaykay07: 5:40pm On Feb 05
I registered for GRE on 22nd of Dec and i paid affordable test immediately I got notification mail from ETS that very day. ETS just notified me yesterday that i have an outstanding of $240 to pay due to a charge back initiated on the 23rd of Dec. My exam is in two weeks time, pls if you got yours resolved by affordable test give useful info on how u went about it. All effort to even get to him since yesteday hasn't been productive at all.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ejay99(f): 7:41pm On Feb 05
Hello please I need info on Gre registration dates and where it can be taken in Lagos
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by horlahsunbo225(m): 7:47pm On Feb 05
Ejay99:
Hello please I need info on Gre registration dates and where it can be taken in Lagos
Contact ponpon

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jago2016(m): 5:17pm On Feb 06
Princekenuk:




Some gurus here have also identified Manhattan to be the best in quant section. Magoosh is very good in preparing for verbal section. Their rich vocabulary and flashcard are excellent. How did you get the materials from studyguide?


Gathering lots of materials can disorganize you, so that you don't even know where to start from. Put yourself together and have a study plan. Work more on your areas of weakness. We can brainstorm together. Am taking my GRE on 13th January. God will surely help us out!

Hello bro , i see you are about to seat for the exam on 13th, thats great cos i know u must be preparing.. please kindly send me ur Mobile to this mail: onyidochristopher@gmail.com i need to talk to you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by newmancarl24: 5:41pm On Feb 06
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Lilly001(m): 7:44pm On Feb 06
Good day
Please who has a format or template mail to request for TOEFL waiver.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Yungstev007(m): 10:07pm On Feb 07
I have been having issues with ETS TOEFL I registered with Affordable test. I was emailed of having outstanding balance due to charge back or so despite paying full payment to him
Now, I can't sent my score to schools... Despite sending many messages to him for rectification
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Kaykay07: 10:50pm On Feb 07
Yungstev007:
I have been having issues with ETS TOEFL I registered with Affordable test. I was emailed of having outstanding balance due to charge back or so despite paying full payment to him
Now, I can't sent my score to schools... Despite sending many messages to him for rectification
Writing my GRE on the 27th of this month and I just got notified that I have an outstanding payment of $240 last week. The guy na scam and he has a lot of allies here. Don't mind those coming here to say that affordable test rectified there issues. I think he has deactivated his account on Nairaland and WhatsApp number, but I know he's seeing this though.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by calculator123(m): 3:09am On Feb 08
Xtention20:


GOOD MORNING PEOPLE

This is to clarify the initial report i comment about @affordabletests. The issues have been rectified and i feel its just a little misunderstanding. I dont mean to tarnish anyone business on here and i am glad he rectify it and I can now view my scores again..

Thanks

You must think we are dumbos on this thread right?

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Amahjosh(m): 1:28pm On Feb 08
Please where who help people to register for GRE and who has worked with Pon pon before. Can i get his moniker, I want to register for my GRE
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by hybeenoni: 6:23pm On Feb 08
Ponpon remains legit, that's the only person I can vouch for, to verify, read back like 40 pages to confirm.
Not these sudden guys that you can't verify their genuineness.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Amahjosh(m): 6:51pm On Feb 08
How can i contact pon pon please. What is his moniker?
hybeenoni:
Ponpon remains legit, that's the only person I can vouch for, to verify, read back like 40 pages to confirm.
Not these sudden guys that you can't verify their genuineness.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by 4gunners(m): 7:16pm On Feb 08
hybeenoni:
Ponpon remains legit, that's the only person I can vouch for, to verify, read back like 40 pages to confirm.
Not these sudden guys that you can't verify their genuineness.
Too legit!!! He did my TOEFL reg without any hassle.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 3:14am On Feb 09
Hi there.
Amahjosh:
How can i contact pon pon please. What is his moniker?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adedayolasu: 11:17am On Feb 09
ponpon:
Hi there.

How much for GRE and Toefl
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jago2016(m): 5:24am On Feb 10
safet:
Good day everyone.

So I took the GRE on 1st November at Jkk center in Lagos. Had a score of 299, Q-152|V-147|AWA-3.0.

I was so disappointed with my score, I was discouraged about furthering any of my applications. You know, that ginger just disappeared, I was loath to even get recommendation letters from my proposed recommenders. However, I would like to highlight some of the must "dos" and "don'ts" in preparing for the GRE. Please forgive any blunders, also these are just some views I agree with, [as compiled by Profagas]. wink

Some would argue that the GRE is damn EASY even going ahead to compare with JSCE level. But others state different, saying that GRE is so HARD. Well, you can not be sure until you test your legs in it, right? The GRE is a standardized test, meaning they are restricted. They have a standard, they have a particular number of tricks up their sleeves. So the goal must be to discern/identify as much tricks as possible before the test day.

For the Quants, acing the GRE requires three things: 1. Concept 2. Speed 3. Discernment

Concept is the actual knowledge you need to know, the rules, formula, theories, method of approach you should know. Speed is completing the task within a specified period of time, you should know of course, the GRE is a timed test. Discernment, meanwhile is the ability to quickly see the answers by inspection, ability to quickly know you’re solving in the wrong way, ability to quickly strike off wrong answers, and the ability to be able to make correct guesses. This is the most important. The gist is if you know all the concepts, and you are fast, but can't discern, you will keep falling for the tricks laid down by ETS. You can finish a section with 10 minutes to spare and get a 9/20. I was so good with the concepts but speed and discernment were my Achilles heel.

There are several prep companies with different books, a lot of them. They all have their weak points and strong points. So number one is the official ETS materials; the trio of the Official guide, official quants practice questions and the official verbal practice questions. You should be over familiar with the content of these books. You should’ve solved all the questions there. All of it, they are the most trustworthy folks. You also need the GRE Maths review, they are also from ETS.

For quants, it’s a worldwide concession, Manhattan 6 books and the 5 lb book of practice question are the best for the concepts. Then you need to watch Magoosh lecture videos. It’s not really about reading, it’s about solving questions. So you should pay attention to questions and HOW THEY ARE SOLVED. Very important. HOW THEY ARE SOLVED. You should watch the Magoosh practice questions videos for this. There are different ways to solve a question and only one ETS way of solving.

The verbal section doesn’t have a formula, no fixed pattern like quants. Just there to frustrate good people. But it’s the GRE. So it can be aced also. For Verbal, Manhattan is quite weak, but you should try to read them (books 7 and cool. For RC which is the toughest set of questions in verbal, Kaplan is the god. Kaplan chapter 7. For SE and TC, you need to memorize vocabs, a lot of them. Use Magoosh Flashcards on your phone, if you have more time, you can check out Manhattan 1000 and Barron 1000 word list. That should be enough. Help your pacing by answering SE and TC questions first within the first 10 minutes, then the remaining 20 minutes for RC. Also, short passages before long passages.

For AWA, the best is Princeton review.

The point is you don’t need plenty materials. You don’t. In fact, some materials are point blank bad for you. They don’t set ETS-like questions. Don’t use anyhow material you see or mock test you see. Whatever it is you are looking for, is in Manhattan, Magoosh, Kaplan, Princeton, and the ETS materials. That is all. THAT IS ALL. Others are just repetition or bad for you. Don’t spend time going through several sources, reading same thing over and over.

Conclusively, PRACTICE! PRACTICE!! PRACTICE!!! You don't want to be like me who prepared for GRE for aggregate 5 weeks with an 8-4 job. Of course you want to pray about it. Believe me it works. You’ll want to be assured that the Almighty has your back, not even just for the GRE but even graduate studies as a whole.

Create time for yourself, but that doesn't mean you have to stop living life. Be happy. Don't kill yourself. You don't need overnight, don't let it affect your life. It's a terrible thing to be sacked because of GRE overnights. It's just a test. People have gotten full funding with 299. I know there are schools I can apply to. cheesy wink

Let me put my profile here. Please contact me if you have useful information for me. You can also contact me if you have specific enquiries about the GRE, or like to get a memo when Leo Messi wins his 7th Ballon D'or.

Looking at applying for PhD in Immunology/Virology/Cancer therapy.
UG- Microbiology, 4.39/5.00 (3.63/4.00 wes unofficial)
GRE- 299, Q-152|V-147|AW-3.0

I need your advice. We all need to follow our dreams. Thanks.

Cheers.

Special mention to the creators and members of this hub. 2014-date, no small feat. Danjaninja, happyday, sirriddy, et al.

(Appreciation to Mr Profagas)

Well said brother, i plan on writing GRE before the year runs out and since you have written recently, i would like to have your contact , i wish to connect with you . Here is my mail kindly forward me your number onyidochristopher@gmail.com

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jago2016(m): 5:35am On Feb 10
TrojanSnail:
Profile
GRE Q159 V158 AWA3.5
IELTS 7.5 bands
Undergraduate GPA: 3.76/4.0
Msc 89.1 percent
No publication

Got a full funded RA position from Iowa State University for PhD in engineering. 9k per semester

1a/0r/5 remaining
Although I have already accepted the offer, they gave a short time to respond.
I hope visa process goes well too

Wow congrats buddy..i need mentors like this, please i wish to connect with you. Can i get your mail address
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jago2016(m): 6:31am On Feb 10
I took out 2days to read through the pages of this thread� and i must say kudos to the founders , danjaninja, sirriddy et al ,may God bless you guys abundantly.
I have an intention to secure a good GRE score thats why i took my time to read most passages of this thread to understand past takers experience and i must say that doing that had a boost on my confidence level.
I studied Accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and wish to pursue a master's in finance in Canada , university of Manitoba being my only choice for now. I graduated with a cgpa of 4.04/5.00.
I have some Questions and Suggestions
QUESTIONS
1)I have seen some materials listed at the initial page of this thread (2014) Are they still valid (up to date) ?so i dont go on preparing with wrong materials.

2)I reside in Enugu and i did some research on centers that offer GRE Registration and training, the least amount for their GRE exam registration is 85k, one center even said they register for 110k, so please house what is the current cost of registration? Can i register by myself?
Also concerning the training i was told 70k for a month � am still wondering how possible it is to cover within a month tho, i need advice on this.
Suggestion
Reading from page 1 of this thread was quiet intresting ,there was no notice of scammers and all that but on getting to the later pages i started seeing such �
Please anyone with the intention to scam another should drop it, lets resurrect the vibes this thread had when it was created, lets help one another in every little way..thank you
Opinion
I wish to connect with prospective GRE test takers with a burning desire for success , we could share ideas that may help us...
Also those that have taken this test , you can act as my mentor oo , although your reward will be in heaven

Then those planning to take the test and reside in Enugu

Feel to send me a mail at onyidochristopher@gmail.com or you can drop your mail so i can contact you.
Please internet beggers avoid this mail address because i dont have shi shi to give.
God Bless us all

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Oddy16: 1:41pm On Feb 10
jago2016:
I took out 2days to read through the pages of this thread� and i must say kudos to the founders , danjaninja, sirriddy et al ,may God bless you guys abundantly.
I have an intention to secure a good GRE score thats why i took my time to read most passages of this thread to understand past takers experience and i must say that doing that had a boost on my confidence level.
I studied Accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and wish to pursue a master's in finance in Canada , university of Manitoba being my only choice for now. I graduated with a cgpa of 4.04/5.00.
I have some Questions and Suggestions
QUESTIONS
1)I have seen some materials listed at the initial page of this thread (2014) Are they still valid (up to date) ?so i dont go on preparing with wrong materials.

2)I reside in Enugu and i did some research on centers that offer GRE Registration and training, the least amount for their GRE exam registration is 85k, one center even said they register for 110k, so please house what is the current cost of registration? Can i register by myself?
Also concerning the training i was told 70k for a month � am still wondering how possible it is to cover within a month tho, i need advice on this.
Suggestion
Reading from page 1 of this thread was quiet intresting ,there was no notice of scammers and all that but on getting to the later pages i started seeing such �
Please anyone with the intention to scam another should drop it, lets resurrect the vibes this thread had when it was created, lets help one another in every little way..thank you
Opinion
I wish to connect with prospective GRE test takers with a burning desire for success , we could share ideas that may help us...
Also those that have taken this test , you can act as my mentor oo , although your reward will be in heaven

Then those planning to take the test and reside in Enugu

Feel to send me a mail at onyidochristopher@gmail.com or you can drop your mail so i can contact you.
Please internet beggers avoid this mail address because i dont have shi shi to give.
God Bless us all




Bros, on your own you can register GRE with less than 80k. People that have coupons register with 45k-50k. The only legit person I hear about in this thread is the ponpon guy, maybe you should contact him.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Xtention20: 6:21pm On Feb 10
calculator123:


You must think we are dumbos on this thread right?

Maybe you are a dummy for Quoting my message Here for Nothing.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sammiel: 4:42am On Feb 11
How do you guys pressurize your chosen references to send recommendation letter to the University of your choice? My references keep assuring me but for almost 2 weeks now no response to the emails dispatched to each one of them by my target school.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by SOPWriter: 8:29am On Feb 11
Ejay99:
Hello please I need info on Gre registration dates and where it can be taken in Lagos
Hi Ejay99,

There are preferences that determine seat availability. These criteria include location and date. Therefore, the link below should effectively answer your question.


https://ereg.ets.org/ereg/public/workflowmanager/workflow?workflowItemId=tcAvailability


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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Mosminic(m): 9:03am On Feb 11
Sammiel:
How do you guys pressurize your chosen references to send recommendation letter to the University of your choice? My references keep assuring me but for almost 2 weeks now no response to the emails dispatched to each one of them by my target school.
You have to meet them one on one to constantly remind them. Some of them are very busy and will respond only if you keep reminding them. Send them emails once a while to also remind them of the deadline.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ajibola13(m): 11:58am On Feb 11
OluDare01:
Good job
I tried downloading, but it isn't going through
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ajibola13(m): 12:08pm On Feb 11
codexgigax:
If you have sent me message about getting GRE study materials(Kaplan 2017, The 5lb Manhattan premium, Nova, Official guide for both Quant and Verbal, Magoosh Videos and books, Flashcards, Gruber 2015 Ed, I have replied your mails. Also, I am working on creating either a Dropbox link or Google Drive with necessary information especially for newbies on the platform. In the meantime, you may get in touch with me on ayomidetosin@hotmail.com.
Please I need this oo
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 2:13am On Feb 12
jago2016:
I took out 2days to read through the pages of this thread� and i must say kudos to the founders , danjaninja, sirriddy et al ,may God bless you guys abundantly.
I have an intention to secure a good GRE score thats why i took my time to read most passages of this thread to understand past takers experience and i must say that doing that had a boost on my confidence level.
I studied Accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and wish to pursue a master's in finance in Canada , university of Manitoba being my only choice for now. I graduated with a cgpa of 4.04/5.00.
I have some Questions and Suggestions
QUESTIONS
1)I have seen some materials listed at the initial page of this thread (2014) Are they still valid (up to date) ?so i dont go on preparing with wrong materials.

2)I reside in Enugu and i did some research on centers that offer GRE Registration and training, the least amount for their GRE exam registration is 85k, one center even said they register for 110k, so please house what is the current cost of registration? Can i register by myself?
Also concerning the training i was told 70k for a month � am still wondering how possible it is to cover within a month tho, i need advice on this.
Suggestion
Reading from page 1 of this thread was quiet intresting ,there was no notice of scammers and all that but on getting to the later pages i started seeing such �
Please anyone with the intention to scam another should drop it, lets resurrect the vibes this thread had when it was created, lets help one another in every little way..thank you
Opinion
I wish to connect with prospective GRE test takers with a burning desire for success , we could share ideas that may help us...
Also those that have taken this test , you can act as my mentor oo , although your reward will be in heaven

Then those planning to take the test and reside in Enugu

Feel to send me a mail at onyidochristopher@gmail.com or you can drop your mail so i can contact you.
Please internet beggers avoid this mail address because i dont have shi shi to give.
God Bless us all



Those materials may be kinda obsolete. There should be more recent materials. Check page 286 or so or posts by elevatedmind. It's in a Google drive Link.
In my opinion, getting a great score after one month's preparation may signify you're a genius grin. You would most likely need more than a month. Averagely, 3 months is sufficient depending on how fast you improve. Many of us here didn't pay to prepare, but just studied the free materials here. Only pay when you're sure you really need someone you're confident in to teach you.
Your CGPA looks good. Other aspects of your application need to be very strong; standardized tests, SOP, recommendation letters, work or volunteering experience, leadership, etc.
Yes, you can!

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