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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by essayHelp(m): 2:22pm On Feb 04, 2016
yorex2011:
Are the questions in Manhattan 5lb books real GRE questions... Cos i just did one small test maths of 37 questions ans i got 34 correctly which could pass for a 166...and its just to test my current abilities... First one got 18/20..second 24/25...now 34/37...cos they look quite easy and I'm just wondering if these were the kind of things they ask in real GRE

Hahahahahahhahahahahahahaha.

You either want to write the GRE or you don't; there is no dabbling. If you do, get the official guides and take the powerprep tests (you can download it from the ets website).

Any other way to gauge your performance is just irrelevant.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 5:28pm On Feb 04, 2016
chrisley024:
use powerprep. It's the closest.

Power prep used to be the closest but isn't anymore. I had 166, 167 on both tests but ended up with a 161. Apart from the fact that you may lose your cool and focus in the actual test, the test has evolved from what it used to be in the yore.

Yorex2011, just get the ETS official questions, and practice as much as you can. I know you're smart, but it would be foolhardy not preparing yourself for the worst. You don't want to end up with less than what you bargained for, but still be compelled send your scores to "ivy leagues" because you didn't prepare yourself for the worst possibility. My 2 cents.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yorex2011: 5:59pm On Feb 04, 2016
stolid:


Power prep used to be the closest but isn't anymore. I had 166, 167 on both tests but ended up with a 161. Apart from the fact that you may lose your cool and focus in the actual test, the test has evolved from what it used to be in the yore.

Yorex2011, just get the ETS official questions, and practice as much as you can. I know you're smart, but it would be foolhardy not preparing yourself for the worst. You don't want to end up with less than what you bargained for, but still be compelled send your scores to "ivy leagues" because you didn't prepare yourself for the worst possibility. My 2 cents.

In other news...

Guys, imagine a school claiming they can't fund Masters now because of the dwindling oil price! Please if you've got a good profile, and wouldn't mind going for a PhD, please just by all means apply for a direct PhD instead. It would be easier getting into funded programs that way. These schools want some level of commitment, and 'working' for them for 2 years only to go get yourself some fancy job in the end don't often cut it for them.

Sure thing man.. Dedicating at least 7 weeks for my verbal and analytic part as those are my major concerns...
I'm hoping with a near perfect score i cud have more chance at funding


Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yorex2011: 5:59pm On Feb 04, 2016
essayHelp:


Hahahahahahhahahahahahahaha.

You either want to write the GRE or you don't; there is no dabbling. If you do, get the official guides and take the powerprep tests (you can download it from the ets website).

Any other way to gauge your performance is just irrelevant.
Lol.. I get you point..nothing compares to the real deal... Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yorex2011: 6:02pm On Feb 04, 2016
chrisley024:
And ets practice matl. hope your practices are timed?
Alright... Will do...
Plan to go thru as many materials as possible... Especially in verbal and A. W.
I'm going woth the belief that a near perfect score is very achievable and that's my aim.
Back then i was never serious with exams and tests and all that... But not anymore...
I want to be putting my utmost best..
Thanks for your responses

Yh and they were timed... Most of the times I'm able to complete the quants in half the time allocated and still have fair enuf scores...
But i just loathe the verbal... cry cry cry
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by oluphy: 6:33pm On Feb 04, 2016
stolid:


Power prep used to be the closest but isn't anymore. I had 166, 167 on both tests but ended up with a 161. Apart from the fact that you may lose your cool and focus in the actual test, the test has evolved from what it used to be in the yore.

Yorex2011, just get the ETS official questions, and practice as much as you can. I know you're smart, but it would be foolhardy not preparing yourself for the worst. You don't want to end up with less than what you bargained for, but still be compelled send your scores to "ivy leagues" because you didn't prepare yourself for the worst possibility. My 2 cents.

In other news...

Guys, imagine a school claiming they can't fund Masters now because of the dwindling oil price! Please if you've got a good profile, and wouldn't mind going for a PhD, please just by all means apply for a direct PhD instead. It would be easier getting into funded programs that way. These schools want some level of commitment, and 'working' for them for 2 years only to go get yourself some fancy job in the end don't often cut it for them.



mehn!!!!... just discovered sef. But person don apply for Msc. already in 3 schs....the applications fees sef no be small money, application for PhD, fall don go be dat! Except dem ready Change am to PhD from thr end. Which sch be dat sef?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by chrisley024(m): 7:48pm On Feb 04, 2016
yorex2011:

Alright... Will do...
Plan to go thru as many materials as possible... Especially in verbal and A. W.
I'm going woth the belief that a near perfect score is very achievable and that's my aim.
Back then i was never serious with exams and tests and all that... But not anymore...
I want to be putting my utmost best..
Thanks for your responses

Yh and they were timed... Most of the times I'm able to complete the quants in half the time allocated and still have fair enuf scores...
But i just loathe the verbal... cry cry cry
try the ets and powerprep, if your Quant score is okay for the requirement, then focus on verbal and Awa. Magoosh is the best matl for verbal, register if you've the money. The key to answering RC, the whole verbal sef, is understanding the author's idea. So you need to calm down and be curious of the msg the author wants to pass across while reading. Success!

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yorex2011: 9:30pm On Feb 04, 2016
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by IDEALB: 10:17pm On Feb 04, 2016
Hello All,

I am currently in the process of applying for grad school and all your comments have been very helpful! smiley. However, I have some questions and would be grateful if any one can assist.

1. @sirRiddy said something about funding for Masters Program. After researching all i see is Graduate assistantship (TA) not funding, the funding I see is only for PHD students. Please can someone expatiate on this? Asides from scholarships, graduate assistantship (TA) and Private loans what other means of funding is available to international students going for an MS program?

2. I am also reading for GRE but was considering going for lessons instead (Don't consider myself a fast learner and might need extra tutorial). Can someone recommend a company? or do you think the Magoosh vidoes would help regardless of the individuals level of assimilation?

3. I want to pay ahead of time for a day to take the GRE test but from what I see the test seats a full for April. Are there companies that reserve this slot that I could contact?

Thanks all! I am a beginner in all this and the whole process of applying is overwhelming! Your responses would help greatly! Thanks!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by IDEALB: 10:37pm On Feb 04, 2016
Sent you an email. Thanks!
sirRiddy:
COPIED FROM A FACEBOOK GROUP

Hello, I am grad student in USA. I see some many people posting for profile evaluation and I would like to give some suggestions to those who are gonna apply based on my past experiences and mistakes i did while applying and selecting the universities.

1. Do a thorough research about the university and the department. Make sure that the university is good enough. How can you do that? The best way is to ask somebody who is currently doing MS in your desired specialization there. It is always ok to get suggestions from from first year grad students but the best is to ask people from the second year. The reason is because, first year students are just getting knowing about the university and the department. Most popular universities have Facebook pages. You can post a question there. At least try to get opinion from 4 or 5 person. If you get a negative review from all the five that means its always good to stay away.Opinion from students from another department is not reliable. For eg. If you are looking for CS in XYZ university, ask opinion from students doing MS in CS not EE.

2. Know about the department policies and rules. Know about the CPT (Internship). requirement. for the university. CPT is approved by your graduate adviser. Different universities and departments have different policies regarding that. Some university departments allows CPT 40hr/week anywhere in US after 18 credits. Some allows 40 hrs/week during summer and allow to do internship within 100 miles radius during spring and fall. It totally varies. A university which is flexible is the best. A university whose rules are stricter may not help you much even if it sits in IT hubs like silicon valley.

3. Know about the expenses and the surrounding city. Get ready to struggle as you first few months in US wont be easy for you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 11:04pm On Feb 04, 2016
Yorex....timed practice is very key....... Guys pls after April 8....would there be new dates for the test?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Dreal4mula: 12:00am On Feb 05, 2016
IDEALB:
Hello All,

I am currently in the process of applying for grad school and all your comments have been very helpful! smiley. However, I have some questions and would be grateful if any one can assist.

1. @sirRiddy said something about funding for Masters Program. After researching all i see is Graduate assistantship (TA) not funding, the funding I see is only for PHD students. Please can someone expatiate on this? Asides from scholarships, graduate assistantship (TA) and Private loans what other means of funding is available to international students going for an MS program?

2. I am also reading for GRE but was considering going for lessons instead (Don't consider myself a fast learner and might need extra tutorial). Can someone recommend a company? or do you think the Magoosh vidoes would help regardless of the individuals level of assimilation?

3. I want to pay ahead of time for a day to take the GRE test but from what I see the test seats a full for April. Are there companies that reserve this slot that I could contact?

Thanks all! I am a beginner in all this and the whole process of applying is overwhelming! Your responses would help greatly! Thanks!


Please kindly share the Schools with PhD funding. As regards GRE prep, Magoosh+ Manhattan + Official guides should do the magic. First, learn the strategies used in these resource quickly using their practice questions. Next, Do up to 15 full test and always build your weak areas as you go long you will be fine
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 7:14am On Feb 05, 2016
Ph.D. Position (U. Maryland): Food and the EnvironmentThe Zhang Lab at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a motived Ph.D. student interested in investigating the interactions between food production and global environmental change with data-driven approaches. The student would have the opportunity to design his/her own topic of investigation related to food security, agricultural production, climate change, and/or global nitrogen and carbon cycles. In addition, the studentwill be able to work closely with modeling development groups at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton and Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) in France.The Zhang lab has been using interdisciplinary and data-driven approaches to examine strategies for addressing the triple challenges of food security, environment degradation, and climate change. Ongoing research projects include modeling the impact of agricultural production on global nitrogen cycle and assessing the environmental and economic trade-offs between expansion and intensification of agriculture production.The successful candidate will have working knowledge of the biogeochemical and biophysical processes of the earth system, strong quantitative skills, and proficiency in at least one basic programming language (e.g., Matlab, R, FORTRAN). Prior research experience in environmental science and policy is desirable.The position is based at the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Maryland and comes with a highly competitive stipend and benefits package.Three years of support are available through research assistantships, with additional support possible through competitive teaching assistantships. Finalists for the position will also be encouraged to apply for fellowships through UMCES:www.umces.edu/education/graduate/fellowships.The student will matriculate through the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences Program (MEES) at the Universityof Maryland, College Park and will reside atthe Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg for the duration of the project. Frostburg is a small college town in the mountains of western Maryland, providing abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.To apply, please email Xin Zhang (xin.zhang@umces.edu) a single PDF containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for threereferences. Please indicate “Food and the Environment PhD position” in your subjectline. Review of applications will beginMarch 1, 2016and will continue until a suitable candidate isfound, with starting dates available as soon as September 2016 and no later than September 2017.UMCES is an affirmative action, EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This ad is also posted athttp://www.umces.edu/al/employment.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 7:16am On Feb 05, 2016
PhD position in tourism analytics (climate change impacts; Big Data analytics) at theUniversity of FloridaLooking for a motivated, quantitatively proficient student to work on analysis of (1) climate change impacts and (2) user-generated content (blogs, photographs, mass media) in relation to tourism. Strong preference will be given tostudents with quantitative skills such as computer programming, web analytics, Big Data analytics, statistics, and/or GIS. Finding includes a nine-month Research Assistantship with tuition waver. Interested students please send Dr. Andrei Kirilenko the following: (1) statement of research interests (2) CV, and (3) contact information for three potential references. Suitable candidates then will be asked to submit an online application for graduate studies. For details seehttp://trsm.hhp.ufl.edu/index.php/about/who-we-are/department-directory/andrei-kirilenko-ph-d/

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 7:19am On Feb 05, 2016
MS/PhD positions available at IUPUIThe Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry lab of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks multiple motivated students interested in pursuing a MS or PhD (Applied Earth Sciences) degree in the Department of Earth Sciences. Two federal funded projects are available to support the students' endeavors. One NSF funded project is on the effects of non-rainfall water input on plant-soil water interactions in drylands with fieldwork in Namibia. Another project investigates the buffering effect of no-till agriculture on crop yield, nutrient use efficiency, and leaching potential under drought conditions (USDA-funded). The positions are available from August 2016, and will be supported through research and teaching assistantships that provide a competitive stipend, tuition remission andhealth insurance. The student(s) will be advised by Dr. Lixin Wang (http://earthsciences.iupui.edu/~lxwang). The USDA project supported student will be co-advised by Dr. Pierre-André Jacintheand will work in close collaboration with the Remote Sensing group led by Dr. Lin Li. Applicants must hold a BS degree in earth sciences, hydrology, soil science, environmental sciences or related disciplines, and have strong oral and written communication skills.IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban public research university, currently enrolling more than 30,000 students. In 2011, IUPUIwas ranked 3rd by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities." Indianapolis is a very livablecity with a wealth of outdoor, cultural, andsporting activities. The department of Earth Sciences has a wide variety of analytical facilities including LGR and Picarro water isotope analyzers, IRMS facility for13C,15N and34S measurements, CN analyzer, and wet chemistry laboratories equipped for soil, water and plant analysis.To apply, please send a copy of your application materials (statement of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, GRE score, TOEFL score if applicable, and contact information of three referees) to Dr. Lixin Wang (lxwang@iupui.edu). Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.Lixin WangAssistant ProfessorEditor: Hydrology and Earth System SciencesAssociate Editor: Journal of Arid EnvironmentsDepartment of Earth SciencesIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)723 W Michigan St, SL 118MIndianapolis IN 46202Office Tel: 317-274-7764Fax: 317-274-7966http://earthsciences.iupui.edu/~lxwang
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 7:22am On Feb 05, 2016
Graduate Assistantships in Soil Microbial Ecology & BiogeochemistryTwo PhD and one MS graduate student assistantships are available in the EcologyCenter and the Department of Biology at Utah State University, Logan, UT, beginning summer or fall 2016, as part of a USDA-AFRI project examining how soil microbial growth efficiencies (MGE) are influenced by drought in rangeland and agro-ecosystems. Soil microbial growth efficiency (aka carbon-use efficiency) is a key variable regulating greenhouse gas emissions from soil, as well as rates of carbon and nutrient sequestration and release. Biogeochemical models are extremely sensitive to variation in MGE, yet we have a poor understanding of how environmental variables influence MGE. This project will utilize stable isotope techniques to examine how variation in soil moisture regulates MGE in sagebrush steppe, irrigated pasture, and conventional and organic cropland ecosystems.The ideal applicant will have: background in soil science, microbial or plant ecology, biogeochemistry, or a related area; good chemistry and quantitative skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work closely with others and independently at field sites. Interested individuals should send a CV to John Stark (john.stark@usu.edu), Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 9:16am On Feb 05, 2016
Please Pennstate, if you've got any for Civil and Environmental Engineers, do share. Thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 9:31am On Feb 05, 2016
stolid:
Please Pennstate, if you've got any for Civil and Environmental Engineers, do share. Thanks.
I saw a particular link on Environmental Engineering sometime ago, been trying to search for it again, but I couldnt find it. Will keep searching though!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 11:34am On Feb 05, 2016
pennstate:

I saw a particular link on Environmental Engineering sometime ago, been trying to search for it again, but I couldnt find it. Will keep searching though!

Is there any particular online resource you use for this? Anyways, thanks a whole lot. I'll be expecting.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 12:00pm On Feb 05, 2016
stolid:


Is there any particular online resource you use for this? Anyways, thanks a whole lot. I'll be expecting.

No online resources other than google.
Try this on google 'Graduate Assistantships in Environmental Engineering'. You can also use RA OR TA.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by pennstate(m): 12:12pm On Feb 05, 2016
stolid:


Is there any particular online resource you use for this? Anyways, thanks a whole lot. I'll be expecting.
Here is the link I was talking about but it appears most of the opportunities are due. www.aeesp.org/../graduate%3Fpage%3D1
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Latty88(f): 12:26pm On Feb 05, 2016
fizzile:
Just to say success to all those that are writing the paper-based GRE exam this weekend at Aba,with me inclusive. God's grace and all the best.


Hello! How did you register for your Gre? I already filled my exam date and venue on yheir site but dont know the next step especially how to make the payment.
Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Latty88(f): 12:42pm On Feb 05, 2016
fizzile:
just send a blank message to these emails for gre materials:

(a) selfstudy360@gmail.com contains:
• Barron's New GRE 19th Edition
• Cracking the GRE 2013
• Gruber's Complete GRE Guide 2012
While
(b) Selfstudy.version2@gmail.com (New*) contains:
• Gruber's Complete GRE Guide (2015)
• Mahanttan Prep - 5* lb. Book of GRE® Practice
Problems (2013)
• Nova’s GRE Math Bible (2008)


Hello! I need help on how to register for Gre exams. I already filled the date and venue in their site but dont know what to do next. Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by daejih: 2:01pm On Feb 05, 2016
Thanks a lot, man. I got the materials. I'm very grateful. God bless.
ProfTPE:



I sent some useful verbal materials to your email, most especially stuffs pertaining to GRE vocabulary.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by daejih: 2:26pm On Feb 05, 2016
Thanks yorex2011. Just got the app from Google play and i'm really excited. My vocab should improve. 50 words isn't bad. I will try to see how far I can get with that. Again, thank you.
yorex2011:


Try magoosh vocabulary flashcards app.. Learnt and mastered 50 words today... Plan to keep the pace for the next 40 days... That should hopefully be at least 2000 new words...
Might not work for everyone tho...
But no harm in trying.. Works best if you have very good memory and recall....
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yorex2011: 2:28pm On Feb 05, 2016
daejih:
Thanks yorex2011. Just got the app from Google play and i'm really excited. My vocab should improve. 50 words isn't bad. I will try to see how far I can get with that. Again, thank you.

No qualms lets see how far we can stretch our minds.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nobody: 7:40pm On Feb 05, 2016
pennstate:

Here is the link I was talking about but it appears most of the opportunities are due. www.aeesp.org/../graduate%3Fpage%3D1
OK bro, thanks.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by yorex2011: 7:49pm On Feb 05, 2016
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by fizzile(m): 9:26pm On Feb 05, 2016
Latty88:



Hello! I need help on how to register for Gre exams. I already filled the date and venue in their site but dont know what to do next. Thanks
You can pay for d gre using ur credit card or if u have someone in the US,he or she can help u pay it then u pay in the naira equivalent into the person's account
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by layez: 10:26pm On Feb 05, 2016
yorex2011:

Go through the thread and you will see link to download barrons simulator for the GRE, u could use dat too... Also, like you are told, the key is just practice.. But seems you are smart, look into some magoosh videos too... For verbal, hmmmmm mehn, dat one na another story, just read lk die, the 5lb is cool, Manhattan is another awesome one, one princeton review practice book, I have forgotten the name is cool too, its all about reading and vocabs.. Just get a lot of materials, Magoosh and Manhattan are real deal #my sentiment... For AWA, use Kaplan book and its pool questions solution... Also, some pool solutions too dey...

IDEALB:
I am also reading for GRE but was considering going for lessons instead (Don't consider myself a fast learner and might need extra tutorial). Can someone recommend a company? or do you think the Magoosh vidoes would help regardless of the individuals level of assimilation?

**If u have the money u can go for tutorials, where do u stay? Also, majority of the material are self-study mat if you stay glued and resolute to them, magoosh, manhattan, etc... Bt if u feel and convinced u need a tut, den u can!!

IDEALB:
I want to pay ahead of time for a day to take the GRE test but from what I see the test seats a full for April. Are there companies that reserve this slot that I could contact?

**space go dey now, is it necessarily april? U will dfinitely find a day to fix
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Latty88(f): 11:35pm On Feb 05, 2016
fizzile:
You can pay for d gre using ur credit card or if u have someone in the US,he or she can help u pay it then u pay in the naira equivalent into the person's account

Thanks for your reply. How do i pay with my credit card as there is no where provided to insert my info?

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