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|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 3:24am On May 15|
It has been a while I have been here. Trust you're all are doing good? I'm now a PhD candidate and I will be rounding off my PhD next year.
|Education / Re: Why Is Any Number Multiplied By Zero Equals To Zero? by Quoran: 12:28pm On Jan 14|
Always write the source of your answers. You copied this from Quora.
|Celebrities / Re: Debola Williams Engaged His Girlfriend On A Boat (Video) by Quoran: 9:41am On Nov 30, 2020|
One of those who helped package the failure called Buhari. Congratulations to him. May his union not be tumultuous as President Buhari 's reign.
|Politics / Re: Ebonyi Governor’s Defection To APC Hangs In The Balance by Quoran: 6:27am On Nov 15, 2020|
This man will be shocked. He will end up getting nothing from the APC and PDP and Ebonyi will still be PDP.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 5:15am On Aug 15, 2019|
Congrats to everyone who got in this Fall .Congrats @sherlock5577. I'm happy for you bro.
|Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Quoran: 6:06am On Jul 09, 2019|
Sorry about this. As others have suggested, try Abuja this time. I'm just curious. Why didn't you pick you University of Florida ?
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 6:00am On Jul 09, 2019|
You just need to change your strategy. Have you taken any practice tests from the official GRE guide ? What was your score ?
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 5:58am On Jul 09, 2019|
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 5:56am On Jul 09, 2019|
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 12:15pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Been a while I visited this thread. Alot of amazing GRE scores. Kudos guys.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 11:33pm On Mar 15, 2019|
Congrats to everyone who has received an offer.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 11:32pm On Mar 15, 2019|
I love your area of interest. It attracts funding alot. Which school did you have your BSc? I will give you a list of schools shortly. Note that many applied Maths programs are funded. At PhD level, all are funded. Have you taken any machine learning course before? Are you also good with Algorithms and the use of packages like MATLAB,Python etc. These things are basic entry requirements but these days, everyone in the sciences can code. You will have a lot of choices. I wish you the best in your GRE.
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|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 5:35pm On Jan 16, 2019|
@ bolded , That is key even when applying for admission in STEM fields. When you can code, understand algorithms and solve problems, you have an advantage.
All the best in your internship search.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 5:30pm On Jan 16, 2019|
You're correct. I know someone who is there now (PhD Mechanical Engineering) and since he got in, all the promises of funding have been a mirage. He's from a rich family so he is pulling through. Michigan Tech is really disappointing considering the nature of industrial work in Michigan
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|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 8:35pm On Jan 13, 2019|
Majority of universities with funding will not have any open applications now. Deadlines are usually December 15th /31st
While some might extend to January 15th. So you may not find many options except you're applying for Spring 2020. Have you checked the University of Kentucky, Texas Tech, George Washington university, Washington state university, University of Oregon State etc ?
Just a quick one. When applying, always include your programming skills and projects to your CV / application. There's little or no hope without that here.
You have a good profile
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 12:59am On Jan 10, 2019|
This is really a good effort. The only thing that will stop you from getting in is if there is no funding available in any of the schools. I expect your testimony on this thread.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 12:47am On Jan 10, 2019|
lol Your village people cannot stop you when it is time. Dem no reach!
What course are you going for ?
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 12:44am On Jan 10, 2019|
No it is not compulsory. Just score well in the Quant GRE (>160). Many schools have stopped using the GRE Subject test.
If you are going for applied Mathematics especially something related to Mathematical Physics, CFD, numerical methods etc, you can be funded in a really good school. Mathematics has alot of funding. I also discovered that alot of people do not like Mathematics programs for Graduate studies because they feel there are few opportunities therein. With Mathematics, you do alot of interdisciplinary research.
Most industry funded research in Science and Engineering use Mathematics (Algorithms, Linear Algebra, Data Science, Optimization etc) a lot so they usually have funds for Professors willing to do research.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 7:11pm On Jan 08, 2019|
Be hopeful. Many schools will start Graduate admission review this week especially for schools with December 15th/31st Deadline. You should hear from them from either next week up to the first week of February. Funding usually delay admission decisions. Also PhD admissions take a while to make a decision compared to MS. Just be hopeful.
Since I got into this system, I realised that many people apply to study in USA schools. So if you're chosen, God has definitely favored you. It is never a mean feat even if it is an averagely ranked school.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 7:04pm On Jan 08, 2019|
I am so sorry. Can you please just email me again? I changed my phone so I dont have your contact details again.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 3:57pm On Jan 08, 2019|
I think alot of people are applying. They are simply not saying/posting it here.
|Politics / Re: Presidency: Can Olawepo-hashim Upstage Buhari, Atiku?- Independent Newspaper by Quoran: 9:06pm On Jan 07, 2019|
Who's that ?
He's only popular on nairaland.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Quoran: 8:53pm On Jan 07, 2019|
Anything is possible but I know that both countries share alot of information.
|Politics / Re: No Investor Will Put Money In Nigeria Under APC Government by Quoran: 3:19am On Jan 07, 2019|
It is only on nairaland you see People's Trust Presidential candidate, Mr Olawepo Hashim.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 6:19pm On Jan 05, 2019|
Hopefully, many more folks will testify this year.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 3:50pm On Jan 03, 2019|
Happy new year guys
|Religion / Re: Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Shares N30 Million To Members For Christmas by Quoran: 10:36am On Dec 26, 2018|
These pastors do not seem to understand the purpose of the gospel.
|Religion / Re: The Experience 13: Live Thread by Quoran: 3:11am On Dec 08, 2018|
Yet you stole @ogbeniDipo's tweet from Twitter and wrote it here like as if it is your own. Smh
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 2:20am On Nov 02, 2018|
LOL This your advice though. I agree with you nevertheless.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 3:30am On Oct 19, 2018|
Okay. I will send you a message.
|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 4:45am On Oct 17, 2018|
If you are offered an RA/TA, you do not need to upload a statement except if there is a short fall or a balance you need to pay(It is rare in good Programs). Also, most times, the decision for admission and funding are not made at the same time. Many of these schools have a way they process admissions. Some will ask you to upload a financial document as soon as you are offered admission. That is just normal administrative procedure. You do not need to respond as long as you still waiting for a funding decision.
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|Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 4:40am On Oct 17, 2018|
Hello Folks. I can see a lot of progress here. A lot of Good GRE scores as well. If you need to retake the test, do not despair. Follow the invaluable advice from veterans here. It will help you.
Unpopular Opinion: Your Statement of Purpose is actually the most important document in your application when you are looking for PhD positions in the STEM field. When a Professor or someone in the admission committee reads it, it make him or her curious to see what the student has to offer. Though it is not a technical document but it should give a glimpse of the applicant's future aspirations and the reasons he or she is an ideal candidate. Many Professors take your future goals quite seriously. They believe that should fix your motivation to do a PhD. That is why doing a PhD simply because you want funding is not a good idea.
Your SOP should sell your candidacy to the anonymous person reading it. He should be curious about what you have to offer. Naturally, he will then quickly glance at your CV (Academic CV off course). Then, if he is convinced, he takes a look at your Transcript to see if you possess the prerequisite to succeed. i.e. Do research,think and develop ideas. He or she will probably want to see what a colleague or someone of like mind thinks. That is where you Letters of recommendation plays a major part.
The use of the GRE is debatable. It is mostly used to screen out applicants. Some claim they holistically consider all parts of the application. Since not only one person considers all the applications, there is likely to be some bias for certain aspects. How will you feel if your application was not read at all and just screened out because of poor test scores? Try and get a good score especially in the Quant. Most universities do not have a minimum score. Some professors do not believe in its ability to predict anything useful.Even if they badly want an applicant, you must satisfy the set minimum. Taking it is very important especially as an international Student. Everyone knows the GRE is a weird test in some regard. Doing well in it especially as an international student dispels some bizarre myth about certain foreign degrees.
There is alot of bias in the admission process. You cannot take that away from it. Human beings have that unconscious bias that they are not even aware off. For example, A Chinese Professor may be inclined to accepting a student from Tsingua University because he knows the school and will be skeptical about admitting someone from the University Of Benin. These things happen. Though Professors have to explain their choices, many cannot be questioned much because of their reputation and the grant funds they bring in. Put in your best. Take time to draft your SOP. Do not plaglarise.
Publish if you can and also try to attend conferences. Contact students in the lab you wish to get into. Trust me, they know how their Professors pick graduate students.
By the way, it is a good thing to know what your potential supervisor has been doing lately, in terms of research. Check their webpages or check databases and see their recent publications. It will help you in drafting your SOP or amplifying your areas of strength in your CV and SOP.
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