Monday, September 13, 2010

GRE Attempt #1

So, for those of you following the current drama of my life, I thought I’d share my scores and thoughts. “Attempt #1” above implies another attempt is not far away. Friday, I ended up with 540 Verbal 580 Math (thought it’s possible I swapped those in a moment of self-disgust). Unfortunately, I don’t see getting into the schools I shared without at least a 600 Verbal.

GRE boyMy strategy to conquer the test bank vocabulary didn’t prove as fruitful as I’d hoped. I felt comfortable with all of the words, but I’m pretty sure that the hours of conditioning myself to name synonyms as I practiced with my giant box-o-flashcards in combination with nerves resulted in a pair of serious mistakes on the antonym questions.

The good news is, I feel like I have the vocab down pretty solidly, so the best way to improve my score is to keep that vocab in my head and do a practice test a day for the next month as I try to boost that score. Thanks for the encouragement.

Now for something fun:

birds and bees


Mister Curie said...

Sorry to hear the test didn't go as well as you'd hoped! Better luck next time!

robert said...

I think your strategy is pretty sound and you are right about the 600 minimum on the verbal but that is only on the front end of applicant screening...then you'll never talk about ever again, and it will become as meaningless to you as high school SAT tests...kind of funny in an unfunny way. hoops, baby, hoops

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