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Old 05-28-2018, 06:26 AM   #1
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Question Gotta take GRE for My Master's.....

Learned about a year ago that I have to take my GRE in order to get into the grad program I'm in......I took a year break, because considering I've never taken one, I think I deserve at least that after getting my degree!
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Nonetheless, I have been studying for it and all, which is fine.....

EXCEPT FOR MATH.

Good freakin' god, I hate math with a passion, and it's been like, 5 years since I had to do it last. I am EXTREMELY out of practice!

Thankfully my advisor said my math score doesn't have to be too high, since I'm entering a History program, but it still can't totally suck....


Any people who've taken the GRE already? Any tips on what it's like, what to expect, etc.? And how was the math portion of it?

Would love to hear tips and experiences!
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It was quite a while ago that I took it. I also didn't need to get such a great math score since I was going into a social science program. Math isn't my strong suit either. I remember buying two books, one that gave examples of how to work on different types of questions and another that had a lot of practice exams. I took all the exams, timing them. Studying like that seemed to help. My scores on the practice exams went up as I took more of them.


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Get the Cliff's notes. (Or whomever makes the cheat books today.) Programs are so dumbed down today you'll probably excel
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Thanks rechu and JD!

Yes, I ended up getting a book for it and have been studying what math I could here and there, so hopefully that helps....and I sure hope you're right JD! Dumb it down for us who are terrible at math
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So far studying is going slow. I found a GRE study group on FB. It was a bust. A moderator uploaded a worksheet it was cut off. You could not see all the information. Then another moderator uploaded a hand written math problem. He should be a doctor. His hand writing was terrible plus it was in cursive. Why would anyone write in cursive? I decided I would need to take a GRE prep class at one of my local tech or community colleges. I went to the websites and could not find any. Iíll just wait until morning and call.
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Magoosh is a pretty cool free app with lots of GRE vocabulary words. Iím making flashcards
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