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    Jul 08, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    I am planing to take up the GRE this year.....
    I need to get educated about the new GRE format.....
    Anyone who is having good information about the exam(old/new) please do the needful..
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    Jul 08, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    I had to take it a couple years ago because stupid Stanford was the only MFA program that required it. It made me realize just how retarded I am in math.
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    Jul 08, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI had to take it a couple years ago because stupid Stanford was the only MFA program that required it. It made me realize just how retarded I am in math.

    :O Oh noes Ariodante! I must teach you my 6 years of calculus/differential equation experience?!

    dAriodante/dt = Bacon
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    Jul 08, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    Studinprogress said
    Ariodante saidI had to take it a couple years ago because stupid Stanford was the only MFA program that required it. It made me realize just how retarded I am in math.

    :O Oh noes Ariodante! I must teach you my 6 years of calculus/differential equation experience?!

    dAriodante/dt = Bacon


    Jargon jargon equals bacon?

    I remember calculus being easier than hard algebra..except for hard calculus which used hard algebra...die math die.
  • kietkat

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    Jul 08, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    I took the old gre a year ago. The new gre no longer has those nasty analogies. Instead the sentence completion section has been extended in the form of short paragraphs. Still have study your vocabulary but not as insanely as before when there were analogies. The math is cake... scored a 780/800 by practicing sat questions lol.

    The subject tests are the ones to be feared...
  • jim_sf

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    Jul 08, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    Studinprogress saiddAriodante/dt = Bacon


    Shouldn't that be the other way around?

    d(bacon)/dt = Ariodante

    Or, to phrase it alternately, there is some function that can be performed on bacon (with respect to time) that yields Ariodante.

    (Sorry for taking this topic off on a tangent.)
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    Jul 08, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    Studinprogress saiddAriodante/dt = Bacon


    Shouldn't that be the other way around?

    d(bacon)/dt = Ariodante

    Or, to phrase it alternately, there is some function that can be performed on bacon (with respect to time) that yields Ariodante.

    (Sorry for taking this topic off on a tangent.)


    Stop profaning the sanctity of bacon with your dirty math!! icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 08, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidStop profaning the sanctity of bacon with your dirty math!! icon_cry.gif


    bacon + math = mmmm, sacrilicious.


    ANYWAY. Back to the GRE. If they're doing SAT-level math, then there won't be calculus involved - maybe some algebra and trig.
  • calibro

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    Jul 08, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    eh, you're either screwed or you're not. I took it, didn't study, and broke score 97th percentile in each field. 6.0 on the writing. I think I "studied" maybe a week before when they sent me a cd with a practice test. Here's the deal:

    Verbal: you need to have a good vocabulary and reading comp skills. you're screwed if you don't.

    Math: you can't use a calculate, and the math only goes up to trig. again, you can either do basic math quickly or you can't.

    Writing: this is a format to this, and I would say read over what they want, but a large part of this is being able to write a lot... the other part is being able to b.s. at a graduate level. again, you can either do it or you can't.

    by the way, because the test is computer based, it will get generate questions based on how well or poorly you're doing. good luck.
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    Jul 08, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    My weakness was the verbal section. In my diagnostic exam I was getting like 350, 370s. I then went on a fiend streak and bought these:

    Princeton review word smart 1, 2, and genius edition.
    Kaplan study guide.
    Went to Kaplan classes. Hired a private tutor too.
    Barron's had a word section on it too.

    I must have memorized like 1000 vocabulary words. It improved it in 7 weeks from 350 to 600. No joke. It helps.

    The math section I never had problem. I scored 760 in the first try so I didn't feel the need to improve it any better. When I took it for reals, I scored 760 again.
  • YJacket

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    Jul 08, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    Studinprogress saiddAriodante/dt = Bacon


    ...

    (Sorry for taking this topic off on a tangent.)


    Ha! Nice one.

    - Lurker
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    Jul 08, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    jim_stl said
    Studinprogress saiddAriodante/dt = Bacon


    Shouldn't that be the other way around?

    d(bacon)/dt = Ariodante

    Or, to phrase it alternately, there is some function that can be performed on bacon (with respect to time) that yields Ariodante.

    (Sorry for taking this topic off on a tangent.)


    Stop profaning the sanctity of bacon with your dirty math!! icon_cry.gif


    Ari eventually you'll need math to count the pieces of bacon you ate baby ;)
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    Jul 08, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Took it today, just got back from it a little while ago, both proud and disappointed with my performance.
    Sucks a**, all I do know about the new test is that the math section is going to be harder which requires a calculator now and they are going to add new sections to it and remove others. Other than that don't know, just study a lot for it ?.?
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    CHIdude said

    Ari eventually you'll need math to count the pieces of bacon you ate baby ;)


    I keep perfect track of how many I've consumed. I think I'm at...two?
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    Here is information on the new content: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/content. The analogies are history, so no more "aardvark : insouciance :: _________ : geranium." How will civilization survive?

    If you are going to apply for January 2012 admission and your application deadline is before mid-November 2011, take the test before July 31.

    Scores for the new test, beginning August 1st, won't be released until early November because the ETS needs a large data set to establish the new scale and the percentile rankings.

    They will replace the 200-800 scale with a 130-170 scale. On the old scale, a single increment was ten points, so a 630 and a 640 were really right next to each other, not ten points apart. After August 1st, one scale increment will be one point.

    Good luck!


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    Jul 09, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    All math is easy...if you let someone else figure it out. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    Im taking the GRE on Sunday

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    Jul 09, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    I used to teach for the Princeton Review and I really recommend their methods. No, I'm not under contract or anything; I actually started out really skeptical but was sold after trying out the methods and finding they worked better and faster than most of my methods. I recommend picking up their review book(s).
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    CHIdude said

    Ari eventually you'll need math to count the pieces of bacon you ate baby ;)


    I keep perfect track of how many I've consumed. I think I'm at...two?


    No baby... More like 2,000,000

    But you still need math to know:
    If bacon and prosciutto take trains headed in opposite directions to visit their distant cousin pancetta what time will bacon meet prosciutto if both are traveling at 95 mph and how many miles will they have traveled to arrive in time to put on their stockings and head to the tranny Lady Gaga impersonation event in El Paso to barely make it with enough time to see trucker Ke$ha and his glittery left nut?
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    CHIdude said
    Ariodante said
    CHIdude said

    Ari eventually you'll need math to count the pieces of bacon you ate baby ;)


    I keep perfect track of how many I've consumed. I think I'm at...two?


    No baby... More like 2,000,000

    But you still need math to know:
    If bacon and prosciutto take trains headed in opposite directions to visit their distant cousin pancetta what time will bacon meet prosciutto if both are traveling at 95 mph and how many miles will they have traveled to arrive in time to put on their stockings and head to the tranny Lady Gaga impersonation event in El Paso to barely make it with enough time to see trucker Ke$ha and his glittery left nut?


    None of those delicious salty meats left their stations. I stacked them all in a sammich and ate them.
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    CHIdude said
    Ariodante said
    CHIdude said

    Ari eventually you'll need math to count the pieces of bacon you ate baby ;)


    I keep perfect track of how many I've consumed. I think I'm at...two?


    No baby... More like 2,000,000

    But you still need math to know:
    If bacon and prosciutto take trains headed in opposite directions to visit their distant cousin pancetta what time will bacon meet prosciutto if both are traveling at 95 mph and how many miles will they have traveled to arrive in time to put on their stockings and head to the tranny Lady Gaga impersonation event in El Paso to barely make it with enough time to see trucker Ke$ha and his glittery left nut?


    None of those delicious salty meats left their stations. I stacked them all in a sammich and ate them.


    Wise man.
    You have passed the test.
    You may proceed to the next level.
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    Jul 09, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    CHIdude said
    Ariodante said
    CHIdude said

    Ari eventually you'll need math to count the pieces of bacon you ate baby ;)


    I keep perfect track of how many I've consumed. I think I'm at...two?


    No baby... More like 2,000,000

    But you still need math to know:
    If bacon and prosciutto take trains headed in opposite directions to visit their distant cousin pancetta what time will bacon meet prosciutto if both are traveling at 95 mph and how many miles will they have traveled to arrive in time to put on their stockings and head to the tranny Lady Gaga impersonation event in El Paso to barely make it with enough time to see trucker Ke$ha and his glittery left nut?


    None of those delicious salty meats left their stations. I stacked them all in a sammich and ate them.


    But imagine those 3 meats staked in a delicious sandwich! I could just cum to that thought!!!
  • jim_sf

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    Jul 09, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidThe analogies are history, so no more "aardvark : insouciance :: _________ : geranium."


    Pfft. EASY. Aardvark is to insouciance as ennui is to geranium.


    (Muscle15: good luck!)
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    Jul 09, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    Jim are you mad about that Jimbo thing? I appologize if I offended.
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    Jul 09, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    Worthless exam. There should be the disclaimer at the beginning: This Will Require No Critical Thinking