Sep 18, 2007, 12:45 PM
Post #189 of 357
To follow up with what everyone has said -- I spent a lot of time studying for the Math section of the GRE. I did surprisingly well but, in retrospect, I would have been better off spending all that time completing the applications ( because I definitely had to overnight a few). I even think a 60% may be a lot higher than you even need. Apparently, for the bulk of the people taking the GRE - the math is the easy part, so the percentages reflect that. For example, when I took the test last year - a 690 in math was the 68th percentile. Whereas, a score in the low 700's for verbal was something like 97%.
Re: [Aubrie] Well, that was helpful.
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I'm also going to add that I scored a 4 (32nd percentile!) on the writing section ( I absolutely cannot write on command like that). And, I admit, I was put on 5 waitlists (no bites -- I'll be reapplying this year) I'm going to bet that that had everything to do with a subpar writing sample and not the GRE.
In closing, no matter how you do on the GRE - you're certain to score higher on the writing sample than I did.