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PUP office presents GRE Boot camp! Getting into a Graduate School GRE approx. 1200 for Ph.D., 1000 for master’s GPA Last 2 years in major course work Extra-curricular experience Advisor - student fit …etc. What is GRE? Stands for Graduate Record Exam General Subject Very expensive

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getting into a graduate school
Getting into a Graduate School
  • GRE
    • approx. 1200 for Ph.D., 1000 for master’s
  • GPA
  • Last 2 years in major course work
  • Extra-curricular experience
  • Advisor - student fit …etc.
what is gre
What is GRE?
  • Stands for Graduate Record Exam
    • General
    • Subject
  • Very expensive
    • $140 for general
    • $130for subject
  • Required for most of graduate schools
mean scores for psychology majors
Mean scores for Psychology majors
  • Verbal --> 471
  • Quantitative --> 541
  • Analytical writing --> 4.4
    • Source: GRE Guide to the Use of Scores 2008-09 (pdf)
gre psychology subject test
GRE Psychology Subject Test
  • Three sections
    • Experimental
    • Social
    • General (history…etc)
  • 205 questions total, multiple choice
  • Do not have to answer all the questions
    • Penalty for incorrect answers
  • Only in paper-and-pencil
  • 200~990 total, 20~99 for the 3 subscales
quantitative section
Quantitative Section
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data analysis - probability, graphs
math review
Math Review
  • Useful websites
    • Math Help for the GRE General Test
    • Dr. King\'s amazing math review
verbal section
Verbal Section
  • Antonyms - measures vocabulary
  • Analogies - relationships among words
  • Sentence completions
  • Reading comprehension
vocabulary review
Vocabulary Review
  • Vocabulary review, analogies, sentences completions, anatonyms
  • GRE Test Vocabulary High Frequency Words
free practice test sites
Free Practice Test Sites
  • Timed practice test, provides a breakdown of your scores by sections, so it is great to find out your strength and weaknesses
  • Questions and answers for math and vocabulary section
  • Vocabulary and quantitative section, you can mark for review, comes with brief explanations for the answer
  • Not many questions, but with thorough explanations
  • Free GRE tests and test help!
how to take gre
How to take GRE
  • www.gre.org to register
  • Scores remain for 5 years
    • Do not take one cold-feet!
  • Can opt out from seeing your score
  • General - five days a week
  • Subject - 3 times a year (Oct., Nov.,& Apr)
  • Be taken once per calendar month, no more than 5 times a year
thank you
Thank You!
  • Click here to take our GRE boot camp survey
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