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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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PUP office presentsGRE Boot camp!


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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.


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What is GRE?

  • Stands for Graduate Record Exam

    • General

    • Subject

  • Very expensive

    • $140 for general

    • $130for subject

  • Required for most of graduate schools


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Mean scores for Psychology majors

  • Verbal --> 471

  • Quantitative --> 541

  • Analytical writing --> 4.4

    • Source: GRE Guide to the Use of Scores 2008-09 (pdf)


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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



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Quantitative Section

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Data analysis - probability, graphs


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Math Review

  • Useful websites

    • Math Help for the GRE General Test

    • Dr. King's amazing math review


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Verbal Section

  • Antonyms - measures vocabulary

  • Analogies - relationships among words

  • Sentence completions

  • Reading comprehension


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Vocabulary Review

  • Vocabulary review, analogies, sentences completions, anatonyms

  • GRE Test Vocabulary High Frequency Words


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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!


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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


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Thank You!

  • Click here to take our GRE boot camp survey


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