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  1. PUP office presentsGRE Boot camp!

  2. 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.

  3. What is GRE? • Stands for Graduate Record Exam • General • Subject • Very expensive • $140 for general • $130for subject • Required for most of graduate schools

  4. Mean scores for Psychology majors • Verbal --> 471 • Quantitative --> 541 • Analytical writing --> 4.4 • Source: GRE Guide to the Use of Scores 2008-09 (pdf)

  5. 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

  6. Computer-based General test

  7. Quantitative Section • Arithmetic • Algebra • Geometry • Data analysis - probability, graphs

  8. Math Review • Useful websites • Math Help for the GRE General Test • Dr. King's amazing math review

  9. Verbal Section • Antonyms - measures vocabulary • Analogies - relationships among words • Sentence completions • Reading comprehension

  10. Vocabulary Review • Vocabulary review, analogies, sentences completions, anatonyms • GRE Test Vocabulary High Frequency Words

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. Thank You! • Click here to take our GRE boot camp survey