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					GRE - Overview
  G–R–E
     Graduate Record Examinations
  Purpose
     Compare the preparation and ability of
      applicants from different backgrounds who
      are applying for graduate school
GRE - Overview
  Test includes
     Analytical writing essays
     Verbal ability questions
     Math ability questions
  Administered in the form of CAT
     Computer-Adaptive Test
GRE - Overview
  All graduate schools require the GRE
  except
     Law Schools – LSAT
     Medical Schools
     Business Schools – GMAT
  Uses
     Admissions decisions
     Student eligibility for certain scholarships
GRE - Overview
  Index used by Graduate Schools
     Combines the GPA and test scores into one
      number
     200-800 GRE point scales has a special
      relation to the 0-4 grading system used by
      most undergraduate schools
     800 = 200 times 4
     Typical formula
       INDEX = (average GRE) + (200*GPA)
GRE - Overview
  Computer-Adaptive Test
     Administered using a computer
     Displays one question at a time
     First question is always at medium difficulty
  GRE CAT adjust to each examinee’s ability
  level
     An answer for each question must be entered
     No return to previous questions or change
      answers
GRE - Overview
  Structure of the GRE CAT
     Analytical Writing – 1 Essay – 45 minutes
     Analytical Writing – 1 Essay – 30 minutes
     Verbal – 30 questions – 30 minutes
     Quantitative – 28 questions – 45 minutes
     Additional Pre-test Section – Verbal or
      Quantitative
     Identified Research Section10 minute break
      between sections 2 & 3
     1 minute break between sections 3 & 4
     1 minute break between sections 4 & 5
GRE - Overview
  Analytical Writing Sections
     Requirement is to write an essay
        45 minute Issue Essay
             Two Topics – choose one topic
             Confirm your choice
             States an opinion about the topic
             Examinees takes a position on the topic
             Writes a defending position, providing relevant reasons
              and examples to explain & support their views
        30 minute Argument Essay
             No topic choice
             Examinees critique an argument based on how logically
              sound they find the argument
GRE - Overview
  GRE CAT Test Scored
     Difficulty level of the questions answered both
      correctly and incorrectly
        Difficult questions answered correctly count more
        Difficult questions answered incorrectly penalize less
        Unanswered questions reduce the score
     Question types
     Coverage of the material
     Viewing Scores
     Canceling Scores
     Designated institutions to receive scores
GRE - Overview
  Scoring the Analytical Writing Essays
     Separate score on a scale of 0 – 6
     Average of two independent ratings of the
      response on two analytical writing topics
     Final Score is the average of the two essay
      scores
     Scorers are college and university faculty
GRE - Overview
  GRE Dates and Locations
     GRE CAT offered three weeks per month
     At various colleges and universities
     Sylvan Technology Centers
     Educational Testing Services Centers

               http://www. gre.org
GRE - Overview
  Registration for the GRE
     GRE Bulletin of Information
       http://www.gre.org
       609-771-7670
       Sylvan Testing Centers 1-800-GRE-CALL
     GRE CAT can be retaken – waiting period
      is 60 days
GRE - Overview
  Computer Skills ?
     Minimal computer skills are required
        Typing on a keyboard
        Using a mouse
        Entering a response
        Using a word processor
        Accessing help function
        Moving to the next question
GRE - Overview
  Test Day
     Everything you need is provided for the
      CAT
     Time is given to become familiar with the
      testing tools and word processing tools
GRE - Overview
  Rules for the GRE
     Test takers will be assigned seats.
     The test administrator will provide examinees with
      scratch paper that may be replaced as needed
      during the exam. No scratch paper may be
      brought to or removed from the test center.
     Eating and drinking are not allowed in the testing
      room.
     No testing aids are permitted in the testing room.
     Examinees may be photographed or videotaped at
      the center.
     Photo Id is required
GRE - Overview
     Raise your hand for additional assistance in
      the testing center
     Dismissed from the session for:
        Attempting to take the test for someone else
        Failing to provide acceptable identification
        Creating a disturbance
        Giving or receiving unauthorized help
        Eating or drinking during the test
        Using Notes
GRE - Overview
     Report to the test center 30 minutes prior
      to test time for check-in procedures
     Bring the following with you to the test
      center
        The authorization voucher from ETS
        Valid Photo Identification
        Score Recipient information
GRE Review Course
  Provide Students with a review of
  important concepts and strategies in
  preparation for the GRE
  In-class sessions
     Combination of review of tested skills and
      concepts
     Easy-to-difficult problem-solving
     Timed quizzes
GRE Review Course
  The Course Textbook
  Course CD-Rom
  Homework Progress Report Forms –
  Appendix B
GRE Review Course
  Instructor
  Vickie Booth
  Email : GREPREP@attbi.com
  Class Sessions Feb. 3rd , 10th, 17th, 24th
     Week 1 – Overview / Analogies
     Week 2 – Antonyms / Reading Comprehension /
      Sentence Completions
     Week 3 – Graphs / Discrete Quantitative
     Week 4 – Analytical Writing / Quantitative
      Comparisons
  Final Exam – March 10th
GRE Review Course
  Typical Class
     6:00   pm   –   7:00   pm Session I
     7:00   pm   –   7:15   Practice Quiz I
     7:15   pm   –   7:30   Break
     7:30   pm   –   8:30   pm Session II
     8:30   pm   –   9:00   pm Practice Quiz II
     9:00   pm   -
Student Information
  Name
  Phone Number
  Email Address
  Graduate Schools you are planning to
  apply to
  When will you be taking the GRE EXAM

				
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