GRE Prep

Chitchat
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GRE Prep

Postby Chitchat » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:00 am

Hi all,

2015 grad, AA woman. 3.2/165 (taken June14, Sept/Dec17). State school. Decent WE and volunteer experience. Strong LOR’s and (I think) a good PS. Addenda for gpa and multiple takes (I work about 60 hours a week and volunteer on weekends while also being a GREAT dog mom).

Just looking for some advice on how to go about prepping for the GRE. I noticed a number of schools plan to accept next cycle, and assume more schools will follow suit.

My top school has a preference for testing and WE over gpa and will be accepting the GRE next year but my multiple takes are still concerning. Not ruling out taking June lsat but don’t plan to start studying until late Jan. I am not looking for reassurance for my current score.

I’m looking for GRE prep advice for anyone who has taken the exam. Specifically, for quant. I took a diagnostic and my verbal is great but my quant needs improvement.
Also, if anyone knows how the writing section is evaluated please let me know. Not sure if it’s irrelevant like the lsat writing section.

Thanks in advance!

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Barack O'Drama
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Re: GRE Prep

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 am

Chitchat wrote:Hi all,

2015 grad, AA woman. 3.2/165 (taken June14, Sept/Dec17). State school. Decent WE and volunteer experience. Strong LOR’s and (I think) a good PS. Addenda for gpa and multiple takes (I work about 60 hours a week and volunteer on weekends while also being a GREAT dog mom).

Just looking for some advice on how to go about prepping for the GRE. I noticed a number of schools plan to accept next cycle, and assume more schools will follow suit.

My top school has a preference for testing and WE over gpa and will be accepting the GRE next year but my multiple takes are still concerning. Not ruling out taking June lsat but don’t plan to start studying until late Jan. I am not looking for reassurance for my current score.

I’m looking for GRE prep advice for anyone who has taken the exam. Specifically, for quant. I took a diagnostic and my verbal is great but my quant needs improvement.
Also, if anyone knows how the writing section is evaluated please let me know. Not sure if it’s irrelevant like the lsat writing section.

Thanks in advance!


I think schools still have to report your LSAT score... So I'm not sure if the GRE will help all that much. I would recommend retaking because a 165 is already in the tippy top percentile of AA takes. With a few more points, you'll be one of the top AA scores in the country.

That said, yes the writing section is evaluated and not the LSAT where it's mostly irrelevant.

If your quant is the only thing that needs improvement, I'd recommend picking up Powerscore or Manhattan's GRE book on quant. Both are great. The math skills are super, super easy to learn/re-learn.




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