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GRE ETS Book- too easy?

TheCity010500TheCity010500 Posts: 8Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in GRE Prep
Hello everybody,
I read a few answers here and it looks like the ETS book is really good. I have the PowerPrep CD too, BUT, a few days ago I tried the quantitative part. I didn't read the Math part of the book, i didn't take it seriously and I didn't put much of an effort in answering and calculating.
I got a 730/800 which in the new scale would be a 157 which in percentile would be a bit above 71.

Now I have three Universities in mind for a Ms in Forensic and they are John Jay College in NY, University of New Haven and George Washington in DC.

Only UNH asks for a Quantitative falling on or above 70 percentile and i managed to get it (if i made the right conversion using the tables) without worrying much and without thinking much, just out of curiosity.

A friend who took the test told me it was harder than the book so i was wondering, is the ETS book maybe too easy?
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Replies to: GRE ETS Book- too easy?

  • andrew1007andrew1007 Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    I'm the one that said the ETS book is good- and I really think it is. It's roughly the same difficulty- your friend may have panicked in a way he didn't for the powerprep since his score actually mattered that time. I took the test about 3 months ago, and I think its spot on.

    70 percentile is very easy to get if you're mathematically inclined- just make sure you practice and I'm sure your score will go up by a lot. The ETS book put me between 164-167 for math, and I got a 165.
  • TheCity010500TheCity010500 Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    Thank you very much. I'll stick to it then
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