<p>This is my first thread after high school. Just got my GRE score, completely bombed the writing section. Looking for some advise. Thanks.</p>
Undergraduate School Rank between 10-20 in Engineering in U.S.
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering.
GRE: Quan 800/ Verbal 730 / Writing 3.5 (Arrrr.... I think I get a 2 on Issue and a 5 on Argument) Issue asked me to discuss something about politics, which is like a foreign language to me. </p>
<p>Well, 0 paper and 0 research (unless counting design courses). I am doing three majors, so I am extremely busy taking classes every semester. I am very interested in Robotics and I found all three majors to be useful, so that is why I am doing all three.</p>
<p>I am looking to apply to top Engineering schools like Stanford, MIT. I know I have very little chance, but I still want to give it me best shot. </p>
<p>A few questions:
1. Is it easier/better to apply for Master Degree rather than direct phd? (Since I have 0 paper, and I can try graduate school for 2 years before deciding to get a phd) But schools like MIT does not take non-phd applicant.</p>
<li><p>Does green card holder have a better chance than international student?</p></li>
<li><p>I have 1 more semester before my applications, do you have any suggestions as to what I should do be improve my application? (I have planning to take 4 design courses next semester, but I can make adjustment if needed)</p></li>
<li><p>I know robotics require people from different departments. Should I apply to different departments of the same school?</p></li>
<p>Thank you all.</p>