GRE Scores

<p>I've been watching this forum for a couple of months now, prepping myself for the GRE, so I thought it might be interesting for you guys to see my results.</p>

<p>Powerprep gave me a 610 V and a 720 Q.</p>

<p>Princeton Review's online test gave me a 650 V and a 530 Q.</p>

<p>Actual GRE gave me a 630 V and a 700 Q</p>

<p>I'm super happy I didn't drop below 600 on anything! However, I'm applying for linguistics/second language acquisition programs, so I hope my verbal score will be enough for the top schools.</p>

<p>To prepare, I memorized Barron's 500 most essential word list and all of the root words, suffixes and prefixes, as well as using Barron's and Princeton's math help. Really, maybe 1-2 words from the 500 word list were on the test and I really don't feel like I studied much that helped me. I don't regret the time I studied though, as learning new words and brushing up on planar geometry is a good thing in general.</p>

<p>The actual test seemed a lot harder than any practice test I took. I guessed on a lot more questions and I had to rush at the end of each section because I was running out of time. I never ran out of time on the practice tests.</p>

<p>All in all, it was a scary, stressful test, I did decently and I'm glad it is over.</p>

<p>I guess it is different for everyone. The real GRE I took was easier for me than the PowerPrep ones, in fact I scored my highest scores on the real thing than the power prep tests.</p>

<p>When I was taking practice tests, I did about 750V and 650Q. For the actual GRE, I got a little less than those, but a perfect score on the writing part. I’m a religious studies major, so the math part was not that big a deal.</p>