Everything about October 29, 2016 Physics GRE Exam

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chsh
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Re: Everything about October 29, 2016 Physics GRE Exam

Postby chsh » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:51 pm

850. Not good enough to get past the GRE score filter at a good school. I need to get my nerves under control when taking the test, I must've made like 10 silly mistakes on questions I knew how to solve.

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Re: Everything about October 29, 2016 Physics GRE Exam

Postby theladybug » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:14 pm

chsh wrote:850. Not good enough to get past the GRE score filter at a good school. I need to get my nerves under control when taking the test, I must've made like 10 silly mistakes on questions I knew how to solve.

Dude, I think that's a myth. I have a friend who got into Princeton with an 830, and I talked for awhile with a professor who used to be on the admissions committee at Columbia, who mentioned letting students in with scores around 800 or even less. Don't let it discourage you.

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Re: Everything about October 29, 2016 Physics GRE Exam

Postby 117732 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:23 am

theladybug wrote:I somehow managed a 990, not bad for a domestic female. I left like 5-7 questions blank and got at least a few others wrong. I studied out of the released exams, Conquering the Physics GRE, Case Western's flash cards, Schaum's 3000 Solved Problems in Physics, and Irodov's Problems in General Physics.


great score. What books (if any) did you, or any other high scoring test takers, use to study thermo? what about laboratory methods?

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Re: Everything about October 29, 2016 Physics GRE Exam

Postby theladybug » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:47 am

117732 wrote:
theladybug wrote:I somehow managed a 990, not bad for a domestic female. I left like 5-7 questions blank and got at least a few others wrong. I studied out of the released exams, Conquering the Physics GRE, Case Western's flash cards, Schaum's 3000 Solved Problems in Physics, and Irodov's Problems in General Physics.


great score. What books (if any) did you, or any other high scoring test takers, use to study thermo? what about laboratory methods?

Thanks! I haven't taken thermo yet, so I just studied it and lab methods out of Conquering the Physics GRE. The other books/flash cards I mentioned had some good practice for thermo in them, too.




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