Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

  • Imagine you are sipping tea or coffee while discussing various issues with a broad and diverse network of students, colleagues, and friends brought together by the common bond of physics, graduate school, and the physics GRE.

Did the PGRE help or hurt your application?

It helped.
11
48%
It hurt.
12
52%
 
Total votes: 23

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butsurigakusha
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Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby butsurigakusha » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:50 pm

This question is not related whatsoever to whether the PGRE is a good test of ability, or whether it should be kept or changed or eliminated. I am simply curious if the PGRE score is a weak point or strong point for most applicants.

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby quizivex » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:40 am

Good question, but unfortunately, this thread will probably never get the attention it deserves because it is in the neglected "lounge".

Another question to ask would be whether everyone was accepted to their top choice school.

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twistor
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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby twistor » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:49 pm

Why isn't "helpedurt" an answer?

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby will » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:21 am

because it's not a word.

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:28 pm

Then why isn't it a word?

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby quizivex » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:56 pm

Sentence in Context: "Helpedurt"

I was helpedurt by the GRE since I scored high on it but got a papercut from the exam booklet which has gotten infected.

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:55 pm

quizivex wrote:Sentence in Context: "Helpedurt"

I was helpedurt by the GRE since I scored high on it but got a papercut from the exam booklet which has gotten infected.


Finally, someone gets me.

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby will » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:04 pm

... but hurt works just fine in that context.

Everyone knows the GRE is useless for helping.

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby quizivex » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:55 am

will wrote:Everyone knows the GRE is useless for helping


Well, actually, if we analyze the GRE objectively from the perspective that....
oh nevermind, I give up... lol

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Re: Helped or hurt by the PGRE?

Postby Helio » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:46 pm

Another rant of standardized test:

In a randomly organized system such as education, some standards have been produced, however, these have been described vaguely. The standardized test is the white knight riding into town to rescue the maid (in this case the admissions committee in all its wisdom) from the sheer attempt to comprehend what other universities are doing. it gives the guideline of what is supposed to have been learned and shows what the university is clearly lacking.

It is like the SAT... dumb test made by people who have already been through grad school




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