Qwaps wrote: physicist91 wrote:
If the Raw score in the exam is 85, your score would be 950
i have checked it
How did you check that? You'd need to be pretty good at remembering test questions & your answers and such.... I really don't know how people do that.
just focusing on the problems which were not answered correctly or you did not know about the right answers precisely.
and.. i think that if one feel nervous, he or she would be able to remember a lot of questions. (I was too nervous when i took the exam
well, plus, after the exam, i had checked every problem that i remembered to certify my raw score.
my expected raw score is 85, then, the scaled score would be 950 with 91%.
you have any plans to take the exam? or you already did take it????
well, i will give you some tips.
first of all, you have to solve every sample of PGRE as many as possible, and at the same time, you need to write down the problems which you do not know correctly and do make mistakes. it would be really helpful. In this case, you will be able to notice that some concepts are frequently asked. for example, in Optics, ETS loves to asking interference, such as thin film, lens, Bragg, and others. in Atomic physics. they often ask Hydrogen atom, the energy of electron in higher Z atoms such as Li++. well, i think that ETS likes to give us some problems about Oscilloscope, logic circuit in Lab method.
second, you have to study and solve a lot of problems in the textbook: General physics and modern physics. in have used Haliday and Beiser.
but! just concentrating on the concepts which you often have made mistakes. for instance, i did not have solved Biot Savart problem. in this case, i had solved the problems and concepts in the chapters which contain Biot Savart law, in General physics book. for Mechanics, EM, QM, SM, you may be able to refer: Marion (this text book best describes Lagrangian and Hamiltonian in the undergraduate level.), Grittiths (for both QM and EM), and Schroeder (this book is quite nice i love this book!! this book well describe the basic concepts such as Boltzmann statics, Quantum statics, and others but you need to refer general physics book at the same time in order to solve calculation problems.)
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anyway, i hope that you will be able to get a good score!!