Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

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quizivex
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Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

Postby quizivex » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:20 pm

Just wondering, are any of you guys from next year's class taking the April 12 GRE?

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twistor
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Re: Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:51 pm

Isn't one perfect score enough for you, quiz?

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Re: Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

Postby perplexity » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:34 pm

Nope, I'm not taking it yet. I want to get a full semester of electrodynamics and quantum mechanics under my belt first.

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Re: Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

Postby quizivex » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:52 am

twistor wrote:Isn't one perfect score enough for you, quiz?


No, ETS score reports are only valid for 5 years. 4.5 years from now, I'll need to appear for another exam in order to prove that I still know the fundamentals of physics (haha just messing with all you GRE haters out there :wink: ).

I'm just surprised that there isn't a clan of people out there discussing the GRE now, as there usually is in the weeks approaching a test date...

perplexity wrote:Nope, I'm not taking it yet. I want to get a full semester of electrodynamics and quantum mechanics under my belt first.


Yeah, good idea. Those test dates are so inconvenient. One of the top students from this year's profile thread tried to get it out of the way in April to avoid having to do it in the fall but didn't score as high as he wanted... then with better preparation, took it in October and got over 100 points higher.

It'd be best if ETS offered an end of summer test date. Nonetheless, their creation of an October date was a major improvement.

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Re: Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

Postby twistor » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:33 pm

No, ETS score reports are only valid for 5 years. 4.5 years from now, I'll need to appear for another exam in order to prove that I still know the fundamentals of physics (haha just messing with all you GRE haters out there :wink: ).


I still don't believe you know the fundamentals of physics.

Quick, what's the square root of an electron? Ya.... thought so....

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Re: Who's taking the April Physics GRE?

Postby will » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:01 pm

the square roots.

My god, you guys are dense.




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