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  • 1. GRE General test overview
  • 2. GRE® General Test Centers and Dates Computer-based GRE General Test • http://www.ets.org/gre/ • Lexington - 1104 – Prometric Testing Center 2573 Richmond Road Suite 260 Lexington, Kentucky 40509 United States Of America (859)268-3338 • Louisville - 1102 – Prometric Testing Center University of Louisville Testing Services 106 East Brandeis Davidson Hall Rm 310 Louisville, Kentucky 40208 United States of America (502)852-6607 • Louisville - 1101 – Prometric Testing Center 7400 LaGrange Road Suite 103 Louisville, Kentucky 40222 United States Of America (502)423-0478 • Appointments scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. • You may take only once per calendar month, and no more than five times within any 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. • Web • Online Registration (credit/debit card only ). • Phone • Use American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa or a voucher number. • Call the test center directly or the Prometric® Candidate Services Call Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time (New York), excluding U.S. holidays, at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255). • Mail • The General Test (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytic) costs $160.00. • For the list price, scores are sent to four schools. additional schools pay $13.00 extra per school with a $6 service fee per call if requested by phone. • fee of $10 to learn scores by phone.
  • 3. Overview of Computer-based GRE General Test • MC section – Must answer current question before you can see the next – Once Confirmed you cannot go back – Not every question is worth the same points – No penalty for incorrect answers • Yes you should guess • before August 1, 2011 – Very little information on the test after that date.
  • 4. Overview of Computer-based GRE General Test • CAT – Computer Adaptive test • Everyone who takes gets a slightly different test • Don’t try to figure out how you are doing while taking the test.
  • 5. Overview of Computer-based GRE General Test • 30 ? Verbal section • 28 ? Quantitative • 2 task analytical writing • Unidentified experimental section – Don’t bother trying to figure out which section this is.
  • 6. Verbal section 30 min • 8-10 antonym questions – ability to reason from a given concept to its opposite • 6-8 analogy – ability to recognize the relationship between the words in a word pair and to recognize when two word pairs display parallel relationships • 5-7 sentence completion – select which of five words or sets of words can best complete a sentence to give it a logically satisfying meaning and allow it to be read as a stylistically integrated whole • 6-10 reading comprehension – explore your ability to analyze a written passage from several perspectives, including your ability to recognize explicitly stated elements as well as underlying statements or arguments and their implications
  • 7. Quantitative section 45 min • 14 quantitative comparison – test your ability to reason quickly and accurately about the relative sizes of two quantities or to perceive that not enough information is provided to make such a comparison. – (A) The quantity in Column A is greater. – (B) The quantity in Column B is greater. – (C) The two quantities are equal. – (D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given. Column A Column B Correct Answer 23 32 B • 10 discrete quantitative (MC) questions – The solution may require simple computations, manipulations or multistep problem-solving. • 4 data interpretation – sets of two to five questions that share common data in the form of tables or graphs that allow you to read or estimate data values.
  • 8. Analytical writing section 75 min • "Issue" task – 45 min – states an opinion on an issue of general interest and asks you to address the issue from any perspective(s) you wish, as long as you provide relevant reasons and examples to explain and support your views. – Ex "It is a grave mistake to theorize before one has data." • Judged on your skill – Analysis of quote implications – Organizations of your ideas – Use of examples to support – Mechanics of written English
  • 9. Analytical writing section 75 min • "Argument" task – 30 min – critique an argument by discussing how well-reasoned you find it. – You are asked to consider the logical soundness of the argument rather than to agree or disagree with the position it presents. – You may not present your personal views on topic • Judged on your skill – Identification and assessment of arguments main elements – Organizations and articulation of your ideas – Use of examples to support your case – Mechanics of written English
  • 10. GRE® General Test Centers and Dates Computer-based GRE General Test • http://www.ets.org/gre/ • Appointments scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. • You may take only once per calendar month, and no more than five times within any 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. • Web • Online Registration (credit/debit card only ). • Phone • Use American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa or a voucher number. • Call the test center directly or the Prometric® Candidate Services Call Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time (New York), excluding U.S. holidays, at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255). • Mail • The General Test (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytic) costs $160.00. • For the list price, scores are sent to four schools. additional schools pay $13.00 extra per school with a $6 service fee per call if requested by phone. • fee of $10 to learn scores by phone.
  • 11. GRE® General Test Centers and Dates Computer-based GRE General Test • http://www.ets.org/gre/ • Appointments scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. • You may take only once per calendar month, and no more than five times within any 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. • Web • Online Registration (credit/debit card only ). • Phone • Use American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa or a voucher number. • Call the test center directly or the Prometric® Candidate Services Call Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time (New York), excluding U.S. holidays, at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255). • Mail • Cost • The General Test (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytic) costs $160.00. • For the list price, scores are sent to four schools. additional schools pay $23.00 extra per school. • fee of $12 to learn scores by phone.
  • 12. GRE® Subject Test Centers and Dates • http://www.ets.org/gre/ • Campbellsville U – Oct 9th 2010 – Nov 13th 2010 – Apr 9th 2011 • UK • U louisville • Center college (Danville) – Nov 13th • Registration deadline • 09/03/10 • 10/08/10 • 03/04/11 • Web • Online Registration (credit/debit card only ). • Phone • Use American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa or a voucher number. • Call the test center directly or the Prometric® Candidate Services Call Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time (New York), excluding U.S. holidays, at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255). • Mail • Cost • The Subject Test costs $140.00. • For the list price, scores are sent to four schools. additional schools pay $23.00 extra per school. • fee of $12 to learn scores by phone.
  • 13. Overview of GRE psychology Test • 205 MC questions (2 hrs 50 mins) – 5 answer choices – Paper based test – mark your answers on a separate, machine-scorable answer sheet. – questions in the Psychology Test are drawn from the core of knowledge most commonly encountered in courses offered at the undergraduate level within the broadly defined field of psychology. • Assumed to not answer all questions – 1.26 questions per min • While there is a slight penalty for wrong answers guessing is still suggested • Subject Test scores range from 200 to 990; “average” = 530 • two subscores in three content categories: – EXPERIMENTAL SUBSCORE — 40% – SOCIAL SUBSCORE — 43% – OTHER AREAS — 17%
  • 14. Overview of GRE psychology Test • EXPERIMENTAL SUBSCORE — 40% – Learning (3–5%) – Language (3–4%) – Memory (7–9%) – Thinking (4–6%) – Sensation and Perception (5–7%) – Physiological/Behavioral Neuroscience (12–14%)
  • 15. Overview of GRE psychology Test • SOCIAL SUBSCORE — 43% – Clinical and Abnormal (12–14%) – Lifespan Development (12–14%) – Personality (3–5%) – Social (12–14%) • OTHER AREAS — 17% • General (4–6%) – History – Industrial-Organizational – Educational • Measurement and Methodology (11–13%) – Analysis and Interpretation of Findings
  • 16. Three pass system • Pass one – answer the easy questions you are sure about – Put single dot by difficult – Put 2 dots by those that will take a lot of thought • Pass 2 – answer single dot questions guessing when you can eliminate at least ojne answer choice • Pass 3 – return to double dots
  • 17. MC Test taking tips • Read the question before you look at the answer. • Come up with the answer in your head before looking at the possible answers • Eliminate answers you know aren't right. • Read all the choices before choosing your answer. • If there is no guessing penalty, always take an educated guess and select an answer. • Watch for words always, never, necessarily, only, must, completely, & totally • Watch for words often, sometimes, perhaps, may, & generally • In "All of the above" and "None of the above" choices, if you are certain one of the statements is true don't choose "None of the above" or one of the statements are false don't choose "All of the above". • In a question with an "All of the above" choice, if you see that at least two correct statements, then "All of the above" is probably the answer. • A positive choice is more likely to be true than a negative one. • Usually the correct answer is the choice with the most information.
  • 18. HW • General GRE diagnostic test due Aug 25