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I just failed the Physics GRE, now what?

by undergrad_phy
Tags: failed, grad school, gre, gre physics, physics
RunSwimSurf is offline
Feb13-11, 03:32 PM
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Quote Quote by undergrad_phy View Post
So I know you can't technically "fail" the Physics GRE, but I came about as close as you can- so low that I really wish I didn't take it at all, like I wish the schools were left to wonder what I might have made instead of knowing what I made on this. So low that I'd rather not even mention it here. (Hint: a single digit percentage of people who took the test scored lower than I did.) I have already taken the test again since I took this particular test, but the results for the second time around won't be back until late December.
OP, how did you do the second time around?
panzival is offline
Feb14-11, 04:20 PM
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Quote Quote by Ryker View Post
When you say no curving, what exactly do you mean? For example, at my university, professors look for gaps in-between student scores, so that those gaps represent cut-offs for different grades. Of course it's probably not always as clear-cut, so that they have to "force" the cut-off and look at the scores themselves, as well, but if the average was 43% and, say, one person got 90% and the next best one got 50%, then the latter wouldn't get a C or a B.
No curving whatsoever in my math class (it really depends on the prof). What you get is what you get.

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