Interesting article re. predicting grad school success

In summary, a study found that GRE scores do not predict success in graduate school. This is not surprising, as there may be other factors at play, such as the type of graduate program or a student's strengths and weaknesses. The study did find that the Subject GRE was a significant predictor of success, with a p-value of 0.015. This suggests that for certain programs, subject-specific knowledge may be more important than general aptitude.
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http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/06/gres-dont-predict-grad-school-success-what-does

To me these results are in no way surprising; although I do wonder if you would see a difference if you compared theory vs experimental PhDs; I''ve come across some students that were clearly very clever and hard working but completely useless in a lab, perhaps they would have done better doing theory.

I also think this pretty much agrees with the advice we tend to give to students worried about what their grades and other results might mean for how well they will do as grad students.
 
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It's also worth pointing out the this is a statement about the General GRE. The Subject GRE was significant: p = 0.015.
 
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Related to Interesting article re. predicting grad school success

1. What factors are typically used to predict success in grad school?

Some common factors that are used to predict success in grad school include undergraduate GPA, standardized test scores (such as the GRE), letters of recommendation, research experience, and personal statements.

2. Can success in grad school be accurately predicted?

Predicting success in grad school can be challenging, as there are many factors that can influence an individual's performance. However, using a combination of the factors mentioned above can help give a general idea of potential success.

3. How important is undergraduate GPA in predicting grad school success?

Undergraduate GPA is often considered one of the most important factors in predicting grad school success. It can provide insight into an individual's ability to handle the academic rigor of a graduate program.

4. Is research experience more important than other factors in predicting grad school success?

While research experience can be a valuable asset in grad school, it is not necessarily more important than other factors. Each individual's strengths and experiences should be considered in the prediction process.

5. Are there any other factors that should be considered in predicting grad school success?

In addition to the factors mentioned above, other factors that may be considered include motivation, time management skills, and the fit between the individual and the specific grad school program.

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