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Rescore in GRE

  1. Jul 23, 2008 #1

    I was wondering what was the general consensus on getting a rescore on the analytic writing part for the general GREs. Do people who get the rescore tend to get a better score? Or is it the other way around?

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  3. Jul 23, 2008 #2
    Do you have any reason to believe that the first score wasn't fair? I kind of doubt that the scores would change much between readers because the readers use a rubric and your essay is read by two people who each give a score. If the scores are too far apart, then a third reader will decide the score so its a standard procedure. Also if the scores tended to improve on rescoring then everyone would do it.

    I think most science/engineering programs are willing to overlook a bad writing score.
  4. Jul 25, 2008 #3


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    Really? Then that would be good news for me. As I have always been more computer, math and sci based in interests and grade results about a 3.5 gpa. I writing I am about a 2.7 gpa student.

    But what kind of result are you both talking about. (Thanks Inadvance) -Ed.H
  5. Jul 25, 2008 #4
    The average writing score for engineers is a 4.2 which is the average (I think) so aim to get that.
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