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Standardized tests

  1. Jan 28, 2008 #1

    siddharth

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    I took the General GRE test today. Whew. One step closer to grad school applications.

    That's one annoying and totally meaningless standardized test out of the way. Time to celebrate!
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2008 #2

    Gokul43201

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    How'd it go?
     
  4. Jan 28, 2008 #3
    I hate standardized test. Reminds me of the SATs, when I spent six weeks memorizing obscure words you would never use in real life from a study guide, and not one of them was on the actual test. What a waste of time.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2008 #4

    siddharth

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    I did pretty decently. Should get close to 98-99th percentile in verbal and math.

    I can sympathize. Although, I'd never have come across lovely words like uxorious or the secondary meaning of words like cataract if not for the memorizing.
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2008 #5

    Gokul43201

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    ]Good job!
    Which one is the secondary meaning?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2008 #6

    Pyrrhus

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    Yea, i took the General GRE on Dec 2007, and frankly the only two things i liked about preparing for it was learning new words (not widely used) and the comprehension texts which i found interesting.

    I got 760 for Q, 580 for V and 4.5 for AW. I think is pretty decent for a foreigner.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2008 #7

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    I did about the same. It did seem a lot like the SAT.


    If the primary meaning is the medical term for the clouding of lens, then the secondary meaning would be a waterfall, usually one that has a churning or rushing flow, as in rapids.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2008 #8
    Cataract canyon is some awesome rafting, very close to where I live.
     
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