I took the GRE this afternoon. Did I study? No. Did I get lots of sleep last night? No. Did I do any preparation whatsoever? No, unless you count going up to San Francisco last night and crashing into bed around 3AM. So how was it?
The written part was really easy. I had so much time on my hands that I felt I could really revise and reorganize and come up with something good. The verbal part was frustratingly hard. I was upset that there were words I didn’t know. The math part was too long and I had to scramble to finish. I mean really hussle. It was bad. I was pretty frustrated with myself, and I think if I practiced a bit, I could do a lot better. I felt like I was wasting too much time on the simple arithmatic, and on reading the directions to figure out what i was supposed to do.
The nice part is that you get your score right away for two parts:
Acceptable, especially since I think I did more than OK on the written part. I’ll have to wait a few weeks for that, but I am assuming I got around a 5, and hopefully a 6. I checked out the average scores for different programs that I am interested in, and these scores are above the averages. But I would have really liked to have broken 1500. Ah, well. Next time.