Well, at 8 a.m. today I took the GRE, which is basically the ACT for graduate school.
I was nervous because I didn’t study and really had no idea what I was getting into.
The test started off by asking me to write two essays. I’m confident of those.Then I took a Verbal (vocabulary and the like), a Quantitative (math) and another Verbal test. The math portion was hard for me because I am a journalism major and all good journalists are bad at math.The vocabulary portions were easier for me, but there were some words I just didn’t know. I won’t find out how well I did on the essay portion until later, but my Verbal score was 540 and my Quantitative score was 450.
With no real idea of how the scoring works, I can’t say how well I really did, but I do know one graduate school I am looking at required a GRE score of 1,000.
By my calculations, before the written portion, I have a 990, so I might have done well, depending upon how everything truly works in the way of scoring.