August is officially here (and officially half way over) which means the new GRE test is here. Starting August 1st, the GRE test adopted a new testing format. The verbal and quantitative score formats are now on a 130-170 scale with 1 point increments. The folks at ETS (the makers of the test) recently sent me this little chart to help explain why the new format is better than the old one.
|What is New||Why this is Good news|
|The test better mirrors the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that students will use in graduate and business school.|
|There’s more simplicity in distinguishing performance differences between candidates.|
|The friendlier, more flexible test design allows test takers to take advantage of their own personal test-taking strategies and style and creates a more natural test experience.|
*For those taking the paper-based GRE revised General Test, calculators will be provided at the test center for use during the test.
I’m certainly jealous of not having the luxury of a calculator when I took the test.
If you have taken the test, your results will be submitted to your potential schools in November.
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We recommend taking the test no later than January 1st so that your scores can be submitted to us by our priority deadline of January 15th, 2012.
Director of Graduate Admissions