Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Practice makes perfect

This GRE thing is turning out to be more of a pain in the butt than it should be.  I signed up for a class that was supposed to start run Sundays 12-3 and Wednesdays 6:30-9:30, but then I got a call from the Princeton Review says in the class had been canceled because I was the only one enrolled.  I was welcome to enroll in another class starting tonight.  The hours of the class?  Tuesdays and FRIDAYS from 6:30 to 9:30!  Who in their right mind would sign up for a class on Friday night rather than a class on Sunday afternoon?!?  Anyway, I decided not to enroll in that class and to just do an online review instead.

I also took my first practice test!  I was pretty happy with my verbal, I got a 710 (out of 800), but the math didn't go quite as well.  I got a 450!  That is very typically me.  I'm terrible at math, like really, really bad.  And at this point I've forgotten everything I once knew...errr... sort of kind of knew.  Well, the average composite for my program is only 1000, so I'm not freaking out.  Yet.  Although I did freak out a little when I was taking the math test and realized I had no idea how to answer half of the questions.  Really, only a little.

At least now I know what I have to work on!  Read: all math skills I should have learned (and remembered!) since I entered kindergarten. 

8 comments:

Zhu said...

I feel for you. I suck at math. It's pathetic. I'm not too bad at basic arithmetic (well, I do my bank, these kind of things) but many concepts are just way above my head!

Gwan said...

Oh yeah, I'm awful. Which, you know, I never liked maths but I would get around a solid B+ sort of a range at school, so it's kind of sad that I've just forgotten it all!

Mary Harvest Kitchen said...

I'd be happy to help review math with you if we can find a time and if you'd like--I am not naturally good at math but I studied it for a while, which hopefully would make me good at explaining.... hopefully I haven't forgotten everything too!

Good call on doing online review, I think.

getyourselfconnected said...

You are own your own! I can only do dilutions, molar conversions, and % gains on capital the rest I use Google. Great score on the verbal section, wow!

You be getting mail very soon but I will likely be in the Bahamas.

Emily said...

I have 100% confidence that some serious review of equations and concepts will raise that score. When I took the practice GRE my math score wasn't all that high (can't remember the score) and I improved it by a few hundred points by reviewing on my own. I KNOW you can do it!

au soleil levant said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who has trouble with math! Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

getyourselfconnected said...

So happy about the Post Office! Have a great weekend and I will catch up with you next week.

Loislane said...

I can help you. I've been studying for the GMATs like crazy. I know at least 2500% more math than I did two months ago. Call me - lets discuss.