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:

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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