Okay, so...I'm planning to take the GRE in May. I got this great study book with practice tests, a cd, tips and all of that. I've been making flashcards of vocab words and looking at sample questions. This morning I sat down and took the first practice test. Did the whole thing, straight though, 3 hours. I thought the questions were semi-tough, but I honestly thought I did OK. Then I checked my answers...I got less than half right in both the verbal and quantitative sections!!!
So discouraging!! I know questions are weighted differently based on difficulty level, so it's actually impossible to know what "score" I got from this but...I really thought I did better. I did well on the SAT and ACT, I thought I was a pretty good test taker...but I'm sorry, these questions seem kind of stupid (yes, I'm in a bad mood!). I need to get high enough scores for the grad school I am applying to, and taking it more than once reduces your competitiveness according to the university's website. Yikes!!
Anyone who has recently taken the GRE...were you able to do alright on it on your first attempt? I plan to study a lot between now and then...but these questions are so frustrating!
Oh, and I know you can cancel your scores at the end of the test if you feel like you totally bombed it, but then you can't even see your score right? (Not that this is a great thing to plan on doing since it isn't a cheap test to take). Ughhhhh