Quote from Eileen2010
Has anyone taken GRE practice tests (such as Princeton or Kaplan Review) and had the scores correllate with your actual test scores? I'm taking the test Friday and hope my practice scores will reflect the actual test.
Thanks for any input.
Good to see you posting again.
I found the Kaplan practice (online tests) correlated well. I bought the "express online package ~$600 and it was WELL worth it for me. I did 6 online tests and scored pretty much in my range (of practice tests). Improved my score by 29% from my last test a few years ago.
What I did see as different
(and I have heard it from others) is that the reading comprehension is alot longer in the actual GRE. It seemed like it was 4 paragraphs long at least. It didn't matter, because in my strategy, I didn't read it anyway....too long. I looked at the questions and figured the answer from there.
Remember in the writing section, write as much as you can as fast as you can.......at least 4-5 paragraphs (it is graded on length, don't sweat the misspellings). I did this and went from a 4 to 5.
I also bought the Princeton's Cracking the GRE......recommended by armygas......it was great---good quick pointers.
No worries, you will zip past this test......how is your application coming?