gre writing score

  1. i'm sure i've seen this subject discussed before but i did a search and no luck. anyway, i'm preparing to take the gre and i'm sure i heard that some schools don't put much stock in the writing portion of the gre. other than calling the specific schools, how would i find out so i don't stress about yet another thing?
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  3. by   piper_for_hire
    The verbal score came up in all of my school interviews - so that seems to be fairly important. One did mention my writing score. I think it's one of those things where if it's good, it will help, but it's really not that big of a deal.

    -S
  4. by   Dreamweaver2be
    You would really just have to ask each school how they look at the writing score, as this is quite new to the GRE. I personally did not get a good verbal score but recieved a great writing score. During my last CRNA interview the program director mentioned my low verbal score but said she was not worried because I had a high writing score. I really think it can vary from school to school quite a bit.
  5. by   CapeJaz
    I just learned this helpful hint in my GRE prep class last week- the analytical scores are related to how much you write. Generally speaking, with basic writing skills, 6 paragraphs = a score of 6, 5 paragraphs = a score of 5 and so on. So really try to write six coherent paragraphs and you'll do fine.
    Good luck!
  6. by   tammyg652
    Quote from CapeJaz
    I just learned this helpful hint in my GRE prep class last week- the analytical scores are related to how much you write. Generally speaking, with basic writing skills, 6 paragraphs = a score of 6, 5 paragraphs = a score of 5 and so on. So really try to write six coherent paragraphs and you'll do fine.
    Good luck!
    what GRE prep course id u take and did u find it helpful for that test. i may have to repeat the test
  7. by   North Cacalacky
    Quote from sallee13
    i'm sure i've seen this subject discussed before but i did a search and no luck. anyway, i'm preparing to take the gre and i'm sure i heard that some schools don't put much stock in the writing portion of the gre. other than calling the specific schools, how would i find out so i don't stress about yet another thing?

    Most schools require a 4 or at least like to see a 4. Anything over this is just icing on the cake. However, as other posters have mentioned, the importance may be increased or dimished depending on other factors such as GPA, GRE math and verbal scores, as well as experience. Shoot for at least a 4 and I think you'll be fine. Good luck!
  8. by   masstudent
    Quote from CapeJaz
    I just learned this helpful hint in my GRE prep class last week- the analytical scores are related to how much you write. Generally speaking, with basic writing skills, 6 paragraphs = a score of 6, 5 paragraphs = a score of 5 and so on. So really try to write six coherent paragraphs and you'll do fine.
    Good luck!
    Boy, I wish I had seen your post two days ago. I just took the GRE exam w/ the essays and I don't remember how many paragraphs my essays had, I think both had at least four so that is good. I am also interestd to know what prep class you took. I took the Princeton Review class online where they give you a timeline to folllow but you can do it at your own pace. I didn't learn the hint you noted above. I think what helped me the most was all the math review, especially geometry which I hear they are big on. I was really concerned about my math score when I started because on my first practice test it was something like a 400. The test prep people are righ that the test is testing you on math you haven't used since around 8th grade.

    I took the GRE computer version yesterday and was convinced I had bombed the math section. It turns out I got a 630 on the math and 580 on verbal, not stella but nothing to sneeze at. I never received scores this high when I did my review class.

    Does anyone know how long it takes to receive your GRE scores for the essays and when you can expect them to send your scores to the colleges you selected? I am sure they are very busy right now at Christmas time. I just read one school recommends you should take the test in October so the school can receive your scores in time by the beginning of Dec.

    Thanks. What a relief that this is behind me.
  9. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from vtprenursingstudent
    Does anyone know how long it takes to receive your GRE scores for the essays and when you can expect them to send your scores to the colleges you selected?
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    Thanks. What a relief that this is behind me.
    I know what you mean about the feelings of relief!

    As to how long it takes to receive your scores, I took the GRE on 9/8/06, and got the results at home on 9/30/06. I think the schools received the scores electronically a week or so before I did.
  10. by   krzysiu
    Quote from vtprenursingstudent
    Does anyone know how long it takes to receive your GRE scores for the essays and when you can expect them to send your scores to the colleges you selected?
    I was just told it can take over 2 weeks for the school to get the score.
  11. by   piper_for_hire
    I got mine in about a month.

    -S

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