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# GRE Strategies- Setting a Goal Score

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GRE Strategies- Setting a Goal Score [#permalink]  08 Jul 2018, 01:34
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GRE Strategies- Setting a Goal Score

Having a goal makes preparation more meaningful because you’ll have something to work towards. It also helps you to get the scores you need for the programs you’re interested in.

In general, your goal score should be 1-2 points higher than the highest average or middle 50% score reported of all the programs that you are interested in. Since the GRE is only one part of your application, you won’t actually gain as much by having a score way above the range of students they usually admit (a possible exception being school-awarded scholarships, which sometimes take GRE score into account).

Once you have identified your GOAL score you can start formulating an effective strategy to achieve it. The next step is to correctly evaluate your current level i.e. how good are your math and verbal skills.

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Re: GRE Strategies- Setting a Goal Score [#permalink]  21 Sep 2018, 05:50
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Setting a GRE score goal is very important. Furthermore, when you are just starting out with your GRE prep, it's always good to take an official ETS practice exam, so you can determine how far off you are from your goal score.
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