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    Quote Originally Posted by anupk View Post
    Yeah, barron's is good but it's too exhaustive and basically you have to memorize everything. I had used the 45 day GRE vocab book and quite liked solving the crosswords and learning vocab through other means.
    thanks i bought this book and i think it's quite useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick View Post
    thanks i bought this book and i think it's quite useful
    I wish this book were there when I was preparing for the GRE.. Solving crosswords for gre vocab seems fun.

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    Guys,
    How often do you revise the words that you learn ? Somehow I remember the words for a day but after a few days, I forget the words

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupk View Post
    Sorry to hear about your bad GRE score. I bought the GRE verbal grail from ebay india because it wasn't available on flipkart. Received it in 3 days..
    Hello Brother Anup,

    Congrats for your good score.

    I am from bangladesh.So how can i get the books of GRE Verbal Grail and 45day GRE Vocab book?

    I have already searched it in net but failed.

    If there is any source available,pls inform me.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tushu View Post
    Hello Brother Anup,

    Congrats for your good score.

    I am from bangladesh.So how can i get the books of GRE Verbal Grail and 45day GRE Vocab book?

    I have already searched it in net but failed.

    If there is any source available,pls inform me.

    Thanks
    Hey, I've no idea about where to get the books from in Bangladesh. May you can check the aristotle site and see if they ship to bangladesh

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    Dear Anupk,

    you got really great score i want to know what are major things that we should consider except Gre scores for getting into top schools . like stanford,ucsd, us brekeley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leolesinate View Post
    Dear Anupk,

    you got really great score i want to know what are major things that we should consider except Gre scores for getting into top schools . like stanford,ucsd, us brekeley.
    Hey man,
    These schools will look for excellent undegrad academic record and a top ranked undergrad school. Apart from this, they will look at your interest in the field which will be usually displayed through the research work that you have done in that area. If you are an engineer an IEEE publication will give a shot in the arm for your application

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    Quote Originally Posted by leolesinate View Post
    Dear Anupk,

    you got really great score i want to know what are major things that we should consider except Gre scores for getting into top schools . like stanford,ucsd, us brekeley.
    You need to be basically good on all fronts if you want to get through these schools

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    Re: 334(Q-169,V-165)- If I can do it, so can you

    Quote Originally Posted by leolesinate View Post
    Dear Anupk,

    you got really great score i want to know what are major things that we should consider except Gre scores for getting into top schools . like stanford,ucsd, us brekeley.
    It'd be good if you could learn to spell berkeley first before applying to these schools..It's UC Berkeley not US Brekeley

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    Re: 334(Q-169,V-165)- If I can do it, so can you

    Quote Originally Posted by anupk View Post
    I'm done with the GRE and scored a 334 overall(Q-169,V-165)
    My target was to score 330+ and hell yeah I'm happy!
    I'm targeting all the top schools for computer science on the west coast- CalTech, Stanford,UCLA,UC Berkley,USC . Although there are a couple of top computer science schools
    on the east coast but i want to study in and around the silicon valley where all the action in computer science is so that's why west coast schools are my priority!

    How I went about my preparation
    Since I'm studying in a top enginering school in India,GRE Math seemed liked a cakewalk and frankly speaking,I didn't study for it much I just brushed up my basics but did a lot of practice.

    GRE Math:
    The GRE Math questions are from high school. The difficult ones are a bit tricky but if you get familiar with the types of questions that are tested,you shouldn't have much difficulty.

    GRE Verbal
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    GRE Verbal was a tough nut to crack though. I've not been into the habit of reading much and had to practice a lot from different books.
    I primarily used 3 sources- Princetons' Crack the GRE, GRE Official Guide and GRE Verbal Grail. Here's what I think about these books

    Princeton's Crack the GRE book- The book is good for basics and for giving you an overview but not much beyond that. I guess it's written for people who are looking at average scores otherwise it's of not much help.
    So for my verbal prep, I primarily relied on the ETS Official Guide and GRE Verbal Grail.

    ETS OG- The good thing about the official guide is that the verbal questions in it are quite tricky especially the text completion ones. The bad thing is that there aren't many practice questions.

    GRE Verbal Grail- Probably the best book for verbal. I especially liked its reading comprehension section as each question type has been dealt quite well and given that around half of the questions on the GRE Verbal are RC questions, you should really be able to nail the questions. The book provides a lot of practice questions too.

    Vocabulary: I kept on working on my vocabulary and would daily learn around 10 new words. What I didn't do is start practicing TC and SE questions alongwith learning vocabulary. I firstly wanted to be good enough at vocab before attempting these questions. Once I had some confidence in vocab, then I started attempting questions from the ETS OG and GRE Verbal Grail book.
    I'd do a block of 20 questions from the books,then analyze them and then write down the new words that I learnt. This really helped me master vocab to a great extent.

    GRE Test day:

    The actual test was not very much different from the ETS OG practice tests.Both the verbal and the quant sections were quite close and I think that doing quite a few practice tests actually made me quite comfortable on the GRE day.

    My advice to the fellow GRE aspirants:

    1. Learning vocabulary becomes an interesting process if you use the words in your daily life. The more you use the words the better you will be able to understand the context
    2. Learning the strategies for various RC questions is very important. If you don't know the strategies, you may end up taking more time than required on a question
    3. It's all about practice. I think that GRE is quite an interesting exam and can be cracked if you practice well. That is really the key to success
    4. Analyze your practice tests really well. There's no point in taking the tests if you are not analyzing them properly.

    Lastly, if I can get a good score , i see no reason why you guys can't. A good GRE score comes with hardwork but is something you can definitely achieve if you prepare well.
    Ok. I have a question. I'm in the last leg of my preparation. Can you please suggest what should I be doing in the last two weeks of my prep

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