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  1. Hi guys, I find Sentence completion to be particularly difficult than anything else. Is there any online resource or specific books or material exclusively for SC. Please let me know. Thanks in advance! Monica
  2. Hi guys, Somehow I think c (deploring;optimistically) should be the answer for first question. eephdwannabe, they can't state it without doubt, because there is no solid evidence. I think they are just being optimistic about it. What do you think? I go with dave on other two questions. 2d 3b thankyou. Monica
  3. Hi Ketan, Congrats on your success. Please let us know about your GRE score and other information regarding admission. Thanks in advance. Monica
  4. Hello friends, I have a question. If I take up PhD, I may complete it in 6-7 years. On the other hand, say I do my MS(2 years) and then proceed to apply for PhD, does it take two more years apart from for my 6 years for PhD? Hope my question isn't confusing and you understand what I mean! Monica
  5. Hi Sunxcat, I read in previous posts that one of our TestMagicianers have got into UCI without aid. So, I just wanted to know whether Iam still in the race. Monica
  6. hi there, Did you apply online or through mail. You can check out the application status online for UCLA if you applied online. Monica.
  7. Hey guys, did anyone of you receive accept or reject info from UCR? did anyone receive reject letter from UCI? Monica
  8. Hey congrats! That';s a great score and wonderful profile. You definitely deserved it. Are you an international applicant or US resident? MOnica
  9. Hi, Iam not sure about your observation. I have many international students on the student list in UC schools. Especially UCR. But I think UC schools are bit expensive to international students when compared to the rest I think. Monica
  10. Congrats MS! I just have a doubt. Is it university of southern Columbia or southern california? Monica
  11. Hi CsQuest I have also applied for the same universities. Are you an international applicant? I received an e-mail from UCI stating that they have received my application and they would intimate me if and only if any of the documents is missing. So I think you can stay cool. Don't worry too much about it. My GRE score is q730 v600 a 5.0. What is your score? Do you have any idea about my chances in UCR, UCLA and UCI. Thanks. Monica
  12. Hi archana, Congrats on your score. Why are so particular about UC? Any special reasons? Monica
  13. Hi guys, Read the following points for a general idea on interpreting statistics. A) Biased data Things to think about include: i) Are the data that the relationship is based upon a representative (i.e., unbiased) selection of all the possible individuals that could have been sampled? E.g., think about the paradox of the falling cats. ii) Could the researchers have been verified the accuracy of their data by some independent means? E.g., survey respondents might give false information. B) Lying with averages and the effects of extreme data points i) When “averages” are reported do you always know what is being discussed? ii) Note that there are three different types of “average”: the mean (arithmetic average), median (middle value in a distribution), and mode (most commonly occurring value). iii) These three numbers can be very different, and so the “average” value of something may not be typical. E.g., the average size of tax breaks that politicians talk about don’t necessarily tell you anything about what most people will actually get. C) Spurious correlations i) Just because two things are correlated with each other (i.e., as one changes, so does the other in some systematic way), does not mean that one is actually affecting the other. ii) Lots of examples of this. Here is one: people who have an annual physical live for longer than those that don’t, yet most tests performed in physicals have no detectable health benefits. D) Inappropriate comparisons i) It is easy to mislead people by using different types of statistics in a comparison. ii) E.g., this quote is supposed to make you believe that dolphins living in captivity die at a higher rate than they would in the wild: "Calculations taken from the study showed that on average the expected life span of a bottle-nosed dolphin in captivity could be as little as 14 years, while in the wild the dolphin could live twenty to twenty-nine years." iii) Did you spot the problem? Read it again. Now, did you notice that the statement compares an average to a maximum? This statement tells us absolutely nothing useful and is clearly intended to mislead you. E) Extrapolation beyond the data i) When you look at graphs, pay attention to whether the line through points goes beyond the range of values spanned by the points. If any assertions are made about values outside of the data range, you probably shouldn’t put too much faith in them. Hope it helps! Monica
  14. Hi vasu, ALL THE BEST!. I'm sure your last minute preparation will definitely help. Monica
  15. hi yevgeny, The test section, does it appear mandatorily for everyone or only for a few? In such a case our test may be for more than 2-1/2 hrs right! Monica
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