Jump to navigation Jump to search This sample of critical analysis essay is about the admissions test for US graduate schools. Type Computer-based or paper-based standardized test.
Analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning. Purpose Admissions to masters and doctoral degree programs in various universities. Paper-based test: Up to 3 times a year in October, November and February. Restrictions on attempts Computer-based test: Can be taken only once after 21 days from the day of exam in every year.
Maximum of 5 times a year. Applies even if candidate cancels scores on a test taken previously. Paper-based test: Can be taken as often as it is offered. About 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. Paper-based test offered only in areas where computer-based testing is not available. Intended for bachelor’s degree graduates and undergraduate students who are about to graduate.
Limited offers of “Fee Reduction Program” for U. United States that work with underrepresented groups. Most graduate schools in USA, and few in other countries. According to ETS, the GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning. The GRE was significantly overhauled in August 2011, resulting in an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections presented. 205, although ETS will reduce the fee under certain circumstances.
They also promote financial aid to those GRE applicants who prove economic hardship. You can help by adding to it. The Graduate Record Examinations was “initiated in 1936 as a joint experiment in higher education by the graduate school deans of four eastern universities and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The first universities to experiment the test on their students were Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University and Columbia University. Until the Educational Testing Service was established in January, 1948, the Graduate Record Examination remained a project of the Carnegie Foundation.
The computer-based GRE General Test consists of six sections. The first section is always the analytical writing section involving separately timed issue and argument tasks. The next five sections consist of two verbal reasoning sections, two quantitative reasoning sections, and either an experimental or research section. The paper-based GRE General Test also consists of six sections.
The analytical writing is split up into two sections, one section for each issue and argument task. The next four sections consist of two verbal and two quantitative sections in varying order. There is no experimental section on the paper-based test. This version is only available in areas where the computer-based version is unavailable. The computer-based verbal sections assess reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and vocabulary usage. In a typical examination, each verbal section consists of 20 questions to be completed in 30 minutes.