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GRE scores:

Verbal 570
Quant. 410
Analytical writing--supposed to hear in two weeks.

Hmm. This was lower than I was expecting, on the other hand, I don't know my grade for 1/3 of the darn thing. So I'm emailing around for thoughts.

And then I'm gonna watch Glee. And/or nap.

ETA: It was a nap and it was awesome. And I want to seriously thank everyone who posted or emailed with encouragement--I feel way better about my scores now! I LOVE YOU ALL SO DAMN MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dramapunk
Sep. 29th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Naps are always a good post test score thing. I am sure you did wonderfully on the other part of the test. <3
caitri
Sep. 29th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
**squish** Thanks! And yeah, the nap helped a LOT! :D
claudia_nic
Sep. 29th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Can you score 600 on each part? Cause in that case the 570 is pretty good isn't it? What did you have to write about? Something interesting? And did you think it went well? And I'm kind of awed by how fast they hand out the results. It just makes them look real slow on the one 'non-computerized' part.
caitri
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
I'm not certain--a few people seem to think I did fine, one less so, so I have some friends making discreet inquiries for me.

I had to write an argument piece on a sentence about whether people react more strongly to words or images, analyze an argument about education and an analyze an argument about vehicular fatalities. I think I did fine on those--I write a lot so that was the quickest part for me.
suddenlyswept
Sep. 29th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
so, the average verbal score for 2004-2008 was around 460. (your quantative probably won't matter because lit departments could care less about your ability to do math. NO lit professors even understand the general concept of math and why people would test for it. this is like a general rule. ;-) )

AND, the average verbal score for Columbia during those years was 530. (according to internet sources). so it seems you did pretty darn good on the verbal, which for literature, is the only part that counts :D
caitri
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Wow. Research, you did it. And it makes me feel tons better. **hugs**
suddenlyswept
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
i googled :D

plus, i've been studying so i may have done some research on average scores before ;-)

::squishes:: i'm glad you feel better :D
caitri
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
**SQUISH** You rock, bb!
gadgetorious
Sep. 29th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Your verbal score is nothing to be scoffed at, woman! And the math isn't bad either. Particularly considering your field, where nobody gives a fuck about the math.
caitri
Sep. 29th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Considering I haven't done that kind of math in a decade, I was fairly shocked, honestly!
amine_eyes
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Well, as I have no idea about the GRE without using Wikipedia, the scores still sound pretty awesome :D
caitri
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
*hug* Thanks! :)
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