So... I took the GRE today and I got a 620 on verbal and 640 on quantitative. :) I felt uber smart. On the practice tests, I never broke into the 600 realm which leads me to believe that Kaplan and Princeton and the other publishers that put out test prep materials deliberately underestimate your scores so that it will seem as if you did so much better on the actual test. I propose this theory because twice I have taken the GRE and twice I have outperformed on the actual test what I ever did on a practice test. Also, the book says that it "guarantees" a higher score. How else would they be able to "guarantee" a higher score without making it seem as though you did much better than you thought you would? Yeah. But that's ok. I got scores that were almost exactly what I had 6 years ago. I was pleased to duplicate a good performance.
So I called my dad and said "I took the GRE today." I guess I mumbled or whatever because my dad said "you took what to Jerry?" He quickly realized his mistake and after we got off teh phone, he sent me an email that said only
"Hooray! You passed the Jerry!"
I thought it was funny.
Current Mood: pleased