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Anyone take the Psych GRE last Sat?

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by Psychbird, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Psychbird

    Psychbird Member
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    If so, how did you feel about it? I have mixed feelings, have no idea how I did. :(
     
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  3. joetro

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    i thought it was pretty tough.
     
  4. Noah333

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    I took the practice exam released by ETS on Friday and did very well. I am afraid I will not be able to say the same for my performance on Saturday. I finished the practice exam with plenty of time to spare. On Saturday, I finished with only 20 minutes left and I had little time to review all of the guesses I had made throughout the exam.

    I REALLY hope that I do not need to consider retaking the exam...
     
  5. Psychbird

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who found it tough. I thought it was a lot harder than the ETS exam. Several questions seemed to have more than one possible answer.
     
  6. joetro

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    There was just a lot of material that I thought was very picky/narrow and that I had never seen before. I was also surprised at only getting 205 questions ... I was definitely expecting 214-220. Weird.
     
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    I agree that test was tedious. I did not review a couple of chapters but I studied up until the night before which I'm glad I did. One question was about Freud and id. I did not answer 70 questions so I'm a little worried. Or should I be a lot worried?
     
  8. Psychbird

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    I think leaving out questions was better than taking too many guesses, which is what I did. I'm annoyed with myself now, I've since discovered a lot of mistakes. I changed the last answer from the correct one to an incorrect one.
     
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    I think it's good to guess if you have any idea at all, because they don't really "penalize" you for it. There are 5 answers, so if you guess completely randomly, you'll get (on average) one point, lose 4 quarter points, and end up the same. I'd like to think guessing is generally better than randomly selecting an answer. I dunno, it worked for me.
     
  10. Noah333

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    I had an article on SIDS sitting on my desk all week as I studied!! I never managed to get around to reading it before the exam. Like so many questions, the obvious answer choice for the SIDS question did not appear on the exam. Hmmm.

    I did not leave any questions unanswered, which, in retrospect, may not have been the smartest choice.

    Thank God for scaling...
     

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