Sunday, November 23, 2008

Post-GRE Catharsis

I am spending today doing... well, nothing! And this temporary lack of desire to act is based on two things: First, I am one class away from Thanksgiving break, and second, the GRE is in my personal past. Since people might be wondering how it went, here's the official, albeit brief, report.

The test was administered at a testing center in Lindon, with security measures comparable to those of Fort Knox, but I felt fairly well-prepared when I arrived. It took me three hours to complete, and even though it's almost impossible to study (per se) for an exam like that, I was grateful to roommate Jeff for loaning me the book he used to prepare (he took it a few weeks prior), it actually helped in understanding the most effective way to eliminate wrong answers and guess when you have no idea (which I did a couple times for sure). It wasn't as painful as I expected, although I wouldn't necessarily want to do it again right away, and in the end, I scored higher than I had on the practice test the night before, and just slightly below the average for grad school applicants at BYU, so I think I'm pretty good there. There were also two written portions, which will be graded separately, which I felt pretty good about too.

So yes, that's all I have to say about it. It was a rough couple of weeks of intense preparation, but it seems to have paid off (so far). And the rest of the weekend was devoted to... like I said... nothing. So nice.

Although I did watch the BYU/Utah game... I know, who am I anyway?


  1. You watched the game?!.....I don't know what to say. What came over you? Hopefully it wasn't as painful for you as it was for me.:(

    So you are done! Good job! You should be proud of even taking it and studying as hard as you did. Let me know what the end result is. Enjoy Thanksgiving! I know I will.

  2. YAY! I remember my GRE experiences. No fun. Good luck!

  3. This post makes me glad all over again that my school and program didn't require the GRE. My metaphorical hat is off to you, sir!

  4. Congratulations. Here's hoping your scores are what they need to be to get you into grad school. Best of luck.

  5. Yes, it must be SO nice to be done. It was fun to see you and your post-GRE self over the weekend. More fun times ahead this holiday week! See you soon.