Graduate Record Exam
The Graduate Record Exam, here and after, GRE is a standardized exam that students applying to any graduate program complete. It is divided into three parts; a Quantitative section that tests math skills, a Verbal section that tests your word knowledge and reading skills, and an Analytical section that tests your reasoning skills. Graduate programs usually rely on the Quantitative and Verbal scores, while the Analytical exam, being a recent addition to the GRE, has met with some skepticism. Therefore, when you read that programs expect a GRE combined score of 1200, they refer to the summed.
Quantitative and Verbal skills
You should prepare yourself for the GRE. This has been shown to raise scores. Numerous booklets are published or designed to assist your preparation. They can be purchased at college/university bookstores or at the mall. A number of students have told me that they wished they had completed all of the practice exams supplied in these books. Be prepared to invest a good deal of time and money for GRE preparation.
Another section of the GRE is the Advanced Test in Psychology. This four hour multiple choice exam asks you questions only about psychology. Many graduate programs like to see how much you know about psychology and reveals such information. The advanced general psychology course can serve as a preparatory aid for this GRE section.