Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Verdict

Verbal: 650
Quantitative: 600

Very, very disappointed. Cried on the way home. Cried at home. Curled up in a ball and snuggled with Rowen. Went to bed early. Still feeling kind of wrung out this morning and did NOT need to come into the office on a Saturday to find an e-mail from the department director titled "CYA" and scolding me for not enabling my manager's personality disorder.

Really, really want to just crawl back into bed for the rest of the weekend.

14 Comments:

At 9:48 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

So you took the GRE and got the score already? I remember waiting for weeks.

And what's this about the manager's personality disorder?

 
At 10:25 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

And your scores are fine! I had a friend who got a 400 or something on the math section and still got into Georgetown for grad school. You have nothing to worry about.

 
At 9:56 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

With the new computer testing, you get your scores as soon as you are finished. You know, so the testing center staff can amuse themselves by watching you have your breakdown right then and there.

 
At 6:32 AM , Blogger Liz said...

I never had to take the GRE for either of my grad programs (lucky!). What's the best score you can get?

:-(

 
At 9:12 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

The scores range 200 to 800 in each section.

 
At 9:35 AM , Blogger bdogg_mcgee said...

You did great! :) :) :)

 
At 11:21 AM , Blogger Liz said...

Yes, I'd be pretty proud! I can't imagine those scores wouldn't be good enough. They probably just want to make sure you're not a total idiot before they admit you into the program. :-)

 
At 11:41 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Exactly :)

 
At 11:54 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

So can ya'll join together and form a university and admit me?

 
At 12:30 PM , Blogger Capybaras United said...

Hello Lisa,

Don't worry about the GRE score. It looks like a pretty good score to me! Regardless, it's not the end of the world. You can always retake the GRE if needed, and I'm sure there are all sorts of ways for you to get to the place you'd like to be.

You may enjoy reading the following NY Times and New Yorker articles:

- (NY Times): People overestimate the impact that most events will have on their lives and their overall level of happiness. So it's worth putting things in perspective.

2. (Malcolm Gladwell/New Yorker): Success is not determined by the school that one goes to -- it's the other way around. For example, if someone has the choice of going to Harvard or somewhere else, the Harvard imprimateur and education (surprisingly) don't effect the person's success.

In any event, your GRE scores are very good and you can be proud of them. Everything will work out just fine.

 
At 12:38 PM , Blogger Capybaras United said...

I am very embarrassed about the two spelling mistakes that Bearette pointed out in my comments. No GRE verbal test for me!

 
At 12:43 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Thanks for all the support!

 
At 8:07 AM , Blogger Poppy Cede said...

Oh, sweetie. I meant to wish you luck on those. I'm sorry you didn't do great. Not that I know what good scores are cuz I've never taken them. (Me and further structured schooling do not mix, unless I enjoy being a stressed out psychopath.) Are you taking them again? Maybe you need more of us to give you good luck!!

 
At 9:46 AM , Blogger Frema said...

Those sound like good scores to me! I'm sorry you didn't do as well as you wanted to, though. But I don't put much faith into tests. Your undergraduate degree and personal statement should be all that counts into getting into an advanced program.

 

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