July 31, 2011

Name mismatch in Passport

Are you worried about the name changes or wrong last name on your Passport? Then this post is for you!
First don't be panic.
Usually our passport will be having three columns.
1. First Name
2. Middle Name
3. Last Name
Do you know, in US the last name is more important than your first name. The University records, SSN, Driving license etc will be addressed with your last name. In that case your last name is very important in Passport.

If your passport received from the Authority ,doesn't contain the Lastname or blank or an incorrect one, then immediately inform the same to the Passport Authority. Make sure your last name changed before you take any step forward like registering for GRE ,TOEFL etc.

I have already registered to GRE with a wrong Last Name??
You already registered with a wrong Last name. Now you are worried on how to proceed. In this case, I recommend you to cancel your schedule and make sure your last name got corrected in the Passport. Go and reschedule for the test with your correct last name and First name.
At this point, you may think that you are losing so many bucks. But it will save you from so many other troubles which will come in future.

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July 29, 2011

University Of Northern Virginia(UNVA) has Seized.

NEWS to prospective students to USA

What happened?
University of Northern Virginia has seized yesterday. Beware with the universities like these University of Northern Virginia. There were few points made the students to step into the University of Northern Virginia. UNVA told the students that they can take the online classes. There is no need attend the classes. This is where most of the students turned into money making mode instead of performing the courses properly and get graduated.

July 28, 2011

NEW REVISED GRE TEST


For Testing On or After August 1, 2011

The GRE® revised General Test measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills you'll need for success in graduate and business school.

Structure of the GRE Revised Computer based test:



















The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order.

Understand the Revised GRE Test Design:

Three section scores are reported on the GRE® revised General Test:
  • An Analytical Writing score reported on a 0 – 6 score scale, in half-point increments
  • A Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • A Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments
Any section in which you answered zero questions, will be reported as a No Score (NS).

For the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning, the reported scores are based on the number of correct responses to all the questions included in the operational sections of the measure.

Analytical Writing Section:

For the Analytical Writing section, each essay receives a score from two trained readers, using a six-point holistic scale. The final scores on the two essays are averaged and rounded to the nearest half-point interval on the 0–6 score scale. A single score is reported for the Analytical Writing measure.

The primary emphasis in scoring the Analytical Writing section is on your critical thinking and analytical writing skills rather than on grammar and mechanics.

Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning:

The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures are section-level adaptive. This means the computer selects the second section based on your performance on the first section. Within each section, all questions contribute equally to the final score. For each of the two measures, a raw score is computed. The raw score is the number of questions you answered correctly.

The GRE revised General Test design features advanced technology that allows you to freely move forward and backward throughout an entire section. Specific features include:
  • Preview and review capabilities within a section
  • A "mark and review" feature to tag questions, so you can skip and return later
  • The ability to change/edit answers within a section
  • An on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section
  • New answer formats, including tasks such as numeric entry and highlighting a sentence in a passage to answer a question.

FAQs on Revised GRE Test:

1. What are the changes in Revised GRE from old test pattern?

A new test-taker friendly design for the computer-based test that lets you edit or change your answers and skip questions, all within a section, and more — giving you the freedom to use more of your own test-taking strategies.
 
Here are the changes that give you a better test experience:
  • New preview and review capabilities within a section
  • New "mark and review" feature to tag questions, so you can skip and return later
  • New ability to change/edit answers within a section
  • New on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section
  • New questions that better reflect the skills you'll need for graduate and business school
  • New answer formats, including tasks such as numeric entry and highlighting a sentence in a passage to answer a question
  • Less reliance on vocabulary out of context, more emphasis on reading — and no antonyms or analogies
2. Any new type of questions we can expect in Revised GRE Test?

New types of questions in the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, many featuring real-life scenarios that reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in today's demanding graduate and business school programs.


Here's what is new for the Verbal Reasoning section:
  • Antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, so there are no questions that test vocabulary out of context.
  • New Text Completion questions test your ability to interpret, evaluate and reason from what you've read. Text Completion questions test this ability by omitting crucial words from short passages, requiring you to fill them in by selecting words or phrases.
  • New Sentence Equivalence questions test your ability to reach a conclusion about how a sentence should be completed while focusing on the meaning of the whole sentence.
  • There are more Reading Comprehension questions on the test, including new types of questions, such as selecting multiple correct answer choices instead of just one, or highlighting a sentence within a reading passage to answer the question.
Here's what is new for the Quantitative Reasoning section:
  • The revised test still requires basic math skills like arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis; however, it will focus more on questions involving data interpretation and real-life scenarios.
  • New Multiple-choice questions which include some that have more than one correct answer, requiring you to select all of the correct answers from the choices provided.
  • New Numeric Entry questions require you to enter your answer in a box instead of selecting an answer from a list.
  • An on-screen calculator for use in this section reduces the emphasis on computation.

Recommended books reading for New GRE Verbal, New GRE Quant.

New GRE Books Reviews:

GRE2USA.org has conducted an online survey recently with the help of 50 prospective students to USA who scored 300+ in their new GRE iBT test. With the help of this survey results we have compiled the below list of best books to crack the GRE test. We kept updating this page from time to time. As there are many books out there with the same names, we have provided the amazon links for your convenience. 

Last Updated Date: 17-Sep-2014


RankGRE BookWhy Buy
1Official Guide to the Revised GRE General TestMust Buy – Strategies, Practice tests and Tips.
2Manhattan GRE – 8 booksMust Buy - Test prep strategies, tips and practice tests
3Gruber’s Complete GRE GuideTest prep strategies, tips and practice tests
4Barron’s New GRETest prep strategies, tips and practice tests
5Princeton Review's Cracking the New GRETest prep strategies, tips and practice tests
6McGraw-Hill’s New GREfor practice tests

New GRE Section Books:

Last Updated Date: 17-Sep-2014

NoNew GRE Section BookWhy Buy
1Manhattan GRE – Reading Comprehension & EssaysComprehensive Strategies for RC and Essays
2Manhattan GRE – Text Completion & Sentence EquivalenceComprehensive Strategies
3Word Problems New GRE Strategy GuideNew GRE Quantitative – Word Problems
4500 Essential Words - GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards 500 Advanced New GRE Words
5Barrons New GRE Flash Cards Not Recommended


The new ScoreSelectSM option will be available, starting July 2012, for both the GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests, and can be used by anyone with reportable scores from the last five years.

The new ScoreSelect option lets you decide which GRE scores from your reportable history to send to the institutions you designate. You can send the scores that you feel reflect your personal best.

Here's how the ScoreSelect Option works:

On test day, when viewing your scores at the test center*, you can select the:
  • ScoreSelect Most Recent option — Send your scores from your current test administration (FREE).
  • ScoreSelect All option — Send your scores from all test administrations in the last five years (FREE).
You can decide which option to use for each of your four free score reports.
After test day, you can send Additional Score Reports for a fee by selecting from the following:
  • ScoreSelect Most Recent option — Send your scores from your most recent test administration.
  • ScoreSelect All option — Send your scores from all test administrations in the last five years.
  • ScoreSelect Any option — Send your scores from one OR many test administrations in the last five years.

July 26, 2011

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