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## Practice Test Results

So… I am back from taking the practice GRE. What a complicated test experience! I arrived pretty early to the testing site but was unprepared to what they had in store. Not all practice tests will be computer-based. I guess the first lesson in this is to always bring a pencil. I didn’t have any [...]

## Little Victory

I’m chugging along on the math review section for Barron’s–and I’m pretty excited! Current Practice Results Section L, Circles: 17/20 Section M,  Solid Geometry: 14/15 Since a lot of my scores on the math review sections have been much worse than this, I think it’s safe to say that I’m getting better. For one thing, [...]

## Math mistakes I make (frequently)

On previous posts, I’ve alluded to “dumb” math mistakes. Today’s practicing reminded me of them, again. I’m pretty sure the following one is my favorite so far: Context: Barron’s review section on polynomials, Question #5: c^2 + d^2 = 4 & (c-d)^2 = 2.  After successfully factoring out and manipulating my equations, I had: -2cd [...]

## “I hear ya, amen to that.”

Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. As you can tell by my calendar, I have been immersed in the world of mathematics. Yuck–from the likes of the last post, I may have been a little too frank in my distaste for math. My sincerest apologies! There must have been something in the air [...]

## Workin’ It

In order to get my handle on the word list back, I’ve been diligently reviewing those words that I got wrong on practice exercises. Occlude: (v) to stop, close up. So, after a pretty relaxing day yesterday, I’ve decided to get down to business and do what I promised in the plan. (What plan? you [...]