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Chris’s New GRE Experience: Post-Exam Debrief

Hi, all!  Here’s Chris talking about his immediate reactions and observations after taking the exam yesterday.

Remember, he’s doing a live Q&A webinar today at 4PM PDT for more specific questions, so tune into the Magoosh GRE UStream channel to chat about anything you may be curious about!  You can read about instructions and details about the webinar here :).




1. Chris’s pre-exam interview

2. Recorded video: Chris’s live Q&A webinar

3. Other students’ GRE experiences

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4 Responses to Chris’s New GRE Experience: Post-Exam Debrief

  1. Prasad N R June 16, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    Thank you Chris. The aspects that are now making me worry are reading comprehension (about 50% of GRE Verbal), maintenance of proper confidence level (not underconfidence or overconfidence) and avoidance of silly mistakes (especially given that my probability score will probably end up at 60% accuracy).

    I am so worried taking this test once and you have been doing that almost every other time. Thank you for all the information and the free service.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

      Hi Prasad,

      I’m so glad that you have found our site helpful! It sounds like you have some good strategies going in to the test, and you have been working hard towards your goal. Keep up the good work, and I’m sure that you will be happy with your result! Let us know how it goes 🙂

  2. MegatronScythe June 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    While this may or may not be related to this specific topic (apologies) I do recommend everyone check out their testing center before booking an appointment since my test center was not a conducive environment for test taking.

    It appears that ETS outsourced the proctoring of their exams and the facilities as well as the staff were very unprofessional where I took my exam. I’m unsure what advice you can give me in regard to testing sites, but it’s worth talking about since I had such a negative experience that I’ve placed a formal complaint in with ETS about my testing experience.

    If there’s a more appropriate venue for this I’d be happy to post this else where.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele June 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Thanks Megatron Scythe for your candor. I’ve had wildly divergent experiences too, from the apathetic and disorganized to the caustic and fastidious.

      I think checking out the testing center before is not a bad idea at all. And you’re right — there’s no system of accountability so you could become the victim to any number of testing center shortcomings.

      Again, thanks for sharing your experiences :).

      If anyone else had something similar happen to them, let us know!

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