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To: coloradan

“Then again, maybe GREs are really IQ tests, and those people with higher IQs disproportionately decide to go into physics or philosophy. Then, that fact alone, more than what classes they then took as college students, becomes the predominant factor in determining what GRE scores they would later obtain.”

Close, if you look at the math section of the SAT/GRE you’ll see that it is virtually an IQ test. The colleges, of course, know that, but they don’t want to disclose it.

The verbal section is different - it’s really a test on how well-read you are. If you see a passage out of King Lear, and you’ve already studied that play, the follow-up questions are much easier and go much quicker.

...at least that’s my take.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 10:33:07 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL

No, prior reading like that is no more a help than prior math study on the other section. Both have been dumbed down, but for the reasonably educated they do the right sorting trick.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 5:36:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BobL

No, prior reading like that is no more a help than prior math study on the other section. Both have been dumbed down, but for the reasonably educated they do the right sorting trick.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 5:36:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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