(GRE Success! ) Sharing responses to questions from an anonymous member
2010-05-01 04:11:08 GMT
I thought more of us could benefit from seeing this response:
A general note:
Call me Sri or Srihari. Please do not call me "respected sir". Makes me feel really old. If you want to do anything in return, please tell more people about our group :). I
guess the other volunteers on the group would say the same thing if you called them "sir".
What would you do when you have lost a year, or a low GPA, etc?
First, I always tell people, life happens, mistakes happen. This does not mean that you have lost any important opportunities. Our group's presence is t o help you with such
So, the backlogs and the health issue, here is how you can work on these:
1. Since you are still in school, keep working to improve your scores.
2. Since you missed a year only because of your health, make sure to have one of your reference providers write about it, in as positive as a way possible.
3. You mention specific skills in electronics, robotics, CAD etc. Given your skills you need to build a strong portfolio, preferably on the web so that people can learn about
you at the click of a link.
4. The GPA is only one of the factors affecting your admission. You will need to focus on getting as high a GRE score as possible, doing appropriate research on schools and
writing a well written out SOP, and fill your applications on time etc...
Here are answers to specific questions:
* How will SubjectGRE be different from normal GRE. Which one should I go for?
Subject GRE is er, subjective. There is no GRE for engineering, so if you plan to take a subject GRE it will have to be in one of the subjects where the test is still available.
Addition: Please visit ets.org to find out about the availability of specific subject tests.
* What are the Books that I must buy for the same?
Please refer to our group archives for this information.
* How much does my GPA affect my admission chances?
It will affect your chances, change it as much as you can, and from there move on.
* My College doesn't have any Professor with profound knowledge in their resp ective fields, and thus they don't have any stature in academic field. So is it OK if I attain
'Letter of recommendation' from professor of some other college?
It would only be okay if you worked with the Professor and the Professor can give you a reference based on what he/she knows about you. Otherwise you will be wasting a lot of
your time and energy.
Please keep an eye on the emails and discussions on the group and keep going back to our archived discussions and answers.
And keep those questions coming!
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