GRE Replacing GMAT

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Bruboy, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Bruboy

    Bruboy New Member

  2. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    IMHO, I think the GRE is a more difficult exam. I see no reason why they shouldn't take it.
  3. HikaruBr

    HikaruBr Member

    As a foreigner the GMAT is a very "doable" test - both in the math and in the verbal section. And a more intelligent test too.

    But the GRE is almost impossible in the verbal part - all those questions with very obscure words (without any context) just kill the chances for any ESL student to get a top score.

    Most foreigners that score high in the GRE just memorize a bunch of words - the indians and koreans are particularly good at that.

    But that's just shows how silly the GRE is.

    The quantitative part of both is very similar though.
  4. Farina

    Farina New Member

    I teach ESL students. When I prep them for standardized tests (TOEFL, SAT/ACT, GRE), the study of Latin/Greek prefixes/suffixes make all the difference in the world. At least that is what they tell me . . . But I agree with you. It's ridiculous not only for ESL students, but also English natives. The verbal is not as annoying as the math section for me. I'm a humanities person, why must I be tortured with geometry, alegebra, trig . . etc? :)

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