So…studying is going well.
I’m going for an A+ so I really need to turn on the heat… or turn it up… (or whatever cool saying means “work really hard”).
(I’ll give a full review of Magoosh after I take the GRE, no point in saying they’re great unless I do really well)
I also need to get a non-embarrassing quantitative score to show that I’m capable of understanding and implementing statistics in my research studies.
“Quantitative….Statistics…..mean Math!? You haven’t taken a math class since 1998!!!!
That’s why you took Honors math throughout high school…so you could avoid math forever!
WTH are you going to do?!”
Hey, I’m THAT committed to earning my PhD. No, I may not really be “into math” (like my mathematician, rubik cube racing Uncle, my number crunching grandma, or my math-inclined husband. But if I have to…I can conquer math. I mean, I love physics and I had to do some pretty advanced calculations to ACE physics in college so…I’ll be ok.
I am confident that with 6 more months of study…I can get a perfect score.
(Please God, let this be true!)
But I’ll tell you: I was not so Beyonce-tastic a few months ago. I was seriously intimidated out of my mind. And you know what: it was an unnecessary fear; I was just petrified of STARTING because I was scared of getting a horrible score, I was scared that I didn’t know how to study, and scared that if I didn’t do well…then I wouldn’t be admitted to my dream program/school.
But…you know, I was being craven (ouuu! GRE test word) and I didn’t like it.
Would Beyonce be intimidated by the GRE? NO! She would stiletto stomp all over the verbal AND the quantitative while blowing the reading comprehension to smithereens.
Take that Educational Testing Service!
(I’m actually not a huge Beyonce fan, I just love her overly-expressive, woman-power gifs; I really think sexual dancing should be censored and only allowed on child-blocked, adult channels)
I just had to bite the studying bullet.
More updates to come.
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