Sept. 23-26, 1999
September 23, 1999
||Midnight ||Leave ECSU Campus
September 24, 1999
||8:00am ||Arrive in New York City||11:00am ||Visit CUNY Graduate School|
and University Center
|8:00pm ||Attend Broadway Play,|
"Kat and the Kings"
September 25, 1999
||8:00am ||GRE Forum(includes|
Graduate School Fair
And Various workshops)
|3:30pm ||Leave to return to ECSU Campus
September 26, 1999
||13:30am ||Approximate arrival time back on campus
by Keisha Harrison
Junior CS Major
The GRE Forum in New York City was very beneficial. The forum had several
workshops designed to help students prepare for graduate school. Some of
the workshops included admissions and financial aid, GRE
familiarization, and individual discipline sessions for selected
The admissions and financial aid workshop walked through the admissions process. They also gave information on things to consider before choosing a graduate school. Some of the things to consider include the program representation, the campus diversity, and the location of the school. They also advised to keep a copy of everything and to never send in an incomplete application.
The GRE familiarization workshop went through each section of the GRE Test and gave helpful tips and strategies to help master that section. The GRE test score is based on the difficulty level of questions answered correctly. There are no attempts to mislead those taking the test. All of the questions are clear and accessible. They emphasized that preparation was the number one method of mastering the GRE. They warned that when preparing for the GRE only official GRE material should be used. They also warned that tips and strategies from other companies are sometimes more harmful than they are helpful.
The individual discipline session was very beneficial, and one of the best workshops. The presenter was Dr. Howard Davis from George Washington University. He suggested that students look for Computer Science Degrees within Engineering Programs. He also presented important information on writing a statement of purpose.
The GRE forum was very beneficial. It provided an excellent opportunity to learn more about the GRE as well as the graduate school admission process.
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