One of HSB fan has made a point to comment in every article in this blog about Revised GRE 2011 and here is one of his latest comment
Don’t believe everything that HSB tells you regarding the new GRE being more difficult than the old GRE.
HSB is unnecessarily spreading panic among GRE test takers.
New GRE has some very good advantages. Contact ETS directly and they will tell you why new GRE is better than old GRE.
You can follow some heated comments exchange between HSB, Pankaj and Others at Take GRE in Current Format. In addition to comments I have posted in above link, I wanted to clarify my view towards Revised GRE.
Current vs Revised GRE
- Does Revised GRE is better than Current GRE format? Yes, that’s what ETS says and that why GRE format is being modified.
- 3,004,891 students took GRE in current format (with analytical writing) between 2003 to 2008
- That’s 3 Million Students (I repeat)
- Universities have admitted students using the current score for several year now.
- From Aug 1, 2011 GRE test takers don’t have a choice, only Revised format will be offered.
- Students have to worry about is getting high score.
- When you choice between current GRE and revised Exam, you have to make a decision.
- Why does a student have to care about Revised GRE’s advantages compared to current format?
- “Revised GRE is better so they have to take it” What about 3+ Million students?
- What about several million students who took in GRE so far?
- Students have to spend their energy on getting high GRE score.
- Let ETS and colleges worry about GRE format and their advantages and disadvantages
- As a student you have to worry about finding which is the best way to get high score.
- I repeat – Current GRE is your best bet to high score.
- Students from India find it difficult to get high score in GRE Verbal Section
- Even with good memory skills, you cannot get away with Reading Comprehension (agree?)
- Revised GRE will have more Reading Comprehension, which makes it tough to get high score.
- So, as a student you worry about getting high score.
- Current GRE format is the way to go.
Do you agree to my view? Am I trying to create a panic about Revised GRE?