Monday, January 9, 2012


So I'm taking the GRE's in March.  I'm a bit nervous because my math skills are extremely rusty.  I never cared for math in school but the more I study it now the more I enjoy it weirdly enough.  I experience a sort of calm in the predictable nature of solving it.  Before you ask, no I am not diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.

 On a very unrelated note: The Big Bang is awful.  I saw a handful of episodes at work not too long ago and every single punchline was oriented around the fact that they are nerds and thus do nerd like things.  Every single one.  I'll write a more in-depth review later.  Back to GRE shit. 

It's the fucking vocabulary that's the problem.  I enjoy reading and I'd like to think that I have an extensive vocabulary but I have not heard of most of the words on these recommended word lists.  For the most part I am using Barron's word list.  It wouldn't be so tedious if I didn't have a poor short term memory.  I'll do the best I can to remember a handful of words one day and then the next day I would have completely forgotten about them (save maybe a handful).  I'm currently trying to memorize about 30 a day.

I'm also attempting to take one practice exam a day.  Supposedly that helps out a great deal when it comes to verbal and quantitative score improvement.  


  1. Good luck on your exam! I'm more of a math person too. It's encouraging to know that there's only one right answer :)

    P.S. I'm not a fan of the Big Bang theory either. My mother love it though!!

  2. I haven't watched the Big Bang Theory and the fact that it was nothing but jokes about nerds is what stopped me. I'm glad to hear it's exactly like I thought it was. Good luck learning those words though.

  3. Can't wait for the review.

  4. good luck on ur exam will be following daily for updates ^_^

  5. I`ve seen a few The Big Bang episodes. Didn`t think they were that bad.
    But hey, good luck with the GRE!
    And I`m now following. Interesting blog.

  6. I am the same way about maths. I used to hate it in high school now im falling in love with in in uni..

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