How to ace the physics GRE

Here’s some advice from a physicist who has spent years on the committee that makes up GRE questions.  It’s mostly very good, which is in no way related to the fact that it mostly coincides with advice I’ve tried to give students over the years.  He believes more than I do in the validity of the GRE as a test of something useful, but that’s OK.

HT (for this, and for lots of other things I link to): Sean Carroll.

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Ted Bunn

I am an associate professor of physics at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!

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  1. Sometimes I feel like standardized testing is a lot like pharmeceuticals–a need for them simply materializes every time they come up with a new one through clever advertising and social insecurities.

    I feel like physics grad schools would get along fine if the PGRE didn’t exist.

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