Following article is written by Nandhini as a comment to the blog post – 5 Bitter Facts About Unambitious Students
Wow!!! Loved this article!
Many students have built in apprehension that they cannot score >300 or 310 and limit their dreams. I have felt bad about such students, seriously guys, dreaming high doesnt cost you anything! Always dream high!
I have laughed internally at few people (no offense) when they ask information about good colleges (with financial aid!) with GRE score 290 and TOEFL 80. Guys, you need to be aware that US educational system is very much organized, they will not reject you or accept you just because of GRE/TOEFL. They see your package, pay attention to each sentence in LOR, SOP’s, CV, academics, GRE, TOEFL before they accept/reject you!
Many students without prior knowledge advice: for this GRE score, you must apply to these Universities (I wonder from where the Hell they got such info!).
Dreaming high is always good.
When I wanted to apply for UPenn, UNC and Texas Austin, many laughed at me but I am glad that I at least tried!
Be prepared to INVEST in higher studies, when you are going to spend in lakhs for your education, why don’t you spend a lakhs and apply to many ambitious schools?
And for those you lack determination or limit your dreams in case of GRE. Here is me, a living example who scored 290 (Q:146+V:144) in May 2012 and would like to specify that I was working in a research lab.
Like any student I was upset for couple of days, yes it takes time to gain equilibrium.
Made up my mind, quit the position, because I knew I cannot do 2 things at a time!
Took up GRE seriously, joined a coaching center (many believe that if you join a coaching center, they will feed you.. this is totally wrong! No coaching center will guarantee a good score, they will just guide you!
Practice and Hard work is required from your side) and prepared seriously for 2months and obtained 318 (Q:165+V:153).
GRE is no study before exam, just think, if it was that easy, why would ETS demand 10k to take up that exam?
Why many prepare for months to get a score?
Above all, why ETS is still having a research/experimental module? THINK!
Dream High+Plan Intelligently+Work Diligently+Assess Your Improvement At Regular Intervals –> You Will Taste Success!
Update : (posted by Nandhini in Comments Section)
Thanks Raghu, if I had known this earlier, I would have added that I am blessed with admit in UNC with full funding.