By Kait Spong
You’ve heard it time and again: college is not like high school. In college, you’re taught to access subjects from a critical lens, as opposed to simply memorizing important information that is deemed vital by your teachers and their set curriculums. Before you head off to graduate school to continue your education, however, you will be expected to test those highly valued critical thinking skills with the Graduate Records Examinations, or GRE.
The GRE General Test is a standardized test created and administered by the Educational Testing Service, commonly known as ETS, which has the mission to measure your overall academic readiness for graduate school. The exam is similar to the SAT college entrance exam in that it assesses competence in math, reading, and writing. Usually, the GRE can be scheduled at different sites across your town or city, whether it’d be at a local university or testing center.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and all of its social distancing mandates, you can now take an at-home version of the GRE General Test. The test is identical in content, format, cost, and on-screen experience to the usual standardized test – meaning the only aspect that has changed is where the test is taken – ahem, your off-campus apartment!.
If you’ve been studying for the GRE and were planning to take it soon, then you might agree that taking the at-home version will keep you safe and on-schedule. Just because you’ll be taking the GRE at home doesn’t mean that you should skip making the same preparations you would for the traditional test. So, without further hesitation, here is a comprehensive checklist put together by none other than ETS that will make your at-home GRE examination as convenient and stress-free as possible. Good luck!
Equipment You Need:
Before Your Test:
During the Exam Session: