my hope is that many of you (traders/quants) have gone through a quantitative graduate program (such as MFE) and therefore have taken the GRE prior to admission.
I'm studying for he GRE right now as I plan to apply to a quanty Msc program this year. My exam date is in about 6-8 weeks (still have to register for an exam).
Right now, I'm doing lots of practice exams. On the quant part, my score was never below 95% which is already pretty good.
But I get totally fucked on the verbal part, never being able to do better than 60% (maybe I'm retarded in that sense lol). I've been learning all the vocabularies (from Magoosh flash cards) for weeks and can memorize a lot of them, but the amount of unknown vocabularies on the practice exams just doesn't seem to have an end...
And also, in terms of reading comprehension: I get absolutely crushed every time I have to deal with a longer passage, due to (too) slow reading and poor understanding, in a way that frustrates me more and more... Sometimes it gets so bad that I can hardly finish 70-80% of the verbal questions within the time limit...
Any tips and best-practices for preparing for the varbal part of the GRE would be hugely appreciated !!!
Also: How important is the VERBAL score for graduate admissions to some of the well-known MFE programs like Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, NYU, MIT, Berkeley (...) ?
Thanks a lot :)