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Does Race Affect Academic Performance?

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It does. And so does gender. Exactly how it effects your test scores totally depends on the thoughts floating around in your head, no matter what color it is. In fact, race and gender aren’t really the culprit; for that we have to look to stereotypes.

In the classic study on stereotype threat researchers Claude Steele and Joshua Aronson looked at the performance of African American and White college students. The African American students’ performance on the GRE test varied markedly when they were primed to think of the test in two different ways. When the GRE was presented as a measure of intelligence African American students performed Continue reading Does Race Affect Academic Performance?

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GRE Exam Scores – How Grad Schools Use Them

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GRE exam scores can be the first hurdle to getting into the grad school you want.Exactly how important is your GRE exam score for getting into grad school?

If you’re planning on going to grad school in the near future, chances are you’ll have to take the GRE exam. Unfortunately, grad schools are all over the map on exactly how they use those scores. For some schools, it can be the first hurdle you have to get past in order for them to even look at your application.  Continue reading GRE Exam Scores – How Grad Schools Use Them

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