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G R A D U A T E R E C O R D E X A M I N A T I O N S ® Chemistry Test Practice Book This practice book contains one actual, full-length GRE ® Chemistry Test test-taking strategies Become familiar with test structure and content test instructions and answering procedures Compare your practice test results with the performance of those who took the test at a GRE administration. This book is provided FREE with test registration by the Graduate Record Examinations Board. www.ets.org/gre
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Copyright © 2009 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logos, LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING., GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATIONS, and GRE are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and other countries. Note to Test Takers: Keep this practice book until you receive your score report. This book contains important information about scoring.
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3 CHEMISTRY TEST PRACTICE BOOK Table of Contents Purpose of the GRE Subject Tests ........................ 3 Development of the Subject Tests ........................ 3 Content of the Chemistry Test ............................ 4 Preparing for a Subject Test .................................. 6 Test-Taking Strategies .......................................... 6 What Your Scores Mean ....................................... 7 Practice GRE Chemistry Test ............................... 9 Scoring Your Subject Test .................................. 53 Evaluating Your Performance ............................. 56 Answer Sheet ..................................................... 57 Purpose of the GRE Subject Tests The GRE Subject Tests are designed to help graduate school admission committees and fellowship sponsors assess the qualifications of applicants in specific fields of study. The tests also provide you with an assessment of your own qualifications. Scores on the tests are intended to indicate knowledge of the subject matter emphasized in many undergraduate programs as preparation for graduate study. Because past achievement is usually a good indicator of future performance, the scores are helpful in predicting success in graduate study. Because the tests are standardized, the test scores permit comparison of students from different institutions with different undergraduate programs. For some Subject Tests, subscores are provided in addition to the total score; these subscores indicate the strengths and weaknesses of your preparation, and they may help you plan future studies. The GRE Board recommends that scores on the Subject Tests be considered in conjunction with other relevant information about applicants. Because numerous factors influence success in graduate school, reliance on a single measure to predict success is not advisable. Other indicators of competence typically include undergraduate transcripts showing courses taken and grades earned, letters of recommendation, and GRE General Test scores. For information about the appropriate use of GRE scores, see the GRE Guide to the Use of Scores at www.ets.org/gre/stupubs . Development of the Subject Tests Each new edition of a Subject Test is developed by a committee of examiners composed of professors in the subject who are on undergraduate and graduate faculties in different types of institutions and in different regions of the United States and Canada.
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