Returnee Diaries: GRE

Introducing The Returnee Diaries, where I write about what life’s been like after I returned to the US from Korea.

I hate to start this series off with a post about a test, but I’m just glad that it’s over.

You see, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is one of those things required for the graduate admissions process. You know, one of those supposed “aptitude” tests like the SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT that all applicants have to take to even be considered for admission to college/university or grad school/law school/medical school? You know, one of those tests in which your score supposedly “doesn’t matter” just like the points “don’t matter” on Whose Line Is It Anyway? You know, that test that costs you the equivalent of 6-9 K-pop albums from YesAsia?

You know, that test that you studied for for days?


And got decent/acceptable/high scores (to you) on the practice test(s)?



Only to get your lowest score on the real deal?



Resulting in the following feelings?

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“This is an outrage!”

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And the results make you question life choices?


But then you decide that maybe your scores won’t matter, just like the points don’t matter in Whose LIne Is It Anyway? (everything else is good).



So you get back in the game and start fightin’ for your life.

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So in the end, you’ve come to realize that the test is


Over and Done With.


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