A workshop on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test was arranged on June 5-6, 2017. The venue for the event was COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad.
The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants on
the different sections of the GRE General Test. The workshop was conducted by our in house resource persons Dr. Samina Shahid and Mr. Afzaal Hassan.
Dr. Samina Shahid is currently Advisor to the Department of Humanities and heads the English Language Center at the CIIT. Previously she has been Chairman BOS (English) at the Quid-e- Azam University and also held the coveted position of the Director Model Colleges, Islamabad. She earned her PhD from Qauid-e-Azam University in field of Languages and Linguistics. Mr. Afzaal Hassan is Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science. Previously won a fully funded MS scholarship to Northwestren Polytechnical University Xian, China.
The workshop started with recitation of the Glorious Quran. The first day training session was conducted by Mr. Afzaal Hassan. He presented an overview of the GRE test and later detail sessions on Quantitative Strategies, Comparison Strategies and Reasoning Strategies covered. He also talked about key math concepts required for GRE and solved different examples pertaining to the test.
The second day training session was conducted by Dr. Samina Shahid. Her presentation covered sections on Verbal Strategies, Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing etc. The learned speaker also shared tips and strategies for attempting each section. Dr. Samina Shahid encouraged the participants to get in touch with her for any further guidance needed to improve English language skills.
The response for the workshop was over whelming and the participants keenly asked questions. The participants acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided at the session. A copy of their presentations is uploaded on the CIIT new blog.
This session was organized by the Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development.
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