GRE For Dummies Paperback – Jan 10 2012
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Sharpen your GRE test-taking skills with this updated and expanded premier guide with CD
Are you anxious about taking the GRE yet eager to get into the graduate school of your dreams? GRE For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD is a hands-on guide that gives you everything you need to excel in every area of the exam verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. With clear, straight-forward advice, this test guide includes five tests that model real GRE questions, updated information that reflects the latest exam, plus 400 interactive vocabulary flashcards on the CD. GRE For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD gives you the edge you need to get your best possible GRE score and get into the graduate school of your choice!
Wield words like a samurai find out how to tackle Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions, improve your reading comprehension, and expand your grammar
Count on mastering math discover strategies for scoring high on the quantitative reasoning section from basic math and geometry to algebra, charts and graphs, quantitative comparison, and word problems
Get the "write" stuff learn an easy, step-by-step process for writing killer essays that meet the evaluators' requirements with minimal effort
Practice makes perfect test your skills using the timed or untimed feature of the CD's five full-length practice exams
Open the book and find:
An updated test prep guide to the GRE
A checklist of everything you need to prepare for test day
Strategies for all question types
Two fully revised practice tests and three brand-new practice tests
Detailed explanations for all practice problems
400 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test
Essential information to help you sign up to take the test
Score higher on the GRE and get into the graduate school of your choice
Master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
Prepare for the big day with expert strategies for improving reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills
Premier Edition features 5 practice tests and 400 interactive vocabulary flashcards
Take 5 simulated GRE tests on the companion CD
All three practice tests from the book plus two additional tests, 400 interactive vocabulary flashcards, and insight on how the GRE is scored
See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
About the Author
Ron Woldoff is the founder of National Test Prep, where he helps students prepare for the GMAT, GRE, and SAT. He also teaches at Northern Arizona University and the American Graduate School of International Management.
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The GRE for Dummies book is broken into 6 parts:
- Mastering the Test Taking Experience (note: basic test skills and tips - sleep, eat, practice, relax, etc...)
- Tacking the Verbal Section One Word at a Time
- High School Math and Beyond: Math You Thought You'd Never Need Again
- Penning Powerful Analytical Essays
- Taking Full-Length Practice GREs: It's All You (note: this is a good section on how to drill yourself in practice - some real nuggets here)
- The Part of Tens (ten key facts about the GRE, ten mistakes you won't make, and ten ways to warm up and relax during the GRE).
Also, the CD-ROM which accompanies the book is excellent. I found the flashcards for vocabulary and the practice questions especially nice and easy to use.
Here's the rest of the skinny on the CD:
412 vocabulary flashcards which can be viewed onscreen (click a button to view definition), in order 1-412, or in random order to test your skills.
5 practice exams which can be used in either a timed or untimed format.
CON: There is no on-screen calculator like the actual exam.
Here are the system requirements for the CD-ROM to see if your system will run the software according to the publishers:
-A PC with a Pentium or faster processor or a Mac OS computer with a 68040 or faster processor
-Microsoft Windows 98 or later; or Mac OS system software 7.6.1 or later (Note: I used Windows 7 without any problems)
-At least 32MB of total RAM installed on your computer
-A CD-ROM drive
-A sound card for PCs; Mac OS computers have built-in sound support
-A monitor capable of displaying at least 256 colors or grayscale
-A modem with a speed of at least 14,400 bps
Look for sample tests in ANY effective study guide and this book has just that. In addition, the test is timed, which is what you'll be facing when you go to take the test. Practicing in this environment is the best way to get ready for the real test. Other written tests and cd rom online tests do not have this timed feature. If you have test anxiety like I do, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to complete timed practice tests before you get to the testing location. After failing the first test (didn't meet the math scores I needed) I had to back up and study more then re-take it. This book helped put me at ease for the test the second time.
The strategies offered in taking the GREs are just as valuable as the study material.
Bottom line: Buy this book! .....or give it to your favorite college junior headed for grad school!