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'Complete GRE preparation for achieving your best score

The GRE is crucial for graduate school entrance--and McGraw-Hills GRE is the comprehensive study tool you need to succeed.

Created by test-preparation specialists at Advantage Education, it gives you the most up-to-date information on each section of the test. From practice tests and skill-building techniques to expert coaching, essay help and online practice, you will have all the guidance you need--right at your fingertips. The accompanying CD-ROM is both PC- and Mac-compatible.'

About the Author

Steven W. Dulan is the founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc., which offers live test-prep classes at high schools and colleges throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as distance-learning programs over the Internet. Advantage has offered courses at Michigan State University, Wright State University, and Marquette University, and currently runs highly regarded summer programs on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Dulan, who scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, has personally prepared thousands of students for success on standardized exams. He has taught classes at Ohio State University, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, and Wright State University.

Table of Contents

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McGraw-Hill\\\'s GRE, 2010 Edition

Part I: Introduction to the GRE General Test

1. Overview of the GRE

GRE Format

GRE Question Types

Analytical Writing
Verbal
Quantitative
More on the computer Adaptive Test (CAT)

What\\\'s Next?

2. Taking the GRE

Registering for the GRE General Test

Taking the GRE General Test

Scoring the GRE General Test

Scoring the General Test Analytical Writing Section
Scoring the Gernal Test Verbal and Quantitative Sections
A Note on Scoring the Practice Exams in this Book
What Your Scores Mean to Schools

Test-Takers with Disabilities

What\\\'s Next?

3. Information for International Test-Takers

The Language Barrier

The Registration Process

The Day of the Test

The Student Visa

Visa Requirements

What\\\'s Next?

Part II: Preparing for the GRE General Test

4. GRE Diagnostic Test

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

GRE Diagnostic Test Answer Key

Scoring Guidelines

GRE Diagnostic Test Answers and Explanations

Sections 1 and 2 - Analytical Writing
Section 3 - Verbal
Section 4 - Quantitative

5. GRE General Testing Strategies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)

Focus on the Easy Stuff

Stay \\\"On Point\\\"

Simplify

Guess Wisely

Manage Stress

Relax to Succeed

Specific Relaxation Techniques

Be Prepared
Know Yourself
Rest
Eat Right
Breathe
Take Mental Breaks
Have a Plan of Attack
Be Aware of Time
Listen to Music

Some CAT Strategies

What to Expect on Test Day

Take a Dry Run
Wake Up Early
Dress for Success
Fuel Up
Bring Supplies
Warm Up Your Brain
Plan a Mini-Vacation

What\\\'s Next?

6. Introduction to GRE Logic

Arguments

Context
Chain of Reasoning
Assumptions
Validity, Truth, and Soundness

Conditionals

Sufficiency
Necessity
Negation

Fallacies

Slippery Slope
Percent versus Number
Sampling Error
Correlation versus Causation
Equivocation
At Hominem Arguments
Appeal to Authority
Appeal to Majority: The Quantity/Quality Fallacy
Circular Argument
Begging the Question
Reductio Ad Absurdum

What\\\'s Next?

7. GRE Analytical Writing Assessment

Breaking Down the Analytical Writing Assessment

Scoring the Analytical Writing Sections

What the GRE Readers Are Looking For

Writing Techniques

Writing Strategies

Clearly State Your Position
Present Your Ideas Logically
Review and Correct Your Essay

Issue Task

The Time Limit
The Issues
Your Response
Sample Essay Prompt 1: Present Your Perspective on an Issue
Sample Essay Prompt 2: Present Your Perspective on an Issue

Argument Task

The The Time Limit
The Argument
Your Response
Sample Essay Prompt 1: Analyze an Argument
Sample Essay Prompt 2: Analyze an Argument

Practice Writing Prompts

Issue Task Practice
Argument Task Practice

What\\\'s Next?

8. GRE Quantitative

Discrete Problem Solving Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Discrete Solving Question
General Strategies for Discrete Problem Solving Questions

Discrete Problem Solving Multiple-Choice Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Quantitative Comparison Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Quantitative Comparison Question
General Strategies for Quantitative Comparison Questions

Quantitative Comparison Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Numeric Entry Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Numeric Entry Question
General Strategies for Numeric Entry Questions

Numeric Entry Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What\\\'s Next?

9. GRE Verbal

Antonym Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Antonym Question
General Strategies for Antonym Questions
Practice Antonym Questions
Answers and Explanations

Analogy Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Analogy Question
General Strategies for Analogy Questions
Definition/Evidence
Synonym/Antonym
Type/Kind
Degree/Intensity
Purpose/Function
Component/Part
Cause and Effect
Practice Analogy Questions
Answers and Explanations

Sentence Completion Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Sentence Completion Question
General Strategies for Sentence Completion Questions
Practice Sentence Completion Questions
Answers and Explanations

Reading Comprehension Questions

Anatomy of a Reading Comprehension Question
General Strategies for Reading Comprehension Questions
Reading Comprehension Question Types
Practice Reading Comprehension Questions
Answers and Explanations

Text Completion with Two or Three Blank Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Text Completion Question
General Strategies for Text Completion Questions
Practice Text Completion Questions
Answers and Explanations

What\\\'s Next?

Part III: Content Area Review

10. Basic GRE Math Review

Numbers and Operations

The Properties of Integers
Real Numbers
Order of Operations (PEMDAS)
Decimals
Fractions and Rational Numbers
Squares and Square Roots
Exponents
Scientific Notation
Mean, Median, and Mode
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Absolute Value
Simple Probability and Outcomes
Factors and Multiples

Exercises: Numbers and Operations

Basic Operations
Squares and Square Roots
Exponents
Scientific Notation
Mean, Median, and Mode
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Absolute Value
Simple Probability and Outcomes
Factors and Multiples

Answers and Explanations

Basic Operations
Squares and Square Roots
Exponents
Scientific Notation
Mean, Median, and Mode
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Absolute Value
Simple Probability and Outcomes
Factors and Multiples

Algebra and Functions

Linear Equations with One Variable
Polynomial Operations and FActoring Simple Quadratic Expressions
Systems of Equations
Inequalities
Functions

Exercises: Algebra and Functions

Linear Equations with One Variable
Polynomial Operations and FActoring Simple Quadratic Expressions
Systems of Equations
Inequalities
Functions

Answers and Explanations

Linear Equations with One Variable
Polynomial Operations and FActoring Simple Quadratic Expressions
Systems of Equations
Inequalities
Functions

Geometry

Coordinate Geometry
Triangles
Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles
Some Other Polygons
Circles
Three-Dimensional Figures

Exercises: Geometry

Coordinate Geometry
Triangles
Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles
Some Other Polygons
Circles
Three-Dimensional Figures

Answers and Explanations

Coordinate Geometry
Triangles
Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles
Some Other Polygons
Circles
Three-Dimensional Figures

Word Problems and Data Analysis

Word Problems
Data Analysis

Exercises: Word Problems and Data Analysis

Word Problems
Data Analysis

Answers and Explanations

Word Problems
Data Analysis

What\\\'s Next?

11. Basic GRE Verbal Review

Grammar Rules

Subject/Verb Agreement
Nouns and Pronouns
Verbs and Verb Forms
Sentence Construction

Punctuation Rules

Commas
Apostrophes
Colons and Semicolons
Parentheses and Dashes
End Punctuation

Rhetoric

Commonly Misused Words

What\\\'s Next?

Part VI: Practicing for the GRE General Test

12. GRE Practice Test 1

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

Answer Key

Scoring Guidelines

Answers and Explanations

13. GRE Practice Test 2

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

Answer Key

Scoring Guidelines

Answers and Explanations

14. GRE Practice Test 3

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

Answer Key

Scoring Guidelines

Answers and Explanations

Appendixes

A. GRE Vocabulary List

B. Glossary of GRE Math Terms

C. Additional Resources

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071624305
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
Author:
Dulan Steven
Author:
Dulan, Steven W.
Author:
Dulan, Steven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Study Guides
Subject:
Graduate record examination
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- Graduate work.
Edition Description:
2010 W/CD
Series:
McGraw-Hill's GRE
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
10.86x8.38x.94 in. 2.01 lbs.

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