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Whether you’re a college senior or someone who graduated years ago, you’ll want this friendly guide to help you ace the GRE and get into the grad school of your choice. Suzee Vlk, a test-prep guru with nearly thirty years of coaching experience supplies you with:
- Up-to-date sample questions
- Two complete practice tests
- Guidance on how to approach each type of question
- Tips on how to avoid test tricks and traps
- Relaxation techniques that keep you calm and focused
- Hints on how to beat the clock
- Comprehensive reviews of the basics in all categories
With Suzee as your guide, you’ll discover how to think the GRE. You’ll identify the point behind each of the various styles and types of questions and understand what each is meant to test. And you’ll gain the confidence you need to:
- Have the last word on sentence completions, antonyms, analogies, reading comprehension, and analytical writing questions
- Take the full measure of the geometry and algebra questions
- Hand in an incomparable performance on quantitative comparison and problem-solving questions
Revised to address the test’s new computer-adaptive format, The GRE Test For Dummiesarms you with everything you need to vanquish the beast standing between you and the graduate program of your choice.
Students taking the Graduate Record Exam can consult this guide for everything they need to ace the all-electronic test, including how to avoid giving the right answer to the wrong question. Test review questions include explanations of correct and wrong answers.
Features test-taking tricks and relaxation tips
Prepare for the test quickly and painlessly and fine-tune your skills
Whether youre a college senior or someone who graduated years ago, youll want this friendly guide to help you ace the GRE and get into grad school. Revised to address the tests new computer-adaptive format, this book prepares you for everything from analogies to algebra to analytical writing with plenty of hints for beating the clock!
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
You've made the decision to go on to graduate school, but the idea of taking a three hour test is a bit overwhelming and intimidating? There's no need to stress! The GRE CAT For Dummies, 4th Edition,
teaches you only what you really need to know to do well on the GRE exam!
This fun and friendly reference is completely revised to contain the most up-to-date information on the GRE exam. This book is filled with real-world examples and everyday analogies that reinforce the verbal and math skills you need to ace the test. You'll also find quick tips, techniques, and strategies for beating the clock, overcoming test anxiety, and much more!
This is your best test prep guide because it:
- Teaches you only what you need to know to achieve your best score
- Provides you with two full practice exams with complete answers
- Explains the logical path you took for each right and wrong answer
- Uses examples to reinforce math formulas and grammar concepts
- Shows you which questions you can skip and still reach your goal score
- Builds your vocabulary with definitions of the most frequently tested words
- Unveils ten dumb things you can do to mess up your test and how to avoid them
- Contains the latest information on the computerized GRE test option
Includes coverage of the new computerized test
Includes pointers for spotting test tricks and traps
Packed with up-to-date sample questions and two complete practice exams More than 500,000 students take the GRE each year, so you'll want this friendly guide to get the competitive edge. A review section for each part of the exam offers helpful insights and allows you to check your progress. Use these time-saving tips for beating the clock and getting your best score!
Discover how to: Bring the right stuff Combat test-taking anxiety Build your vocabulary Become skilled at deciphering questions Use test breaks to your benefit
The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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About the Author
Suzee Vlk, author of The GMAT® For Dummies® and The ACT For Dummies®, has been teaching students test-taking techniques for over 20 years. She holds an M.B.A. and a J.D.
Table of Contents
PART I: An Aerial View: Putting the GRE into Perspective.
Chapter 1: Know Your Enemy: What the GRE Looks Like.
PART II: A Word to the Wise: Verbal Questions.
Chapter 2: Starting with the Easy Stuff: Analogies.
Chapter 3: The Dirty Dozen: Analogy Practice Questions.
Chapter 4: If Opposites Attract, Why Are Antonyms So Repulsive?
Chapter 5: Unattractive Opposites: Antonym Practice Questions.
Chapter 6: Finish What You Start: Sentence Completions.
Chapter 7: Reality Check: Sentence Completion Practice Questions.
Chapter 8: Readings That Can Affect Your Future: Blood Pressure, Astrology, and the GRE.
Chapter 9: Practice What I Preach: Reading Comprehension Practice Questions.
PART III: Two Years of Math in 58 Pages: The Dreaded Math Review.
Chapter 10: More Figures Than a Beauty Pageant: Geometry Review.
Chapter 11: Gotta Catch Some (Xs, Ys, and) Zs: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids.
Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Math You Probably Already Know.
PART IV: Your Number's Up: Math Questions.
Chapter 13: The Incomparable Quantitative Comparisons.
Chapter 14: Putting It All Together: QC Practice Questions.
Chapter 15: Real Math at Last: Problem Solving.
Chapter 16: A Chance to Show Off: Problem-Solving Practice Questions.
PART V: Getting into Analysis: Analytical Ability.
Chapter 17: A Section Only Mr. Spock Could Love: Analytical Ability.
Chapter 18: Just How Logical Are You? Analytical Ability Practice Questions.
PART VI: It All Comes Down to This: Full-Length Practice GREs.
Chapter 19: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part I: Practice Exam 1.
Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 21: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part II: Practice Exam 2.
Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.
PART VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Wrong Rumors about the GRE.
Chapter 24: Ten Dumb Things You Can Do to Mess Up Your GRE.
Chapter 25: Ten Relaxation Techniques You Can Try Before and During the GRE.
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