Synopses & Reviews
Sharpen your GRE test-taking skills with this updated and expanded premier guide with online links to BONUS tests and study aidsAre you anxious about taking the GRE yet eager to get into the graduate school of your dreams? GRE For Dummies, Premier Edition 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 that you can access online. GRE For Dummies, Premier Edition 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 — take the practice exams online and test your skills using the timed or untimed feature of the 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
Learn to:
- 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
Synopsis
A complete guide to score your highest on the GREThe Educational Testing Service reports that changes to the 2011 GRE test will be the most significant update the exam has received to date. The redesigned test will measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school.
GRE For Dummies provides test takers with an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions. It covers all the sections you'll encounter on the actual exam—verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.
- An updated test prep guide to the GRE
- Strategies for all the question types on the 2011 exam
- Two fully revised practice tests and one brand new practice test
- Hundreds of practice questions with detailed explanations and walk-throughs
- Everything you need to know to conquer the three sections of the exam—verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
- 500 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test
With clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.
Synopsis
A complete guide to score your highest on the GREHow you score on the graduate records exam (GRE) can make or break whether you get into the graduate school of your dreams. GRE For Dummies 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, three tests that model real GRE questions, and updated information that reflects the latest exam, GRE For Dummies is your ticket to scoring high on the new GRE and getting 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 to score even higher
Count on mastering math — discover problem-solving strategies for scoring high on the quantitative reasoning section — from basic math and geometry to algebra, charts and graphs, quantitative comparison, and even those pesky word problems
Get the "write" stuff — save time and brain cells with an easy, step-by-step process for writing killer essays that meet the evaluators' requirements with minimal effort
Practice makes perfect — test your skills with three full-length practice exams that mirror the real deal (complete with answers and explanations) so that very little — if anything — surprises you on exam day
Open the book and find:
An updated preparation guide to the GRE
A checklist of everything you need to prepare for test day
Strategies for all question types
Three practice tests featuring all of the GRE question types
Detailed explanations for all practice questions
More than 400 vocabulary terms likely to appear on the test
Essential information to help you sign up to take the test
Learn to:
Get trusted strategies to score your highest on the exam
Master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
Prepare for the big day with sample questions and three written practice exams
Synopsis
A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE
How you score on the graduate records exam (GRE) can make or break whether you get into the graduate school of your dreams. GRE For Dummies 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, three tests that model real GRE questions, and updated information that reflects the latest exam, GRE For Dummies is your ticket to scoring high on the new GRE and getting 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 to score even higher
Count on mastering math discover problem-solving strategies for scoring high on the quantitative reasoning section from basic math and geometry to algebra, charts and graphs, quantitative comparison, and even those pesky word problems
Get the "write" stuff save time and brain cells with an easy, step-by-step process for writing killer essays that meet the evaluators' requirements with minimal effort
Practice makes perfect test your skills with three full-length practice exams that mirror the real deal (complete with answers and explanations) so that very little if anything surprises you on exam day
Open the book and find:
An updated preparation guide to the GRE
A checklist of everything you need to prepare for test day
Strategies for all question types
Three practice tests featuring all of the GRE question types
Detailed explanations for all practice questions
More than 400 vocabulary terms likely to appear on the test
Essential information to help you sign up to take the test
Learn to:
Get trusted strategies to score your highest on the exam
Master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
Prepare for the big day with sample questions and three written practice exams
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1Part I: Mastering the GRE Test-Taking Experience 5
Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect with the GRE 7
Chapter 2: Owning the GRE: Strategies for Success 13
Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Test Day 19
Part II: Tackling the Verbal Section One Word at a Time 25
Chapter 4: Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence: The Easiest Verbal Questions 27
Chapter 5: Making Sense of What You Read: Reading Comprehension 45
Chapter 6: Analyzing the Argument Questions 59
Chapter 7: Expanding Your Vocabulary to Boost Your Score 69
Part III: High School Math and Beyond: Math You Thought You’d Never Need Again 87
Chapter 8: Brushing Up on Basic Arithmetic 89
Chapter 9: Algebra: Finding What X Really Means 103
Chapter 10: Shaping Up Your Geometry Skills 123
Chapter 11: Translating English into Math: Word Problem Strategies 149
Chapter 12: Interpreting Data and Graphs 169
Chapter 13: Comparing Quantities: They Report, You Decide Which Is Greater 183
Part IV: Penning Powerful Analytical Essays 195
Chapter 14: Writing Analytical Essays on Issues and Arguments 197
Chapter 15: Practicing Analytical Writing and Sample Essays 211
Part V: Taking Full-Length Practice GREs: It’s All You 219
Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1 221
Chapter 17: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 243
Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2 259
Chapter 19: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 285
Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3 295
Chapter 21: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 323
Part VI: The Part of Tens 331
Chapter 22: Ten Key Facts about the GRE 333
Chapter 23: Ten Mistakes You Won’t Make (And Others Will) 337
Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Warm Up and Relax Before and During the GRE 341
Index 345