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GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition

GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition

Ron Woldoff, Joseph Kraynak (With)

ISBN: 978-0-470-88926-8

Jan 2012

384 pages

Select type: Paperback

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A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE—now with a bonus CD-ROM

The Education Testing Service announced recently that changes to the 2011 GRE test are the most significant updates to the exam to date. The new computer-based test is intended to measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school. GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM, provides students with an updated study guide for the redesigned GRE, as well as multiple practice tests, including additional content and two additional practice tests on the CD-ROM that are not available in the standard edition of the book. The information included in this revised and expanded Premier edition prepares readers to achieve their maximum score on this challenging exam.

Here, you'll get an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions, plus two additional tests on the CD-ROM. 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 plus two additional timed tests on the CD-ROM—for a total of 5 practice tests
  • 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, plus 300 vocabulary flashcards on the CD-ROM

With clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.

Introduction 1

Part 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

Appendix A: About the CD 345

Index 349