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GRE For Dummies: with Online Practice Tests, 8th Edition

GRE For Dummies: with Online Practice Tests, 8th Edition

Ron Woldoff, Joseph Kraynak

ISBN: 978-1-118-91164-8

Apr 2015

384 pages


The fast and easy way to score higher on the GRE

Does the thought of preparing for the GRE give you goose bumps? Fear not! This new edition of GRE For Dummies with Online Practice gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the GRE exam with subject reviews and tons of practice opportunities. Written in the accessible and friendly style that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this hands-on guide helps you assess where you need more study help, gets you up-to-speed on the questions you can expect to encounter on the actual GRE exam, and will have you practicing your way to test-taking perfection by exam day.

The Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test and admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. THE GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. If you're an aspiring graduate school student preparing for this all-important exam, GRE For Dummies with Online Practice gives you everything you need to increase your chances of scoring higher.

  • Includes full-length GRE practice tests and hundreds of practice questions to prepare you for test day
  • Provides trusted GRE test-taking strategies to help you score your highest
  • Helps you master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
  • Gives you access to GRE practice questions online

So what are you waiting for? Start practicing today—and get into the graduate school of your dreams!

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with the GRE  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 Exam Day  19

Part II: Tackling the Verbal Section One Word at a Time  25

Chapter 4: Making Sense of Sentences: Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence  27

Chapter 5: Extracting Meaning from Text: 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  89

Chapter 8: Brushing Up on Basic Arithmetic  91

Chapter 9: Algebra: Finding What X Really Means  107

Chapter 10: Shaping Up Your Geometry Skills 127

Chapter 11: Translating Word Problems into Math and Solving Them  153

Chapter 12: Interpreting Data and Graphs 171

Chapter 13: Comparing Quantities: Which Is Greater?  185

Part IV: Penning Powerful Analytical Essays  197

Chapter 14: Writing Analytical Essays on Issues and Arguments  199

Chapter 15: Practicing Analytical Writing and Sample Essays  213

Part V: Taking Full-Length Practice GREs: It’s All You 223

Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1  225

Chapter 17: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations  251

Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2  263

Chapter 19: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations  289

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3  299

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations  325

Part VI: The Part of Tens  335

Chapter 22: Ten Key Facts about the GRE 337

Chapter 23: Ten Mistakes You Won’t Make (But Others Will)  341

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Take Advantage of Online Practice 345

Index  349