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GRE For Dummies Quick Prep

GRE For Dummies Quick Prep

Ron Woldoff, Joseph Kraynak

ISBN: 978-1-119-06864-8

May 2015

120 pages

In Stock

$12.99

Description

Your get-in, get-out resource for passing the GRE

Are you getting panicky about taking the GRE? You're not alone! Offering proven strategies and tips to help you score your highest on exam day, GRE For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition sticks to the basics, leaving flowery, dispensable information at the door. Covering just what you need to know to prepare for the GRE, this no-nonsense guide gets down to the nitty gritty of the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills you need to master in order to get into the graduate school of your dreams.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. If you're one of the more than 800,000 people prepping for the GRE this year and want to increase your chances of scoring higher—without spending months pouring through yet another tedious text—GRE For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition has you covered.

  • Includes one full-length practice GRE test, complete with answers and explanations
  • Competitively priced at $12.99
  • Helps you master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
  • Prepares you for the big day by providing ample practice of GRE questions

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pen, gauge your readiness, and practice your way to test-taking perfection with GRE For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition.

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 1

Icons Used in This Book 2

Where to Go from Here 2

Part I: Getting Started with the GRE 3

Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect with the GRE 5

Signing Up for the GRE 5

Breaking the GRE into Manageable Pieces 6

Scoring Max: 340 and 67

Understanding how the scoring breaks down 8

Calculating your score 8

Figuring out how your scores measure up 9

Playing the guessing game 9

Seeing or canceling your scores 9

Taking advantage of the ScoreSelect option 10

Gimme a Break! GRE Intermissions 10

Chapter 2: Owning the GRE: Strategies for Success 11

Making the Best Use of Your Time 11

Budgeting your time for studying 12

Budgeting your time for practice 12

Beating the clock: Time management tips 13

Repeating the Test 13

Reporting Test Administration Abnormalities 15

Using Old Scores 15

Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Exam Day 17

Gathering Your Stuff the Night Before 17

Knowing What Not to Bring 18

Training Physically and Mentally for Test Day 19

Staying active 19

Eating well 20

Relaxing 20

Test]Driving the Computerized Version 20

Bringing the GRE into Your Comfort Zone 21

Getting familiar with subject matter and questions 21

Understanding that the GRE is only one of many admissions requirements 22

Part II: Two Full]Length Practice GREs 23

Chapter 4: Practice Exam 1 25

Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 127

Analytical Writing 1: Analyze an Issue 29

Analytical Writing 2: Analyze an Argument 30

Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 31

Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 36

Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 39

Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 44

Chapter 5: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 49

Analytical Writing Sections 49

Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 50

Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 52

Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 54

Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 56

Answer Key for Practice Exam 1 60

Chapter 6: Practice Exam 2 61

Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 2 63

Analytical Writing 1: Analyze an Issue 65

Analytical Writing 2: Analyze an Argument 66

Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 67

Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 72

Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 76

Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 81

Chapter 7: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 85

Analytical Writing Sections 85

Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 86

Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 88

Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 91

Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 93

Answer Key for Practice Exam 2 97

Index 99