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GRE Math Prep Course

GRE Math Prep Course

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by Jeff Kolby, Derrick Vaughn

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Comprehensive Prep for the New GRE Math.

Fully revised for the new test.

Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the math section of the GRE. Now you can get the same preparation in a book.

Although the GRE math section is difficult, it is very learnable. GRE Math Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of GRE math and

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GRE Math Prep Course 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
StephenC0 More than 1 year ago
Do NOT buy the Nook version of this text! One wonders if the publishers skipped hiring an editor for the digital version of this book, because it is RIDDLED with errors. The number of mistakes wouldn't be so annoying, but they occur in places that change the inherent meaning of the equation/function/problem. This in a teaching text is unforgivable, and my time spent reviewing for the GRE is cut in half trying to reconstruct the problems without errors. I can't fault the author, because people seem to be genuinely pleased with some forms of this book, but the digital copy is nothing but FRUSTRATING. Someone at this publishing company should be fired for ever allowing such an error-ridden book to ever see the light of day. One of many such examples that sent me over the edge: in the chapter on Defined Functions, the equals symbol (=) and the subtraction symbol (-) are mixed and matched to make the functions incoherent and useless as a teaching tool. This simple error happens throughout the text as a whole, but as opposed to merely being an annoyance elsewhere, in this chapter it cripples the learning process. I can only hope the author reads this and lights a fire under his publisher's worthless rear to get a much needed revision to the electronic version of this book. A quick message to Barnes & Noble that will probably never be read: please remove the Nook version of this text from your website until the publisher decides to produce a second edition. It reflects badly upon your company.
Arestelle More than 1 year ago
I can't comment on the quality of this book in comparison to other books for math prep, as I used this one almost exclusively. I worked through the entire book, skipping or skimming nothing, and would recommend the same approach for others. Do everything. I took my time; I learn math best when I work through it carefully and practice until it's almost second nature. I found the huge number of geometry practice problems (120) especially helpful, as I took geometry in my first year of high school and am now a couple years out of college already. I only took two math classes in college, of which only one (Discrete Maths) was useful at all in my prep, since it gave me background on combinations, permutations, and probability questions. There were some errors, particularly in the latter half of the book (in one, for example, the question quoted in the answers section was nearly opposite to the question that had been asked, so the answer given was incorrect). And some of the chapters were not written as thoroughly or concisely or clearly as others; it's clear that different chapters had different authors. However, considering the material covered and the number of problems in the book, the quality is excellent. And if you can catch the book out on its errors, that's probably a good sign of how well prepared you are for the real test. ;) When I first took a diagnostic test, from the Barron's general prep book, I scored 560Q and 760V; I ran out of time on the quantitative section, in addition to getting several wrong. On ETS's PowerPrep software the day before the test, I scored 800Q and 760V--this proved the closest prediction for me. A second Barron's diagnostic gave me 700Q, 760V. And on the real thing, I earned a 780Q and 760V. (Yes, I'm quite consistent on the Verbal section, it seems. I chock it up to four years' prep as a philosophy major; a couple months of vocab work can't do much in the face of that, I guess.) I've always been pretty good at math, but I freeze up if I'm out of practice on a particular subject. This book covered everything I needed it to, with enough practice of enough variety to bring me to a 780 on the Quantitative section, in spite of my shaky nerves. I know the GRE will switch to the new format within a month, but I would highly recommend this book, even so--it's a tried-and-true guide that will continue to be useful while publishers are working out the kinks in their material for the new test. Even beyond that, it will remain a good source of extra practice problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I love this book. I took a Princeton Review GRE class. I started off with a 610 on the math section. When I was finished with the class, I was getting about a 650 on the practice tests. I have been working through the Math Bible to get a more rigorous treatment of the problems. I took the Powerprep test today and got a 750. I have to admit that the Nova book does things at a much deeper level then the other stuff I have looked at.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly writteen many errors
BarryS More than 1 year ago
Question types on GRE most resembles those in this book. However, if you need to brush up on concepts, Kaplan is a good primer.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best of all the GRE books... to get a great score I recommend getting this book and the Kaplan advanced math workbook. This book is the most thorough account of all the concepts needed on quantitative portion of the GRE while Kaplan's is a good review of important concepts.
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