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Barron's New GRE with CD-ROM, 19th Edition

Barron's New GRE with CD-ROM, 19th Edition

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by Sharon Weiner Green M.A., Ira K. Wolf Ph.D.
     
 

The GRE Graduate Record Exam is changing substantially starting in August 2011, and Barron's is now ready with a thoroughly revised test prep manual that reflects the new exam's content. Although the GRE's Analytical Writing section remains essentially unchanged, new question types appear in both the GRE's Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, and

Overview


The GRE Graduate Record Exam is changing substantially starting in August 2011, and Barron's is now ready with a thoroughly revised test prep manual that reflects the new exam's content. Although the GRE's Analytical Writing section remains essentially unchanged, new question types appear in both the GRE's Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, and the model tests in Barron's brand-new 19th edition reflect these changes:

  • Verbal Reasoning-- The verbal section now includes two new sentence completion types: sentence equivalence questions, for which test takers must identify two correct answers to receive credit; and text completion questions, some involving passages of several sentences and requiring test takers to fill in up to three blanks. Reading comprehension questions may now have more than one correct answer. Some reading questions will involve selecting individual sentences with passages.
  • Quantitative Reasoning-- As in the past, this section contains standard multiple-choice questions, as well as quantitative comparison questions. There are two new question types: multiple-choice questions that have more than one correct answer choice, each of which has to be selected, and numeric entry questions, which are the only questions on the test for which no answer choices are provided.

    Barron's new GRE manual offers intensive practice and review for all question types plus a diagnostic test and two full-length model GREs with answer keys and explanations for all questions answered. The authors also present a test overview and valuable chapters on test-taking tactics. The manual comes with an enclosed CD-ROM offering model tests that closely reflect the computer-based test-taking conditions that students must be familiar with. The CD-ROM contains two full-length model tests in addition to those in the book. These computer-adaptive tests come with answers, explanations, and automatic scoring.

    System Requirements:

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    Microsoft® Windows®:

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent).
  • Platforms: Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2003.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.

    MAC OS X:

  • Processor: Intel Coreâé¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor.
  • Platforms: Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel).
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.

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  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent).
  • Platforms: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later, openSUSE® 11 or later, Ubuntu 9.10 or later. Solaris: Solarisâé¢ 10.
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781438070780
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    06/01/2011
    Pages:
    536
    Product dimensions:
    8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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    Barron's New GRE with CD-ROM, 19th Edition 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I purchased this book to help me brush up for the GRE since it's been nearly 20 years since I graduated. The only available was one with a CD, but I was sorely disappointed with this product. The book is fine, but the CD is full of glitches. It does not allow you to review your answers as promised in the book (after 3, it stopped showing any answers at all) and of the 3 it showed, 2 were actually correct and for the 3rd their answer was wrong. Worse, the company was unhelpful in correcting the issues or in providing support for their product. Don't waste your money.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I have used the Barron's review books(with CD-ROM) in the past with success. Unfortunately, this particular CD has some pretty serious flaws. I have taken the first test to find that in one section the reading passage does not correspond to the questions and that some of the graphs and pie charts do not correspond to their questions either. Also, after reviewing my score and checking each "wrong" answer I found that I had selected what the description describes as the correct answer, but apparently there is a glitch and they were marked incorrect in at least 5 instances. The book itslef is fine, but don't pay the extra cost to get the CD until they release an updated version.