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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the GRE.

Fully revised for the new test.

Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the GRE. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GRE Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course.

Although the GRE is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GRE Prep Course presents a ...

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Overview

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the GRE.

Fully revised for the new test.

Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the GRE. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GRE Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course.

Although the GRE is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GRE Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of the GRE and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GRE but in graduate school as well.

Features:

* Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GRE math.

* Verbal: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.). Also, learn the 4000 essential GRE words.

* Writing: Comprehensive analysis of the writing task, including writing techniques, punctuation, grammar, rhetoric, and style.

* Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GRE problems solved to solving them on your own.

Also includes GRE test prep software!

Software features:

Mentor Mode: In Mentor Mode, you are immediately told whether you answered a problem correctly, and you can immediately view a detailed solution of the problem.

Test Mode: In Test Mode, you can take a GRE test timed and scored by the program.

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Editorial Reviews

Mark Twain
Great prep, especially math. This book is by far the best GRE prep book out there, and trust me, I've looked through Kaplan, McGraw-Hill (which is way too easy compared to the actual GRE), and the ETS prep book. This book has an incredibly strong quantitative review that is targeted for those who want to get the 800.
Steve Williams
Most thorough prep ever!!! I had both the Kaplan and Princeton Review books. But the Nova GRE prep was by far the most thorough guide. Warning...this book is not for the weak...there's not a whole lot of white space in it. While princeton review is great if you want quick strategies, I think the Nova is best for those who really have the time to study for the GRE. Also in terms of difficulty, the problem sets in nova are more complex I think.. and the math is a bit more challenging.
Leah Roberts
To all who had a part in writing the GRE Prep Course book. When the date to the test came around, I felt prepared. I got up at 4 AM on the morning of the test to drive 2 hrs. to the testing site. On my way, my car started to have problems. I called my mechanic uncle and he said the car wouldn't make it. I was passing the airport, so I pulled into a rental car place, rented a car and got myself there with minutes to spare. Two hours late, I got my scores: 240 points higher on my math!
Mark Twain
Great prep, especially math.

This book is by far the best GRE prep book out there, and trust me, I've looked through Kaplan, McGraw-Hill (which is way too easy compared to the actual GRE), and the ETS prep book. This book has an incredibly strong quantitative review that is targeted for those who want to get the 800.
Steve Williams
Most thorough prep ever!!!

I had both the Kaplan and Princeton Review books. But the Nova GRE prep was by far the most thorough guide. Warning...this book is not for the weak...there's not a whole lot of white space in it. While princeton review is great if you want quick strategies, I think the Nova is best for those who really have the time to study for the GRE. Also in terms of difficulty, the problem sets in nova are more complex I think.. and the math is a bit more challenging.
Leah Roberts
To all who had a part in writing the GRE Prep Course book.

When the date to the test came around, I felt prepared. I got up at 4 AM on the morning of the test to drive 2 hrs. to the testing site. On my way, my car started to have problems. I called my mechanic uncle and he said the car wouldn't make it. I was passing the airport, so I pulled into a rental car place, rented a car and got myself there with minutes to spare. Two hours late, I got my scores: 240 points higher on my math!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889057019
  • Publisher: Nova Press
  • Publication date: 1/2/1997
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 1.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2006

    Good and Thorough

    I took the GRE for the first time in November 2004. I used books like Princeton Review and Peterson's material. I used these books to study mostly on my weak area, math. I decided to take the test again in December 2005. I only studied math and used the GRE Prep Course book. It was hard at first. The book was different than the rest -- it actually had hard math problems in small print, instead of large print baby problems like in the Princeton Review. I've never done well in math, but your book made sense. It made the other prep books seem like they were written to make you have to take the test twice. Anyway, when the date of the test came around, I felt prepared. I got up at 4 AM on the morning of the test to drive 2 hrs. to the testing site. On my way, my car started to have problems. I called my mechanic uncle and he said the car wouldn't make it. I was passing the airport, so I pulled into a rental car place, rented a car and got myself there with minutes to spare. Hours later, I got my scores: 240 points higher on my math! Your book works, Thank you, Leah

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    Very Comprehensive

    I would most highly recommend Nova's GRE Prep Course for both quant and verbal. I looked at Kaplan, Barron's, and a bunch of others, but they weren't anywhere near as thorough as Nova. For the quant, there are tons of questions for every problem subset, strategies and tips, and a diagnostic test to help you focus in on your problem areas. It also has great resources for the verbal, in terms of practice questions and vocab lists.

    I took the GRE after six years away from college coursework, and about fourteen years after taking any math course (last one was Calculus). I'm applying for Arabic lit, so the quant wasn't as important to me, but with the help of two weeks of intensive study with the Nova book I was able to pull up my score from a 680 on my first practice test to a 730 on the actual exam. The finer points of the verbal section helped me pull up from a 730 to an 800.

    Jeff Kolby has also written another book for Nova called the GRE Math Bible. Since this focuses just on math, it may have even more depth.

    Good luck, knock 'em dead

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    Very Comprehensive

    I would most highly recommend Nova's GRE Prep Course for both quant and verbal. I looked at Kaplan, Barron's, and a bunch of others, but they weren't anywhere near as thorough as Nova. For the quant, there are tons of questions for every problem subset, strategies and tips, and a diagnostic test to help you focus in on your problem areas. It also has great resources for the verbal, in terms of practice questions and vocab lists.

    I took the GRE after six years away from college coursework, and about fourteen years after taking any math course (last one was Calculus). I'm applying for Arabic lit, so the quant wasn't as important to me, but with the help of two weeks of intensive study with the Nova book I was able to pull up my score from a 680 on my first practice test to a 730 on the actual exam. The finer points of the verbal section helped me pull up from a 730 to an 800.

    Jeff Kolby has also written another book for Nova called the GRE Math Bible. Since this focuses just on math, it may have even more depth.

    Good luck, knock 'em dead.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2006

    To all who had a part in writing the GRE Prep Course book.

    I took the GRE for the first time in November 2004. I used books like Princeton Review and Peterson's material put out by ETS. I used these books to study mostly on my weak area, math. I decided to take the test again in December 2005. I only studied math and used only your book. It was hard at first. The book was different than the rest -- it actually had hard math problems in small print on 300 pages, instead of large print baby problems like in the Princeton Review. I've never done well in math, but your book made sense. It made the other prep books seem like they were written to make you have to take the test twice. Anyway, when the date to the test came around, I felt prepared. I got up at 4 AM on the morning of the test to drive 2 hrs. to the testing site. On my way, my car started to have problems. I called my mechanic uncle and he said the car wouldn't make it. I was passing the airport, so I pulled into a rental car place, rented a car and got myself there with minutes to spare. Two hours late, I got my scores. I got 10 points lower on my verbal, and 240 points higher on my math! Your book works. Thank you, Leah

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Apollo cabin

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

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    good one stop resource

    The book really helped me prep for the test, especially sice i haven't touched math sice high school 17 years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2010

    Disc doesn't work.

    Unless you only want the book, not the computer supplemental materials, don't waste your money. It won't work in either of the formats listed.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2007

    ABSOLUTELY AWFUL - PICK ANOTHER BRAND - WASTE OF MONEY

    I am so frustrated with this book. The problems sets are absurdly difficult and discouraging compared to what was actually on the test, and the explanations are completely inadequate in both verbal and math sections. In math especially the explanations don't show you or elaborate on how they get from one step to the next in the answer breakdown. Ended up buying a Barrons and Princeton Review version. Much more user friendly and helpful. Don't waste your money. Also the CD which attracted me to the book in the first place is a dissappointment, and is rinky-dink.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2005

    Total Loss of Money

    This is simply a collection of unrelated thoughts joined together in a big bundle with one goal: to get your hard earned money. Don't do it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2004

    Nothing Works about this one-Nada!!

    This book really is a rip off. The scoring is screwed up, the cd rom does not work and they refuse to return my money. I contacted Nova Press and Jeff Kolby wouldn't even return my call. You make your own decision about where to spend your money but that proves it's all about the bucks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2004

    Don't buy this one

    This book really needs some work. It misses the focus of the GRE test in the writing section, the math is wrong and the scoring system does not mirror the real test.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2001

    The Best GRE Book

    GRE Prep Course is the best GRE book available--Beth Olivares--Director, McNair Program, University of Rochester

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