Whether you’re a college senior or someone who graduated years ago, you’ll want this friendly guide to help you ace the GRE and get into the grad school of your choice. Suzee Vlk, a test-prep guru with nearly thirty years of coaching experience supplies you with:
- Up-to-date sample questions
- Two complete practice tests
- Guidance on how to approach each type of question
- Tips on how to avoid test tricks and traps
- Relaxation techniques that keep you calm and focused
- Hints on how to beat the clock
- Comprehensive reviews of the basics in all categories
With Suzee as your guide, you’ll discover how to think the GRE. You’ll identify the point behind each of the various styles and types of questions and understand what each is meant to test. And you’ll gain the confidence you need to:
- Have the last word on sentence completions, antonyms, analogies, reading comprehension, and analytical writing questions
- Take the full measure of the geometry and algebra questions
- Hand in an incomparable performance on quantitative comparison and problem-solving questions
Revised to address the test’s new computer-adaptive format, The GRE Test For Dummies arms you with everything you need to vanquish the beast standing between you and the graduate program of your choice.
About the Author
Suzee Vlk has taught test preparation for more than 25 years. She is the author of more than 10 test preparation guides in the For Dummies series.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Aerial View: Putting the GRE into Perspective.
Chapter 1: Know Your Enemy: What the GRE Looks Like.
Chapter 2: Knowledge Is Power: Getting the Advantage.
Chapter 3: Starting with the Easy Stuff: Analogies.
Chapter 4: The Dirty Dozen: Analogy Practice Questions.
Part II: A Word to the Wise: Verbal Questions.
Chapter 5: If Opposites Attract, Why Are Antonyms So Repulsive?
Chapter 6: Unattractive Opposites: Antonym Practice Questions.
Chapter 7: Finish What You Start: Sentence Completions.
Chapter 8: Reality Check: Sentence Completion Practice Questions.
Chapter 9: Readings That Can Affect Your Future: Blood Pressure, Astrology, and the GRE.
Chapter 10: Practice What I Preach: Reading Comprehension Practice Questions.
Part III: Two Years of Math in 60 Pages: The Dreaded Math Review.
Chapter 11: More Figures Than a Beauty Pageant: Geometry Review.
Chapter 12: Gotta Catch Some (Xs, Ys, and) Zs: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids.
Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Math You Probably Already Know.
Part IV: Your Number's Up: Math Questions.
Chapter 14: The Incomparable Quantitative Comparisons.
Chapter 15: Putting It All Together: QC Practice Questions.
Chapter 16: Real Math at Last: Problem Solving.
Chapter 17: A Chance to Show Off: Problem Solving Practice Questions.
Part V: Getting into Analysis: Analytical Writing.
Chapter 18: Analytical Writing.
Chapter 19: Do You Have the Write Stuff? Analytical Writing Practice Questions.
Part VI: It All Comes Down to This: Full-Length Practice GREs.
Chapter 20: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part I: Practice Exam 1.
Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 22: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part II: Practice Exam 2.
Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten False Rumors about the GRE.
Chapter 25: Ten Stupid Things You Can Do to Mess Up Your GRE.
Chapter 26: Ten Relaxation Techniques to Try before and during the GRE.
Chapter 27: Ten Math Concepts You Absolutely Must Know.
Appendix: Grammar Review.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book covers the older version of the general gre which is not relevant for the New GRE exam. It is only good for the Paper-based test.
I used a much older GRE for Dummies version when I applied to graduate school for my Master's program. I cannot begin to tell you how helpful all the information was. The tips were straight forward and easy to follow. I actually felt extremely confident when I sat down to take the GRE. Now that I'm applying for a PhD program, I am seriously considering repurchasing the newer version.
I got this book from our community library.it is really good the way of explanation.
This guide approached a daunting task with humor and practicality. The author used plain English and provided lots of drills which allowed me to focus on the important skills. My advice to the author is to maybe slightly rework the analytical writing section by offereing more guidelines to writing before the practice essays.