GRE Prep by Magoosh

GRE Prep by Magoosh

GRE Prep by Magoosh

GRE Prep by Magoosh


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Hi! We’re Magoosh—a leading online test-prep company based in Berkeley, California. Magoosh gives students everything they need to make studying from their computers or mobile devices a breeze. Our online GRE prep offers over a thousand practice questions and video explanations, full-length tests, and hundreds of helpful lessons prepared by our dedicated tutors.

This book provides a sample of the best practice questions from our online GRE program and includes brand new test-taking advice from our seasoned experts. Maybe you’re just starting your GRE prep, or maybe you simply like scribbling your notes in the margins of a page—whatever your reasons for picking up this book, we’re thrilled to take this ride together. Let’s rock this test!

In these pages you’ll find:

  • Hundreds of easy-to-follow tips, FAQs, GRE strategies, and a study schedule to get you ready for the big test.
  • Thorough lessons on the Quantitative (math), Verbal, and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) categories of the GRE, accompanied by 130+ up-to-date practice questions and answer explanations created by our expert GRE tutors.
  • Stats for each practice question, including its difficulty rating and the percent of students who typically answer it correctly, all based on data from our online prep. We want you to know exactly how tough GRE questions tend to be so you’ll know what to expect on test day.
  • A full-length practice test prepared by our in-house experts with an answer key and detailed explanations.
  • A chapter on the AWA with example prompts to help you practice your essays.

If you’re not already familiar with Magoosh online, here’s what you need to know:

  • We’ve helped more than 1.5 million students prepare for standardized tests online and with our mobile apps.
  • Our online GRE prep offers video explanations, additional full-length practice tests, and customizable quizzes to help you increase your skills in areas that matter most to you.
  • Our materials are top-notch—we refine our practice questions based on data and feedback from thousands of students who use our premium online product.
  • We really want to see you do your best. That’s why we offer a score improvement guarantee to students who use the online premium Magoosh program.
  • Magoosh premium students report improving their scores by an average of 8 points after using our online GRE prep.

So crack open this book, join us online at, and let’s get you ready to master the GRE!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939418913
Publisher: RTC Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Pages: 468
Sales rank: 195,816
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Hi there! ix
Meet Magoosh xi
Chapter 1: Meet the GRE 1
Chapter 2: How to Study 7
1-Month GRE Study Schedule 13
Chapter 3: Quantitative Reasoning
Meet the GRE Quantitative Section 23
Quantitative Question Types 35
Quantitative Concept #1: Fractions/Ratios/Percents 39
Fractions/Ratios/Percents Practice Questions 47
Fractions/Ratios/Percents Answers and Explanations 50
Quantitative Concept #2: Integer Properties and Number Sense 52
Integer Properties and Number Sense Practice Questions 59
Integer Properties and Number Sense Answers and Explanations 62
Quantitative Concept #3: Algebra 66
Algebra Practice Questions 81
Algebra Answers and Explanations 84
Quantitative Concept #4: Exponents and Roots 87
Exponents and Roots Practice Questions 91
Exponents and Roots Answers and Explanations 94
Quantitative Concept #5: Word Problems and Statistics 98
Word Problems and Statistics Practice Questions 113
Word Problems and Statistics Answers and Explanations 118
Quantitative Concept #6: Geometry 128
Geometry Practice Questions 138
Geometry Answers and Explanations 144
Quantitative Concept #7: Counting and Probability  160
Counting and Probability Practice Questions 166
Counting and Probability Answers and Explanations 168
Quantitative Concept #8: Data Interpretation 174
Data Interpretation Practice Questions 184
Data Interpretation Answers and Explanations 188
Quantitative Concept #9: Quantitative Comparison Strategies 190
Quantitative Comparison Practice Questions 201
Quantitative Comparison Answers and Explanations 204
Math Fact and Formula Cheat Sheet 209
Chapter 4: GRE Verbal Reasoning
Meet the GRE Verbal Section 212
Verbal Question Types 213
Vocabulary on the GRE 216
Flashcards 218
Verbal Question Types: Text Completion 219
Text Completion Practice Questions 223
Text Completion Answers and Explanations 232
Verbal Question Types: Sentence Equivalence 247
Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions 249
Sentence Equivalence Answers and Explanations 252
Verbal Question Types: Reading Comprehension 256
Reading Comprehension Practice Questions 276
Reading Comprehension Answers and Explanations 292
Chapter 5: GRE Analytical Writing Assessment
Meet the GRE AWA 309
The Issue Task 312
The Argument Task 321
Practice Writing Tasks 328
Chapter 6: GRE Practice Test
GRE Practice Test Questions 335
GRE Analytical Writing 335
GRE Quantitative Section 1 338
GRE Verbal Section 1 346
GRE Quantitative Section 2 356
GRE Verbal Section 2 364
Answer Key 374
GRE Practice Test Explanations 375
GRE Analytical Writing Assessment 375
GRE Quantitative Section 1 Answers and Explanations 376
GRE Verbal Section 1 Answers and Explanations 388
GRE Quantitative Section 2 Answers and Explanations 397
GRE Verbal Section 2 Answers and Explanations 412
Off to the Test! 423
Appendix: Magoosh Vocabulary Word Lists 427

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