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GRE for Dummies Quick Prep

Your get-in, get-out resource for passing the GRE Are you getting panicky about taking the GRE? You're not alone! Offering proven strategies and tips to help you score your highest on exam day, GRE For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition sticks to the basics, leaving flowery, dispensable information at the door. Covering just what you need to know to prepare for the GRE, this no-nonsense guide gets down to the nitty gritty of the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills you need to master in order to get into the graduate school of your dreams. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. If you're one of the more than 800,000 people prepping for the GRE this year and want to increase your chances of scoring higher without spending months pouring through yet another tedious text GRE For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition has you covered. * Includes one full-length practice GRE test, complete with answers and explanations * Competitively priced at $12.9 9 * Helps you master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing * Prepares you for the big day by providing ample practice of GRE questions So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pen, gauge your readiness, and practice your way to test-taking perfection with GRE For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 1 Icons Used in This Book 2 Where to Go from Here 2 Part I: Getting Started with the GRE 3 Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect with the GRE 5 Signing Up for the GRE 5 Breaking the GRE into Manageable Pieces 6 Scoring Max: 340 and 67 Understanding how the scoring breaks down 8 Calculating your score 8 Figuring out how your scores measure up 9 Playing the guessing game 9 Seeing or canceling your scores 9 Taking advantage of the ScoreSelect option 10 Gimme a Break! GRE Intermissions 10 Chapter 2: Owning the GRE: Strategies for Success 11 Making the Best Use of Your Time 11 Budgeting your time for studying 12 Budgeting your time for practice 12 Beating the clock: Time management tips 13 Repeating the Test 13 Reporting Test Administration Abnormalities 15 Using Old Scores 15 Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Exam Day 17 Gathering Your Stuff the Night Before 17 Knowing What Not to Bring 18 Training Physically and Mentally for Test Day 19 Staying active 19 Eating well 20 Relaxing 20 Test ]Driving the Computerized Version 20 Bringing the GRE into Your Comfort Zone 21 Getting familiar with subject matter and questions 21 Understanding that the GRE is only one of many admissions requirements 22 Part II: Two Full ]Length Practice GREs 23 Chapter 4: Practice Exam 1 25 Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 127 Analytical Writing 1: Analyze an Issue 29 Analytical Writing 2: Analyze an Argument 30 Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 31 Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 36 Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 39 Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 44 Chapter 5: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 49 Analytical Writing Sections 49 Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 50 Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 52 Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 54 Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 56 Answer Key for Practice Exam 1 60 Chapter 6: Practice Exam 2 61 Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 2 63 Analytical Writing 1: Analyze an Issue 65 Analytical Writing 2: Analyze an Argument 66 Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 67 Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 72 Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 76 Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 81 Chapter 7: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 85 Analytical Writing Sections 85 Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 86 Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 88 Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 91 Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 93 Answer Key for Practice Exam 2 97 Index 99

About the Author

Ron Woldoff started his own company, National Test Prep, where he helps students achieve their goals on the GMAT, GRE, and SAT. Joe Kraynak is a freelancer who specializes in team writing with professionals in various fields. He is the coauthor of several For Dummies titles.

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