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Beschreibung

Take the guesswork out of the GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.  

GRE For Dummies with Online Practice provides updated resources and preparation strategies to help you score your very best on exam day.  So, grab a pen, paper, or your electronic device and get started now!

  • Use trusted strategies to score your highest on the exam
  • Master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections of the GRE
  • Prepare for the big day by answering sample questions and taking practice exams
  • Get one-year access to six practice tests online

It's never been easier or more efficient to prep for the GRE!



Ron Woldoff was a corporate consultant before opening his own company, National Test Prep, where he helps students reach their goals on college and graduate school entrance exams. Ron created the curricula for mastering these exams and has taught GRE and GMAT prep at Arizona colleges and universities.

Autorentext

Ron Woldoff was a corporate consultant before opening his own company, National Test Prep, where he helps students reach their goals on college and graduate school entrance exams. Ron created the curricula for mastering these exams and has taught GRE and GMAT prep at Arizona colleges and universities.

Klappentext

Prepare for success with online practice tests

The GRE measures your proficiency in verbal reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinkingand basically challenges your ability to conjure up everything you've forgotten since high school. If you're a bit rusty, don't worry! You just need a refresher course, and this book provides it, plus all-important strategies and tips geared specifically to the GRE. With examples, hundreds of practice questions, and vocab assistance, it's the study partner that gets you through content and test-taking strategy.

Inside...

  • Know what to expect on test day
  • Learn how questions are presented
  • Avoid common traps
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Brush up on GRE math
  • Practice analytical writing
  • Study with online practice exams and flashcards


Zusammenfassung

Take the guesswork out of the GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.

GRE For Dummies with Online Practice provides updated resources and preparation strategies to help you score your very best on exam day. So, grab a pen, paper, or your electronic device and get started now!

  • Use trusted strategies to score your highest on the exam
  • Master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections of the GRE
  • Prepare for the big day by answering sample questions and taking practice exams
  • Get one-year access to six practice tests online

It's never been easier or more efficient to prep for the GRE!



Inhalt

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Icons Used in This Book 2

Beyond the Book 3

Where to Go from Here 4

Part 1: Getting Started with the GRE 5

Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect with the GRE 7

Signing Up for the GRE 7

Breaking the GRE into Bite-Sized Pieces 8

Scoring Max: 340 Then 6 9

Understanding how the scoring breaks down 9

Calculating your score 10

Confirming that your score is actually good 10

Throwing a mental dart 11

Seeing or canceling your scores 11

Taking advantage of the ScoreSelect option 12

Catching Your Mental Breath: The GRE Intermissions 12

Chapter 2: Owning the GRE: Strategies for Success 13

Making the Best Use of Your Time 14

Budgeting your time for studying 14

Budgeting your time for practice 14

Taking control: Time management tips 15

Plan B: Repeating the Test 15

It Isn't You: Testing Under Adverse Conditions 16

Using Old Scores 17

Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Exam Day 19

Gathering Your Stuff the Night Before 19

Knowing What Not to Bring 20

Training Physically and Mentally for Test Day 21

Staying active 21

Eating well 22

Relaxing 22

Mastering the Computer Part 22

Bringing the GRE into Your Comfort Zone 23

Getting familiar with what's on the exam 23

Understanding that the GRE is only one of many admissions requirements 24

Part 2: Tackling the Verbal Section One Word at a Time 25

Chapter 4: What Are They Saying: Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence 27

Clinching Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Questions 27

Keeping it straight 28

Trying it out 28

Developing Your Skills for Finding the Correct Answers 29

Interpreting the Text 101 29

Getting the gist of the text 30

Taking the Best and Only Approach 30

Interpret the text without looking at the answer choices 31

Complete the text with your own words 31

Eliminate wrong answer choices 32

Interpreting Trickier Sentences 32

Use transition words to get the gist of the phrases 33

Start with the second or third missing word 34

Getting Your Hands Dirty with Some Practice 35

Text Completion questions 35

Sentence Equivalence questions 38

Chapter 5: Getting the Gist: Reading Comprehension 45

Recognizing the Three Reading Comprehension Question Formats 45

Multiple-choice questions: Choose one answer 46

Multiple-choice questions: Choose one or more answers 46

Sentence-selection questions: Choose a sentence from the passage 47

Developing Strategies for Success 47

Using the context as your road map 47

Grasping the gist of the passage 48

Avoiding common traps 48

Answering the question yourself 49

Acing the Three Commonly Tested Reading Comprehension Passages 49

The biological and physical science passage 49

The social sciences passage 52

The humanities passage 55

The social sciences passage redux 57

Chapter 6: Critical Thinking: Argument Analysis Questions 61

Covering the Answer Choices 62

Reading the Question and Understanding What it's Asking 62

Reading the Passage for What the Question is Asking 62

Identifying the because and the therefore 63

Finding the unstated assumption 64

Exploring common logical fallacies 65

Answering the Question in Your Own Words 66

Eliminating Each Wrong Answer 66

Leveraging the process of elimination 67

Testing your skills 67

Chapter 7: Expanding Your Vocabulary to Boost Your Score 71

Brushing Up on Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots 71

Prefixes 72

Suffixes 74

Roots 74

Memorizing the GRE's Most Common Vocabulary Words 76

Part 3: Math You Thought You'd Never Need Again 91

Chapter 8: Back to Basic Arithmetic 93

Knowing Integers, Factors, and Multiples 93

More Math Terms 94

Prime and Composite Numbers 94

Reading Between the Lines: Absolute Value 95

Remembering the Order of Things with PEMDAS 95

Measuring Up: Units of Measurement 96

Getting to the Point: Decimals 97

Adding and subtracting decimals 97

Multiplying decimals 98

Dividing decimals 98

Fine with Fractions 99

Adding or subtracting fractions 99

Multiplying fractions 100

Dividing fractions 100

Mixed numbers 100

Percentages and Fractions 101

Converting between percentages and decimals or fractions 101

Finding the percent of change 102

Factorials in Fractions 103

Organiz...

Produktinformationen

Titel: GRE For Dummies with Online Practice,
Autor:
EAN: 9781119550839
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: For Dummies
Genre: Sonstiges Schule und Lernen
Anzahl Seiten: 400
Veröffentlichung: 02.04.2019
Dateigrösse: 27.7 MB