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GRE Test Preparation Books

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An Important Note on GRE Test Books

We strongly advise all prospective grad school applicants to purchase at least 2 books on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). First, we recommend an official guide from ETS (Educational Testing Service), the test's author. There is a difference between the official questions you will be asked on the exam and the practice questions contained in all other books.

Secondly, we recommend an "unofficial" guide since there is indeed a way to study for this test and materially improve your score. The better unofficial guides contain many time-proven test-taking strategies as well as excellent explanations for the correct answers to the practice problems. You will greatly increase your chances of receiving a higher test score if you are armed with GRE test-taking strategies as well as actual questions from previous exams.

The Official Guide to the Revised General Test 2nd Edition by Educational Testing Service

gre Buy this book from Amazon.com

This is the book that has authentic GRE questions. The real GRE test questions are very carefully scrutinized. Nothing is left to chance. As a result, there is almost always a difference between the questions used by ETS and those manufactured by the unofficial guides. A CD-ROM containing an actual GRE test is included.

The Full Potential GRE Audio Program by Bara Sapir*

greaudio Buy this 5 CD set from TestPrepNY

The Full Potential program optimizes your test-taking potential by enhancing your mental retention, concentration, and relaxation.
*Mention Z-Code "AC" to receive free shipping*

Barron's GRE 20th Edition by Sharon Green and Ira Wolf, Ph.D.

Buy this book from Amazon.com

This Barron's guide, now in its 20th edition, is a solid, well rounded GRE prep book and has long been a clear favorite amongst our graduate school clients.

Magoosh: Test Prep Made Simple

gre self study Sign up for an account on Magoosh.com

Magoosh, a test preparation website created by renowned GRE experts and MBAs from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, offers hundreds of GRE questions, detailed explanations written by 99th percentile experts, and statistics to compare your score and pace against other users – all in an easy-to-use online interface, with no software to install or CD to run.

Kaplan GRE Premier 2014 with 6 Practice Tests

Kaplan GRE Buy this book from Amazon.com

This GRE guide is the newest edition of a slight favorite amongst our current and former grad school admissions clients. It is very comprehensive and presents some good study tips and strategies.

GRE Math Prep Course by Jeff Kolby and Derrick Vaughn

gre math Buy this book from Amazon.com

If you feel like you only need help with the quant section or, perhaps, that you need additional help with the quantitative section of the GRE, this is, in our opinion, the best book for GRE math preparation.

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