The GRE Test For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

The GRE Test For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

Suzee Vlk, Michelle Rose Gilman

Language: English

Pages: 360

ISBN: 0470009195

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A totally effective and surprisingly fun guide to the Graduate Record Examination

In Fall 2007, the GRE Program is planning to implement significant changes to the verbal measure, quantitative measure, and analytical writing sections of the GRE. This easy-to-use, refreshingly irreverent revision shares inside information on what to expect with these changes, helping both recent graduates and workforce veterans prepare for the revised test, maximize their score, and get into the graduate program of their choice. It includes all of the secrets of the Internet-based test (iBT)-in which the computer generates unique questions according to correct or incorrect answers-as well as brush-up reviews on math and grammar, two complete practice tests, and proven time-management techniques that make test-prep fun and simple.

Suzee Vlk wrote For Dummies guides to the ACT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT and taught test preparation classes for more than 25 years. Michelle Gilman (Solana, CA) is the founder and CEO of Fusion Learning Center. Veronica Saydak (Solana, CA) is Director of student curricula at Fusion and has been tutoring test preparation at all levels for several years.













Problem Solving, and Analytical Writing) includes a chapter on the format, approach, and traps and tricks for that particular type of question. Following each lecture, we include a quiz chapter featuring a sampling of questions that tests what you learned in that lecture. The detailed answer explanations point out the traps you may have fallen for and the tips you should’ve used to avoid the traps. You discover which questions to skip (as either too hard or too time-consuming) and which to

Completions A whale of an exam Question: What do the GRE and Moby-Dick have in common? Answer: They both feature the following vocabulary.* prodigious fathom ruefully blunder fastidious tyro antediluvian wretched omnipotent voracious incensed cadge heinous precipice descry effulgent inert leviathan floundering disparaging sagacious depict incredulous superficial conflagration dogged indiscriminate * Oh sure, you can probably think of other commonalties, such as (1) no

had a calm and (something) visage (a visage is a countenance, a facial expression), the (something) must go hand in hand with calm. Although it doesn’t have to be an exact synonym, the second word can’t be an antonym either. Look for a word that means calm. Placid means calm and tranquil, as you know from the root plac, meaning peace. Check the rest of the second words. Agitated means upset or worried, just the opposite of what you’re looking for. Unfazed may be good because it means not bothered

numbers, such as 6:8:10 (twice 3:4:5), 9:12:15 (three times 3:4:5), or 27:36:45 (nine times 3:4:5). 2. Ratio 5:12:13 means that if one side of the triangle is 5, the other side is 12, and the hypotenuse is 13. 5 13 12 Because you’re dealing with a ratio, the sides can be in any multiple of these numbers, such as 10:24:26 (twice 5:12:13), 15:36:39 (three times 5:12:13), or 50:120:130 (ten times 5:12:13). Chapter 13: More Figures than a Beauty Pageant: Geometry Review 3. Ratio s : s : s 2 where

can look at the far right, which is the thousandths column, and know that it has to end in a 6. Suppose that your answer choices are (A) 160.999 (B) 160.852 (C) 160.756 (D) 159.831 (E) 159.444 You know immediately that Choice C must be the correct answer. Maybe more than one of the answer choices uses the correct digit for the far-right column. Okay, you’re flexible; head for the far-left column, which here is the hundreds place. You know in this problem it has to be a 1. Suppose the answer

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