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# Barron's New GRE: Graduate Record Examination

The GRE Graduate Record Exam is changing substantially starting in August 2011, and Barron's is now ready with a thoroughly revised test prep manual that reflects the new exam's content. Although the GRE's Analytical Writing section remains essentially unchanged, new question types appear in both the GRE's Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, and the model
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Paperback, 523 pages

Published
July 1st 2011
by Barron's Educational Series
(first published 2000)

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Nov 18, 2014
Lamadia
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4 of 5 stars
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Shelves:
nonfiction,
reference

It was a really comprehensive review and the right length for a three month prep. I did find two big errors on surface area equations (they gave completely incorrect equations) but otherwise it helped a lot. There were math concepts I don't remember ever having learned and I was able to do them on the exam. I wish it had included standard deviation though. I had two questions on my GRE test about standard deviation and I couldn't remember anything about it.

*Post-Thoughts:*This is a very well organized study guide but not exactly balanced. Oppose to the other study guide I used, The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test With CDROM , the background information is superb in explaining every minuscule features such as describing where the calculator on the computer-based exam is located, how is it different from a TI-83 calculator, and how many breaks you get in between each section when taking the exam.

I mentioned that the study guide was u ...more

However, I was going over the math chapters in more detail and quite often I find simple typos and mistakes that lead to different answers than what I or other people have concluded to. Which makes me doubt the validity of the test problems and thus my own ability.

Jul 05, 2008
Anittah
rated it
1 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Recommends it for:
people who want to score in the 50th percentile

I spent so much cognitive load during the second Barron's practice test wondering why the correct answer wasn't an option (turns out I was right; they screwed up) that for the first time in the history of my standardized test taking, my verbal was higher than my math. WTF.

I've already found two glaring errors in one of their practice tests and a third error in their section on analogies. Game over. How can I confidently prepare for the GRE's using Barron's when I keep tripping over their mistake ...more

I've already found two glaring errors in one of their practice tests and a third error in their section on analogies. Game over. How can I confidently prepare for the GRE's using Barron's when I keep tripping over their mistake ...more

While I thought the book was well done, I didn't give this 5 stars because I didn't see the improvement I had hoped to after working my way through the entire book. The diagnostic test at the front of the book placed me at 161V and 156M. I h ...more

you'll need something else on the side when you study from this book. Magoosh videos were a lot better in explaining problem solving strategies

note that there were around 2 mistakes in the final practice tests so be careful there.

Tomorrow morning is the test. Do I feel prepared? Yikes...

I don't think the CD-ROM version of this book is worth it - there are plenty of other sample tests for free online.

Jan 22, 2010
Diana
rated it
5 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Recommends it for:
anyone studying for the GRE (duh)

Recommended to Diana by:
Elisa

Shelves:
2010,
school-psych

I thanked my lucky stars for this book after walking out the GRE with my scores. In just 3 weeks of studying after taking the diagnostic practice test, my verbal score went up 90 points and my math score went up 170 points. Highly recommended!

Dec 14, 2007
Amina Ahmed
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5 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Recommends it for:
all GRE aspirants

Barrons is good for the following reasons:

1. an exhaustive word list,

2. 4 model paper tests,

3. sufficient math prep with tests at the end of each math topic.

1. an exhaustive word list,

2. 4 model paper tests,

3. sufficient math prep with tests at the end of each math topic.

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