Barron's New GRE Graduate Record Examination

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Barron's Educational Series, 2011 - Study Aids - 523 pages
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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 tests in Barron's brand-new 19th edition reflect these changes:

  • Verbal Reasoning-- The verbal section now includes two new sentence completion types: sentence equivalence questions, for which test takers must identify two correct answers to receive credit; and text completion questions, some involving passages of several sentences and requiring test takers to fill in up to three blanks. Reading comprehension questions may now have more than one correct answer. Some reading questions will involve selecting individual sentences with passages.
  • Quantitative Reasoning-- As in the past, this section contains standard multiple-choice questions, as well as quantitative comparison questions. There are two new question types: multiple-choice questions that have more than one correct answer choice, each of which has to be selected, and numeric entry questions, which are the only questions on the test for which no answer choices are provided.

    Barron's new GRE manual offers intensive practice and review for all question types plus a diagnostic test and two full-length model GREs with answer keys and explanations for all questions answered. The authors also present a test overview and valuable chapters on test-taking tactics. The manual comes with an enclosed CD-ROM offering model tests that closely reflect the computer-based test-taking conditions that students must be familiar with. The CD-ROM contains two full-length model tests in addition to those in the book. These computer-adaptive tests come with answers, explanations, and automatic scoring.

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    Microsoft® Windows®:

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent).

  • Platforms: Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2003.

  • Memory: 128 MB RAM

  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.

    MAC OS X:

  • Processor: Intel Core(tm) Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor.

  • Platforms: Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel).

  • Memory: 256 MB RAM

  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.

    Linux® and Solaris(tm):

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2800+ or faster processor (or equivalent).

  • Platforms: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later, openSUSE® 11 or later, Ubuntu 9.10 or later. Solaris: Solaris(tm) 10.

  • Memory: 512 MB RAM

  • Graphics Memory: 128MB.

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What a helpful book this was! Totally helped me get ready for the big day with good practice questions and explanations for each of the practice problems!

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The book and CD have a lot of typos. When I did the online test, it marked several of my answers wrong that were correct. When I went over the mistakes that the CD said I had made, I found that they were correct (I wrote my answers down and compared them to the CD's correct answers). Save yourself some time and go with a different company. This book will only annoy you and make you second guess your answers. 

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