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Best of its type
on May 16, 2013
20+ years ago, I wanted to go to grad school and had to take the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT. So I started with the GRE. In high school, I was misinformed about test prep. Like so many of the previous generations, I went along with the myth that a student could not prepare for the SAT. So, I didn't.
I remember well the day I took the SAT. And I'm still mad. I was an AP Calc student being tested on middle school math at best. It wasn't that I was not good at those types of problems, I was just rusty and ran out of time. So when I was preparing for the GRE, I got a hold of a Barron's math guide and did every problem over and over. It worked well enough to get me a 790.
Now that I tutor full time, when a top student finishes all of the College Board problems and asks, "What else can I do?" my answer is always the same, "Go get Barron's and get going."
This book does not cover everything, that would be too big. It does cover enough to score over 700. The difficulty level is spot on and sometimes a little tougher than the actual test, which is a very good thing.
How to use this book: First do every problem in the College Board study guide and make a list of the types of problems that you keep missing. Get tutoring, or look up lessons online, and learn or refresh the concepts of the problems you missed. Then go and do your weakest concepts in this book. Do not focus only on your strengths it is in doing the painful work on doing what you do not want to do that real improvement is achieved.