- Series: Kaplan GRE (Book 53499)
- Paperback: 588 pages
- Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Csm Pap/CD edition (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607148498
- ISBN-13: 978-1607148494
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I took the revised GRE a few weeks ago, so I haven't received my official scores yet, but the range estimates I was given after completing the test were numbers I was happy with (750-800 verbal, 710-800 quantitative). I won't have the official scores until November. These numbers were fairly close to the practice score numbers I got taking the official ETS sample test, and a bit higher than the practice scores I got taking the Kaplan practice tests.
EDITED TO ADD that my final scores on the new scale were 168/170 verbal, 157/170 quantitative, and 5.5/6 on the analytical writing. As I said above, I am not, nor have I ever been, very good at math, so although the quantitative score is only what I'd consider on the high end of average (77th percentile), for me, this score was far beyond my original expectations, so the studying I did paid off enormously.
Here is how I studied:
1. I downloaded and took the free ETS test as a baseline. I also downloaded and studied their free math review materials.
2. Based on step one, I reviewed my options here on Amazon for supplemental study materials, and decided I wanted about two months to study.Read more ›
I am currently using this book so I must warn you that I do not have the complete, thorough review I will surely be giving this.
I bought this book to study for the revised GRE that begins in August 2011. So far I've read almost all of the Verbal and the Quantitative Reasoning sections, done some of the practice sets on the CD-ROM, taken a full-length test online and used other resources available online. When I first got the book, I did the paper-based practice test included in the book, so I was able to identify my strengths (verbal section) and weaknesses (math/quantitative section and analytical section) of the GRE test.
Right now, I'm very satisfied with the purchase. I've found the "Kaplan strategies" helpful and as I complete more practice sets, I get less wrong answers. This book also gives you lots of study tips for before taking the test and advice on actually taking the test.
In addition to the textbook, you get an online registration number which allows you to access 5 additional full-length practice tests (in addition to the full-length paper-based practice test) and the CD-ROM companion. The CD companion has 10 practice sets for each of the quantitative and verbal reasoning sections as well as 5 analytical essay prompts. After you finish a practice set (either on the book or the CD), you get an explanation for all the answers to clarify doubts. The explanations Kaplan gives are detailed, well-written, unlike the ones I've seen in the examples provided in the ETS website which don't always clarify the answers for me.Read more ›
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This is a superb product and helped me score in the 85th percentile on the exam!Published 5 months ago by Lucia
Multiple mistakes throughout. Not gonna bother going through them all, they're well documented in other reviews. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ZeroCool2u
This book is supposed to help you prep for the GRE. It's a typical study book, though supposed to be the best at the info is coming from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
There are much better books on the market, as this one is quite old, I took it around that time I got a considerable boost in my score but not from the book, most likely just the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by The_Gr8
I used this to prep for the GRE, and thought the sections were a little repetitive, but the advice and practice problems were great help.Published 18 months ago by James Dantuono