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Heavy but worth it.,
This review is from: 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems (Paperback)
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The Manhattan Prep GRE book is actually closer to weighing six pounds, and the publishers even say so at the beginning. You probably wouldn't want to carry it around with you, but this book is definitely as good if not better than any GRE prep book around. It has excellent explanations for questions for both the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE, and what makes it different from other prep books (although this might sound trivial) is that it is printed on quality paper and is printed clearly with excellent layouts. This means it won't crumble and get soiled easily, as most other GRE test prep books do because they're printed on cheap paper. You also get access to the Manhattan Prep website for a year, if you register after purchasing the book.
One feature in the teaching method that some may really like but some people may not, is that it isn't filled with tricks on how to get a higher score, like how to psych out the test developers or how to get a better chance of a correct answer when you guess. In other words, you actually have to work at mastering the topics that are included in the real GRE. I figure that if I'm going to enroll in a Ph.D. program, I should get used to working hard, because I know how tough it is going to be. So I (and you) might as well get used to it.