- Series: Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides
- Paperback: 1920 pages
- Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing; Fourth edition (June 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937707911
- ISBN-13: 978-1937707910
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 116 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides) Fourth Edition
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I like how the books go into the different pitfalls and include tips and tricks on how to avoid them.
Primarly, these books gave exposure to the test taker on how to ID and attack questions quickly.
If we all had the time, we can probably figure out most of the questions to a great degree of accuracy. However under stress and timelimit, this book will help you figure out the questions before you even start answering them.
My issue with this set of books is with only 5% of the material. The user should be aware of these possible issues so they dont waste their time:
Some of the books felt a little padded. For example. the text/sentence completion spent the first 100 pages telling you how to read a sentence when their tips can be summarized into ONE bullet point: Look for the target word, clue word, pivot word, then fill in with your own word. Pretty much, if you want to do well in with sentences and fill in the blanks, you need a vast vocab which is in the back of the book. One should start with the words first then learn the sentences as that will be the most time consuming part. There are also some typos and an inference errors but i can let those pass. The a few sample questions make the same mistakes it teaches you to avoid. "dont assume the answer". the answers to some of the sample questions does make an assumption. The quality of the books were sometimes inconsistent. The section for combinations and arrangements didnt really explained how combinations work, but just went straight into just how to fill out a chart or plug numbers into a formula. While another section will go into detail on how to add decimals and what the digits mean.
You get six--SIX--books on math. All of the books (including the two non-mathematics books) consist of instruction and an abundance of problems. The math books might seem unnecessary to some since the math on the GRE is generally easier than the math on the SAT, but Manhattan Prep has apparently taken the approach it has based on what I experienced as a tutor: a lot of people for whom math is anathema. And the approach here is slow, friendly, and, frankly, pretty darn good. Those who hate math but are serious about improving their GRE scores will probably not find too much here that is frightening and will likely find much that is helpful.
The other two books, "Reading Comprehension & Essays" and "Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence," take a different approach. They don't try to teach reading from the ground up and instead focus on the test. What I mean here is that whereas the math books almost assume complete ignorance of anything beyond multiplication tables, the reading and sentence books assume a fairly high degree of literacy and work more to hone those skills for the exam.
There are a few points on which I disagree with Manhattan Prep, notably with regard to the repeated advice to write longer essays. The seventh book claims that, despite the claims of ETS (the test's creator) to the contrary, longer essays score higher than shorter ones. I actually agree with that statement to a degree. Longer essays almost certainly do score higher, but that's not to say that making an essay longer will, by itself, make it score higher. There is a deeper debate here, the crux of which is whether length causes higher scores or merely correlates with them. If the latter, then longer essays score higher simply because better writers tend to score higher. (An imperfect analogy might be noting that athletes with more endorsements tend to outperform their peers. However, simply getting more endorsements will not make an athlete better since the endorsements are a result of performance, not a cause of it.) At any rate, the debate here is really minor for the test-taker.
Overall, the materials are of excellent quality. I did find a few errors, but far, far fewer than in some very popular books for GRE preparation.
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