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Kavitha Vijeyavelan
13 Aug 2015 6.2K 4 mins Share

Top 10 books for GRE preparation

Here are ten books in the market you most definitely do NOT want to miss out on if you are looking to ace your GRE!

13 Aug 2015 6.2K 4 mins Share

As you start preparing for D- day and looking for reliable guide books and material, you will not fail to realise that there is an ocean of material online and in the market when it comes to GRE preparation. However, only a few may turn out to be reliable ones to help you achieve your dream GRE score. 

While you start your search, you may come across Magoosh GRE ebooks, available online at no cost. This is quite a great way to kick-start your GRE journey. Even before you decide which books to buy for your GRE prep, you can start with these. These provide many helpful GRE strategies.
Now, here’s a look at the top ten GRE guide books that you may want to consider for ensuring your performance is nothing short of excellent.

1. Hotcourses India's Guide To the GRE

Through our guide book, we attempt to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about GRE at a beginner’s level. This e-book covers what GRE is, its involved cost, the duration of the exam, GRE sections and score patterns, exam requirements, and FAQ’s. It will also take you through some basic do’s and don’ts and gives you ten very effective exam preparation tips for a guaranteed high score! Rush and download your GRE e-book right away!

2. Kaplan GRE Premier 2014 – Higher Score Guaranteed

Kaplan GRE Premier 2014 is available online and as books and comprises six practice tests with a total of over 1,800 practice questions. It covers the crucial basics such as quantitative questions, analytical writing, verbal ability tests and assessments. It will help you develop your test taking strategies within the given time slots. The digital version of the book will help you learn most effectively. 

3. Official Guide to the Revised General Test, 2nd Edition:

The Official Guide to the Revised General Test, 2nd Edition is filled with topics and strategies to help you revise well for an excellent score. It will prepare you well and will teach you how each question should be planned and handled and will take you through how the test goes. This makes it a worthy must-buy material for the GRE exam. If you’ve booked the date for the exam and it’s right around the corner, then this is a book you must get your hands on. It has totally four tests – two in the CD ROM that comes along with it and the other two within the book. There will be various tips on handling quantitative reasoning and verbal ability and reasoning.

4. Kaplan New GRE Vocabulary Flashcards 3rd Edition

When it comes to the GRE, good vocabulary can make a world of a difference. The Guide, Kaplan New GRE Vocabulary Flashcards 3rd Edition focuses highly on improvement of vocabulary for the GRE exam. It has a feature called flashcard which has in it 500 of the toughest words that are most likely to appear in the exam with the definitions. These come with the pronunciation and synonyms for each word on the flashcard. This feature helps you prep yourself for the toughest of exams with confidence to score well.

5. Princeton Review – Cracking the GRE with 6 Practice Tests & DVD, 2014 Edition

This guide book simply has everything that you would need, to acquire high scores in the GRE. It has two practice tests along with explanations and answers for each. The score for each test is given out instantly to help you understand your areas of improvement. It comes along with a DVD and contains expert advice on how to handle the GRE paper. It covers various strategies to acquire high scores and also will guide you through the process of application and entry requirements and such required for admission. 

6. Kaplan GRE 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review with 4 Practice Tests

This Kaplan guide book is a comprehensive one that will help you focus on getting the best score possible, and gives you the best kind of practice for the questions.  It has totally four tests, out of which one is book-based and the other three are computer based. This book also contains explanations for GRE  questions and helps you understand the kind of questions that would appear in its different sections. This book even covers advice on the application process post graduation.

7. Barron’s GRE, 20th Edition

The Barron’s GRE, 20th Edition booklet offers an overview of the GRE and will give you hands on advice for scoring well in the exam.  It also has a test that will help test your skills alongside providing explanations and answers to the questions. This way, you can develop reading comprehension and verbal reasoning. There is also a test and a guideline to help you work on your analytical writing.  This book also offers you the opportunity of appearing for the most effective and powerful online GRE preparation test in the market, the GRE Course offered by Barron’s. This is something you most definitely would not want to miss out on.

8. Barron’s Essential Words For GRE 3rd Edition

This manual will provide you with vocabulary and help you work extensively on tough words that have a high probability of appearing in the exam. It covers nearly 800 words along with their definitions that have frequently appeared in the exams. It will provide you with a pre-test to help prep for your final performance in the test. Along with vocabulary, it also aims to improve your verbal reasoning through simple exercises. It will take you through application and analysis of the roots of words.

9. Princeton Review – 1,007 GRE Practice Questions, 4th Edition by Neill Seltzer

This guide book is all about perfecting you through practice to help you attain your desired GRE score. Its pack has everything you could need, to feel ready for the GRE and score the highest possible including vocabulary by Word Smart. It will teach you how to maximise productivity and includes tips on how to handle the timings of the examination. It has two test papers- one online and one within the book and practice questions in verbal reasoning, math, and comprehensive passages. The techniques and tools within the book will teach you the smart way of approaching the GRE questions.

10. McGraw-Hill’s GRE with CD-ROM, 2014 Edition

For those who feel they may be lacking in basic skills, this maybe the right guide book for you. It will help you build strategies for the exam and help you compete strongly in the exam. It has a practice test, many model papers, and completed GRE papers for your reference. 

Now that you have an idea of what to look for, don’t hesitate to invest in some good GRE material that could make all the difference in your future.

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