Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thinking about the GRE's

The GRE has changed!  Here's some of what you may want to know about the new test, and here are a few ways to practice.

This is from ETS, the company that publishes the GRE:
FREE, official test prep materials
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Practice Book for the Paper-based GRE® revised General Test >
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For test-taking strategies and tips for the paper-based test go to
Introduction to the Verbal Reasoning Measure >
Find helpful advice, sample questions with rationales, scoring guides and tips to know what to expect on this section of the test. 
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Introduction to the Quantitative Reasoning Measure >
Find out what's new in the Quantitative Reasoning section. Plus, get advice, test-taking tips and more. 
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Introduction to the Analytical Writing Measure >
Find out what's new in the Analytical Writing section. See the entire pool of topics from which your tasks are selected and strategies to help you prepare for this section of the test. 
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Math Review >
Here's a look at the mathematical skills and concepts that may appear on the GRE revised General Test.
Math Conventions >
Learn about the mathematical notations, symbols, terminology and guidelines for interpreting information in the GRE revised General Test.
Strategies and Tips >
Get tips to help you do your best on the computer-based test.
fee-based official test prep materials
The Official Guide to the GRE® revised General Test >
From the makers of the GRE revised General Test, this test prep book provides a full-length practice test, hundreds of authentic test questions, explanations for many answers, test-taking strategies, sample essay responses with reader commentary and more. A copy of the POWERPREP® II Software on CD ROM is also included.
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ScoreItNow!™ Online Writing Practice >
This online service lets you compose and submit essay responses online for scoring, receive immediate scores on your responses to Analytical Writing tasks, review sample responses and general suggestions for improving your essay-writing skills and more.
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Interactive Introduction (lecture, interview, polls, transcripts)

We have this book in class in paper form, but you can also get it as a nook-book and read it either on a nook or on your computer.  You can probably also read it from an iPad or Android using the Nook App, or possibly from a Kindle.

Cracking the New GRE, 2012 Edition
This one is free:

Kaplan New GRE: An Introduction to the GRE Revised General Test
From Kaplan:

Free Resources for the New Test

GRE test-takers started facing the new GRE. About an hour longer than the former GRE, the new GRE includes more complex question types, a new user interface, a different algorithm for adaptivity, and a revised scoring scale. With everyone scrambling to understand and study for the new test, we'd like to provide you with some basics to help you understand the facts.

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