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9780071624305: McGraw-Hill's GRE. Con CD-ROM

Complete GRE preparation for achieving your best score

The GRE is crucial for graduate school entrance--and McGraw-Hill’s GRE is the comprehensive study tool you need to succeed.

Created by test-preparation specialists at Advantage Education, it gives you the most up-to-date information on each section of the test. From practice tests and skill-building techniques to expert coaching, essay help and online practice, you will have all the guidance you need--right at your fingertips. The accompanying CD-ROM is both PC- and Mac-compatible.

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Steven W. Dulan is the founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc., which offers live test-prep classes at high schools and colleges throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as distance-learning programs over the Internet. Advantage has offered courses at Michigan State University, Wright State University, and Marquette University, and currently runs highly regarded summer programs on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Dulan, who scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, has personally prepared thousands of students for success on standardized exams. He has taught classes at Ohio State University, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, and Wright State University.

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McGraw-Hill's GRE, 2010 Edition

Part I: Introduction to the GRE General Test

1. Overview of the GRE

GRE Format

GRE Question Types

Analytical Writing

Verbal

Quantitative

More on the computer Adaptive Test (CAT)

What's Next?

2. Taking the GRE

Registering for the GRE General Test

Taking the GRE General Test

Scoring the GRE General Test

Scoring the General Test Analytical Writing Section

Scoring the Gernal Test Verbal and Quantitative Sections

A Note on Scoring the Practice Exams in this Book

What Your Scores Mean to Schools

Test-Takers with Disabilities

What's Next?

3. Information for International Test-Takers

The Language Barrier

The Registration Process

The Day of the Test

The Student Visa

Visa Requirements

What's Next?

Part II: Preparing for the GRE General Test

4. GRE Diagnostic Test

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

GRE Diagnostic Test Answer Key

Scoring Guidelines

GRE Diagnostic Test Answers and Explanations

Sections 1 and 2 - Analytical Writing

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

5. GRE General Testing Strategies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)

Focus on the Easy Stuff

Stay "On Point"

Simplify

Guess Wisely

Manage Stress

Relax to Succeed

Specific Relaxation Techniques

Be Prepared

Know Yourself

Rest

Eat Right

Breathe

Take Mental Breaks

Have a Plan of Attack

Be Aware of Time

Listen to Music

Some CAT Strategies

What to Expect on Test Day

Take a Dry Run

Wake Up Early

Dress for Success

Fuel Up

Bring Supplies

Warm Up Your Brain

Plan a Mini-Vacation

What's Next?

6. Introduction to GRE Logic

Arguments

Context

Chain of Reasoning

Assumptions

Validity, Truth, and Soundness

Conditionals

Sufficiency

Necessity

Negation

Fallacies

Slippery Slope

Percent versus Number

Sampling Error

Correlation versus Causation

Equivocation

At Hominem Arguments

Appeal to Authority

Appeal to Majority: The Quantity/Quality Fallacy

Circular Argument

Begging the Question

Reductio Ad Absurdum

What's Next?

7. GRE Analytical Writing Assessment

Breaking Down the Analytical Writing Assessment

Scoring the Analytical Writing Sections

What the GRE Readers Are Looking For

Writing Techniques

Writing Strategies

Clearly State Your Position

Present Your Ideas Logically

Review and Correct Your Essay

Issue Task

The Time Limit

The Issues

Your Response

Sample Essay Prompt 1: Present Your Perspective on an Issue

Sample Essay Prompt 2: Present Your Perspective on an Issue

Argument Task

The The Time Limit

The Argument

Your Response

Sample Essay Prompt 1: Analyze an Argument

Sample Essay Prompt 2: Analyze an Argument

Practice Writing Prompts

Issue Task Practice

Argument Task Practice

What's Next?

8. GRE Quantitative

Discrete Problem Solving Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Discrete Solving Question

General Strategies for Discrete Problem Solving Questions

Discrete Problem Solving Multiple-Choice Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Quantitative Comparison Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Quantitative Comparison Question

General Strategies for Quantitative Comparison Questions

Quantitative Comparison Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Numeric Entry Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Numeric Entry Question

General Strategies for Numeric Entry Questions

Numeric Entry Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

9. GRE Verbal

Antonym Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Antonym Question

General Strategies for Antonym Questions

Practice Antonym Questions

Answers and Explanations

Analogy Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Analogy Question

General Strategies for Analogy Questions

Definition/Evidence

Synonym/Antonym

Type/Kind

Degree/Intensity

Purpose/Function

Component/Part

Cause and Effect

Practice Analogy Questions

Answers and Explanations

Sentence Completion Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Sentence Completion Question

General Strategies for Sentence Completion Questions

Practice Sentence Completion Questions

Answers and Explanations

Reading Comprehension Questions

Anatomy of a Reading Comprehension Question

General Strategies for Reading Comprehension Questions

Reading Comprehension Question Types

Practice Reading Comprehension Questions

Answers and Explanations

Text Completion with Two or Three Blank Questions

Anatomy of a GRE Text Completion Question

General Strategies for Text Completion Questions

Practice Text Completion Questions

Answers and Explanations

What's Next?

Part III: Content Area Review

10. Basic GRE Math Review

Numbers and Operations

The Properties of Integers

Real Numbers

Order of Operations (PEMDAS)

Decimals

Fractions and Rational Numbers

Squares and Square Roots

Exponents

Scientific Notation

Mean, Median, and Mode

Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Absolute Value

Simple Probability and Outcomes

Factors and Multiples

Exercises: Numbers and Operations

Basic Operations

Squares and Square Roots

Exponents

Scientific Notation

Mean, Median, and Mode

Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Absolute Value

Simple Probability and Outcomes

Factors and Multiples

Answers and Explanations

Basic Operations

Squares and Square Roots

Exponents

Scientific Notation

Mean, Median, and Mode

Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Absolute Value

Simple Probability and Outcomes

Factors and Multiples

Algebra and Functions Linear Equations with One Variable

Polynomial Operations and FActoring Simple Quadratic Expressions

Systems of Equations

Inequalities

Functions

Exercises: Algebra and Functions

Linear Equations with One Variable

Polynomial Operations and FActoring Simple Quadratic Expressions

Systems of Equations

Inequalities

Functions

Answers and Explanations

Linear Equations with One Variable

Polynomial Operations and FActoring Simple Quadratic Expressions

Systems of Equations

Inequalities

Functions

Geometry

Coordinate Geometry

Triangles

Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles

Some Other Polygons

Circles

Three-Dimensional Figures

Exercises: Geometry

Coordinate Geometry

Triangles

Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles

Some Other Polygons

Circles

Three-Dimensional Figures

Answers and Explanations

Coordinate Geometry

Triangles

Quadrilaterals, Lines, Angles

Some Other Polygons

Circles

Three-Dimensional Figures

Word Problems and Data Analysis

Word Problems

Data Analysis

Exercises: Word Problems and Data Analysis

Word Problems

Data Analysis

Answers and Explanations

Word Problems

Data Analysis

What's Next?

11. Basic GRE Verbal Review

Grammar Rules

Subject/Verb Agreement

Nouns and Pronouns

Verbs and Verb Forms

Sentence Construction

Punctuation Rules

Commas

Apostrophes

Colons and Semicolons

Parentheses and Dashes

End Punctuation

Rhetoric

Commonly Misused Words

What's Next?

Part VI: Practicing for the GRE General Test

12. GRE Practice Test 1

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3 - Verbal

Section 4 - Quantitative

Answer Key

Scoring Guidelines

Answers and Explanations

13. GRE Practice Test 2

Section 1 - Issue Task

Section 2 - Argument Task

Section 3...

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