GRE Preparation Books
The GRE is designed to evaluate knowledge and skills that have been acquired over a long period of time, but it is still important to prepare effectively for the exam by learning what will be tested and how to maximize your performance. If you are working in conjunction with a tutor or instructor, they can help you decide which preparation materials might be most helpful for you to study. If you are studying on your own, then taking a practice test and evaluating your strengths and weaknesses is a critical first step towards evaluating your study priorities.
Manhattan Review offers a free computer-adaptive GRE exam online to help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, pick your target score, and choose the preparation strategy that is most useful and efficient for you. Once you have begun to identify your personal strengths and weaknesses, Manhattan Review also offers a complete portfolio of preparation materials that may be useful for your particular needs. Taking a practice test and consulting with a tutor may help you decide which books are worthwhile purchases for your preparation efforts.
The "Turbocharge Your GRE" series is designed to be clear and comprehensive, making it an efficient resource for students studying for the GRE. It is the set of tools you need to build the success you seek. Manhattan Review has created these guides to lead you through the complexities of the examination and achieve your best possible result. As so many students before you have discovered, our books break down the different test sections in a careful, clear manner and zero in on exactly what you need to know to raise your score. The complete series is designed to be your best GRE test prep companion as you navigate the road to a successful outcome.
Manhattan Review has analyzed the Verbal Reasoning sections of the GRE and condensced the content to review into three textbooks: GRE Reading Comprehension, GRE Sentence Equivalence & Text Completion, and GRE Vocabulary Builder. The first two preparation books are patterened after question types on the Verbal Reasoning sections of the GRE – about half of questions are Reading Comprehension, and the other half are Sentence Equivalence or Text Completion.
Reading Comprehension requires efficient reading and thoughtful critical analysis, both of which are complex skills that must be developed over many years. The Reading Comprehension textbook helps deconstruct these abilities into concrete skills that students can study and develop, and equally important it helps students learn to understand the language of the test, so that they will not be intimidated by boring passages or confused by difficult questions.
Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion are both methods to test GRE Vocabulary knowledge, so Manhattan Review has prepared two preparation books to assist with these types of questions. The Sentence Equivalence & Text Completion book analyzes the test structure and question types that will be asked, helping students to learn the language of the test, whereas the GRE Vocabulary Builder uses a proprietary method to help students broaden and deepen their understanding of the vocabulary words that will be tested on the GRE.
In order to succeed on the quantitative sections of the GRE, you must complete many practice problems to identify and rectify weaknesses in your analytical ability. Manhattan Review offers numerous resources to assist students who are at different stages of their GRE preparation.
For students who are just beginning to prepare for Quantitative Reasoning, Manhattan Review offers GRE Math Essentials, GRE Statistics & Data Interpretation, and a GRE Quantitative Question Bank. For students who have already begun to study and have a robust understanding of what they need to work on, Manhattan Review offers targeted review books in GRE Number Properties, GRE Arithmatics, GRE Algebra, GRE Geometry, GRE Word Problems, and GRE Combinatorics & Probability.
To succeed on the GRE Analytical Writing section, students must be able to write articulately and quickly in a structure that will allow them to develop a complex analysis of the prompt. One way to improve your writing is by writing numerous essays using the prompts provided by ATS – because these are identical to the prompts that will be used on test day, engaging with these prompts is the best way to understand the language of the test. Like the Verbal Reasoning sections, the Analytical Writing sections of the GRE are designed to assess skills that have been developed over a long period of time, which can make it difficult to achieve substantial score improvements without significant hard work. Manhattan Review offers the GRE Analytical Writing Guide to help students approach their writing in a deliberate and organized fashion, helping them to develop a method to produce consistent and persuasive essays.