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GRE 2022 For Dummies with Online Practice


GRE 2022 For Dummies with Online Practice


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von: Ron Woldoff

21,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 27.05.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119811503
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 432

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<p><b>With this complete test prep package, you’re going to do GREat! </b></p> <p><i>GRE 2022 For Dummies</i> is your one-stop review for conquering the number one graduate school admissions test. You’ve studied hard in college, and you already have what it takes to succeed on the GRE. This book will help you brush up your knowledge and become a test-taking machine. You’ll learn what to expect from the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections of the test, and get powerful exam tips and tricks so you can beat the time crunch. This trusted For Dummies test prep guide also includes online practice tests and detailed answer explanations.  </p> <ul> <li>Work through sample questions and full-length practice tests—updated for the most current GRE tests! </li> <li>Learn techniques that will help you work through questions quickly </li> <li>Demystify what the graders want on your writing sample and discover how to earn your best scores on all sections </li> <li>Avoid common test-day pitfalls and get through the GRE stress-free! </li> </ul> <p>Envision the doors to the grad school of your choice—open, just for you. With <i>GRE 2022 For Dummies</i>, you’ve got it under control!</p> <p> </p>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Beyond the Book 2</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 3</p> <p><b>Part 1: Getting Started with the GRE 5</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect with the GRE</b><b> 7</b></p> <p>Signing Up for the GRE 7</p> <p>Breaking Down the GRE into Bite-Sized Pieces 8</p> <p>Scoring Max: 340 Then 6 9</p> <p>Understanding how the scoring breaks down 10</p> <p>Calculating your score 10</p> <p>Confirming that your score is actually good 11</p> <p>Throwing a mental dart 11</p> <p>Seeing or canceling your scores 11</p> <p>Taking advantage of the ScoreSelect option 12</p> <p>Catching Your Mental Breath: The GRE Intermissions 12</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Owning the GRE: Strategies for Success</b><b> 13</b></p> <p>Making the Best Use of Your Time 14</p> <p>Budgeting your time for studying 14</p> <p>Budgeting your time for practice 14</p> <p>Taking control: Time management tips 15</p> <p>Plan B: Repeating the Test 15</p> <p>It Isn’t You: Testing Under Adverse Conditions 16</p> <p>Using Old Scores 17</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Exam Day</b><b> 19</b></p> <p>Gathering Your Stuff the Night Before 19</p> <p>Knowing What Not to Bring 20</p> <p>Taking the Test at Home 21</p> <p>Training Physically and Mentally for Test Day 22</p> <p>Staying active 22</p> <p>Eating well 22</p> <p>Relaxing 22</p> <p>Mastering the Computer Part 23</p> <p>Bringing the GRE into Your Comfort Zone 23</p> <p>Getting familiar with what’s on the exam 24</p> <p>Understanding the other admissions requirements 24</p> <p><b>Part 2: Tackling the Verbal Section One Word at a Time 25</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 4: What Are They Saying: Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence</b><b> 27</b></p> <p>Clinching Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Questions 27</p> <p>Keeping it straight 28</p> <p>Trying it out 28</p> <p>Developing Your Skills for Finding the Correct Answers 29</p> <p>Interpreting the Text 101 29</p> <p>Getting the gist of the text 30</p> <p>Taking the Best and Only Approach 30</p> <p>Interpret the text without looking at the answer choices 31</p> <p>Complete the text with your own words 31</p> <p>Eliminate wrong answer choices 32</p> <p>Interpreting Trickier Sentences 32</p> <p>Use transition words to get the gist of the phrases 33</p> <p>Start with the second or third missing word 34</p> <p>Getting Your Hands Dirty with Some Practice 35</p> <p>Text Completion questions 35</p> <p>Sentence Equivalence questions 38</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Getting the Gist: Reading Comprehension</b><b> 45</b></p> <p>Recognizing the Three Reading Comprehension Question Formats 45</p> <p>Multiple-choice questions: Choose one answer 46</p> <p>Multiple-choice questions: Choose one or more answers 46</p> <p>Sentence-selection questions: Choose a sentence from the passage 47</p> <p>Developing Strategies for Success 47</p> <p>Using the context as your road map 47</p> <p>Grasping the gist of the passage 48</p> <p>Avoiding common traps 48</p> <p>Answering the question yourself 49</p> <p>Acing the Three Commonly Tested Reading Comprehension Passages 49</p> <p>The biological and physical science passage 49</p> <p>The social sciences passage 52</p> <p>The humanities passage 55</p> <p>The social sciences passage redux 57</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Critical Thinking: Argument Analysis Questions</b><b> 61</b></p> <p>Covering the Answer Choices 62</p> <p>Reading the Question for What It’s Asking 62</p> <p>Reading the Passage for What the Question is Asking 62</p> <p>Identifying the “because” and the “therefore” 63</p> <p>Finding the unstated assumption 64</p> <p>Exploring common logical fallacies 65</p> <p>Answering the Question in Your Own Words 66</p> <p>Eliminating Each Wrong Answer 66</p> <p>Applying the process of elimination 67</p> <p>Testing your skills 67</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Expanding Your Vocabulary to Boost Your Score</b><b> 71</b></p> <p>Brushing Up on Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots 71</p> <p>Prefixes 72</p> <p>Suffixes 74</p> <p>Roots 74</p> <p>Memorizing the GRE’s Most Common Vocabulary Words 76</p> <p><b>Part 3: Math You Thought You’d Never Need Again 91</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 8: An Overview of GRE Math</b><b> 93</b></p> <p>Managing Your Time 93</p> <p>Typing an Answer 94</p> <p>Selecting two or more answers 95</p> <p>Select from three answers 95</p> <p>Select from more than three answers 95</p> <p>Selecting the One That’s Greater 96</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Simplifying Numbers and Operations</b><b> 97</b></p> <p>Simplifying Integers, Factors, and Multiples 97</p> <p>Simplifying Math Terms 98</p> <p>Simplifying Prime and Composite Numbers 98</p> <p>Simplifying Absolute Value 99</p> <p>Simplifying the Order of Operations 101</p> <p>Simplifying Fractions 101</p> <p>Adding and subtracting 101</p> <p>Multiplying 103</p> <p>Dividing 103</p> <p>Mixed numbers 104</p> <p>Cross multiplying 104</p> <p>Variations on cross multiplying 104</p> <p>Simplifying Decimals 105</p> <p>Adding and subtracting 105</p> <p>Multiplying 105</p> <p>Dividing 106</p> <p>Simplifying Percents 108</p> <p>Converting 108</p> <p>Percent of change 109</p> <p>Simplifying Factorials 111</p> <p>Simplifying Ratios 112</p> <p>Total numbers of items 112</p> <p>Amounts in the ratio 113</p> <p>Maintaining the ratio 114</p> <p>Combining ratios 116</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Solving Algebra and Functions</b><b> 119</b></p> <p>Solving Bases and Exponents 119</p> <p>Solving Math Operators and Functions 122</p> <p>Math operators 122</p> <p>Functions 123</p> <p>Solving for <i>X</i> 124</p> <p>Solving for <i>x </i>with a number 124</p> <p>The FOIL method 125</p> <p>Factoring back out 128</p> <p>Solving Square Roots and Radicals 129</p> <p>Simplifying 130</p> <p>Estimating 131</p> <p>Adding and subtracting 131</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing 132</p> <p>Working radicals last 133</p> <p>Solving Coordinate Geometry 133</p> <p>Common questions 134</p> <p>Linear equations 136</p> <p>Two linear equations 138</p> <p>Graphed circles 142</p> <p>Solving Patterns in Sequential Terms 143</p> <p>Solving <i>f(x) </i>functions 144</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Drawing Geometry</b><b> 147</b></p> <p>Drawing Lines and Angles 147</p> <p>Lines 147</p> <p>Angles 148</p> <p>Drawing Polygons 151</p> <p>Total interior angle measure 152</p> <p>Finding one interior angle 152</p> <p>Drawing Triangles 153</p> <p>Three types of triangle 153</p> <p>Key characteristics 154</p> <p>Perimeter and area 155</p> <p>The Pythagorean theorem 158</p> <p>Identifying common right triangles 159</p> <p>Drawing Quadrilaterals 162</p> <p>Drawing Circles 164</p> <p>Parts of a circle 164</p> <p>Circumference and arc 166</p> <p>Drawing areas that overlap 172</p> <p>Drawing 3-D Shapes 174</p> <p>Drawing a cylinder 174</p> <p>Drawing a rectangular solid 175</p> <p>Drawing a cube 176</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Simplifying Word Problems</b><b> 181</b></p> <p>Simplifying the Steps 181</p> <p>Simplifying Time and Distance 182</p> <p>Simplifying Units of Measurement 183</p> <p>Simplifying Averages 184</p> <p>Simplifying missing-term averages 184</p> <p>Simplifying evenly spaced integers 185</p> <p>Simplifying weighted averages 186</p> <p>Simplifying Work Problems 187</p> <p>Simplifying Team-Work Problems 188</p> <p>Simplifying Mixture Problems 190</p> <p>Simplifying Sets and Groups 192</p> <p>Simplifying the Venn diagram 192</p> <p>Simplifying the sets formula 193</p> <p>Simplifying Probability 194</p> <p>Step #1: Set up the fraction 194</p> <p>Step #2: Multiply consecutive probabilities 195</p> <p>Step #3: Add either/or probabilities on a single event 196</p> <p>Simplifying probability in sets and groups 197</p> <p>Simplifying Counting Methods 198</p> <p>Basic counting methods 198</p> <p>When order matters: Permutations 199</p> <p>When order doesn’t matter: Combinations 200</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Interpreting Data and Graphs</b> 203</p> <p>Interpreting Basic Stats 203</p> <p>Interpreting the median 203</p> <p>Interpreting the mode 205</p> <p>Interpreting the range 205</p> <p>Interpreting the mean 206</p> <p>Interpreting standard deviation 208</p> <p>Eyeballing standard deviation 209</p> <p>Interpreting mean deviation 212</p> <p>Interpreting Tables and Graphs 213</p> <p>Interpreting Tables 214</p> <p>Interpreting Graphs 214</p> <p>Different types of graphs 215</p> <p>Interpreting two graphs 220</p> <p>Estimating graph totals quickly 222</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Comparing Quantities</b><b> 225</b></p> <p>Comparing Static Answer Choices 225</p> <p>Comparing Steps 226</p> <p>Comparing with Strategies 227</p> <p>Comparing equal appearances 228</p> <p>Comparing drawings 228</p> <p>Comparing concepts 230</p> <p>Comparing identical terms 231</p> <p>Comparing ranges 235</p> <p>Comparing estimates 236</p> <p>Comparing with Four Square 237</p> <p>Comparing with a hundred 239</p> <p>Comparing multiple unknowns 240</p> <p><b>Part 4: Getting the Essays Right 243</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Writing the Essays Well and Fast</b><b> 245</b></p> <p>Setting Your Sights on the Target: Scoring a Perfect 6 246</p> <p>What the essay scores really mean 246</p> <p>Key methods to scoring well 247</p> <p>Writing the Issue Essay 248</p> <p>Step 1: Read and understand the prompt 248</p> <p>Step 2: Start with your supporting info 249</p> <p>Step 3: Take a position that’s in line with your examples 249</p> <p>Step 4: Write your Issue essay 250</p> <p>Tying everything together with smooth transitions 253</p> <p>Writing the Argument Essay 254</p> <p>Step 1: Read and understand the prompt 254</p> <p>Step 2: Identify the position stated in the argument 255</p> <p>Step 3: List the reasons given to support the stated position 255</p> <p>Step 4: Identify the flawed assumptions behind each reason 256</p> <p>Step 5: Write your essay 257</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Practicing and Reviewing Sample Essays</b><b> 261</b></p> <p>Setting the Stage for a Realistic Experience 261</p> <p>Writing an Issue Essay: Some Samples 262</p> <p>Having trouble getting started? Identifying relevant laws: Some examples 262</p> <p>Sample essay — score 6 (outstanding) 263</p> <p>Evaluator comments on the score 6 essay 264</p> <p>Sample essay — score 4 (adequate) 264</p> <p>Evaluator comments on the score 4 essay 265</p> <p>Writing an Argument Essay: Some Samples 266</p> <p>Having trouble getting started? Start with finding the faulty assumptions 266</p> <p>Sample essay — score 6 (outstanding) 267</p> <p>Evaluator comments on the score 6 essay 267</p> <p>Sample essay — score 4 (adequate) 268</p> <p>Evaluator comments on the score 4 essay 268</p> <p><b>Part 5: Full-Length Practice Exams: Show Time 269</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Practice Exam 1</b><b> 271</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 1 273</p> <p>Section 1 277</p> <p>Section 2 283</p> <p>Section 3 287</p> <p>Section 4 293</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 297</b></p> <p>Analytical Writing Sections 297</p> <p>Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 297</p> <p>Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 300</p> <p>Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 303</p> <p>Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 306</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 1 309</p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Practice Exam 2</b><b> 311</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 2 313</p> <p>Section 1 317</p> <p>Section 2 322</p> <p>Section 3 326</p> <p>Section 4 331</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 335</b></p> <p>Analytical Writing Sections 335</p> <p>Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 335</p> <p>Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 338</p> <p>Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 340</p> <p>Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 343</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 2 346</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: Practice Exam 3</b><b> 347</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet for Practice Exam 3 349</p> <p>Section 1 353</p> <p>Section 2 359</p> <p>Section 3 362</p> <p>Section 4 368</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 373</b></p> <p>Analytical Writing Sections 373</p> <p>Section 1: Verbal Reasoning 373</p> <p>Section 2: Quantitative Reasoning 375</p> <p>Section 3: Verbal Reasoning 377</p> <p>Section 4: Quantitative Reasoning 379</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 3 382</p> <p><b>Part 6: The Part of Tens 383</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Ten Key Facts about the GRE</b><b> 385</b></p> <p>You May Return to Previous Questions in the Same Section 385</p> <p>The GRE Doesn’t Penalize for Guessing 386</p> <p>The GRE Uses a Percentile-Based Scoring System 386</p> <p>Practice Makes All the Difference 386</p> <p>You Must Study for the GRE 387</p> <p>The GRE is Different from the SAT and ACT 387</p> <p>The GRE Measures Your Stamina and Performance under Pressure 387</p> <p>The General GRE is Not Program-Specific 387</p> <p>You Can Practice the GRE on Your Own Computer 387</p> <p>You Can’t Bring Anything into the Testing Center 388</p> <p><b>Chapter 24: Ten Mistakes You Won’t Make (While Others Will)</b><b> 389</b></p> <p>You Won’t Cheat 389</p> <p>You Won’t Run Out of Steam 389</p> <p>You Won’t Neglect Your Breaks 390</p> <p>You Won’t Dwell on Questions From the Previous Sections 390</p> <p>You Won’t Worry About the Time Limit 390</p> <p>You Won’t Rush Through the Questions 391</p> <p>You Definitely Won’t Choke on the Essays 391</p> <p>You Won’t Fret Over the Hard Questions 391</p> <p>You Won’t Take the Exam with a Friend 391</p> <p>You Won’t Change Your Morning Routine 392</p> <p><b>Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Build Your Skills with the Online Exams</b><b> 393</b></p> <p>Take an Exam in One Sitting to Build Stamina 393</p> <p>Recognize the Mistakes You Make Under Pressure 394</p> <p>Get Used to Others in the Room 394</p> <p>Make It a Dress Rehearsal 394</p> <p>Get a Competitive Edge 394</p> <p>Practice Your Test-Taking Strategies 395</p> <p>Know the Exam Software 395</p> <p>Get Used to Starting with the Essays 395</p> <p>Find Your Areas of Focus 396</p> <p>Review the Answers and Explanations 396</p> <p>Index 397</p>
<p><b>Ron Woldoff</b> founded National Test Prep to help students reach their goals on college entrance exams. He created the programs and curricula for these tests from scratch, and he has taught his own test prep programs at various Arizona high schools, colleges, and universities.</p>
<p><b>Unlock the GRE—and your door to grad school</b></p><p>Learn how to take on the GRE and get the score you need to get into grad school! The expert tips in <i>GRE<sup>®</sup> 2022 For Dummies</i> will ensure that you stay calm and recall facts and formulas on test day. Brush up on your vocab, remind yourself how to solve for x, and write analytical essays that will impress the graders. In-book and online practice tests will sharpen your skills and help you know what to expect from the GRE on the day it matters most. Grad school awaits!</p><p><b>Inside. . .</b></p><ul><li><b>Full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations</b></li><li><b>Strategies for answering reading comprehension questions</b></li><li><b>Complex math concepts explained in easy-to-understand terms</b></li><li><b>Tips for approaching challenging questions</b></li><li><b>Online flash cards featuring common GRE vocabulary words</b></li></ul>

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