The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 2nd Edition

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Study Guide Review

While this book will not win any awards for its ability to provide tips and techniques on writing the GRE, there is something to be said to have access to materials from the official writers of the GRE.

In addition to offering an overview of the test, the Official Guide provides detailed examples of actual answers provided by test takers and commentaries on those answers provided by those who actually grade the GRE. Moreover, this book and its accompanying CD provide authentic GRE test questions.

In particular, its materials on the writing section of the test are especially strong since they provide clear and detailed instructions on how to perform well in this area. Nevertheless, the book does not give many tips or “tricks” on writing the GRE and some of the explanations are overly complex and difficult to understand.

Overall, this book excels in providing the raw materials necessary for GRE study, but it requires supplements for mastering the actual test taking process.

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