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5 Books Everyone Should Read Before Grad School

With grad school comes a wealth of new experiences. While professors may help you understand subject matter, there are many lessons to be learned outside of lecture halls. To help you prepare for situations not covered in your assigned reading material, our friends at Textbooks.com compiled a list of the top 5 books everyone should […]

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Barron’s GRE 21st Edition Book Review

Oh Barron’s GRE 21st Edition… when it comes to finding updates in your newly published content, we find you quite barren (No? It almost works, okay. I’ll stop now.) That one of the most noticeable changes from Barron’s 19th edition to the 20th edition was that the phrase “New GRE” on the cover was replaced […]

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Manhattan GRE Book Review

Burn all your other prep books! Were money not an issue, I could say this with confidence. The Manhattan Test Prep GRE series is so good that the rest of the books out there are basically jokes. That is not to say that Manhattan GRE is perfect (though it comes close in the math portion). […]

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Manhattan GRE 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems, 2nd Edition (Instructional Guide Series) Book Review

When I hear that a test prep company has released a new edition of its book, my usual response is, “So whose face is on the cover this year?” Even after half a decade of several glossy new editions—and a revolving door of glossy smiles—the content in test prep books remains unchanged, and my cynicism […]

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GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book Review

Review of: GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics – Book 2. Given that so few books exist that actually contain GRE example essays, both guides from Vibrant Publishing are welcome. These guides aren’t perfect, but using them isn’t going to hurt you. The […]

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Book Review: Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

So…this is very interesting. Did the GRE math just get much harder? According to ETS’s Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, that seems to be the case.   Maybe old age? After going through the Quantitative Comparison questions in this guide, the ones that are arranged in the Mixed Practice sets, my brain was pretty […]

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Book Review: Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

After numerous release date push backs, much to the (i) —- of serious GRE preppers everywhere, the Official GRE Practice Question guides* are now available. For those looking to become (ii) —- the latest questions ETS has been cooking up—assuming that these questions are just that—the hundreds of practice problems should sharpen their skills given […]

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