Category: GRE Books

  • Best GRE Prep Books 2022-2023

    Best GRE Prep Books 2022-2023

    Which are the best GRE prep materials on the market? Meet the Best GRE Books list – our complete, updated list of GRE book reviews!

  • ETS GRE Practice Tests vs. Powerprep vs. The Official Guide

    ETS GRE Practice Tests vs. Powerprep vs. The Official Guide

    You may have heard that there is no better way to practice for the GRE than by taking a mock exam, especially one written by ETS (the maker of the GRE). The extent to which this is true depends on how you use GRE books and resources like the ETS POWERPREP practice tests. Taking a…

  • Barron’s GRE 21st Edition Book Review

    Oh Barron’s GRE 21st Edition… when it comes to finding updates in your GRE books, 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 with…

  • ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test 3rd Edition Book Review

    The ETS, also known as the maker of the GRE, released its newest ETS GRE book–the 2nd edition–back in 2012. That’s five long years since we’ve last seen any changes to the official guide. Surely, the 3rd edition that recently hit Amazon “bookshelves” would offer a trove of new questions, giving us deeper insight into…

  • Manhattan GRE Book Review

    Burn all your other GRE 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).…

  • Manhattan 5 lb Book of GRE Practice Problems (2nd Edition) Book Review

    Manhattan 5 lb Book of GRE Practice Problems (2nd Edition) Book Review

    This comprehensive 5 lb. book of GRE practice problems requires a comprehensive review. Does this book live up to the Manhattan name?

  • Book Review: Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

    So…this is very interesting. Did the GRE math get much harder? This GRE book seems to make a case for it. 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…

  • Book Review: Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, 1st Edition

    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 in this GRE book—assuming that these questions are just that—the hundreds of practice problems should…

  • Barron’s 1100 Book Review

    If you’ve been a fan of this blog—or if you’ve been simply following the recommendations—you’ve heard me mention an excellent source for vocabulary: Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know. So it may come as a surprise that I’m reviewing the book only now. The truth is, I am definitely remiss in never doing a…

  • Barron’s 6 GRE Practice Tests Book Review

    After a slew of abysmal GRE prep books—some of Barron’s offerings included—Barron’s 6 GRE Practice Tests is a welcome relief. That is not to say the book is perfect. But for GRE mock tests—indeed GRE practice questions—one could do a lot worse.   What’s Good about Barron’s GRE Compared to most of the prep books…