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Recommended Resources for GRE Prep & Grad Admissions

You’ve decided to go to graduate or business school. Now you have to do well on the GRE and successfully navigate the complex admissions process to get in. The GRE preparation material and other suggested resources on this page will help you dominate the GRE and put your best foot forward on your applications. Good luck!

GRE Preparation

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This is one of my favorite websites for practicing GRE-level vocabulary in a fun, interactive way. The best part? The site donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme for every word you get right!

GRE Practice Tests
The most accurate GRE simulator exams available today, these practice tests are comprised of questions representative of the very latest administrations of the GRE.

The official website of the GRE. Learn more about the GRE, find testing locations in your area, register for the GRE online, and more.

Suggested Books

Whether you’re trying to study for the GRE on your own or want some help with other aspects of the graduate school admissions process, the following books will help.*

The Official Guide to the GRE 3rd edition textbook for GRE prep course The Official Guide to the GRE, 3rd Ed., by Educational Testing Service (ETS)*
This is the definitive GRE textbook on the market written exclusively by the creators of the GRE. As such, it will give you an inside look at what to expect on test day, exactly how the exam is scored, and the types of questions you’ll encounter. It contains hundreds of authentic GRE quantitative and verbal questions, four complete practice tests, math review, and sample essay tasks with actual graders’ comments and scoring.
Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, by ETS
The best way to prepare for the Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE® General Test is with real GRE test questions―and that is what you will find in this unique guide. Specially created by the actual test maker, it offers 150 actual GRE Quantitative Reasoning questions with complete explanations. Plus, this guide includes a review of math topics likely to appear on Quantitative Reasoning measure.
Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, by ETS
The best way to prepare for the Verbal Reasoning measure of the GRE® General Test is with real GRE test questions–and that is what you will find in this unique guide. Specially created by the actual test maker, it offers 150 actual GRE Verbal Reasoning questions with complete explanations. This guide also includes an authoritative overview of the GRE Analytical Writing measure, complete with sample writing tasks and scored sample responses.
GRE Analytical Writing – Real Essay Solutions, by Vibrant Publishers
This book includes 65 solved GRE essays from the pool of official Issue and Argument topics. They are sorted into 6 broad categories to help you identify your strong and weak areas and are solved with a variety of approaches to help frame your analytical and critical thinking abilities. So grab your pen, print the answer sheet (provided online), and start practicing!
Math Review for Standardized Tests, by BTPS Testing
While this book isn’t specifically geared toward the GRE (you won’t find anything about Quantitative Comparisons or other GRE-specific math questions, for example), it’s nevertheless a great math primer that teaches many of the foundational quantitative concepts you will encounter on the GRE. It offers a review and practice problems for basic arithmetic, algebra, data analysis, geometry, and word problems.
GRE Vocab Capacity, by Brian McElroy and Vince Kotchian
There are a lot of books, apps, and websites designed to help you learn GRE vocabulary words. Pure memorization can be difficult, however, especially when you’re talking about the hundreds of “hard” words that you’re expected to know on the GRE. What’s different about this book is that it focuses on teaching you memory tricks and mnemonic devices to learn the words in a more memorable, creative way — and to help you retain them long-term.
how to write good admissions essays Great Applications for Business School, by Paul Bodine
Expert guidance in writing essays that will help you get admitted to the best business schools – Harvard, Stanford, Wharton et al. This all-in-one guide will show you what today’s elite MBA admissions offices seek in winning business school applications. Even if you’re not applying for a traditional business degree, the tips and real essay examples covered in this book will help you craft winning admissions essays for any graduate school program.

Note: The Gold and Platinum Packages of our GRE prep courses already include The Official Guide to the GRE.

Graduate School Admissions

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