GRE: A Strategic Approach with Online Diagnostic Test

GRE: A Strategic Approach with Online Diagnostic Test

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By Norman Levy, Elizabeth Rollins, Doug Tarnopol
Print Edition $21.95

  • Pages: 528
  • Publication Date: October 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7386-0895-2

Recommended by Kelly Roell, test prep guide (Source: "Best GRE Books,, July 2012")

Are you taking the GRE?

Then you need GRE - A Strategic Approach - Complete GRE Prep!

Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in graduate-admissions test prep, our GRE - A Strategic Approach was written entirely with the unique needs of the GRE test candidate in mind and covers every facet of the test. Our expert subject review and strategy pointers give you an advantage on test day and help you get into the graduate school of your choice.

Focused chapter reviews cover all the information tested on the exam. The authors’ lively, conversational approach explains the content and structure of the test in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand style that takes the mystery (and anxiety) out of the GRE. Each review chapter is filled with examples, practice quizzes, sample questions, and drills to reinforce key concepts.

A full-length diagnostic exam is available online so you can pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses as you study. Two full-length, multiple-choice practice tests in the book simulate the actual GRE General Test. Each practice test is balanced to include every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Our practice tests replicate the GRE question format, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness.

Every practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don’t just say which answers are right—we explain why the other answer choices are wrong—so you’ll be prepared on test day.

This test prep is a must-have for all grad school candidates taking the GRE!

About the Author

The book’s lead author (core review and strategies), Doug Tarnopol, M.A., brings a unique mix of talents and experience to test-prep teaching, tutoring, and instructional design. Doug has fifteen years of varied experience in test preparation. He has taught and tutored students of all backgrounds and advised both students and parents; he has also developed instructional print materials, designed online tests and courses, and run online academic support. Doug combines over a decade of test-preparation experience in teaching, instructional design, and front-line customer and academic support with an academically rigorous education.

Since moving to Rhode Island in 2005, Doug has been tutoring students for the SAT and ACT, as well as admissions-essay review, GRE, and GMAT. He has also tutored high school students in American history, English literature, biology, and writing, as well as college students in history, writing skills, and algebra. Currently, when not tutoring students for the SAT, ACT or GRE, Doug is working on a book for the new AP Biology exam.

Elizabeth Rollins, M.A., has been a curriculum developer, editor, and content author for educational publishers for more than ten years. Formerly the Director of Research and Development for GRE Programs at the Princeton Review, Elizabeth directed a complete revision of the then existing GRE course. She has also written lessons and assessment material for high-stakes and national standardized tests. Elizabeth wrote all of the verbal test items for the two paper-and-pencil and two computer-based practice tests.

Norman Levy, Ph.D., has been the Director of Mathematics and Testing for NJL College Preparation in Albertson N.Y., for the past twenty-five years. He coordinates all the instruction and materials for the math preparation required for AP Calculus, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT I, ACT, SAT II, and PSAT. He also personally instructs individuals and groups in all levels of mathematics, ranging from middle school math through calculus. Previously, he was the Mathematics Coordinator for the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (N.Y.). He supervised staff , participated in textbook selection, held teacher-training workshops, and implemented new programs as required to meet or exceed state standards.

Norm is a prolific author, having written more than 20 books in his career. Most recently he has written REA’s AP Calculus AB & BC. He has also authored review books for PRAXIS II, ACT, Essential Math for the College Bound, Big 8 Mathematics, PSAT/NMSQT, Study Cards for the SAT I Math, CLEP Calculus, and SAT Subject Test: Math Levels I and II. Norm wrote all of the quantitative test items for the two paper-and-pencil and two computer-based practice tests.

Gerri Budd, Ph.D., is a GRE rater for Educational Testing Service and a consultant for Sun Education Services. Previously, she worked as the Manager of Graduate Studies Support Services for Seton Hall University, where she created support services for grad students and managed graduate student admissions/recruitment. Gerri shares her knowledge of the grad school application process in our appendix entitled “A Quick Reference Guide to Graduate School.”