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Graduate School Test Prep Resources: GRE General Test

Nash Library offers print and electronic resources to help you prepare for graduate school entrance examinations such as the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT.

What is the GRE?

The GRE Revised General Test measures skills that are not specific to any given field:

  • Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to analyze and draw conclusions from discourse, understand multiple levels of meaning, select important points and understand the meanings of sentences and entire texts.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to interpret and analyze quantitative information and use mathematical skills such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics to solve problems.
  • The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion, articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support your ideas with relevant examples and examine claims and accompanying evidence.

 

Online prep for the GRE

POWERPREP® II is free software that allows you to download the comprehensive overviews of each section of the GRE® revised General Test computer based test.  It also contains a Test Preview Tool and two practice tests to help you:

  • Practice taking the test
  • Understand what's being tested
  • Get familiar with the test design and various question types
  • Review scored Analytical Writing responses and reader commentary
  • Review test-taking strategies
  • Understand scoring

Peterson's Practice Tests for the GRE Revised General Test  offers practice tests to give you experience with the GRE's content and question-types You can explore and practice a total of almost 500 GRE-like questions and their detailed explanations during 90-days of online access. ($19.95 as of December 2018).

Practice Book for the Paper-Based GRE revised General Test 

BestColleges.com's guide includes segments on the GRE from start to finish and helps you get from registration to test day to scores; common pitfalls students face and tips and tricks for each section of the test; and, comprehensive study resources for every budget.

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