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GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2010, 04:56
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Hello All,

I am a GRE novice. Planning to learn math and english from scratch.

Initially, I considered preparing for GMAT and started collecting the required books. So I need help in identifying the books that can be used for GRE prep.


GMAT VERBAL BOOKS
PowerScore GMAT Verbal Bible

Sentence Correction
Doing Grammar
Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction

Critical Reasoning
PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible
Manhattan GMAT Critical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension
Manhattan GMAT Reading Comprehension
PowerScore LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible


GMAT QUANT BOOKS

Foundation
Master Math: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

Targeted
Manhattan GMAT Number Properties
Manhattan GMAT Fractions, Decimals, & Percents
Manhattan GMAT Geometry
Manhattan GMAT Equations, Inequalities, & VICs
Manhattan GMAT Word Translations


ALL INCLUSIVE GMAT BOOKS
Kaplan GMAT/GRE/LSAT 2006 Platinum
Kaplan GMAT Advanced 2009-2010
Kaplan GMAT Live Online 2010 Edition
Cliffs GMAT CAT

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GRE VERBAL BOOKS
Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook
Cliffs Writing: Grammar, Usage and Style


ALL INCLUSIVE GRE BOOKS
Cliff's GRE CBT
ARCO Master The GRE 2009
The GRE Test For Dummies
Barron's How to Prepare for the GRE
Princeton Review Cracking the GRE 2009
Kaplan GRE Exam 2009 Premier Program

Which of these do you recommend for GRE prep ...
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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2010, 10:03
Barrons is indispensible for a good GRE score.

For GRE Quants, the most recommended book is GRE Math Bible by Nova.
GRE Prep course by Nova is also a really good book.
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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2010, 07:35
Hi denniscool, I'm glad to hear you asking about what GRE resources you need to tackle the GRE rather than just trying to use your existing GMAT books. At Manhattan GRE, we have noticed that some people attempt to study for the GRE using exclusively GMAT guides, and this isn't necessarily a good solution. While there is overlapping conceptual content between the GMAT and the GRE, there are key differences in the application of those concepts that we try and point out to our students. First and foremost, the GMAT has a more challenging quantitative section, while the GRE has a more vocabulary intensive verbal section, so you want to tailor your preparation strategy based on that knowledge. It is probably useful to take one of the free PowerPrep tests provided by ETS (the organization that administers the GRE) at the beginning of your GRE studies to become familiar with the differences in difficulty and format when comparing the GRE and the GMAT. Then, you can use that knowledge of your GRE weaknesses to decide what types of guides to buy.

The verbal section on the GRE differs heavily from the GMAT. The GMAT verbal questions are truly not comparable to the GRE Antonyms, Analogies, and Sentence Completions, so you definitely want to get new guides to focus on those areas. Also, in terms of timing out the test, the reading passages in the GRE are very different lengths from those on the GMAT, so be prepared to adjust your timing accordingly on test day (pacing is very important!).

On the math side, the Quantitative Comparisons and Data Interpretation questions are unique to the GRE, replacing the Data Sufficiency type of problem seen on the GMAT. Be sure to pick up guides that cover these Quantitative Comparison questions.

It sounds like you are on the right track. I would just recommend that you take those free PowerPrep tests from the ETS website to make sure understand the subtle differences between the two tests. Good luck in yours studies, and good luck on your exams.

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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 09:50
resh wrote:
Barrons is indispensible for a good GRE score.

For GRE Quants, the most recommended book is GRE Math Bible by Nova.
GRE Prep course by Nova is also a really good book.

Can't say the same for GMAT Nova. What an awful book, not even close to representative to GMAT questions. :(
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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 10:30
i took both GRE and GMAT. gotta say i didnt go through GRE regimen as rigorous as GMAT. GRE i used princeton review and barrons.
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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 14:45
Dawgie wrote:
resh wrote:
Barrons is indispensible for a good GRE score.

For GRE Quants, the most recommended book is GRE Math Bible by Nova.
GRE Prep course by Nova is also a really good book.

Can't say the same for GMAT Nova. What an awful book, not even close to representative to GMAT questions. :(


I agree Dawgie. GMAT Math Bible is not focused enough on the GMAT-type questions.

The contents of the GMAT Nova book and in GRE Math Bible are similar. Though it works great for GRE, not so great for GMAT.
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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 01:05
Good list of GRE books. I wish I had such list the first time I prepared for it. It was kinda catastrophic at that time...
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Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2013, 08:40
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GRE VERBAL BOOKS
Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook
Cliffs Writing: Grammar, Usage and Style


ALL INCLUSIVE GRE BOOKS
Cliff's GRE CBT
ARCO Master The GRE 2009
The GRE Test For Dummies
Barron's How to Prepare for the GRE
Princeton Review Cracking the GRE 2009
Kaplan GRE Exam 2009 Premier Program

Are these books free of charge somewhere? :roll:
Re: GMAT Books vs GRE Books   [#permalink] 27 Nov 2013, 08:40
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