Where do I get good gre prep material and coaching for free or cheap?

Asked by Madhurima Chowdhury almost 2 years ago

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Ritu Jain

Ritu Jain

Student at Shri Ram College of Commerce

Best GRE Books to Score 320+


1. Kaplan GRE Prep Plus 2022

Pros:


Comes with lots of online supplementary materials.

Two full-length practice tests

The online practice tests are similar to the official computer-based GRE test.

Gives techniques in approaching difficult questions


Cons:

Recent editions have fewer online materials.


2. Manhattan 5lb. Book GRE Practice Problems


Pros:


Includes 1,800+ practice problems.

Comes with online learning modules

Perfect for daily practice and preparation.

Cons:


No indication of question difficulty


3. ETS GRE Prep Book: The Official Guide


Pros:


Has the most authentic questions

Comes with the GRE PowerPrep software from ETS

Two online GRE practice tests are computer-adaptive

Cons:


The 3rd edition is almost identical to the 2nd edition.

Doesn’t provide many test-taking strategies


4. Magoosh GRE Prep Book


Pros:


Provides plentiful mobile and online learning resources

Questions come with statistics and difficulty ratings.

Great quantitative section focus


Cons:


The verbal section needs work.

The pacing of the difficulty of questions is all over the place.

Not many practice questions


5. Manhattan GRE Prep Set of 8 Strategy Guides


Pros:


The GRE books include access to six online GRE practice tests.

Comprehensive and easy to understand

A complete guide for brushing up on fundamentals

Cons:


Not many practice questions


Other good options :

The Princeton Review Cracking the GRE

Test Prep Books: GRE Prep 2022 and 2023

Barron’s GRE Test Prep

The Princeton Review GRE Practice Questions

Mometrix GRE Prep 2022 and 2023


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Darak Sarita

Darak Sarita

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Access to excellent GRE preparation doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. The most authoritative resource is the Educational Testing Service (ETS) itself. ETS provides a variety of free and low-cost resources, including the PowerPrep software, which simulates the actual test environment. It’s a critical tool for understanding the test format and timing. 

For those who prefer guided study, look into MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that sometimes offer free GRE preparation courses. Platforms like Coursera and edX partner with universities to provide these courses, covering both the quantitative and verbal sections of the exam. 

Another effective strategy is to explore the wealth of material available through public libraries. Many libraries offer free access to test preparation books and online resources like Lynda or LearningExpress, which include practice tests and tutorials. 

Community-driven resources such as GRE Prep subreddits or GREPreparation forums can also be invaluable. These communities often share insights about effective study strategies, as well as free or affordable study materials. Lastly, consider reaching out to local educational nonprofits, as they may offer GRE workshops or tutoring at reduced costs. 

By combining these resources, you can assemble a robust and affordable GRE study plan tailored to your needs.


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