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GRE Prep by Magoosh

byMagoosh, Chris Lele, Mike McGarry

Paperback | December 7, 2016

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Hi! We’re Magoosh—a leading online test-prep company based in Berkeley, California. Magoosh gives students everything they need to make studying from their computers or mobile devices a breeze. Our online GRE prep offers over a thousand practice questions and video explanations, full-length tests, and hundreds of helpful lessons prepared by our dedicated tutors.

This book provides a sample of the best practice questions from our online GRE program and includes brand new test-taking advice from our seasoned experts. Maybe you’re just starting your GRE prep, or maybe you simply like scribbling your notes in the margins of a page—whatever your reasons for picking up this book, we’re thrilled to take this ride together. Let’s rock this test!


In these pages you’ll find:

  • Hundreds of easy-to-follow tips, FAQs, GRE strategies, and a study schedule to get you ready for the big test.
  • Thorough lessons on the Quantitative (math), Verbal, and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) categories of the GRE, accompanied by 130+ up-to-date practice questions and answer explanations created by our expert GRE tutors.
  • Stats for each practice question, including its difficulty rating and the percent of students who typically answer it correctly, all based on data from our online prep. We want you to know exactly how tough GRE questions tend to be so you’ll know what to expect on test day.
  • A full-length practice test prepared by our in-house experts with an answer key and detailed explanations.
  • A chapter on the AWA with example prompts to help you practice your essays.

If you’re not already familiar with Magoosh online, here’s what you need to know:

  • We’ve helped more than 1.5 million students prepare for standardized tests online and with our mobile apps.
  • Our online GRE prep offers video explanations, additional full-length practice tests, and customizable quizzes to help you increase your skills in areas that matter most to you.
  • Our materials are top-notch—we refine our practice questions based on data and feedback from thousands of students who use our premium online product.
  • We really want to see you do your best. That’s why we offer a score improvement guarantee to students who use the online premium Magoosh program.
  • Magoosh premium students report improving their scores by an average of 8 points after using our online GRE prep.

So crack open this book, join us online at, and let’s get you ready to master the GRE!


Title:GRE Prep by MagooshFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.94 inPublished:December 7, 2016Publisher:Writers of the Round Table PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939418917

ISBN - 13:9781939418913

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Table of Contents

Hi there! ixMeet Magoosh xiChapter 1: Meet the GRE 1Chapter 2: How to Study 71-Month GRE Study Schedule 13Chapter 3: Quantitative ReasoningMeet the GRE Quantitative Section 23Quantitative Question Types 35Quantitative Concept #1: Fractions/Ratios/Percents 39Fractions/Ratios/Percents Practice Questions 47Fractions/Ratios/Percents Answers and Explanations 50Quantitative Concept #2: Integer Properties and Number Sense 52Integer Properties and Number Sense Practice Questions 59Integer Properties and Number Sense Answers and Explanations 62Quantitative Concept #3: Algebra 66Algebra Practice Questions 81Algebra Answers and Explanations 84Quantitative Concept #4: Exponents and Roots 87Exponents and Roots Practice Questions 91Exponents and Roots Answers and Explanations 94Quantitative Concept #5: Word Problems and Statistics 98Word Problems and Statistics Practice Questions 113Word Problems and Statistics Answers and Explanations 118Quantitative Concept #6: Geometry 128Geometry Practice Questions 138Geometry Answers and Explanations 144Quantitative Concept #7: Counting and Probability? 160Counting and Probability Practice Questions 166Counting and Probability Answers and Explanations 168Quantitative Concept #8: Data Interpretation 174Data Interpretation Practice Questions 184Data Interpretation Answers and Explanations 188Quantitative Concept #9: Quantitative Comparison Strategies 190Quantitative Comparison Practice Questions 201Quantitative Comparison Answers and Explanations 204Math Fact and Formula Cheat Sheet 209Chapter 4: GRE Verbal Reasoning Meet the GRE Verbal Section 212Verbal Question Types 213Vocabulary on the GRE 216Flashcards 218Verbal Question Types: Text Completion 219Text Completion Practice Questions 223Text Completion Answers and Explanations 232Verbal Question Types: Sentence Equivalence 247Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions 249Sentence Equivalence Answers and Explanations 252Verbal Question Types: Reading Comprehension 256Reading Comprehension Practice Questions 276Reading Comprehension Answers and Explanations 292Chapter 5: GRE Analytical Writing AssessmentMeet the GRE AWA 309The Issue Task 312The Argument Task 321Practice Writing Tasks 328Chapter 6: GRE Practice TestGRE Practice Test Questions 335GRE Analytical Writing 335GRE Quantitative Section 1 338GRE Verbal Section 1 346GRE Quantitative Section 2 356GRE Verbal Section 2 364Answer Key 374GRE Practice Test Explanations 375GRE Analytical Writing Assessment 375GRE Quantitative Section 1 Answers and Explanations 376GRE Verbal Section 1 Answers and Explanations 388GRE Quantitative Section 2 Answers and Explanations 397GRE Verbal Section 2 Answers and Explanations 412Off to the Test! 423Appendix: Magoosh Vocabulary Word Lists 427