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GRE Premier 2017 with 6 Practice Tests – Kaplan Test Prep (Book Review)

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Welcome to the 21st century! If you’ve been waiting impatiently for GRE prep tests to become more aligned with your digital life, your wait is over. Kaplan’s GRE Premier 2017 with 6 Practice Tests: Online + Book + Videos + Mobile helps you prepare for your GRE using the technological tools you already use every day. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Identify your weaknesses

First, use the Smart Reports to see what your strengths and weaknesses are in the test. Many students cannot pinpoint exactly what they need help with the most. They’ve forgotten what they’ve already mastered, and don’t know exactly what they need more practice on. This is something Kaplan solves with the Smart Reports feature. It actually makes Kaplan’s book stand out as to the value it offers to students.

Step 2: Work on them

With about 1,000 questions, the exam review material by Kaplan makes for a  comprehensive practice. Apart from the paper book you can take advantage of the online and mobile review materials. In fact, focusing solely on the book will not give you the confidence of being well-prepared for your exam. So by all means, make the most of the CD and online material available to you!

Before purchasing the book you should be aware that since GRE exam questions are copyrighted, Kaplan cannot include these in the material. So even if the questions present in the book and online material are close to the GRE questions, they’re not the “REAL” ones.

As with every efficient prep material package, for every question you receive critical explanations to help you make sense of the thinking process and strategy to use next time. This is an essential advantage that actually improves your understanding of the underlying concepts you need to master to answer not just a given question, but any question, when you are sitting your GRE.

A great start

The GRE Premier 2017 is in line with today’s digital lifestyle, in that you get to revise and practice on your smartphone and access more questions online, but at its core it should be rated as a starter book, and a basic primer for your GRE. Although we wouldn’t recommend studying for your GRE solely with this one book, it’s an excellent resource for identifying your main weaknesses and quickly reviewing topics you’re the strongest in already. Used in conjunction with other prep material, this online/offline study guide will help build your confidence by teaching you broad strategies to tackle any question on any topic.

Consistent practice through its paper and online material will give you a solid idea of where you stand and what to expect at your GRE. You get more than 2,200 questions and 20 online tests, making this a great source of practice material, even after you move on to more advanced GRE prep tools.

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