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This site provides information about the GRE revised General Test (Graduate Record Exam), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and Miller Analogies Test (MAT). This information is intended as an overview of these four exams, not as a comprehensive resource. For complete and up-to-date exam information, follow the links at the bottom of any page to the official exam websites.
This site's content is provided directly by its author and not by the author's book publisher (Peterson's). Below are updates on selected books by this author. The materials in these books were previously published by Simon & Schuster under the ARCO imprint.
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Writing Skills for the GRE and GMAT. For the GRE revised General Test, the official GRE Issue and Argument topics are refined, and for both the Issue task and the Argument task the directives (specific instructions) are more narrowly focused than before. The sample GRE essays in parts 4 and 5 of the book do not reflect these changes. Also, the time allowed for the GRE Issue task has been reduced from 45 to 30 minutes, and test takers can no longer choose between two Issue prompts (only one is presented). The AWA portion of the revised GMAT (for testing on or after June 5, 2012) consists of only one 30-minute writing task: Analysis of an Argument. The Analysis-of-an-Issue writing task has been eliminated.
GRE—Answers to the Real Essay Questions, 3d ed. The sample essays in parts 2 and 3 of the book do not respond directly to prompts in the revised pool of official GRE essay topics. See Writing Skills (above) for additional updates.
GMAT—Answers to the Real Essay Questions, 3d ed. Additional Argument prompts have been added to the official pool. The book does not provide essay responses to these newer prompts. The AWA portion of the revised GMAT (for testing on or after June 5, 2012) consists of only one 30-minute writing task: Analysis of an Argument. The Analysis-of-an-Issue writing task has been eliminated.
Words for Smart Test Takers, 2d ed. The GRE no longer includes Analogy and Antonym questions, which measured vocabulary out of context. The exam now includes Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion questions, which measure vocabulary in context.
GRE-LSAT Logic Workbook. The GRE no longer includes Analytical Reasoning questions (logic games), and so the book is relevant only to the LSAT. The multiple-answer question format, which lists combinations of Roman-numeral choices, is no longer used for the LSAT. The book's challenging practice sets are targeted mainly to advanced LSAT students.
GRE-LSAT-GMAT-MCAT Reading Comprehension Workbook. The computer-based GRE and GMAT, whose advent postdates this publication, provide briefer passages than those in the book, and the suggestions for annotating passages apply only to paper-based exams such as the LSAT. The multiple-answer question format, which lists combinations of Roman-numeral choices, is no longer used on the exams. The book's challenging passages and questions are appropriate mainly for advanced LSAT students.