Book Updates

These updates are to selected Peterson's titles for which this site's creator has provided content. Book titles link to Amazon.com and open in a separate browser window.

  • 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.
  • Master the GMAT 2012
    Revisions and updates for post-2007 editions of this title are by the publisher (Peterson's).
  • 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.
  • Countdown to the LSAT, 3d ed.
    The book's current (2007) edition does not reflect recent changes in some of the procedures for LSAT registration and score reporting.
  • GRE-LSAT Logic Workbook, 3d ed.
    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) no longer appears on the LSAT. The book's content is revised and incorporated into Countdown to the LSAT, which covers all LSAT exam sections.