I recently decided that I am going to attempt to take the GRE--the Graduate Record Examination-- just in case I want to expand my academic options and attend graduate school some day in the future. So to aid me in my studying, I checked out the Princeton Review's Cracking the GRE 2007 Edition from the library.
The Princeton Review is a top name when it comes to test prep, so I chose the book based on the company's reputation. The book does not disappoint. Similarly to the other study aids I've used from the Princeton Review, Cracking the GRE is filled with practice questions and easy to understand explanations.
The book also gives readers a vocabulary list that contains words that are often used on the GRE. Although the book does not list every word on the GRE, it is a very helpful tool. In addition, Cracking the GRE gives examples of the most common types of questions that are asked in the verbal section.
The only problem that I had with this book involved the math problems. I will readily admit that I am no genius in math, but I found that the explanations in the geometry and math applications sections were not easy for me to understand.
Cracking the GRE is a great book for anyone who is thinking about taking the GRE. Although I had difficulty with the math, the verbal explanations alone make this book an invaluable study aid.