GRE Essential Words (Barron's Test Prep) (Paperback)

GRE Essential Words (Barron's Test Prep) By Philip Geer, Ed.M. Cover Image

GRE Essential Words (Barron's Test Prep) (Paperback)


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An extensive working vocabulary is a prerequisite for test-taking success on the Graduate Record Exam. GRE Essential Words presents 800 graduate-level words with definitions that frequently appear on the exam.
The book’s additional features include:

  • a pre-test that helps to diagnose weaknesses

  • a lengthy word list with extensive practice exercises 

  • a chapter that discusses and analyzes essential word roots

  • a post-test to assess progress

  • answers are provided for all exercises and for all questions in the pre- and post-test
Philip Geer, Ed.M. is an educator with over 30 years of experience teaching English literature and composition in the United States and abroad, including Singapore, where he was selected for his expertise in composition to help develop a nationwide program to improve the writing skills of college-bound students. He has also authored many textbooks and SAT and GRE preparation books. Through his books, classes, and workshops he has helped thousands of students to improve their writing skills and to achieve superior scores on the verbal and writing sections of university entrance examinations.

Mr. Geer is also the director of Mentaurs Educational Consultancy (, which prepares students for the SAT and the GRE.

About the Publisher
In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. 

People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides.

80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.
Product Details ISBN: 9781438012902
ISBN-10: 143801290X
Publisher: Barrons Educational Services
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Barron's Test Prep