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by Doug McMullen Jr.


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to literary terms, verse forms, and schools of criticism This book includes one full-length, practice GRE Literature Test.

I found these tests to be really useful and very much like the actual GRE test questions. The writing in the book was almost conversational.

Literature: History & Criticism, Study Guides, Educational Tests And Measurements (Higher Education), Literature (General), Study Aids, Test Prep, GRE (Graduate Record Examination), Non-Classifiable, Examinations, General, American literature, English literature, Graduate Record Examination. New York : Random House.

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4 full-length practice tests (2 in the book & 2 online) with detailed answer explanations . Graduate School Test Preparation.

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The Princeton Review realizes that acing the GRE Literature Test is very different from getting straight A’s in school. We don't try to teach you everything there is to know about literature–only the techniques you'll need to score higher on the test. There's a big difference. In Cracking the GRE Literature Test, we'll teach you how to think like the test writers and·Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you·Raise your score by focusing on the material most likely to appear on the test·Study our brief summaries of major literary works and figures·Review our introduction to literary terms, verse forms, and schools of criticismThis book includes one full-length, practice GRE Literature Test. All of our practice questions are like the ones you’ll see on the actual GRE Literature Test, and we fully explain every solution.

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Paxondano
I found this book very helpful in my preparation for the GRE Literature Subject Test. I feel compelled to point out, in response to other reviews I've seen of this book, that it is not intended to be an all-in-one study guide. Buying this book and expecting to see a page-by-page breakdown of the GRE subject test and exactly what will be on it will only lead to disappointment. If it is used as per its intent, however, it can be invaluable.

It's entirely true that the book does not cover everything that will be on the subject test. It doesn't claim to do so. What it does have is a list of material that is commonly covered, a timeline of prominent authors during various literary periods, a discussion of test-taking strategies, a full-length practice test with in-depth explanations, and the all-important glossary of literary terms and forms. I found the last most helpful and valuable. It won't teach the history of literary criticism in a day, nor will it include every poetic form or literary term, but it will provide a resource for study that I found invaluable.

If you're looking for a one-stop ticket to an 800, this book isn't for you. If you're looking for a resource, however, it may be exactly what you need. Grouped with the Norton anthologies, the practice test sent by ETS to each registrant before the examination date, and knowledge gleaned from undergraduate courses, I think this book can be an excellent study tool and can take you closer to achieving a high score.
RUsich155
This was a great resource - it's very hard to find information on the GRE Literature exam - ETS only has 1 practice test available. This guide helped me to focus my study by helping me to figure out what works/authors to spend the most time on. I made flashcards using the study guides in the back, which was also extremely helpful. The practice exam with detailed answer guide gave me one more opportunity to practice taking the test before the big day. Using the book alone isn't enough - but using the book to direct your studying is a huge help.
Jozrone
This is the only gre literature review book I have used, based on the recommendations of other readers. If this is the best out there, the others must be atrocious.
It does have its good points- the way it breaks down the ideology behind the test is helpful, and the "this is how things really are" tone of the book, while not totally accurate, is comforting. And it's nice to have another practice test, albeit an imperfect one.
But there are major problems. The lists of texts are questionable- I have yet to see any of Herrick's Julia poems in any of the actual ETS tests I've taken, and here they're given primary importance. Secondly, and most problematic, the lists ignore the 20th century completely, with the cop-out excuse that college curriculae dealing with modernism are not yet highly defined. This may be fine and true, but don't be fooled: you'll see a LOT of 20th century authors on the test, and several will certainly appear more than once. Not including information on these authors (except for in the garbled answer explanations- see below) is inexcusable.
The book attempts to make up for this lack by providing explanations of all the questions and possible answers in their practice test. This is certainly helpful and welcome, but there are several major problems with this test. First of all it is much harder than the actual tests are. The Princeton Review authors are working under the assumption that the test deals primarily with identification of names (authors, characters, works, etc), and thus they construct a test that supports their hypothesis. The real tests do indeed have identification questions, and alot of them, but nowhere near to the extent that this book would have you believe. As a result the practice test is unnecessarily difficult and does a poor job of reflecting the character of the actual test. Also the usefulness of the aforementioned answer explanations is limited because the explanations are ordered to correspond with the questions, which are completely random in order. Hence you get a bunch of information that is nice to have, but that is almost impossible to organize coherently and absorb.
The worst thing about this particular edition is that it is a new one, to replace the older edition of a few years ago. And yet the old outdated edition and this new one are IDENTICAL. The lists are the same, the practice test is the same, the instructive material is the same. The authors make no effort to analyze new trends in the ets tests; the book is entirely unaware of what genres and literary areas are receiving more attention than they did years ago. For all of their bravado and feigned "street-smartness" about how the test "really is," the authors don't appear to know much about it at all.
I can't conceive of any reason for all of these shortcomings other than laziness. Perhaps the pool of test-takers for the literature exam is sufficiently small that the Princeton Review doesn't deem it necessary to spend the time to make a comprehensive review book. If you're looking to find some helpful information on the test search the web; there are some sites with very useful information, as well as a few actual ets practice tests floating around. You'll find these to be infinitely more helpful than the Princeton Review's outdated and dishonest posturings.
Cracking the GRE Literature Test, 4th Edition (Graduate Test Prep) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Doug McMullen Jr.
ISBN: 037576268X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton Review; 4th edition (September 17, 2002)
Pages: 208 pages