What are the best GRE prep resources?

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    #1The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third Edition

    The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third Edition
    The only official guide to the GRE® revised General Test that comes straight from the test makers.
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    Edison Fan
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This guide is very helpful because it contains information that will show you exactly what to expect on the test. It is also very helpful because the guide was created by the people who actually created the test in the first place! What is better than that, right?! For me, it appeared to have a very easy and general layout that makes the guide and its contents easy to understand as well. Definitely recommend!"
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    #2Prepare for the GRE® General Test

    Prepare for the GRE® General Test
    The official GRE® General Test site offers a variety of free and low-cost tools to help you prepare for the test so you can feel more confident on test day.
    Websites

    Free

    Alexander Bishop
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "The GRE is a test that i was very worried about, after observing the site and going over the resources i can confidently say that i am no longer worried about the test. These resources can be invaluable to many others who are having to take the tests."
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    #3500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides)

    500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides)
    500 Essential Words is the first of a 2-volume set of GRE flash cards, from essential words and graduate to advanced vocabulary. Together, the sets comprise the most comprehensive vocabulary study tool on the market.
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    Tomás Félix
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "I used this product to prepare for the GRE test before graduating college. What originally seemed like daunting task was broken down into flash cards and made very easy to study. It would have taken me hours to prepare these flash cards myself, so I was more than willing to make the small purchase so I could study with ease. I feel that it greatly improved my vocabulary knowledge for the test, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone like me who doesn't feel like spending the time making flash cards, and would rather spend that time studying."
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    #4Crunchprep

    Crunchprep
    This website reports and tracks your progress throughout your online GRE preparation and provides you with detailed statistics about your performance.
    Course

    $49- varies by plan

    William Hopkins
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "If you're getting ready for grad school and you need to study up, Crunchprep is the way to go. You can study just what you need to, and it's always there online waiting for you. They even guarantee a better score if you use their services so that's a total win-win."
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    #5Magoosh

    Magoosh

    Magoosh is an online course designed to help students and professionals prepare for standardized tests. It has tons of practice questions to answer and video lessons to watch. It is available on the web and on mobile devices.

    Websites

    varies by plan

    Olivia Morrison
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "I am more confident with this prep resource because there are so many people using this tool. It is accessible online and in an app which is pretty cool. I like how there are way more questions, 1000 and more to be exact. I am prepared to pass the test with this tool and it will give me the boost that I need with the resources. "
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    #6GRE Online Prep

    GRE Online Prep
    GRE Online Prep is a website designed to fully resemble the GRE test interface in order to provide you with the best studying experience at an affordable price.
    Websites

    Free

    Jesse Perkins
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "The link is to GRE which states that it is "a very specific and tricky computer adapted exam that tests not only your quantitative and verbal skills but also your endurance and familiarity with a test format." While the website does give some information on GRE the overall design and lack of documentation leaves much to be desired."
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    #7Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides Fourth Edition

    Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides Fourth Edition
    Written by Manhattan Prep's high-caliber GRE instructors, these strategy guides contain detailed lessons and strategies for all of the question formats that appear on the GRE.
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    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "I needed a lot of help with studying, and I searched and searched for a guide that would really get to the meat of the content and cover every possible thing. If there was ever a perfectly comprehensive study guide, this one might just be it. There are 8 books in all, and I have yet to have a question that i can't get an answer to by searching through these books. They're really helping me and I have a lot more confidence in my soon to come GRE score than I did before."
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    #8The Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review provides a wide array of college and graduate level preparatory courses, including ACT, SAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, and GMAT among others. It aims to improve the performance of students and professionals in their exams.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Jeffrey Fuller
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I thought that, considering their reputation, The Princeton Reviews GRE prep would really help my scores in more trouble areas. According to their tests it did but I feel like they were instead teaching me to the practice tests as when I took the real tests I did not do nearly as well as the practice tests led me to believe I would do. Plus at 199 to for the cheapest plan it really does not feel like a good deal at all considering how little it felt like it helped me."
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    #9Kaplan GRE prep

    Kaplan GRE prep
    Kaplan's live online GRE prep course offer eight live course sessions that last three hours each. As a live online student, you ask your instructor questions, participate in class discussions, and work in a collaborative space.
    Course

    $824- varies by plan

    Christopher Bennett
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "I have always used Kaplan books when studying for major tests in my life. When I decided to tackle the GRE, I decided I should get a more personal touch of studying done. I chose to get live online tutoring from Kaplan, and so far it has been great, I feel much more prepared after 2 weeks than I did in the months of studying on my own. I feel like I'm very close to ready for my test!"
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    #10Galvanize Test Prep

    Galvanize Test Prep

    Galvanize Test Prep is a learning app designed to keep users entertained through its unique way of testing. It turns vocabulary exercises into fun and exciting games. This app work for both Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    raja kondapalli
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "It has the best reviewed vocab app that made my practice easy. It has almost 1800 words with pictorial explanation that makes me to remember easily."
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    #11Free GRE Prep Resources: A Short List

    Free GRE Prep Resources: A Short List
    For those of you who are preparing for the GRE on a budget, here's a quick roundup of free resources available to you
    Websites

    Free

    Mark Stevens
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I used this list when I needed to prep for GRE, and a lot of the resources on it were very helpful. I found lots of good study guides, practice questions and practice tests, as well as test taking tips. I would definitely use this list if I were trying to help somebody else prepare for the GRE."

Summary

Best What are the best GRE prep resources
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third EditionBooks 21 Paid
2Prepare for the GRE® General TestWebsites 16 Free
3500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides)Books 15 Paid
4CrunchprepCourse 13 Paid
5MagooshWebsites 12 Paid
6GRE Online PrepWebsites 9 Free
7Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides Fourth EditionBooks 7 Paid
8The Princeton ReviewWebsites 6 Paid
9Kaplan GRE prepCourse 5 Paid
10Galvanize Test PrepApps 2 Free
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