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Good supplement to ETS verbal questions (but master ETS ones first)
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2015
I tutor the GRE, and I generally recommend the Manhattan Prep set of eight GRE books, of which this is one. As a stand-alone purchase, this book is a good resource for additional TC and SE practice, but overall, its question realism is lacking.
I'll address the realism first. Now that ETS has published a verbal practice book, the need for Manhattan Prep practice material has diminished. Manhattan questions do not dependably capture the essence, nuances, and complexity of authentic GRE questions. Make sure you can do all of the ETS TC and SE questions in your sleep as well as being able to EXPLAIN them to a friend before you worry about supplementing.
But I know some of you are hardcore. This book will be a good supplement once you're truly done with the ETS questions (so will the Manhattan 5-lb. book).
Technique: Manhattan Prep's technique is good. Just keep in mind that the more you practice, the better you'll get, and the more you'll see how you have to adapt your technique at different times. Of course, real ETS verbal questions are the best teachers for this. In other words, Manhattan's TC and SC technique will work okay out of the box, but you'll want to refine it as you go.
In my study plans, you'll find all my GRE prep recommendations.