Mac GRE software

ifjake

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I'm looking to purchase a GRE study book that includes a CD with some practice questions and quizes and such, but the ones I'm coming to aren't Mac Compatible. Does any studious MacRumor forum member know of one that is?
 

beatsme

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Oct 6, 2005
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ifjake said:
I'm looking to purchase a GRE study book that includes a CD with some practice questions and quizes and such, but the ones I'm coming to aren't Mac Compatible. Does any studious MacRumor forum member know of one that is?
can't help you with that, but this website might be of interest to you. And a hint, from experience: dunno how proficient you are in math, but study hard for that section. For me it was a bunch of stuff I hadn't had since high school.
 

ifjake

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letsgorangers said:
the math portion is pretty ridiculous. no calculator!
Wow didn't know that. No calculator! Good to know.

And thanks, beatsme, that site will work some I think.
 

lordparamus

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Jan 21, 2008
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If you need to focus on vocabulary?

I have tried myvobu.com and it worked well for me. They have a artificial intelligence vocabulary teaching technology or something like that. also for other parts make sure you read kaplan gre...
 

foidulus

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Jan 15, 2007
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The Princeton Reviews "Cracking the GRE"

had some mac compatible tests when I bought it a few years ago.

They were pretty helpful in my opinion. I think they changed the GRE this year though. Good luck!
 

themadchemist

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Jan 31, 2003
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Back in the day, Kaplan and The Learning Company (I think?) had SAT prep software. But it's been like 6 or 7 years since I've bought anything like that. Never took the GRE, and studied for the MCAT from books, so that's all I've got for ya.
 

Shlomit27

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Sep 25, 2009
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GRE for Macs

McGraw-Hills 2009 Edition GRE has practice tests in the book and a CD that is MAC compatible. The official GRE software is NOT compatible with MACs:(
 

kellen

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Aug 11, 2006
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I got the kaplan flash cards for vocab, plus the book on it. I took a couple tests, not timed. Listen to how they say to write your essay, it really helped me.

I got a 790 verbal and 670 math, so 1460 total and a 4.5 on the written. I felt very enthusiastic, but don't know if it was a fluke or worth it.
 

it5five

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May 31, 2006
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The best prep software I've used has been the Powerprep software that you get from ETS, but it's not Mac compatible. You don't really need software to study for the GRE though. It's nice to know what the computer test will be like before you go sit down and take it, but for me it has been just a lot of vocab flashcards and workbooks. None of the programs I am applying to (for history) care about my math score, so I have been able to focus on improving my verbal score.
 

iChanged

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I got a 790 verbal and 670 math, so 1460 total and a 4.5 on the written. I felt very enthusiastic, but don't know if it was a fluke or worth it.
What??? A 790??:eek::eek:
Dood tell me the secret please. I came here to look for a cure to Powerprep's mac 'incompatibility', for find a 790!!!! :eek::eek:
 

it5five

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I'm surprised someone who got a 790 on the verbal section could only pull out a 4.5 on the writing portion.
 

tomgreg2008

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May 13, 2012
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of GRE prep software…

Hey folks. I realize this is a bit belated but
here is a solution for the mac incompatibility
of a lot of GRE prep software…
Either install a mac/windows dual boot using Boot Camp
or install Virtual Box and install windows
inside this. I ran Powerprep on windows installed in
Virtual Box and it worked fine. It was perhaps slightly slow
but it worked okay.