Joey wrote:I seem to remember reading that the contents hadn't changed, just the scale. It's a dim memory, though, and I can't seem to find where I read it.
I think you might be referring to one of the older released tests that was re-released under the newer scaling.
Ah! It turns out I really did read it. See the bottom right of page 5 here
. Despite this, I think you may be right about the tests changing, diogenes. The old tests strike me as easier, and ETS talks about revitalizing exams annually in its Practice Book
mtey wrote:diogenes, thanks for the comment, I hope that the theory in "Cracking the GRE" will be enough for my target score on the new test, because I do not have the time for reviewing all of the topics thoroughly.
I'd be wary of that book. It contains many errors that have been caught, and an untold number of errors that haven't. Worse, it doesn't seem to be at the level of the real exam. For instance, linear transformations are always treated as endomorphisms of Euclidean space, while their analogues across generic vector spaces are more important on the actual test.
Personally, I won't study from Cracking the GRE
at all. It's too unpredictable. I can't risk learning something false from the book and having it bring down my score. Instead, I work with old exams and study up on the questions I missed--using my undergrad texts. This focuses my studying on topics I'm likely to see and miss on the real exam, and it keeps me constantly aware of the level of rigor required. Since you don't have a lot of time, you might want to consider such a concentrated approach yourself.