josephgerth wrote:I also recommend a course I'm taking through Udemy (Entitled "GRE Subject Math April 2015 Prep").
arctanX wrote:If you have a good background in calculus, and your sole objective is to get good mGRE score, you need nothing more than the review in "Cracking-GRE-Mathematics-Subject-Test". Going through a proper textbook will take you time that you can otherwise dedicate to solving test-like problems which is the best way to prepare yourself to the test.
In general, the material in the test is quite basic and repeats itself. e.g. constructing the irrational numbers using Dedekind cuts may be interesting but has less value for the test.
arctanX wrote:Sure practice makes perfect, and doing a lot of exercises is the key to success.
However, I did not encounter a single calculus GRE problem which required theoretical knowledge beyond what is included in "Cracking the GRE". Well, there are not many questions out there, right? Only 4 known past exams which account for ~120 calculus questions. My observation is based on those questions and the questions I saw when I actually took the exam (to the best of my memory).
I studied the material exclusively from that book, after a long break from math, and scored 900.
(I have no connections what so ever to the authors of that book, I just think it is a good fit for that specific exam. No doubt, it is garbage as a mathematics textbook).
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