Schools Out

Bruce Rogers

Ross Jarboe finds himself stuck in time between his life in the novel’s present—it is set in the late 70’s-- and his life in the past. Twenty some years before, his father moved his family from Boston to the safety of the Colorado Rockies and built an impervious fallout shelter under his house. In the late 60’s, a commune formed not far from where Ross’s family took refuge. “School’s Out” is the name of this community—but the phrase also sums up a growing trend of the time—a generation going out on its own.

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International Students' Guide to the GRE®

Bruce Rogers

Thinking of going to graduate school in the United States? An essential step is to achieve an acceptable score on the GRE (Graduate Record Exam). The GRE is a challenging test for everyone. The verbal section can be especially difficult for students whose first language is not English. You need a guide!

This guidebook concentrates on two parts of the verbal section: Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion. A top score on these two parts of the test depends on a knowledge of advanced vocabulary. This is not the vocabulary students of English typically encounter in their language classes. The words that appear in these sections tend to be high-level, low-frequency words. A familiarity with "GRE vocabulary" is a critical part of preparation for the test.

To help you maximize your score on the Verbal section of the GRE, this guidebook includes:

  • An introduction to the GRE as a whole and hints for preparing for the test
  • Tactics for attacking Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion problems
  • Ten exercises containing items that closely resemble those on the actual GRE
  • A list of 360 important vocabulary items; these words have appeared on past tests or are likely to appear on future tests
  • A variety of exercises to practice using the words on the list: fill in the blank, matching, multiple choice, crossword puzzles, etc.
  • A comprehensive vocabulary review
  • A list of common English word roots to help you guess the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • A supplemental list of 400 vocabulary words likely to appear on GRE tests

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Bruce Rogers

Bruce is a teacher, textbook author and editor, and novelist. He has taught English as a Second Language and test preparation courses (for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS) since 1978. He was a senior instructor in the English program at the Economics Institute at the University of Colorado for twenty years and later became chair of that program. He has also taught in Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, and the Czech Republic.

Bruce is the author of test-prep guides for the TOEFL iBT and the TOEFL PBT, the TOEIC, and IELTS, published by National Geographic Learning. He is also the author or co-author of seven other ESL books. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.