The gre literature subject test: what you need to know

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Here are all the study-cards I made. Cheông chồng them out và use them if they"re helpful! Cracking the GRE Literature Subject Test, 6th Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation)
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is helpful for test-prep advice và general lists, but it"s not enough to ace the thử nghiệm. I found this trang web lớn be very helpful, as it examined exactly what works appeared on a number of GRE tests, thus helping you studying the right material. It"s the most valuable outside site I found during my studies.Here"s another person"s advice about the Literature GRE. It has some helpful information as well.Here"s yet another person"s test-taking advice. Checkout the Norton or Longman Anthologies of both British and American Literature. Read all the introductions to each time-period. These are very helpful. The Norton has an online version of their historical biographies as well as multiple choice quizzes and summaries that are extremely helpful! Remember that the GRE focuses much more heavily on British Lit, so plan accordingly.


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These can be very expensive, so get them used if you can! Older editions are fine, since the principal material does not change much. I personally prefer the Longman Anthologies.The Norton Anthology of British Literature:The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1: The Middle Ages through the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (Norton Anthology of English Literature)
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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2: The Romantic Period through the Twentieth Century (Norton Anthology of English Literature)
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The Norton Anthology of American Literature:The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Package 1: Volumes A and B
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The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Package 2: Volumes C, D, & E
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The Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism (especially useful for those who don"t have sầu a background in literary theory:The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
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The Longman Anthologies of British Literature:The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume I: The Middle Ages through The Eighteenth Century (4th Edition)
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Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume II, The (4th Edition)
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A .pdf of a GRE booklet from 1989, complete with a sampling of questions.The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Penguin Dictionary)
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(Trust me; you"ll use this book again & again.)The Concise Oxford Companion to lớn Classical Literature (Oxford Paperbaông chồng Reference)
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The Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary & Cultural Criticism
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is also helpful for those who bởi not have sầu a good background in literary theory and criticism. The tests I"ve seen had a surprising number of theory questions--from Barthes và Foucault, khổng lồ Judith Butler và Kristeva. Know your theorists và theoretical movements!A Handbook to Literature (Handbook to Literature)
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: I just got this book và so far, I love sầu it. It"s really a great source to lớn have sầu at your desk.The GRE still tests on poetic meter, rhyme, và poetic forms. Wikipedia provides a good overview, as does this site. (The second link really has a lot of good information, even if its appearance isn"t great.)Once you"ve taken the GRE và you decide to apply to lớn graduate schools, I found the following sites very helpful và supportive for those applying:Livejournal, a blogging site, has a community called applyingtograd that is a great asphối for those who have questions and answers about the process ; it is a wonderful & supportive community. Recently, a LJ community devoted to lớn the Literature GRE has popped up. A member by the name of Vireo has made some great notes on the Norton"s historical sections.And once you"re in graduate school, the following books are useful, especially once you"re thinking about writing your dissertation.Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide khổng lồ Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
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: Really, this is an incredibly useful book!Revising Prose (5th Edition)
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is a good book on how best khổng lồ revise academic writing.Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive sầu Writing
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: This book might as well be called "Grad Students As Writers!"
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