When I first listened to the the Core Words, I was skeptical. Deaver's voice is not pleasant to listen to, and he doesn't enunciate well. However, there aren't a lot of GRE audio lists available, and for the price I figured it was worth the risk. So I listened to the list over and over for a week and a half while at work and while driving.I was asked by one grad school to which I applied to retake the test. I only had a week and a half to study. I focused on the math section, as that is my area of weakness. The only thing I did for the verbal section was listen to SAT & GRE 500 Core Words: Core Words. When the test day came, I was so nervous. What if Deaver Brown was full of it? Right away I got my confidence back. I many of the works and their definitions. I was actually able to breath and relax. Comparing the scores from a previous GRE exam I took a couple years ago, I had increased my verbal score by 30%.Unbelievable. So, give it ago. As Deaver says "Listen to the works and let the definitions wash over you."
As grating at Deaver's voice is, it actually sticks with you, and the definitions too.
You might want to know if I got into grad school. I did. I got a paid research assistant-ship. It's my very own dream-come-true.
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