## What books to read for 800 in quant on the standard test?

### What books to read for 800 in quant on the standard test?

On this forum I assume that most are aiming for an 800, right? What do you think are the best preparation materials for a higher score? I noticed that many of the preparation books have tons of very easy questions, while the actual 800 level questions on the GRE usually require at least some thinking.

Any thoughts? I have about 2 weeks to prepare for the whole GRE, so what books should I buy? I know I will get a bad verbal score, but I hope it doesn't count too much as English is not my native language.

Any thoughts? I have about 2 weeks to prepare for the whole GRE, so what books should I buy? I know I will get a bad verbal score, but I hope it doesn't count too much as English is not my native language.

I guess there should be at least some book that doesn't start by telling you what a fraction is, but concentrates on having loads of problems in 800 range in terms of difficulty.

Could you please share with me the great secret of your terrific subject mathematics preparation. Did you consult any books...? Or was your college background enough? I would specially appreciate your suggestion for some sources on Abstract Algebra.

Thanks,

Amateur

About my background, I have a M.Sc. in math, which is a 5 year degree, but I finished it in less than 3 years. My GPA is 5/5 in maths and 4.94/5 overall. I've already taken quite a lot of graduate math, e.g. commutative algebra, homological algebra, fields and galois theory, measure theory, functional analysis, algebraic geometry (schemes).

I studied for the GRE by buying the Princeton Review book two weeks ago. I had planned to study for about a month, but there were some personal things that got in the way.

My weakness is that I haven't done any practical calculations since the second year of my undergraduate, so I had forgot most of the formulas. Formulas for e.g. Fourier series and how they work I nowadays only remember by thinking about how it relates to the projection to a subset with an orthonormal basis and then look up formulas from a book. Similarly sums of trigonometric formulas I relate to Euler's identity. However, the GRE doesn't care about the fact that you know how to derive everything, you just need to know the formulas.