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What is POWERPREP II?

POWERPREP II software allows you to download the comprehensive overviews of each section of the GRE revised General Test available on the ets website.

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POWERPREP II software allows you to download the comprehensive overviews of each section of the GRE revised General Test available on the ets website.


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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I am not a fan of standardized tests, so I cannot say I like anything about ETS. The website is easy to navigate, provide useful information and that is pretty much it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is so expensive that is almost ridiculous. For a computer-based program, they make a lot of money. When I took my GRE exam there were TWO employees working during the entire duration of my exam, and about 8 people taking the test. Paying people' salary does not justify the huge amount of money we pay for each exam. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a mandatory standardized test to apply for grad school. I don't see any benefit in this kind of test. I wish standardized tests did not exist as it does not proof anything about a student. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Close to the real GRE Exam and Smooth UI Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Web application crashed several times Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It mimicks the real GRE Exam. It is beneficial for practice, especially for students like me who really want to test their limits before the exam. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Powerprep II is produced by the creators of the GRE, so you know it is the closest experience to the actual test, both in terms of features and quality of test questions. The software comes with 2 Full Length GRE practice tests, and the questions have the same level of difficulty as the original test, so it is the perfect tool to assess your skill level and how prepared you are for the test day. Additionally, the program provides the option to time both tests (or untime them) and an onscreen calculator, so you can train yourself under timed conditions for best results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The program in general feels a little outdated and can become more user friendly by improving the GUI. Also, needs more tests for more practice and better results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended to those planning on taking the GRE and want that extra bit of practice to do well on the test day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest benefit of Powerprep II is that it allows you to become accustomed to the pattern and style of the actual GRE, so you already know what to expect on the test day. Also, two full practice tests give you a fairly good assessment of where you stand in terms of preparation and scoring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Project Assistant
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Powerprep II has tons of features that make it a MUST have for any student taking the GRE. However, the best part of the software is that it gives you two FREE tests that are modeled on the actual GRE, and it is also timed, so you get a real feel of the actual test day and prepare yourself for the experience.. Powerprep II is known as the best software in training students for ETS based Graduate Record Examination or GRE. The most liked part in Powerprep is that it is officially from ETS and if free for training. The look and feel of software gives more confidence in students with taking practice tests.

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What do you dislike?

The on-screen calculator on Powerprep is very difficult to use and can be made much more easier to use. Also, ETS needs to update the software with new tests or give the option to buy more "PAID" tests for candidates who want to practice more. There is only one thing that is to dislike with ETS Powerprep II, It is that only two test are available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is highly recommended to try this software for final training of your students. Combining this with other preparation tool will definitely help your students in scoring better score in exam. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ETS Powerprep II will be useful to train your students in format that s actually used by ETS in GRE Test and make them familiar with the question format and time constraint of the original test. If you could give right situation and right testing condition using ETS Powerprep II to train your students for final. Then they can easily tackle it without facing any problem and training with this software will help in reducing stress level with students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MBA Graduate Fellow
Management Consulting
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Powerprep II has tons of features that make it a MUST have for any student taking the GRE. However, the best part of the software is that it gives you two FREE tests that are modeled on the actual GRE, and it is also timed, so you get a real feel of the actual test day and prepare yourself for the experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The on-screen calculator on Powerprep is very difficult to use and can be made much more easier to use. Also, ETS needs to update the software with new tests or give the option to buy more "PAID" tests for candidates who want to practice more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Powerprep II us created by the same company (ets) that writes and administers the GRE, so you can trust the accuracy of the test for preparation of the actual GRE. Combining Powerprep II with the official GRE guides from ETS is absolutely crucial to effective preparation for the final test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primarily, preparing for the GRE test. The greatest benefit I realized was that the two timed tests gave me a good understanding of my timing for each question. I was able to improve my per-question timing and managed to improve it significantly, which was important in my overall performance in the actual GRE test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Managing Director
Education Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Powerprep II is known as the best software in training students for ETS based Graduate Record Examination or GRE. The most liked part in Powerprep is that it is officially from ETS and if free for training. The look and feel of software gives more confidence in students with taking practice tests. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is only one thing that is to dislike with ETS Powerprep II, It is that only two test are available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is highly recommended to try this software for final training of your students. Combining this with other preparation tool will definitely help your students in scoring better score in exam. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ETS Powerprep II will be useful to train your students in format that s actually used by ETS in GRE Test and make them familiar with the question format and time constraint of the original test. If you could give right situation and right testing condition using ETS Powerprep II to train your students for final. Then they can easily tackle it without facing any problem and training with this software will help in reducing stress level with students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Powerprep II is the official software of Educational Testing Services, and it has full GRE practice tests that help evaluate skill levels as well as needed pace of preparation. The quality and level of difficulty of both verbal and quantitative portions of the practice tests is very close to the actual difficulty level of the test. Also, it is free, which makes it a winner for anyone planning on taking the GRE exam. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's good but somewhat difficult to install and operate. Once it gets going, it runs fine (except for the occasional crash). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For GRE takers, it is a must-have software for practice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primarily honing my preparation for the GRE test and scoring as high as I possibly could. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Teaching Assistant
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This tool mocks the real GRE test and offer the test taker an insight into the problem type. It's quite useful for these who prepare for the GRE for the very first time. You shall receive a unofficial score telling you where you should get improved. Also, the timing indicate how fast you should finish the tests. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are only two available mock tests. There should be more mock tests. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

good for these who are taking GRE tests and wanna get a overview of what the test is ahead of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

its efficiency for a basic understanding of what GRE is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate Research Assistant
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best feature i like in powerprep II is the look and feel of actual exam. Powerperp has two free tests with timed and untimed first and timed second text. The software also gives you a analysis of your test at the end which will help in improving your score to the best of your ability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Powerprep II has everything in place but one thing that i fell to be improved is the number of tests to be taken. This is the only feature that i expect to be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This software is best for practicing GRE test. The look and feel of software will be matching the actual test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The practice test taken before the exam will greatly help in reducing stress during exam by accustoming you to the pattern of the test. This will help in scoring better in test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its so easy to use and the interface is just simple clicks of a button. Also, when you have to change the course or end the section in the say the Reading section of GRE you can just click the end button and move to the next section. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The back button is sometimes laggy and has bugs. Also, the interface looks old and primitive. It needs to be fixed and bought up to date to the current GUI standards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its the best and closes software to the actual; GRE exam interface and the level of questions is the same too. So it's the best software out there for it because the sample papers are made by ETS and are comparable to the actual test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to practice for my GRE tests by ETS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

PowerPrep II contains limited test practice material for the GRE, and since it is the official ETS program, I would recommend it to anyone who is planning on taking the GRE. If you are taking the GRE using a computer, you should practice using PowerPrep, because it is the absolute closest approximation of the GRE test environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a limited number of tests that you can take on PowerPrep - this limits how much you can prepare, and you will want to be strategic when in your studying you choose to use PowerPrep. The interface itself isn't very good, except in that it approximates the equally-not-good interface that the you will have to take the GRE on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you are planning on a career which requires you to take the GRE, then you should use PowerPrep II in order to prepare - it's not that it's good necessarily, but because it is part of the limited material created by the ETS (who administer the GRE), it is currently the best option to prepare. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Practice tests were super helpful, like that there are explanations for every question, like that you can do either sections or full tests Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wish there were more available tests and sections to go through (for the GRE specifically). Haven't used this for other test prep Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Would definitely recommend a software like this instead of trying to prepare on your own or just use a physical book. Because the tests are on a computer, using POWERPREP II is a great way to simulate the real thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Perfect for preparing and studying for various exams Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simple to use after installation. Gives a quick and easy way to practice for GREs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Program looks a little outdated. Installation process can be tricky. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use in conjunction with other GRE test support manuals. This program is a great way of understanding the test style/format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Practice in exam-like setting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mathematics Tutor
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The quality of questions and level it provides is enormous. This software is very useful for students preparing for competitive exams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This software just provides 2 free tests and that is little bit I am not liking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is an excellent product for competitive exams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I gave my toefl a d GRE exams by preparing from this powerprep software and I passed with flying colours. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Powerprep II provides the closet real test experience you can get before the actual GRE. The questions are very similar in content and toughness to the actual GRE questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There was nothing in particular to dislike about the Powerprep II software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Powerprep II is an essential part of the GRE preparation. The best mock test experience you can get closet to the real test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Powerprep II allowed me to get real test-like experience. The benefits were that I could familiarize myself with the layout and presentation of the test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

This software is an extremely accurate rendition of the GRE test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The price point can tend to turn customers off. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Useful, accurate, moderately priced software that has a complete market share. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is uniquely the only product in this market space for GRE prep for aspiring graduate students, and it covers that market completely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have used this tool for Toefl test and it was very useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was very hard to recover the password after I forgot what it was. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

make it easy to recover passwords Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me check my scores and send them to schools while applying for PhD positions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The question pattern and difficulty level is quite similar to the actual GRE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no way to grade the analytical writing section. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes we need to find the flaws within a given logic. The powerprep helps to find out the loop holes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Numerouse study options best suited for user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes too timely. Maybe short training portions added. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cheaper options Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NA Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack Developer Intern
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Powerprep tests are very similar to the real tests. They provide an accurate estimation of exam difficulty. The level of difficulty of verbal and quantitative questions were very accurate. The quality of these tests are really good. It whelped me to improve my confidence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike about powerprep. I just hoped there would have been more tests of these quality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are giving your GRE its a must you give POWERPREP tests so that you can make a fair estimate as to what score you will get. You can make use of these scoring to select 4 colleges(to send your gre score for free) during your exam. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a student and used Powerprep for my GRE exams. My average on powerprep was 320 and in the real exam i got 321 .So i would say it was very needed for the boosting my confidence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I think ETS is the only place you can register for tests like GRE and TOEFL. at least that was the only one I knew of when I used it. It also provides so many test taking tips and tricks, advice, practice questions and sample questions. It is a great help for test prep. Their test prep locations are conveniently located and test scores are accurate and detailed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't think there is anything I dislike about this one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't know from a business end, but from a customer end, ETS PowerPrep has a very powerful use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prepping for GRE and TOEFL. Very helpful, easy to follow instructions and register. Very valuable test tricks and tips. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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English Teacher
Individual & Family Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like best about this website is its facilities and the customer experience, since it makes search practical and different types of tests and preps come in handy. Once I had to use it to take the TOEFL test, and I could easily find the options, one click leads to the next necessary step. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is the amount of information it presents. Sometimes it can be hard to understand due to the quatity of info showing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend to make a new maintanance in the website, because the service it provides is very helpful. If the company organizes the layout better, than it get unbeatable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Too much information going on in the website whenever it is opened. It should adapt "The less, the more" mentality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I used this software for my GRE and TOEFL exams about 2 years ago. The best thing about these is that they are realistic. They don't have stuff that is too easy or too tough for the GRE. Since ETS conducts the exams, they know best the material used in the powerprep. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing to dislike. The books and softwares are super easy to use and have solutions that are accurate. I wish though there was some way they could review the essays. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Though this is slightly more expensive than other study materials, it serves the purpose as a concise software for all your study needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used these to prepare for my GRE and TOEFL exams and had excellent scores in both the exams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The Praxis version of the test prep materials broke down the test into categories just like the assessment. I highlighted within the book the areas that I was not confident in. The font was easy to read and the book wasn't as daunting as some of the other prep books. I also purchased this online and was an affordable price. After taking the Praxis exam, I received an award for scoring in the top 10 percent of all test takers. I do feel this is due to my study habits with this book. My weak areas were science and history and this book made it much easier to focus in on these areas. Good luck all you test takers! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I really disliked was the pages were kind of thin in my edition. I did highlight in my book as previously mentioned and sometimes the color bled through to the other side. Yellow highlighter was not as noticiable. All other organizational aspects of this book were fantastic! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This book had major test prep benefits! I went from being nervous about the idea of the test to leaving the test prep area confident. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Editor
International Affairs
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's convenient, clear and user-friendly. It allows for switching before different types of questions which is useful. Also completing the exam on an electronic setting is better practice than the paper exam in the book. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's expensive and sometimes can we slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to prepare for GRE test. It allows for the mock test which is helpful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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