I'm planning to re-take the GRE this summer. I took it 4 years ago and went to a master's program, but now I'm going to apply for a PhD and although some schools will accept my old score, others require a score no less than 2 years old. I previously scored a 800/550/4.0 Q/V/AW score with about a week's worth of daily 3-4 hour studying, 90% of which was spent on the quant section.
I'm applying to programs that value the quantitative section most highly, and since 800 =176 on the new scale, I'll be shooting for a 176+ on the quant. Ideally, I'd like to improve my verbal to above the 85th percentile and AW to 5.0 as well. I think for the quant I just mostly need lots of (harder) practice problems, but for the verbal/AW I'll need more help with strategies, etc.
I know the new GRE changed some things, so I don't know which books would be best for my goals. I had previously used Barron's, but what worries me is that the practice books haven't had time to work out the kinks with the new exam. What books are best for practice for someone with scores like me? Would I be better off waiting to take it sometime in the fall once all of the newer editions of the study books have come out?
Any advice appreciated!