GRE VERBAL REASONING Verbal Reasoning Overview Draws heavily

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GRE VERBAL REASONING

GRE VERBAL REASONING

Verbal Reasoning Overview • • • Draws heavily on Vocabulary & tests it Contextually

Verbal Reasoning Overview • • • Draws heavily on Vocabulary & tests it Contextually Detect Relationships among Words Understand the Logic of sentences and paragraphs Draw Inferences Recognize Major, Minor, and Irrelevant points Summarize Ideas Understand Passage Structure Recognize an author’s Tone, Purpose, and Perspective Tests your Ability to Understand what you’re reading and Applying Reasoning Skills to various question types

Verbal Reasoning Question Types • Text Completion: 6 questions (spend about 1 -1. 5

Verbal Reasoning Question Types • Text Completion: 6 questions (spend about 1 -1. 5 minutes on each) • Reading Comprehension: 10 questions (spend about 1 -1. 5 minutes on each) • Sentence Equivalence: 4 questions ( spend about 1 minute on each)

Vocabulary Building Basics • Flashcards: Record and define unfamiliar words • Sentences: Use unfamiliar

Vocabulary Building Basics • Flashcards: Record and define unfamiliar words • Sentences: Use unfamiliar words in a sentence • Word Groups: Create words groups by general meaning • (GRE does not test if you know exact meaning) • • Greek and Latin Roots Read Unfamiliar Words in Context (e. g. journal articles) Learn Parts of Speech (e. g. nouns, adverbs, adjectives, verbs) Remember: Words have more than one meaning and can also function as more than one part of speech

Testmakers’ Favorite GRE Words • Review Kaplan GRE Book • • GRE Testmaker’s Favorite

Testmakers’ Favorite GRE Words • Review Kaplan GRE Book • • GRE Testmaker’s Favorite Words: Page 35 Word Groups: Appendix A – Page 513 Root List: Appendix B – Page 517 Top GRE Words in Context: Appendix C – Page 547