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This eBook is meant to serve as an introduction to the revised GRE and combines information from some of the most popular posts on the Magoosh GRE blog. Common (High-frequency) Words aberrant ( adjective): markedly different from an accepted norm. When the financial director . · introduction. What is Magoosh? What's on the cards? Printing instructions.

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In Keep default print options. If your printer the new dialog, click the plus button on the allows for printing without margins, change left side and enter the above numbers in the them to 0. Otherwise, change margins to blanks. If your printer does not allow 0 0. After the second page is printed, print the third page on a new piece of paper and repeat. Learning hundreds of words while only having a tenuous grasp of them is not efficacious.

Instead, learn words at a rate in which they are not falling out of your head. Whether you are walking down the street, or even watching a television show, see if you can apply the words you learnt that day. Reading is an excellent way to supplement vocab lists and flashcards. Be a word detective, and significantly augment your vocabulary.

Another way of saying this: use mnemonics. A mnemonic is a creative way of remembering a word. The beauty of nmemonics is that they only have to make sense to you. Take flashcards and quiz yourself on each one. The ones you do not answer correctly put in one pile. At the very end look at this pile and study the words. Then take those words and once again go through each one. If you do not remember the words a second time, put them in a pile. This last pile represents your problem words.

Pie Chart 2. Each set will present data in some form graph. Line Chart 4. What about the poor crunchy artsy non-techy humanities majors? Column Chart 3. Any intelligent person should have at least basic competency in interpreting the data that can impact our lives.

In rare circumstances. I would say. That's why the GRE asks about it. To that extent. All scientific authority rests on. Data Interpretation Within the course of each Quantitative section. The vast majority of these questions revolve around one of the "big five" types of data display: If you are planning graduate studies in the natural or social sciences.

Bar Chart 5. Numerical Table Sometimes. Absolutely in the natural sciences. I imagine it's neither a surprise nor a challenge that the GRE would ask this. They probably would be listed simply in alphabetical order. Any day's issue of.

Why does a chart or graph accompany that article? What information is given in the chart that is not given in the article? What aspects of the data does the chart make clear? If you simply can understand what a graph or chart adds to a written article.

In general. If the categories either have an intrinsic order to them e. That's even truer for any week's issue of the Economist. Below is a sample Data Interpretation for further practice. Either variety can have side-by-side bars. The bar chart shows the detail of breakdown for frozen foods. Sales of Frozen Foods. During the first quarter this year.

Don't go to the calculator for such a straightforward percent question! The bakery would then account for what percentage of the total sales in the second quarter? From the bar chart. Frozen prepared meals constitute what percentage of the total sales for the first quarter this year? Assume that in the second quarter. What is the dollar amount of sales of canned goods in the first quarter of this year?

This is a straightforward read-data-off-the-chart question. This is a tricky question, because there's a tempting wrong answer. That's a new total because, even though everything else stayed the same, bakery sales increased. We don't need to consider the actual numbers: Try this question online and watch the video explanation: Multiple Answer Questions Directions: Consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.

The quantity in Column A is greater The quantity in Column B is greater The two quantities are equal The relationship cannot be determined from the information given Text Explanation: Choose the correct statement.

Use your own words We want to use the strategy of putting in our own word s in the blank or blanks. The caveat: This Suggestions for this eBook?

I refer to these word s as keywords. The two. With a two. The second or third blank first Because the first blank is often difficult to deal with.

The reason for this strategy is that the first blank is often ambiguous. Breaking down the text completion Text Completions are sometimes a paragraph long. Below are five important strategies you should follow if you want to do well on Text Completions: Text Completions On the surface the Text Completion sounds deceptively easy: Most importantly. Breaking down the paragraph in your own words paraphrasing the paragraph will help you get a grasp on what the sentences are talking about.

Then work your way backwards to the first blank. To do so. A Text Completion can have anywhere from one to three blanks. Does the completed sentence make sense with how you earlier paraphrased it? What if three answer choices work? Two of them are synonyms. The Suggestions for this eBook?

Even in those Sentence Equivalence questions. C dramatic and F beneficial. B lasting. Even though the Revised GRE has been around for almost two years. C dramatic and D beneficial. This is an important statement. What if you did not know the definition of A salutary? Then would it make sense to choose C? You feel. The blitzkrieg of anti-smoking images has clearly had a n —.

A salutary. Even if a Sentence Equivalence question is straightforward. The overwhelming majority of Sentence Equivalence answers are synonyms. One of them will most likely be the answer. You may balk. Here are some good strategies for dealing with Sentence Equivalence questions: Then you want to choose either dramatic or beneficial. They may throw in the word meteorite. I immediately have them close the book and tell me what the passage was about. Know the passage When the two minutes are up.

Once you get in the habit of doing so. Slow down So what should you do? Learn to read passages. The author endorsed a meteorite impact theory because it could account for the uneven dispersal of iridium. A student struggling with the passage will say the passage was about dinosaurs. Say the passage was about three competing theories on dinosaur extinction.

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I give them two minutes to read an entire passage yes. I have them do a little exercise. You may think trying to describe the passage in your own words is frivolous and time-consuming. Takeaway So the key is to really understand the passage. Following each Paragraph Argument are five answer choices. Resolve the Paradox. Even for those of you with only GRE experience.

This skill is essential to answer any of the question types above. Dotting points slightly out to sea are outcrops of rock that the tern usually lands on while hunting. For this excerpt. They did. You can identify this question by bolded parts of the text.

It follows that the tern is going to have more difficulty hunting the guppy in the evening than during the daytime.

Below we have an excerpt: The lower the tide. The tern.

I am going to be dealing with a subspecies of this question that is proving pesky for many students and for those of you considering only taking the GMAT. ETS had decided to do away with a section called the Analytical Section.

A Paragraph Argument question will have you do one of a number of things: Evaluate the Argument. It is called Paragraph Argument. Perhaps the terns used the time on the outcrops to clean their feathers or some other random explanation. I made up these fish facts. With this excerpt. Other twists Sometimes.

That is. There will be plenty of practice there for this tricky kind of question. Conclusion In this case. Notice how there is another conclusion: It is a conclusion drawn from facts that we. I am assuming that the tern is going to have trouble hunting the guppy in the evening.

Without the intermediate conclusion. I must build off of these sentences. For me to draw a valid conclusion. To simplify things even further. I will assign each of the sections above a different amount of time. Short Reading Passage 5.

Paragraph Argument 7. Three-Blank Text Completion 6. Two-Blank Text Completion 4. So how do you allocate this time amongst the different questions? Sentence Equivalence 3. You will have a total of 30 minutes per verbal section.

One-Blank Text Completions 2. Long Reading Passage This ranking is a rough estimate.

The low-hanging fruit Suggestions for this eBook? What does this all mean? The takeaway? Do not spend 3 minutes agonizing over a three-blank text completion with the words hagiographic and pulchritudinous as answer choices. There is. So make sure to be accurate. Takeaway Each question on the GRE is worth the same. The shocking thing is each question. That point is so important I am going to repeat it again in caps: As long as you just guess some random answer. Remember you can always come back to a difficult question if you have time.

Do not waste time trying to answer a difficult question. The Revised GRE. There is no penalty for guessing. Simply put. And that penalty is you getting the easy question wrong. Make sure to take advantage of this function. The key to active usage is to be creative. We have over free ones for you to flip through online or on your phone! Reading for vocabulary Why is reading for vocab. In the cozy flashcard milieu.

If you are going to use flashcards. It is this element of surprise. A technique you can rely on is active usage — a highly effective way of embedding words into long-term memory. You picture a docile creature bah-ing contentedly in a pen. When you see the definition — to reprimand harshly — it always surprises you.

Case in point. Imagine a boss. And by good. I mean it is memorable. Your significant other arrives and. As silly as my mnemonics may sound.

Above are two mnemonics that I thought of on the spot. He or she calls you into their office or lair and is now berating you for something you did incorrectly. The Economist.

Most of the writing found within the pages of these august publications is not only replete with GRE-level vocabulary but is also similar in tone and style to that found on the Revised GRE. This leads them to overpay for people who are good at creating outsized reputations through networking. Maybe you simply want to vary up your reading.

The myth of the generalist CEO is bolstered by the many fawning media portrayals where CEOs say that their key jobs are understanding. These sources include The New York Times. Rakesh Khurana has amply shown how this delusion of the charismatic savior creates a dysfunctional market for CEOs. While it may be drier than the typical fare found in the Suggestions for this eBook?

I will highlight important vocabulary and also discuss ways you should approach learning words when you encounter them in context. The Atlantic Monthly. Part of the reason is the Revised GRE will typically have one science passage. Perhaps business reading induces a meh. The Atlantic Monthly Outsider. This excerpt is also filled with analysis. Today I am going to take actual articles from the aforementioned sources.

A great field to draw from is science. This passage is great because it is full of relatively difficult words. Irene Pepperberg—namely how she trained Alex to say hundreds of words though none. My eight-year-old daughter says that she wishes the horses she rides could talk. The excerpt includes a few vocab words.

All children grow up in a world of talking animals. A child will grant the gift of speech to the family dog. The New Yorker Below is an excerpt from the article. And some people. I believe. Always validate your hunch. Disney movies. In any case. In general I would recommend the entire piece. Nagel explained. That inability. It explores the development of language in human beings and whether language is the province only of humans. After consulting Word Smart.

After looking up these words. At first. Though you may already know a few of these words. But again. You are already familiar with a number of words and want something more challenging.

You may also notice that it is similar to subjective.

You want to digest them. Following a process similar to the one above is important. Joseph Heller. Of course reading the entire article is also a good idea. I dare say. For the human aspect. Essentially you are training your brain to read through a long. But if you already have a strong vocabulary.

Below are two excerpts from the same book review of a biography of Joseph Heller. Write it down on a flashcard along with an example sentence oh. The New York Times At a certain point. Erica Heller. There are many difficult words. Higher-frequency words—GRE-wise—include mordant.

The adjective form. The doctor was always optimistic. It is interesting and ingenious. And pat. D garrulous is the opposite of 'tight-lipped. For the second blank. H gregarious is the opposite of 'introverted. The movie is comprised of several vignettes. Therefore each time a person is mentioned we want to come up with a person who exhibits opposite qualities.

Blank i Blank ii Blank ii A. For each blank select one word from each column that best completes the sentence.

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H 'Foil' is an opposite. Thus the word in the blank should be a synonym with dishonest A. Select exactly two words that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning. Hemingway biographies had shown a similar trend.

What little scholarship has existed on Ernest Hemingway--considering his stature--has focused on trying to unmask the man behind the bravura. Until recently. In the last few years. C is clearly supported in the passage: With which of the following would the author of the passage agree?

The prevalence of scholarship on Hemingway is commensurate with his renown as a writer. C only A is wrong because the first sentence clearly states the opposite: B is wrong because the passage says. The recent ban only extends to within one hundred miles of Iceland. The incoming prime minister of Canada. The waters off the coast of Iceland are filled with pods of killer whales. Since Iceland recently gave into pressure from international groups opposed to the hunting of killer whales.

Some wildlife parks are involved in the illegal trade of killer whales. In-park killer whale births have become increasingly common. It is nearly impossible to catch killer whales in deep waters. Choose the option that best answers the question. Wildlife parks that rely on the killer whales for entertainment hunt the killer whale almost exclusively in the water of Iceland. The argument states that North America is also abundant in killer whale.

Therefore E is the answer. E does not provide a new means by which parks will acquire new killer whales. If Canada lifts its ban. D provides a clear means by which parks will acquire killer whales despite all the bans. It only describes how killer whales are generally caught. E The argument states that the only place wildlife parks can find killer whales is off the coast of Iceland. B is out. C provides a great place to replenish the killer whale population: A provides a source of killer whales Greenland.

Eliminate all the answer choices that call this question into conclusion. C directly attacks the argument that wildlife parks will run out of killer whale. So what does it take to get a 4. If you program requires at least a 4. The next essay is called the Argument. Are you looking to go to journalism school? Two essays? To get to this level should be your goal. Instead of having to argue your own position.

Looking to do computer science or engineering? For most programs. Better yet. This is the Issue statement. This someone else happens to be the GRE test-writers. The arguments are always based on real-world.

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For the first essay. While very few people are able to get a perfect 6. Just enough? The AWA is scored on a scale from 0. I mean. Do you vary up your sentences? Do grammar issues interfere with your expression? Takeaway So. For the Argument task. The GRE wants to get a sense of how well you write. The essay should have an Intro. Body Paragraphs and Conclusion. We are going to take a look at the Issue and Argument independently.

Your intro should end with a clearly defined thesis. And by write. For the Issue paragraphs. Assumption 1 The argument assumes that the increase in homeowners is directly correlated with improved living. The first step is to brainstorm the logical gaps or unwarranted assumptions the argument makes. The recent surge in the number of homeowners in Corporateville proves that Corporateville is a superior place to live then Middlesburg.

SuperCorp has determined that its workers prefer to live in an area that is not urban. The follow up post will have a sample essay. Below is a sample argument prompt and the first step in approaching the Argument Task: In this post we will only be concerned with the brainstorming part. Sample task SuperCorp recently moved its headquarters to Corporateville.

Middleburg is a predominately urban area and according to an employee survey. That is the increase of population does not mean that everybody wants to live in Corporateville because it is such a great place. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on the assumptions and what the implications are if the assumptions prove unwarranted. SuperCorp clearly made the best decision. Corporateville has lower taxes than Middlesburg. Planning before you write will. Is it really indicative of how employees feel?

Perhaps the survey only asked upper management. Remember working and living are two very different things. In this same sentence. And be careful not to assume that people typically leave urban areas for the suburbs. If the argument is setting out to prove that Corporateville is a superior place to work than Middlesburg.

Assumption 6 The argument ends by saying that Supercorp clearly made the right decision. Perhaps Corporateville is also somewhat urban. We do not know. Assumption 3 We do not know anything about the survey. Takeaways The goal of the brainstorming session is not to see how many assumptions you can find.

Never bring your own preconceived notions into the argument Assumption 5 Towards the end. Maybe only the engineering department was questioned. Even if Corporateville is a better place for Supercorp. Perhaps Supercorp could have moved to a different city. Assumption 4 There is nothing in the argument that says that Corporateville is not urban.

So stay focused on analyzing the issue. Keep it focused Within the paragraph it is easy for us to lose our way. The body paragraphs should develop your thesis. The Issue Prompt requires you to respond to a simple statement. Even an impassioned. Often it is easiest for the writer—and the reader—if the last sentence in the Intro is the thesis. Maybe our sentences do not link together logically. The Intro serves unsurprisingly to introduce the topic.

Keep it organized Nothing reflects strong essay writing skills like organization. Make sure your sentences link together. Keep it engaging Repetitive sentence structure makes for repetitive reading.

Perhaps we summarize needlessly. The Intro should not be needlessly long. Noun followed by verb followed by adjective implies that you are a hesitant writer.

Regardless of your analysis and organization. It takes a lifetime of diligent practice. For practical advice on practicing: So set yourself a goal say. The first page of Lolita alone makes even New Yorker staff writers blush crimson with envy.

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And Vladimir Nabokov wrote in both French and Russia before ever committing his pen to English at the ripe age of But the key is practice. If you begin talking about how technology is destructive because smartphones cause us to become insular. So for non-native speakers do Nabokov proud. If you trying to show that knowledge can sometimes be used for destructive ends.

Imagine you had to write on the mock prompt on knowledge I used above. Even as a non-native speaker. Two of the preeminent prose stylists of the English-language novel were both non-native English speakers. Takeaways Okay. And remember. Below is a list of our study guides that include recommended materials and checklists for each stage of your prep: Following the steps below will help you get the most out of a practice test. Sometimes this mistake can Suggestions for this eBook? The tests ETS the best source for the most accurate practice material offers a few resources: See if you can figure out why you got the question wrong.

The extent to which this is true depends on how you use the exam. Mark the questions you get wrong After figuring out your score. Taking a test once. Find questions similar to Powerprep II and the Official Guide Practice tests allow you to determine your strengths and weaknesses.

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