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GRE Overview

The Structure and Requirements of the GRE
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Lauren Clark

on 21 June 2011

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Verbal Analytical Writing Quantitative Issue Essay
45 min
two topic choices
persuasive argument 45 min
28 Questions
Three question types 30 min
30 questions
four question types What does an Essay Prompt Look Like? Issue Essay “In our time, specialists of all kinds are highly overrated. We need more generalists—people who can provide broad perspectives."

OR

"Originality does not mean thinking something that was never thought before; it means putting old ideas together in new ways." 3 Sections/3 Hours But What's Really in the GRE? geometry vocabulary analysis Algebra Read instructions on page 299. Pool of possible questions available at ETS's website:
http://www.ets.org/gre/general/prepare/sample_questions/analytical/issues Argument Essay Read instructions on page 300 The following appeared in a letter to the editor of the Clearview newspaper.

"In the next mayoral election, residents of Clearview should vote for Ann Green, who is a member of the Good Earth Coalition, rather than for Frank Braun, a member of the Clearview town council, because the current members are not protecting our environment. For example, during the past year the number of factories in Clearview has doubled, air pollution levels have increased, and the local hospital has treated 25 percent more patients with respiratory illnesses. If we elect Ann Green, the environmental problems in Clearview will certainly be solved." Pool of possible prompts:
http://www.ets.org/gre/general/prepare/sample_questions/analytical/argument/ Analogies So, how is "Verbal" different? 4 question types:
Antonyms
Analogies
Sentence Completion
Reading Comprehension Antonyms INFIRM
A. ailing
B. hospitalized
C. robust
D. recovering
E. firm 1. Early______ of hearing loss is ______ by the fact that the
other senses are able to compensate for moderate amounts of loss, so
that people frequently do not know that their hearing is imperfect.

A. discovery . . indicated
B. development . . prevented
C. detection . . complicated
D. treatment . . facilitated
E. incidence . . corrected Reading Comprehension See course handout on page 11. INFIRM
A. ailing
B. hospitalized
C. robust
D. recovering
E. firm TROUPE: PLAYER
A. team: coach
B. singer: conductor
C. club: member
D. puppy: litter
E. flower: bulb Overview and Structure 1. Early______ of hearing loss is ______ by the fact that the
other senses are able to compensate for moderate amounts of loss, so
that people frequently do not know that their hearing is imperfect.

A. discovery . . indicated
B. development . . prevented
C. detection . . complicated
D. treatment . . facilitated
E. incidence . . corrected Quantative Three question types:
Quantitative comparison
Problem solving
Charts and graphs Quantitative comparison Problem Solving Charts and Graphs University of Cincinnati
June 18th, 25th, and July 9th
9:00am-12:30pm Offered by the AESS
Learning Assistance Center TROUPE: PLAYER
A. team: coach
B. singer: conductor
C. club: member
D. puppy: litter
E. flower: bulb Preparing for the GRE Where do I begin?!? Sentence Completion The Score: Analytic Writing:
0-6
1/2 point increments Verbal
200-800
10 point increments Quantative
200-800
10 point increments Questions? Analyze an Argument Essay
30 min
review and critique the logic of the provided claim
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