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Copy of Copy of GRE Presentation

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Jinsheng Liu

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Verbal reasoning questions and quantitative reasoning scores are counted equally. The student is given a raw score based on the number of correct answers.

The raw score is converted to a scaled score through equating, which accounts for variations in difficulty among test editions.

Official Score Reports Include:
Contact information
Date of birth
Intended graduate program
Authorized score recipients
What score was reported
Cumulative record of scores reported within the past five years
Introduction to the GRE
Sample Questions
Quantitative Reasoning
Analytical Writing
Verbal Reasoning
What is it?
Graduate Record
is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide.
Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949
What does it measure?
It measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.
Revised Test

1 Analytical writing, verbal reasoning and quantative reasoning are completed in one day.

2 One not-scored section is added for statistical survey.

3 Computer Adaptive Test.
Graduate Records Examination
GRE scores are valid for five years

Three scores are reported:
1. Verbal Reasoning: score of 130-170 in 1-point increments
2. Quantitative Reasoning: 130-170 in 1-point increments
3. Analytical Writing: 0-6 in half-point increments
Verbal & Quantitative
Reasoning Score

Writing Score
The computer-based analytical writing section is scored by at least one human and one computer.

The paper-based analytical writing section is scored by two humans.

One score is reported for both types of test.
Who cares about these scores?
Princeton University looks for students who score at or above 700 for liberal arts studies and at/above 750 for science programs.

Most graduate programs do not indicate what scores they are looking for, but most resources indicate that schools look at percentiles rather than numerical scores.
In 2011, more than 700.000 tests were administered
More than 2500 centers in 200 countries and regions
How much does the GRE cost?
Jinsheng Liu
Revised on August, 2011
Something about Sentence Completion
The capital of PRC is _____?
It comes as no surprisethat societies have codes of
behavior; the character of the codes, on the other hand,
can often be ______.
A. predictable
B. unexpected
C. admirable
D. explicit
E. confusing
Political advertising may well be the most (i)______ kind of advertising: political candidates are usually quite
(ii) ______, yet their campaign advertisements often hide important differences behind smoke screens of smiles and empty slogans.
Blank(i) Blank(ii)
A. polemical D. interchangeable
B. Effective E. dissimilar
C. deceptive F. vocal
Richard M.Russell said 52 percent of the nation’s growth since the Second World War had (i) ______ invention. He said, (ii) ______ research,The government’s greatest role in assuring continuing innovation is promoting a strong, modern patent office. “Unless we can (iii)______ original ideas, we will not have invention,” Mr.Russell said. Speculating on the state of innovation over the next century, several inventors agreed that the future lay in giving children the tools to think creatively
and the motivation to invent.
Blank(i) Blank(ii) Blank(iii)
A. been at the expense of D. in addition to restricting G. evaluate
B. no bearing on E. aside from supporting H. protect
C. come through F. far from exaggerating I. disseminate
Ever a demanding reader of the fiction of others, the novelist Chase was likewise often the object of ______analyses by his contemporaries.
A. exacting
B. copious
C. respectful
D. acerbic
E. scathing
F. meticulous
About 10 questions
About 10 minutes
1. Logical thinking and critical thinking are evaluated.
2. Grammar may not help you solve a sc problem.
3. Backgrounds may involve in specific areas, however
professional knowledge doesn't work.
The only solution lies in the sentence itself.
synonymous repetition
antonymous repetition
What should we do?
Seems simple?
Unless you have a large vocabulary
Vocabulary & Dictionaries
Print Version
English dictionary Or American dictionary?
English-English Dictionary:
Merriam-Webster’s New World College Dictionary
Software Version
M-W’s New World College Dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary of English
Oxford Picture Dictionary
Collins Cobuild English Dictionary
for Advanced Learners
Lingoes & Babylon
Other Versions
Electronic dictionary?
For IOS and Android System
Take care of some vitally important words and phrases
Have a try
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