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GRE Prep Reading Comprehension Strategies

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Michael Flinchbaugh

on 2 February 2014

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Transcript of GRE Prep Reading Comprehension Strategies

GRE Verbal Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comp
Question Types
MC5
All That
Apply
Select in
passage
Click on
sentence
Language
connections
A-E
1
correct
POE
1, 2, or
3 correct
Find
evidence
No
POE
Read more of the passage
Read less of the passage
The passage is long
You can skim effectively and catch main ideas
You don't skim so well and get caught up in details
How much should I read?
The passage is short
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PRACTICE THIS SKILL:
Spot details quickly
Skip past them
Paraphrase big ideas
Reading for Main Idea
The big ideas
What it's all about
Sometimes a thesis
NOT details--ignore those
Think about it this way
If you had to tell a classmate what the reading was about 1 minute before a quiz, what would you tell them.
Use knowledge of main idea to answer questions
Read for big idea
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Reread sections for non-main idea questions
Find sentence that capture main idea
Process the idea in your own language
GRE Book, pp. 54-55
Questions 1-8
10 minutes
Remember your strategies!

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