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by Markovi ć Marko wumbo21@yahoo.com. GRE. Graduate Record Examination. What is the GRE?. The GRE measures: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, which are not related to any specific field of study. 2/20. Form of the Exam.

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by Marković Marko

wumbo21@yahoo.com

GRE

Graduate Record Examination

what is the gre
What is the GRE?
  • The GRE measures: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, which are not related to any specific field of study

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form of the exam
Form of the Exam
  • Verbal reasoning (input),important for teaching schools
  • Quantitative reasoning (CPU);tough to compete with Chinese and Indians
  • Analytical writing (output),important for research schools

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verbal reasoning
Verbal reasoning
  • Multiple choice questions, based on written and oral material
  • Analyze and evaluate material and synthesize information obtained from it
  • Recognize relationships between words and concepts

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quantitative reasoning
Quantitative reasoning
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Math and Logic
  • Solve problems in a quantitative setting

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analytical writing
Analytical writing
  • Analysis of an Argument
  • Analysis of an Issue

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analysis of an argument
Analysis of an Argument
  • Explain why one "side" of the argument is superior
  • Identify and support or critique the logical foundations of the argument
  • You do not have to agree or disagree;

just to analyze the argument properly

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analysis of an argument8
Analysis of an Argument

Start writing here:

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if time permits also
… if time permits, also:
  • Substitute existing sentenceswith stylistically more effective sentences
  • Read everything carefully once againfor the final touch

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analysis of an argument structure
Analysis of an Argument: Structure
  • Introduction – 2 sentences
  • Elaboration – 3 paragraphs, 4 sentences each
  • Conclusion – 2 sentences
  • 16 sentences in total

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analysis of an argument introduction
Analysis of an Argument: Introduction
  • S1 : Repeat the argument

“This holds in general (or in a number oftypical situations), but...”

  • S2 : Against, for how many reasons

(three reasons optimal)

“... three such cases will be now elaborated”

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analysis of an argument elaboration
Analysis of an Argument: Elaboration

Each reason given in introduction is explained in separate paragraph

  • S1 : “The first condition that needs verification

states that…”

  • S2 : Why isn’t this condition so good…
  • S3 : Explanation…
  • S4 : What is correct decision and a spark

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analysis of an argument conclusion
Analysis of an Argument: Conclusion
  • S1 : Repeat the N reasons
  • S2 : Advice. What would you do?

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analysis of an issue
Analysis of an Issue
  • Social case decision making
  • Chain of examples when OK or not OK
  • You have to decide betweenattacking or defending a given issue

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analysis of an issue structure
Analysis of an Issue: Structure
  • Introduction – 2 sentences
  • Elaboration – 3 paragraphs, 4 sentences each
  • Conclusion – 2 sentences
  • 16 sentences in total

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analysis of an issue introduction
Analysis of an Issue: Introduction
  • S1 : Give three conditions that you want to criticize or support
  • S2 : “I will not make my final conclusion

before these three conditions are verified”

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analysis of an issue elaboration
Analysis of an Issue: Elaboration

Each condition given in introduction is explained in separate paragraph

  • S1 : Give a co-argument
  • S2 : Concrete example
  • S3 : Concrete solution
  • S4 : Generalized solution and a spark

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analysis of an issue conclusion
Analysis of an Issue - Conclusion
  • S1 : Résumé
  • S2 : Say that you’ll not make the final decision until the validity of the following

assumptions is verified…

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be careful about
Be Careful About:
  • The
  • A
  • How to stress a word?
  • How to switch to indirect speech?
  • What if subject/object repeat? (;)
  • Interpunction: no space after; only before
  • Three types of dashes
  • Establish communication with the examiner (he/she)

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Q&A

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