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GRE Verbal Reasoning: Study Guide & Test Prep

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Our comprehensive study guide course is designed to help you prepare to take the Verbal Reasoning portion of the GRE General Test. Here, you'll find video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, and you can ask our subject experts any questions you might have as you get ready for exam day. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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5 chapters in GRE Verbal Reasoning: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Ch 1. GRE: About the Test {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[54134].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is the GRE? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The GRE Test Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Registering & Preparing for the GRE Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Be Ready for Test Day Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Overview of the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54140].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54140].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Introduction to Reading Comprehension for the GRE Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54141].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54141].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - GRE Reading Comprehension Question Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54142].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54142].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - GRE Text Completion Question Format Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - GRE Sentence Equivalence Format Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54146].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54146].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - GRE Strategies: Sentence Equivalence & Text Completion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54490].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54490].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Reading Comprehension Practice for the GRE Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54147].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54147].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Text Completion Practice for the GRE Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54148].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54148].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Sentence Equivalence Practice for the GRE Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54149].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54149].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Determine the Number of Main Ideas in a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47925].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47925].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Drawing Inferences from Informational Texts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63640].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63640].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28820].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28820].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Reading Strategies Using Visualization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - How to Identify & Analyze Text Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47863].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47863].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - How to Restate an Idea and Summarize Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54150].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54150].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Common GRE Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54151].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54151].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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