Ch 4: GRE Analytical Writing - Planning Your Essay: Tutoring Solution

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The Analytical Writing - Planning Your Essay chapter of this GRE Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to reviewing essay planning. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the information involving essay planning required for the GRE.

How it works:

  • Begin your GRE review.
  • Identify the essay planning concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our GRE prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to prepare for the GRE and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding brainstorming, outlines, evaluation of reasoning or any other essay planning topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their GRE preparation
  • Prefer learning GRE topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with their essay planning review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the GRE
  • Need access to GRE prep materials

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn four basic steps that can help you write a great essay quickly.
  • Find out why brainstorming is an important part of the writing process.
  • Explore techniques for brainstorming.
  • Get tips on writing an outline.
  • Build your skills in evaluating reasoning.
  • Learn six steps that can lead you to write a great argument.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: GRE Analytical Writing - Planning Your Essay: Tutoring Solution
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How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.

What Is Brainstorming?

2. What Is Brainstorming?

You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.

How to Write an Outline

3. How to Write an Outline

Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.

Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

4. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

5. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

How to Write a Great Argument

6. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

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