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Ch 2: GRE Verbal Reasoning: About the Verbal Reasoning Section

About This Chapter

We've assembled this quick chapter to explain the format, objectives and content of the verbal reasoning portion of the GRE assessment. Short videos introduce the concepts, but you can also read through their companion transcripts.

GRE Verbal Reasoning: About the Verbal Reasoning Section - Chapter Summary

Watch these quick, entertaining videos for a high-level overview of the verbal reasoning portion of the GRE assessment. Lesson topics include:

  • Objectives of the Verbal Reasoning portion of the GRE
  • The number and types of questions on the exam
  • Strategies for each of the question types
  • Timing for the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE

You can test yourself on the strategies by working through the short quiz after each lesson. As an added bonus, these self-assessments mimic the styles of questions you'll see on the GRE. Videos can be watched as many times as you'd like, and each video includes timeline tags so you can easily jump to specific points in the lesson.

Objectives of the GRE Verbal Reasoning: About the Verbal Reasoning Section Chapter

Use this chapter to review the strategies you can use on the verbal reasoning portion of the GRE assessment. This section of the GRE includes three question types: reading comprehension, test completion, and sentence equivalence. Reading comprehension questions come in multiple-choice format (some will have one correct answer, others will have several) and select-in-passage format. Text completion questions are framed in fill-in-the-blank format, but include a multiple-choice selection. Sentence equivalence questions are framed as multiple-choice and require you to choose two answers.

Use the lesson quizzes to get a sneak-peek of these question styles and practice the techniques and strategies outlined in the videos. If you'd like any test-taking advice, don't hesitate to reach out to our instructors.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: GRE Verbal Reasoning: About the Verbal Reasoning Section
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Overview of the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

1. Overview of the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

Learn about what you'll see on the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE revised General Test. Topics include question types, timing, scoring, and skills to make sure you're completely ready for the test.

Introduction to Reading Comprehension for the GRE

2. Introduction to Reading Comprehension for the GRE

Learn about the Reading Comprehension questions on the GRE revised General Test. This lesson covers the passages, the questions, and some general strategy tips.

GRE Reading Comprehension Question Types

3. GRE Reading Comprehension Question Types

Learn about the types of questions you'll see on the Reading Comprehension sections of the GRE revised General Test in this lesson. Knowing what you're up against can help you a lot on test day.

GRE Text Completion Question Format

4. GRE Text Completion Question Format

In this lesson, you'll learn about the structure and format of Text Completion questions on the GRE revised General Test. These questions can be confusing, but if you're prepared, they're a lot easier.

GRE Sentence Equivalence Format

5. GRE Sentence Equivalence Format

Sentence equivalence questions on the GRE revised General Test have a weird and confusing format. But don't let that hold you back from doing your best! Here's what you'll see and how to tackle it.

GRE Strategies: Sentence Equivalence & Text Completion

6. GRE Strategies: Sentence Equivalence & Text Completion

GRE vocab is no frivolous jape! Learn about vocab-boosting strategies and other tips and tricks for success on the Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion questions on the GRE.

Reading Comprehension Practice for the GRE

7. Reading Comprehension Practice for the GRE

In this lesson, you'll try your hand at some GRE Reading Comprehension questions with complete explanations in case you need a little help figuring them out. All the question types are covered.

Text Completion Practice for the GRE

8. Text Completion Practice for the GRE

In this lesson, you'll get some guided practice with Text Completion questions on the GRE revised General Test. Review these strategies and get ready for the test.

Sentence Equivalence Practice for the GRE

9. Sentence Equivalence Practice for the GRE

GRE Sentence Equivalence questions can be tricky. In this lesson, you'll get some guided practice with them and then tackle a few on your own in the quiz questions.

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