Ch 4: GRE Verbal Reasoning: Vocabulary Skills

About This Chapter

Learn vocabulary skills and common words you can encounter on the GRE with this chapter's engaging video lessons. Each lesson teaches concepts to help you succeed in the verbal reasoning section of the GRE. You can also test your knowledge to make sure you are ready for the test.

GRE Verbal Reasoning: Vocabulary Skills - Chapter Summary

Expand both your vocabulary and your ability to figure out the meanings of words with these GRE review lessons. These tutorials discuss strategies for determining word definitions and go over common words found on the GRE. Vocabulary lessons offer instruction in:

  • Context
  • Word structure
  • GRE vocabulary words
  • Multiple word meanings

This chapter's lessons discuss ways to establish the meanings of unknown words and introduce you to words you may run across in GRE vocabulary testing. The included quizzes help you ensure your grasp of the material. Different areas of instruction are divided into short, focused videos about vocabulary words and learning strategies to support your success on the GRE.

GRE Verbal Reasoning Objectives

The GRE is an examination used to test students' preparedness to undertake graduate studies. The verbal reasoning segment comprises almost one third of the test. Our vocabulary lessons contain not only words you may encounter on the GRE, but also strategies to help you discern the meanings of words you don't know. Specific lessons address such topics as:

  • Using context to discern a word's intended meaning
  • Common words in GRE vocabulary testing
  • Assessing word structure and parts of speech to help determine definition
  • Improving your vocabulary

The verbal reasoning section of the GRE includes three types of questions. The vocabulary questions are mostly focused within two of these types - text completion and sentence equivalence. Text completion questions provide a written passage with one or more blanks, prompting you to choose the word or words that fit best in the blanks from multiple options. The sentence equivalence questions comprise a single sentence with one blank; for each blank, two answers are to be selected from the multiple choices given.

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