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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:
- 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.
1. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
2. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
3. How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary
Feeling that your personal lexicon is lacking? Or perhaps want to be able to manipulate polysyllabic lexemes with great facility? Or you just want to pass the SAT with a higher score - in any event, this lesson is for you.
4. Common GRE Vocabulary
In this lesson you will have a chance to work with some common examples of GRE vocabulary. Discover their meaning, hear them in context, and test your own understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the GRE Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- GRE: About the Test
- GRE Verbal Reasoning: About the Verbal Reasoning Section
- GRE Verbal Reasoning: Reading Skills
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- GRE Analytical Writing: Crafting Your Argument
- GRE Analytical Writing: Planning Your Essay
- GRE Analytical Writing: Starting Your Essay
- GRE Analytical Writing: Writing the Essay Body
- GRE Analytical Writing: Editing Your Essay
- GRE Analytical Writing: Writing Technique
- GRE Analytical Writing: Writing Stronger Sentences
- GRE Analytical Writing: Grammar and Usage
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- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Sequences and Series
- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Equations and Expressions
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- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Exponents & Roots
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- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Inequalities
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- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Plane Geometry
- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Coordinate Geometry
- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Probability and Statistics
- GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Interpreting Statistical Data
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