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GRE
Graduate Record Examination
What is the GRE?

• The GRE measures:
  verbal reasoning,
  quantitative reasoning,
  critical thinking and analytical writing skills,
  which are not related to any specific field of study




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Form of the Exam
• Verbal reasoning (input),
  important for teaching schools

• Quantitative reasoning (CPU);
  tough to compete with Chinese and Indians

• Analytical writing (output),
  important for research schools

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Verbal reasoning

•   Multiple choice questions,
    based on written and oral material

•   Analyze and evaluate material
    and synthesize information obtained from it

•   Recognize relationships
    between words and concepts
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Quantitative reasoning

•   Multiple choice questions

•   Math and Logic

•   Solve problems in a quantitative setting



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Analytical writing

• Analysis of an Argument


• Analysis of an Issue




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Analysis of an Argument
• Explain why one "side" of the argument is
  superior

• Identify and support or critique
  the logical foundations of the argument

• You do not have to agree or disagree;
  just to analyze the argument properly

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  Analysis of an Argument
     Think up the arguments

           Define structure

                 Rough wording

Start writing here:   Select more adequate words

                        Spelling and Punctuation
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… if time permits, also:


• Substitute existing sentences
  with stylistically more effective sentences

• Read everything carefully once again
  for the final touch


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Analysis of an Argument: Structure

• Introduction – 2 sentences

• Elaboration – 3 paragraphs, 4 sentences each

• Conclusion – 2 sentences

• 16 sentences in total
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Analysis of an Argument: Introduction

• S1 : Repeat the argument
       “This holds in general
        (or in a number of typical situations), but...”

• S2 : Against, for how many reasons
       (three reasons optimal)
      “... three such cases will be now elaborated”

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Analysis of an Argument: Elaboration
 Each reason given in introduction
 is explained in separate paragraph

• S1 : “The first condition that needs verification
        states that…”

• S2 : Why isn’t this condition so good…

• S3 : Explanation…

• S4 : What is correct decision and a spark
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Analysis of an Argument: Conclusion

• S1 : Repeat the N reasons

• S2 : Advice. What would you do?




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Analysis of an Issue

• Social case decision making

• Chain of examples when OK or not OK

• You have to decide between
  attacking or defending a given issue


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Analysis of an Issue: Structure
• Introduction – 2 sentences

• Elaboration – 3 paragraphs, 4 sentences each

• Conclusion – 2 sentences

• 16 sentences in total


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Analysis of an Issue: Introduction

• S1 : Give three conditions
       that you want to criticize or support

• S2 : “I will not make my final conclusion
        before these three conditions are verified”



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Analysis of an Issue: Elaboration
 Each condition given in introduction
 is explained in separate paragraph

• S1 : Give a co-argument

• S2 : Concrete example

• S3 : Concrete solution

• S4 : Generalized solution and a spark
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Analysis of an Issue - Conclusion

• S1 : Résumé

• S2 : Say that you’ll not make the final decision
       until the validity of the following
       assumptions is verified…



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Be Careful About:
1.   The
2.   A
3.   How to stress a word?
4.   How to switch to indirect speech?
5.   What if subject/object repeat? (;)
6.   Interpunction: no space after; only before
7.   Three types of dashes
8.   Establish communication with the examiner
     (he/she)
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