# GRE by Marković Marko

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```					                                 by Marković Marko
wumbo21@yahoo.com

GRE
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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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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