3rd Ed. - Reading Comprehension GRE® Strategy Guide

3rd Ed. - Reading Comprehension GRE Strategy Guide

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Written by Manhattan Prep’s 99th percentile GRE instructors, the Reading Comprehension & Essays Guide provides a comprehensive approach to Reading Comprehension passages and questions on the GRE. It contains practical techniques for grasping difficult, unfamiliar content and perceiving passage structure rapidly and will teach you how to attack questions through effective classification and analysis.

Each chapter explains core principles and builds fundamental skills through numerous, in-depth examples and exercises. The chapter on Essays equips you to write excellent responses on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE, while handy analytical tools allow you to identify critical flaws in given arguments.

Purchase of this book includes one year of access to 6 of Manhattan Prep's online practice exams.

Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION & THE REVISED GRE®:
    Introduction | The Revised GRE® | Question Formats in Detail
  2. READING COMPREHENSION PRINCIPLES:
    Logistics of Reading Comprehension | Challenges of Reading Comprehension | Two Extremes and a Balanced Approach | 7 Principles of Active, Efficient Reading | Practice on Non-GRE® Material
  3. INTRODUCTION TO SHORT & LONG PASSAGES:
    Short vs. Long | Components of Passages | Foreshadowing
  4. SHORT PASSAGES:
    Short Passages: An Overview | Don’t Just Read, Do Something! | The Headline List | Common Notations | Using Your Headline List | Timing for Short Passages | Model Short Passage: Insect Behavior | Model Headline List: Insect Behavior
  5. LONG PASSAGES:
    Long Passages: An Overview | The Skeletal Sketch | Using Your Skeletal Sketch | Common Structures of Long Passages
  6. STRATEGIES FOR SHORT & LONG PASSAGES:
    Question Types | General Questions | Specific Questions | Strategies for All Reading Comphrehension Questions | The Seven Strategies for Reading Comprehension
  7. QUESTION TYPE ANALYSIS:
    Question Type Analysis | Types of Wrong Answer Choices | Model Short Passage Revisited | Model Long Passage Revisited
  8. PASSAGES & PROBLEM SETS:
    Reading Comprehension Problem Sets
  9. ARGUMENT STRUCTURE PASSAGES:
    Identifying Parts of an Argument | Recognizing Argument Structure Passages | Diagramming | General Strategy | Question Types
  10. ESSAYS:
    The GRE® Essay | Analysis of an Issue | Analysis of an Argument | GRE® Issue Essay Quotes
  11. APPENDIX: Vocabulary and Reading Comphrehension

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