3rd Ed. - Reading Comprehension GRE® Strategy Guide
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.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION & THE REVISED GRE®:
Introduction | The Revised GRE® | Question Formats in Detail
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
INTRODUCTION TO SHORT & LONG PASSAGES:
Short vs. Long | Components of Passages | Foreshadowing
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
Long Passages: An Overview | The Skeletal Sketch | Using Your Skeletal Sketch | Common Structures of Long Passages
STRATEGIES FOR SHORT & LONG PASSAGES:
Question Types | General Questions | Specific Questions | Strategies for All Reading Comphrehension Questions | The Seven Strategies for Reading Comprehension
QUESTION TYPE ANALYSIS:
Question Type Analysis | Types of Wrong Answer Choices | Model Short Passage Revisited | Model Long Passage Revisited
PASSAGES & PROBLEM SETS:
Reading Comprehension Problem Sets
ARGUMENT STRUCTURE PASSAGES:
Identifying Parts of an Argument | Recognizing Argument Structure Passages | Diagramming | General Strategy | Question Types
The GRE® Essay | Analysis of an Issue | Analysis of an Argument | GRE® Issue Essay Quotes
- APPENDIX: Vocabulary and Reading Comphrehension