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GRE Analytical Writing Overview Part II: Analysis of an Argument

The GRE Analytical Writing section can be a stumbling block for many students. However, with practice it can become one of the easiest sections on the test. Scoring on the GRE Analytical Writing  section is based on a 6 point … Continue reading

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GRE Vocab and the Seven Deadly Sins: Part I – Lust

Back in the day, everyone in Western Europe was Catholic. It should thus be no surprise that Catholic theology has left a profound impact on the English language, and has granted us many excellent, Latin-based GRE vocab words. In this … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: Polysemous

Each week, “It’s not GREek!” will discuss a new word likely to appear on the GRE.  We aim not only to give you a new word to memorize, but also to provide you with some background and etymological history to … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: Panegyric

Each week, “It’s not GREek!” will discuss a new word likely to appear on the GRE.  We aim not only to give you a new word to memorize, but also to provide you with some background and etymological history to … Continue reading

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Don’t State the Obvious: How to Keep the Analytical Writing Section Interesting

Pop quiz:What historical or contemporary examples would you use to support an argument agreeing or disagreeing with the topics below? “Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever  could.” “The … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is Greek: New GRE Vocabulary

Starting next week, “It’s not GREek!” will be spotlighting a new vocabulary word–or words–that is likely to appear on the verbal section of the GRE.  We will not only give you a new word to study, but also give you … Continue reading

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Free GRE Solutions Guide Download!

Greetings, readers! Due to the popularity of our example problem posts, we have decided to release a free download of one of Testmasters’ GRE solutions guides to the ETS’s official study guide, “Practicing to Take the GRE General Test (10th … Continue reading

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GRE Writing Tips: 3 Pointers for the Argument Prompt

Ah, yes.  There is a writing section on the GRE — almost forgot all about that, didn’t we?  The argument topic comes second, and you have 30 minutes to write it.  On the argument prompt, your goal is to analyze … Continue reading

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