Reading Comprehension & Essays GRE Strategy Guide, 2nd Edition (Manhattan GRE Strategy Guides)

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Updated for the revised GRE, the Reading Comprehension and 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 GRE’s online practice exams.

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Chapter by Chapter

1. INTRODUCTION & THE REVISED GRE
Introduction, How to Use Manhattan GRE's Strategy Guides, 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, Recruiting for Your Working Memory, Inc., 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, Model Headline List

5. LONG PASSAGES
Long Passages: An Overview, The Skeletal Sketch, Using Your Skeletal Sketch, Timing for Long Passages, Common Structures of Long Passages, Model Long Passage, Model Skeletal Sketch

6. STRATEGIES FOR SHORT & LONG PASSAGES
Question Types, General Questions, Specific Questions, Strategies for All Reading Comprehension 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

9. ARGUMENT STRUCTURE PASSAGES
Identifying Parts of an Argument, Recognizing Argument Structure Passages, Diagramming, General Strategy, Question Types

10. ESSAY STRATEGY
The GRE Essay, Analysis of an Issue, Analysis of an Argument, GRE Issue Essay Quotes

APPENDIX: VOCAB AND READING COMP

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