Verbal Insights on the GRE General Test

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  • Elaborate Strategies for mastering all types of GRE Verbal Reasoning questions
  • 3 full length Verbal Practice tests as per the GRE Guidelines
  • 160 Practice questions to familiarize you with all question types
  • Answer key and detailed explanation included for every question

Verbal Insights on the GRE General Test provides intensive practice you need to succeed on the verbal section of the GRE. This book offers elaborate strategies and confidence-building exercises to boost your GRE verbal score.

To start with, this book makes you comfortable with the overall pattern of the GRE. It goes on to cover the verbal section of the GRE in depth. Dedicated chapters cover each question type in detail along with tools and strategies to master them. Towards the end,  the book offers 3 full length Verbal Practice tests as per GRE Guidelines along with answer key and detailed explanations.

Table of Contents
1. Overview of the GRE General Test
General Information of the Format of the GRE General Test
    Outline of the GRE General Test
    Paper Based and Computer Based GRE General Test
    Registering for the GRE  
    How the GRE General Test is Scored
    General Strategies for Taking the GRE 
    Preparing for Test Day and Taking the GRE 
    Frequently Asked Questions
2. Verbal Reasoning 
Reading Comprehension Questions
    Text Completion Questions
    Sentence Equivalence Questions
    General Hints on the Verbal Reasoning Component
3. Reading Comprehension
 What does a Reading Comprehension question look like?
    What skills do Reading Comprehension questions test?
    Key facts about Reading Comprehension questions
    Strategies for Reading Comprehension Questions
    Types of Questions
    General Tips for Answering Reading Comprehension Questions
    Worked Examples of Reading Comprehension Questions
4. Text Completion
 What does a Text Completion question look like?
    What skills do Text Completion questions test?
    Key facts about Text Completion questions
    Strategies for Text Completion Questions
    Worked Examples of Text Completion Questions
5. Sentence Equivalence
    What does a Sentence Equivalence question look like?
    What skills do Sentence Equivalence questions test?
    Key facts about Sentence Equivalence questions
    Strategies for Sentence Equivalence Questions
    Worked Examples of Sentence Equivalence Questions
6. Practice Test 1
7. Practice Test 2
8. Practice Test 3
9. Answer Key
10. Explanatory Answers

a) 160 Verbal
Practice questions
b) Essential tips, tricks, and tools you’ll need to get a good verbal score
c) Complete coverage of all types of Verbal questions
d) Intensive practice in Verbal Reasoning to boost your GRE score

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General Information of the Format of the GRE General Test
Whether you are taking the paper or computer version of the GRE General Test, the format of the test will be essentially the same. The test consists of three main components: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The total time for the test will be between 3 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours 45 minutes, depending on the version you are taking. 
The first section of the test is always the Analytical Writing component which is broken into two sections. In the first, you will be asked to write an argumentative essay that takes a position on an issue of general interest. In the second, you will be asked to analyze an argument for logical validity and soundness. You will be given 30 minutes for each section. 
The remainder of the test will be split between sections devoted to Verbal Reasoning and sections devoted to Quantitative Reasoning. There will be two sections devoted to Verbal Reasoning, and another two devoted to Quantitative Reasoning. You will be given between 30-40 minutes to complete each section, and each section will contain approximately 20 questions. At any point during the test, you may be given an unscored section on either Verbal or Quantitative Reasoning; since this section will not be identified, it is important that you try your best at all times. Also, it is possible that you will be asked to complete a research section that will allow ETS to test the efficacy of new questions. If you are given a research section, it will appear at the end of your General Test. Unscored and research sections may vary in number of questions and time allotted.

Registering for the GRE 
Before you register to take the GRE, be sure to consider your schedule and any special accommodations that you may need. Be aware that the availability of testing dates may vary according to your location, and that paper based testing only takes place on certain set dates. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to prepare for the GRE, and be sure that you know the deadlines for score reporting and application deadlines for all the schools you are applying to. For general information about deadlines and the GRE, visit GRE section at For more information on how to register for the GRE, visit the Register for GRE section at For information on special accommodations for disabled students, visit Disabilities section at 

Preparing for Test Day and Taking the GRE
How you prepare for the test is completely up to you, and will depend on your own test-taking preferences and the amount of time you can devote to studying for the test. At the very least, before you take the test, you should know the basics of what is covered on the test along with the general guidelines for taking the GRE. This book is designed to provide you with the basic information you need, and give you the opportunity to prepare thoroughly for the GRE General Test. 
Although there is no set way to prepare for the GRE, as a general rule you will want to 
a) Learn the basics about the test - what is being tested, the format, and how the test is administered.
b) Familiarize yourself with the specific types of questions that you will see on the GRE General Test.
c) Review skills such as basic math, reading comprehension, and writing.
d) Learn about test-taking strategies. 
e) Take a mock GRE test to practice applying your test-taking skills to an actual test. 
Remember, you don’t need to spend an equal amount of time on each of these areas to do well on the GRE - allot your study time to your own needs and preferences. The following are some suggestions to help you make the final preparations for your test, and help you through the test itself:

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