Source: Revised GRE PDF 1st Ed. Section 4: Verbal; #3 (p. 61)


There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared

There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared American students are for college. Graff reverses this perspective, suggesting that colleges are unprepared for students. In his analysis, the university culture is largely (i) entering students because academic culture fails to make connections to the kinds of arguments and cultural references that students grasp. Understandably, many students view academic life as (ii) ritual. Blank (i): primed for, opaque to, essential for Blank (ii): an arcane, a laudable, a painstaking

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Understandably: links the previous and this sentence -> thus the blank should mean something that is not easily grasp. hard to understand. -> arcane, not painstaking

Nov 29, 2017 • Comment


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Sep 25, 2012 • Comment

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