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Read Carefully - I

The content focuses on strategies for tackling sentence equivalence questions on the GRE, emphasizing the importance of reading carefully, identifying clues, and selecting synonymous words.
  • Highlight the significance of reading comprehension in answering sentence equivalence questions effectively.
  • Demonstrate the process of breaking down a complex sentence to understand its meaning and context.
  • Stress the necessity of coming up with one's own word based on the clue provided in the question before looking at the answer choices.
  • Illustrate the importance of choosing two words that are synonyms of each other as the correct answers.
  • Use specific examples to show common traps and how to avoid them by understanding the nuances of the question.
Understanding Sentence Equivalence
The Process of Elimination
Identifying Synonymous Answers

Q. I've been watching the videos and they keep saying randoms words are important for the GRE. How do I increase my knowledge of GRE vocabulary?

A. To improve your vocabulary, it is very important to read as MUCH as possible. This will improve your knowledge of vocabulary in context as well as your comprehension. As you read, make flashcards of the vocabulary words that you don't know. Pause every so often, and recap the main message in your own words. Click on the following links for some suggested reading materials: newspapers and magazines, fiction and nonfiction books.

You should also take a look at our vocabulary eBook. It includes 300 of the most commonly tested words on the GRE.