GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #3

July 2, 2012 in Example Problems

Problem: Question Type! Specific The author quotes Snyder et al in lines 38-43 most probably in order to (A) reveal some of the assumptions underlying their theory (B) summarize a major finding of their experiments (C) point out that their experiments were limited to the mouse (D) indicate that their experiments resulted only in general correlations (E) refute the objections made by supporters of the older theory Tip! Always read the question first.  Then find […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #2

May 9, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages. (A) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing (B) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing (C) subscriptions and then took turns drawing (D) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew (E) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns Solution: Grammar Rule Tested!  Parallelism This is a […]

GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #2

April 22, 2012 in Example Problems

Problem: Question Type! Specific Which of the following best describes the organization of the second paragraph? (A) An argument is delineated, followed by a counterargument. (B) An assertion is made and several examples are provided to illustrate it. (C) A situation is described and its historical background is then outlined. (D) An example of a phenomenon is given and is then used as a basis for general conclusions. (E) A group of parallel incidents is […]

GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #1

March 27, 2012 in Example Problems

Problem: Question Type! Inference Which of the following assumptions most probably underlies the author’s tentative recommendation in lines 51-54? (A) Human activities that result in environmental disruption should be abandoned (B) The use of pesticides is likely to continue into the future (C) It is economically beneficial to preserve endangered plant species (D) Preventing the endangerment of a species is less costly than trying to save an already endangered one. (E) Conservation efforts aimed at […]

GMAT vs GRE: Does the GMAT require studying vocab like the GRE does?

March 16, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT vs. GRE

Unlike the GRE, the GMAT verbal section does not specifically test you on vocabulary.  The GMAT verbal section tests you on your reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction abilities.  It is important to know your grammar and be familiar with critical reading and critical thinking, but you will not be tested on your vocabulary.  Nevertheless, you may want to study vocabulary to use in your essay, or to help you understand reading comprehension passages.

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