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1 GRE Graduate Record Examination by Marković Marko

2 What is the GRE? The GRE measures: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, which are not related to any specific field of study 2/20

3 Form of the Exam Verbal reasoning (input), important for teaching schools Quantitative reasoning (CPU); tough to compete with Chinese and Indians Analytical writing (output), important for research schools 3/20

4 Verbal reasoning Multiple choice questions, based on written and oral material Analyze and evaluate material and synthesize information obtained from it Recognize relationships between words and concepts 4/20

5 Quantitative reasoning Multiple choice questions Math and Logic Solve problems in a quantitative setting 5/20

6 Analytical writing Analysis of an Argument Analysis of an Issue 6/20

7 Analysis of an Argument Explain why one "side" of the argument is superior Identify and support or critique the logical foundations of the argument You do not have to agree or disagree; just to analyze the argument properly 7/20

8 Analysis of an Argument Think up the argumentsDefine structureRough wordingSelect more adequate wordsSpelling and Punctuation 8/20 Start writing here:

9 … if time permits, also: Substitute existing sentences with stylistically more effective sentences Read everything carefully once again for the final touch 9/20

10 Analysis of an Argument: Structure Introduction – 2 sentences Elaboration – 3 paragraphs, 4 sentences each Conclusion – 2 sentences 16 sentences in total 10/20

11 Analysis of an Argument: Introduction S1 : Repeat the argument “This holds in general (or in a number of typical situations), but...” S2 : Against, for how many reasons (three reasons optimal) “... three such cases will be now elaborated” 11/20

12 Analysis of an Argument: Elaboration Each reason given in introduction is explained in separate paragraph S1 : “The first condition that needs verification states that…” S2 : Why isn’t this condition so good… S3 : Explanation… S4 : What is correct decision and a spark 12/20

13 Analysis of an Argument: Conclusion S1 : Repeat the N reasons S2 : Advice. What would you do? 13/20

14 Analysis of an Issue Social case decision making Chain of examples when OK or not OK You have to decide between attacking or defending a given issue 14/20

15 Analysis of an Issue: Structure Introduction – 2 sentences Elaboration – 3 paragraphs, 4 sentences each Conclusion – 2 sentences 16 sentences in total 15/20

16 Analysis of an Issue: Introduction S1 : Give three conditions that you want to criticize or support S2 : “I will not make my final conclusion before these three conditions are verified” 16/20

17 Analysis of an Issue: Elaboration Each condition given in introduction is explained in separate paragraph S1 : Give a co-argument S2 : Concrete example S3 : Concrete solution S4 : Generalized solution and a spark 17/20

18 Analysis of an Issue - Conclusion S1 : Résumé S2 : Say that you’ll not make the final decision until the validity of the following assumptions is verified… 18/20

19 Be Careful About: 1.The 2.A 3.How to stress a word? 4.How to switch to indirect speech? 5.What if subject/object repeat? (;) 6.Interpunction: no space after; only before 7.Three types of dashes 8.Establish communication with the examiner (he/she) 19/20

20 Q&A 20/20


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