The GRE, whether taken on a computer or with paper and pencil, can seem like a daunting task. You can study for how to improve your score with the multiple choice sections, review math concepts and grammar rules, and study vocabulary, but how do you prepare for the GRE argument essay? Never fear! Nova Press is here!
The Nova Press GRE Prep Course can help you learn what to expect for the essays and gives specific suggestions on how to approach them. It explains how the essays are scored and reviews basic grammar and punctuation rules to help you immediately reduce your error rate. Correct and incorrect examples are shown along with explanations for how to decide. Topics include commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, apostrophes, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, pronoun errors, and many more! Practice tests follow each review section, allowing you the opportunity to put your skills to work. The answers and explanations are in a section following the practice test, so you can check your work when you’re done.
If you’re ready to move on to the writing portion, Nova Press’s GRE Prep Course gives you some guidance on ideal basic structure for the GRE argument essay. Beyond just refining introductory and conclusion paragraphs, Nova Press also gives hints on how to develop your writing style. Suggestions on how to vary your sentence structure, expand your transition vocabulary, and how to use figurative language are covered in detail, followed up with examples and another practice test.
Once you feel like you have all of these useful devices under control, it’s time to move on to the actual writing. The Nova Press GRE Prep Course gives you the grading rubric, so you know what they’re looking for. As the GRE has two different essays, one requiring you to take a stand on an issue and another asking you to evaluate an argument, each essay is treated separately. The section devoted to the “Issue Essay” works out specific steps to follow to make sure you are clear on what the issue is and on how to map out your response before you dive into writing. The “Argument Analysis Essay” section also gives a rubric, but it then focuses on helping you make sure you determine the correct conclusion based on the information given. The book also works to make sure you know the different between inductive and deductive reasoning. Both sections give practice prompts and then walk through the steps explained earlier to lead you to a successful essay. It also provides sample essays for you to review and evaluate.
Don’t let the GRE argument essays get you down! With Nova Press’s GRE Prep Course, you can master the GRE. Just takes a little guidance and some hard work.
Originally posted 2012-03-24 04:43:39.