The “article of the months” can be seen as falling along a spectrum. On one side, we have not-at-all-GRE like, vocabulary and elevated style notwithstanding, and at the other end, we have could-appear-on-the GRE.
With this month’s article, there are snippets that seem that they could have been lifted straight from a GRE passage. And that’s not a bad thing, especially if you are looking for practice. For some, the passage might be a bit of challenge, a slog even. If you’re in this group, I encourage you to stick with it, because the topic matter is very much the kind of esoteric fare the test writers have in mind when choosing passages: how the literary references to the weather have changed in the last 200 years.
Remember to not just string words together; be able to come up with a summary of some of the author’s points and recognized when she is using evidence to support those points.
Here’s the link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/23/writers-in-the-storm