GRE Verbal Practice

GRE verbal practice is essential to understanding the unique way in which the GRE tests your verbal reasoning skills. Try all the question types, concepts, and difficulty levels you'll encounter on test day. Then review your work and practice some more!

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Reading high-level articles in esteemed magazines and literary journals can help improve your vocabulary and vocabulary in context skills. Which, as it happens, is a great way to improve your score on the GRE exam! With this in mind, Chris Lele recommends a GRE-level article about once a month, as part of our GRE Article […]

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Hello Magooshers! As you all know, the GRE is a Computer Adaptive Test, so what better way to study GRE vocabulary than with CAT vocabulary? Below is a list of GRE vocabulary words. Match them up with the most appropriate cat photo (each word corresponds with only one photo each), and comment with your answers […]

When prepping for the GRE, it is easy to get carried away in learning big-sounding words, such as apotheosis and portentous, forgetting that success on Text Completions is dependent on your ability to understand the context of a sentence. Oftentimes, the answer-choices themselves are not these big—portentous—sounding words, but relatively straightforward words that, when you […]

The following is a skeletal outline of a complex passage drawn from a real LSAT test (http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/SamplePTJune.pdf). I recommend LSAT RC passages because they’re very similar to GRE RC, and will be completely fresh to you, since you’ve probably seen many GRE passages (especially from the OG) before. The idea here is that you pay […]

This exercise is based on a vocabulary-in-context reading exercise. If you haven’t read that post you may want to do so now. Below are a series of questions. In the first round, you should be able to determine which of the bold-faced words from the movie reviews can fit into the blank. This is no […]

Unlike the old GRE, the Revised GRE has short reading passages that are relatively straightforward and less dense. This doesn’t  mean that the GRE has been dumbed down, rather the test is drawing from a wider range of reading. Below is an example of an informational passage. It is definitely not academic and even an […]