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GRE verbal reasoning making you nervous? Get the perfect score with these time tested strategies!

Tips For High Score in Verbal GRE

If you are looking for a high score in your GRE, it stands to reason that you will need to score both in the quantitative as well as verbal sections of the GRE exam. However many students make the mistake of concentrating more on one section at the cost of another.

It is important to pay equal attention to both. In this blog post we take a look at the best practices and strategies for scoring high in the verbal section

1. Improve Your Vocabulary

The first and most important step to take when you begin your GRE Training is to expand your vocabulary. You can reference the internet for new words or set up a subscription for a word a day emails.

Another great way to learn new words is to start reading books of different genres and proactively learning the meaning of the unknown words in the book.

2. Familiarize Yourself With Academic English

The verbal section of the GRE exam is designed to test a student's English language at the academic level. It is not enough to practice your language skills by reading passages that you are comfortable with.

You will also need to break out of your comfort zone and practice with passages of an advanced academic nature.

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3. Practice Using GRE Words In Day To Day Life

One way to make sure your GRE training is up to scratch is to start incorporating all the new words you learn in your day to day conversations whenever appropriate. only will it help you to internalize and memorize the required words but will also help you to gain the confidence to use them in the test

4. Scan Your Surroundings For New Words

Actively look around you and scan for new words where ever you can find. Read a number of books of different genres, especially in the non fiction category. Read a Newspaper or two, especially one that deals with financial news. Watch documentaries, Sitcoms and movies of all genres. In short cast your net wide when looking for GRE words.

5. Take calculated guesses

It may well be that despite your best efforts you are stuck with a question that you find you cannot handle. It is important to not give up totally but to attempt an intelligent guess for the answer.

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One more point to take care of is to not get distracted by the wrong answers in questions which are designed to be tricky. It is important to check each answer choice against the question to find the perfect match.

6. Practice with timed tests

The best way to make sure you score your best in the GRE exam is to take as many times tests as possible before the date of the exams. It is important to keep the surroundings as akin to the exact atmosphere of a GRE test. Which means, keep noise and other distractions to a minimum. Keep your mobile on silent and warn your family members in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, some universities don’t make IELTS scores mandatory and some universities have waivers during admissions through which you can enter the US without IELTS.

It depends on the course you are taking up. For English language proficiency, the best tests to choose from are IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL.

A minimum of 60% is mandatory to be eligible to go abroad. For studying abroad, you may need to submit scores of IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, PTE, GMAT, or GRE.


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