Ace the GRE Writing Assessment

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Jan 1, 2007 - Study Aids - 143 pages
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If you're one of the 500,000 students who will take the GRE this year, you know the stakes are high. Your score can determine whether you get into your ideal school-or settle for second-best. And the Writing Assessment is the hardest part of the test-one that trips up many students. Ace the GRE Writing Assessment gives you simple and clear instruction on what you need to know to score well on the toughest section of the test and provides real essay samples that you can relate to. You'll get the lowdown on what you need to score high in an easy-to-understand format full of great tips. Inside you'll discover how to handle: -Analysis of arguments -Logic -Cause and effect essays -Comparison/contrast statements -Punctuation - Transitions and much more! Don't let the Writing Assessment stand between you and the score you want. Ace the GRE Writing Assessment is the resource you need to tackle the most challenging section of the GRE.
 

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

As an English teacher, I didn't need most of this. However, I know the terminology and discussion of fallacies would have been incredibly valuable if I'd picked it up the first time I took the test ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction to the Writing Assessment
1
Punctuation
5
B The Gut Rule
7
Afterthought
10
Appositive
11
Interjections
12
Independent Clauses
14
For
15
Patterns of Development
37
Logical Fallacies
41
EitherOr Fallacy
42
Circular Reasoning
43
Ad Hominem
44
Hasty Generalization
45
Inductive vs Deductive Logic
47
Sample Argument Questions and Essays
49

Sentence Fragments
16
Descriptive Phrases
17
Semicolons
18
Semicolon with a Series of Independent Clauses
19
Colon
21
Dash
25
Apostrophes
26
Possessive of Irregular Nouns
27
Sentence Fragments
28
Transitions
31
Analysis of Argument
35
Analysis of Issue
75
Pattern of Development
76
ComparisonContrast
79
Sample Patterns of Development ComparisonContrast
83
CauseEffect
87
DivisionClassification Sample Paper
91
Definition
95
Sample Essay Questions and Answers
99
Parting Thoughts
145
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