We have discussed why New GRE will be tough. Today lets looks at why New GRE Reading Comprehension will be bit tough. There is different between New GRE being tough vs better format. Today, lets look at one more reason why New GRE will be Hard Nut to Crack
According to Magoosh GRE Blog
Big Book contained an analytical section, similar to what students see today on the GMAT and LSAT. The first time I took the test it had just dropped the analytical section. Nonetheless, I’d gone through many analytical problems just to hone my test taking skills.
Of course I never thought I’d see these questions again (especially after my book vanished.) Well, last month when I received the Revised GRE book, sandwiched in between the reading comprehension were two analytical questions (pg. 71). ETS, it seems, had surreptitiously dropped them in there, trying to pass them off as mini-reading comprehension passages. But not only did I recognize the question type, I recognized the actual question. It was from my long-lost friend, The Big Book. [New GRE Books 2011]
So what does this all mean for those who are looking to take the test? Well, you could try to find the Big Book (who knows maybe my copy has finally surfaced on E-bay.) Perhaps, more realistically, you should hone your analytical reasoning skills with a GMAT or LSAT book.
New GRE – Reading Comprehension
Now, if you think GRE Reading Comprehension is tough in current GRE format, what would you say if New GRE Reading Comprehension contains questions where analytical thinking is involved.
In such cases, answers to RC’s are not readily available in the passage, you would have to solve problems from the information found in the passage, to answer the question.
On top of that, there will be question where more than one answer will be correct.
From ETS/GRE Site - These questions provide three answer choices and ask you to select all that are correct; one, two or all three of the answer choices may be correct. To gain credit for these questions, you must select all the correct answers, and only those; there is no credit for partially correct answers.
You will always have an option to take New GRE after August, 2011. Still 4 more months are left to take GRE in current pattern.
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