GRE Verbal guide for non-native english speaker

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HOW CAN A NON-NATIVE SPEAKER ENGINEERING STUDENT GET SUPER HIGH SCORE IN GRE VERBAL

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  • GRE Verbal guide for non-native english speaker

    1. 1. HOW CAN A NON-NATIVE SPEAKER ENGINEERING STUDENTGET SUPER HIGH SCORE INGRE VERBAL<br />
    2. 2. Quant/Maths?you must get ~800 as an engineer!<br />Can’t get yet ? – Just buy some practice book a practice a lot!<br />
    3. 3. Why you need it?<br />
    4. 4. Here’s my guideline.<br />
    5. 5. Almost all test measure at least two things.Thing that it was design to measure & TESTING SKILLS<br />
    6. 6. 1. KNOW THE TEST<br />You must know every detail about the test<br />and find a way to crack it.<br />
    7. 7. 1. KNOW THE TEST<br />How much time average for each questions?<br />
    8. 8. 1. KNOW THE TEST<br />Which type of question takes more time for you?<br />
    9. 9. 2. GET A GOOD TESTINGSTRATEGY<br />
    10. 10. I really want to tell you all my techniquebutunfortunately,the GRE test is changing its format<br />
    11. 11. so, my guideline is very brief.Buy some (>1) strategy booksFor each task, look for which strategy really matches you.<br />
    12. 12. Practice a lot of drills.You will get faster and faster.Also try to find your error pattern.Work on it so you won’t make same mistake<br />
    13. 13. Reading comprehension is POSSIBLE task… but it takes time(You must take other part very fast)<br />
    14. 14. Finally, the key guideline that still works is<br />
    15. 15. 3. Take as many as vocabs as you can<br />With a smart strategy<br />
    16. 16. There many vocab books<br />
    17. 17. Also many GRE webboard<br />GoHackers<br />DrRaju<br />…<br />
    18. 18. … butFinding word listis not the problem<br />
    19. 19. The real problem is how can you remember thousands words in a short period of time<br />
    20. 20. Memorization is painful<br />
    21. 21. Many people (yes, including myself)started by trying to remember 10-30 words a day.<br />By repeatedly look at the wordlists<br />
    22. 22. A week later,you’ll get really MADbecause you’ve already forgotten all vocabs fromthe first days<br />
    23. 23. # of vocabs you have to look each day will go and <br />
    24. 24. Using Flashcards does help.<br />
    25. 25. But ...<br />Don’t work<br />Too few cards!Not all words are frequently hit words!It was not updated!<br />
    26. 26. You had better create your own!<br />
    27. 27. Using Flashcards does help.Flashcard software does help A LOT!<br />
    28. 28. Why?<br />Take all wordlists with your cellphonevsTake a big bag of flashcards<br />
    29. 29. Why?<br />Auto-spaced repetitionvsManual-spaced repetition<br />
    30. 30. Spaced Repetition<br />
    31. 31. Why?<br />Creating takes <1 minper flashcard (including all definitions + synonyms)vsCreating takes ~5 min per flashcard(only primary definition)<br />
    32. 32. At the moment,I suggest Anki.<br />
    33. 33. Anki<br />From Ankisrs.net<br />
    34. 34. Anki<br />From Ankisrs.net<br />Other Options<br />Set your own spaced repetition time<br />
    35. 35. Anki (web version)<br />
    36. 36. How to create one flashcard in < 1 min?<br />
    37. 37. Put your word from<br />Your word list here<br />
    38. 38. Google Chrome’s <br />Dictionary Extension<br />Synonyms<br />Meaning<br />(including secondaries<br /> if have)<br />Select word, press Dictionary button<br />& copy meaning from floating panel<br />
    39. 39. Paste meaning to “Back”<br />Click Add!<br />& DONE<br />
    40. 40. Use it daily!<br />
    41. 41. If you’ve known enough # of words,Test strategies will work better(You’ll do test faster)& you’ll have more time for reading passage<br />
    42. 42. Be careful with your expenseGRE Coaching doesn’t really help with verbalThey just charge us for presenting techniques in popular books<br />
    43. 43. FinallyJust hope that this will lead you to your dream schoolGOOD LUCK!<br />

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