GRE Vocabulary Preparation is critical to do well on the GRE Exam. Watch this video for GRE Vocab tips.
GRE Vocabulary Preparation [Video Transcript]
Now, this is the pattern in your verbal section, and here are the type of questions which you would get in your verbal section. Now in text completion, there will be single blank, double blank, and triple blank questions. Okay? Then you will have sentence equivalence, then reading comprehension where you have to select a sentence in the passage that best answers the question. All right? And also, you’ll have multiple choice single answer and multiple answer questions. All right?
So guys, in this online seminar, what I would be covering is how to remember words which can help you in your text completion questions and sentence equivalence questions, and also reading comprehension.
All right. So are you all ready? Are you all ready for the GRE verbal seminar? Ahmed is very excited. All right. Now, before we begin, all right? Before we begin, I’ll show you an example of a GRE question. Let’s see how many of you are able to answer this question correctly. Okay?
Now, this is text completion single blank question. “Under the ethical guidelines recently adopted by the National Institute of Health, human genes are to be manipulated only to correct diseases for which” dash “treatments are unsatisfactory.” Okay, guys, I would like everyone to answer quickly. Okay? We have very short time and we have a lot to cover. Okay, Lalu’s given his answer. Jay Shah, Sharma Din, Ahmed, Jamal. Okay, let’s see which is the correct answer. E: alternative is the correct answer. All right? And the first person to answer this correctly is Ahmed, so big round of applause for Ahmed. Okay?
Now, let’s go to the next example. Okay? “It was her view that the country’s problems has been” dash “by foreign technocrats, so that to invite them to come back would be counterproductive.” Okay? Now what is the correct answer? Exactly, D: exacerbated. And the first person to answer this correctly is Abe. So a big round of applause for Abe. Good job, Abe. You were the first person to answer. Anjit is also clapping for you.
Okay, now comes the tricky part. Text completion double blank. Okay? Now guys, let’s see. Let’s test your verbal skills. How many of you are able to answer this? The correct answer is B: avidity, and A: merely illusionary. And the first person to answer this correctly is Sunita. So a big round of applause for Sunita. So Sunita was the first person to answer this correctly. You did a good job.
All right. Now, a lot of us got the answers wrong. Correct? Now, do you know why exactly you did not get that correct? Do you know why exactly you were not able to answer it properly? Exactly. Because of the lack of knowledge of words. Because you don’t remember. Great.
So how to remember words. How exactly do we remember words, guys? Well, guys, in remembering a word, there are actually three stages involved. Okay? Now, the first stage is stranger stage where you basically try to identify the meaning of the word, the parts of speech, and the usage. Then comes the acquaintance stage where you explain the meaning of the word in your own words. Okay? You categorize the word. And then, the friend stage. Okay? Now, in the friend stage, you use the word in speaking or writing. You try to differentiate the word from other related words. Okay?
Now, let’s go in detail. Let’s go to stage one. Okay? All right, I don’t want to make it a boring seminar. I know it’s already dinner time so let’s make it interesting. I’ll give you a lot of examples. All right? Now, let’s take, for example, the word “expropriate.” Now, in stage one, guys, what are we going to do in stage one? Identify the meaning. Correct.
So in stage one, let’s say, for example, expropriate. Now, what is the meaning of expropriate? Expropriate means “to officially take away private property from its owner for a public use.” Okay? And the parts of speech is a verb. Now, let’s see a usage. “The land was expropriated by the state. Legislation was introduced to expropriate land from absentee landlords and redistribute it to peasants.” All right? “The Bolsheviks expropriated the property of the landowners.” Okay?
So guys, you see what we’ve done in stage one, what exactly we’ve done in stage one? Are we clear? Exactly. We get the meaning of the word. Okay? That is the first thing that you need to, identifying the meaning of the word. Okay?
Now, stage two is understanding the word. Okay? Understanding the word. You write in your own language, guys. Okay, now writing in your own language, it doesn’t mean to write it in Tamil or Telugu. Okay? Please don’t study like that. You’ll write it in a language in which you would understand. Okay? Create your own usage statements.
And basically, not everyone loves dictionary language. Correct? I personally, I don’t hate dictionaries. I hate dictionary language. Because I open up a dictionary and suddenly I’ll start sleeping. Guys, how many of you share the same feeling? I know. So you try to write it in your own language. Okay? Create your usage statements. Make it interesting.
Here’s an example, now for the word expropriate itself. On the first slide, in the previous slide, I showed you the meaning. Now, a meaning in my own words. “By expropriating, we acquire personal property officially from its owner for a common purpose.” Okay? “For example, the act of acquiring the land for laying a road or building a dam is expropriation.” Okay, so do you see what I did over here? I wrote the meaning of the word in my own words, and then also usage. All right?
Now, classify the word. Guys, tell me, why is classification important? Why is classification important? Because it will help you to get a better understanding of words since you learn the words along with other related words. Okay? You should classify words with the help of themes. For example, words related to pictures or personalities or situations. A lot of things like that. I’ll give you an example.
Now, animadversion – how many of you have heard of animadversion? Not many people might have heard of animadversion. Great. Now tell me what are the first GRE words which come to your mind when I say “animadversion?” Tell me all the words, academic words. Confident, magnanimous, aggregate, articulate, accomplished. Okay, what are the other words? Guys, everyone can participate. Accomplished, confidence. Great. So now, the next time I say “animadversion,” you’ll be able to remember all the other words which are related to animadversion. Correct? Guys?
Exactly, so tell me which is an interesting way. Do you want to learn words by looking up in an old dictionary, or do you want to learn words with the help of animadversion? Tell me. All right.
Well, guys, we have a theme based word list to help you with that. All right? We have a word list specifically to help you with that. How many of you have heard about GREedge theme based word list? How many of you would like the theme based word list? All right. So I’ll send you the link. Okay? I’ll send you the link. You can explore the theme based word list, okay? But not now, guys, at the end of the seminar. All right? Now, are we clear with this about stage two, classifying the word? So shall we move forward?
All right, stage three. Now, guys, this is the most interesting stage. This is the most exciting stage also. Okay? You try to use the word in speaking or writing. Okay? How many of you are in college? How many of you are studying in college? Okay, Rajesh is in GMRIT. All right. Lalu finished. Ahmed is done with college. Keithan is from SRM. Okay, Sankep is from BBB. Anjit is from Pam, Pune. Ahmed passed out from MIT. We have a lot of students from MIT, Ahmed. Sikas come from VIT. Sikas, now, we had come there last year. I hope you remember. I had personally come here for the VIT event. I think it was graVITas. All right.
Okay, so for all of you who are in your college, what you can do is you can write these GRE words for your assignments or for your formal emails. Okay? Now, I’ll use the word expropriate over here. Let’s see. “The recent revision of government land value for property is a bliss for the people who are affected by the expropriation of lands for widening the national highways. Now, they will get a lump sum amount as a compensation also.” All right? So I’ve used the word expropriate in a formal sentence. All right, Sam, I’ll say this, from Anna University. Sam, our GREedge office is near Anna University actually. Okay?
Now, let’s see another usage for the word expropriate. All right? “Following a strong reaction to the expropriation of agricultural lands for expanding the international airport, the government decided to drop the idea.” All right? So do you see what we did over here in stage three? Applying the word? Okay, Shiva asked here, “What about the others?”
All right. Now, you also need to differentiate the word from other related words, guys. Okay? You also need to differentiate the word from other related words because this is very important when you’re attempting questions like sentence equivalence and text completion. I’ll tell you how.
Now, I’d like everyone to come closer to your screens. Just pull up your iPad or just come closer to your computer. Okay. Now, do you see the colorful circles in front of you on the screen? Yes, now, this is a word web. Okay? Now, here what I’ve done is I’ve written the word expropriate and also four closely related words, four words which are closely related to expropriate. Okay? Now, deprive, divest, misappropriate, and appropriate, all these are words which are closely related to the word expropriate. Okay?
Now, expropriate is a verb. Correct. It means “to officially take away private property from its owner for a public use.” Now, how is it different from appropriate? Appropriate means “to take something, somebody’s idea for your own use, especially illegally or without permission. Now, how is it different from misappropriate? Well guys, misappropriate means “to take somebody else’s money or property for yourself,” okay, “especially when they have trusted you to take care of it.” Okay?
Now, how is it different from deprive? Well, deprive means “to prevent somebody from having or doing something, especially something important.” For example, the court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance. Okay? Now, how is it different from divest, guys? Well, divest means “to take something away from someone or something else. For example, he was divested out of his title, his power, his dignity. Okay?
This is how you have to differentiate words from other closely related words. Okay? You create a word web, write in all the words, and then you study. Okay? You compare the words. All right? Are we clear? Exactly. Shruti says this makes it very easy. All right.
Now, these are the other ways to remember words. Okay? These are the other ways to remember words. The first thing that you should start enjoying the act of learning new words. Okay? Relate the words with pictures. Okay? You associate the words with the words related to it like creating a word web. Okay?
Now, you start using them in your everyday life. Use it with your friends, in your emails and your SMSes. Now, initially, they will think that you are crazy. Your friends will definitely think that you’re crazy. But guys, don’t worry because at the end of the day, okay, your GRE matters. Correct? You will even end up inspiring your friends to take up the GRE. Okay, how good is that? All right?
And then, guys, there’s another golden rule. Okay? These rules should be followed thoroughly. Okay? Revise the words regularly. All right, you need to revise the words regularly. All right? You’ll become interested in learning new words. Okay, you create a mental image of you getting a full score in GRE.
Whenever you get bored or tired, you think of the magic number 340. Whatever you do, the magic number 340 should be on your mind. Which whenever you’re watching your TV or when you log into Facebook, okay, everywhere you should see magic number 340. Okay? Because guys, let me tell you honestly, you will start enjoying the act of learning new words if it’s this way.
Okay? And another thing which can help you is GREedge’s complete word list which I showed you earlier, the theme based word list. It has more than 4,500 words and that should be more than enough for your GRE exams.
Thanks a lot, Shruti. All right, so are we all clear, guys, how to remember words? Okay, you should be motivated. And motivation is the key. Okay? Whatever you see, you should see the magic number 340. Okay?
Now, you can also learn with the help of pictures. Okay, that’s very effective. Relate the words with pictures because visual long-term memory has a massive storage capacity for object details. You can remember words with the help of pictures associated with them.
I’ll give you an example, guys. Now, equanimity, okay, which means “a calm state of mind where you do not become angry or upset, especially in difficult situations.” Okay? Now the part of speech is a noun. Correct? Now, let’s see usage. “She accepted the prospect of her operation with equanimity.” Okay? And do you see a picture of a saint meditating, guys? A picture of a saint meditating in your screen? All right.
Now, guys, can you give me an usage for the word equanimity? Anyone? Okay, “Tony is always equanimous,” says Rajesh. Okay. “She’s always in a state of equanimity with her boss.” Okay, Kanika, I think you have something against your boss. Sanka, “I need to be in a state of equanimity taking GRE.” All right, okay. So are we all clear, guys? Are we all clear on how exactly to learn with the help of pictures, or do you want another example? Would you like another example? All right, Ahmed wants one more.
Okay, crestfallen which means “sad and disappointed because you have failed and you did not expect to.” All right? Now, the parts of speech is adjective. And let’s see usage. “After losing its last game, the team was crestfallen.” And do you see a picture of the English cricket team all sad and disappointed? They look at the ground, “Oh, god. What do we do next?” You see their sad expressions? All right, so now, give me an example. I know this is not hard. A lot of you who were watching the Indian cricket team currently will be able to relate to it.
“The court was crestfallen,” says Faloup. Ahmed was crestfallen when he was unable to achieve his dream school, target school. All right. Well, what’s your target school, Ahmed? Well, we both will work to work towards achieving your target school, all right? Don’t worry. “After the GRE results, she was crestfallen,” says Arun. “Wholly crestfallen the previous night,” says Sangal. “I was crestfallen when she refused my proposal.” Hanshep, is your girlfriend also attending this online seminar? I can help you with that. I can ask her also.
All right, so guys, are we clear on how exactly to learn with the help of pictures? So shall we move forward? Now comes another important part, guys. Are we all clear about vocab? How exactly to learn words? So shall we move forward?
GRE RC, how to read long and complex sentences. All right? Now guys, how many of you have seen Mowgli? How many of you have seen the cartoon series, Mowgli? Okay, so I’m sure you will be able to relate to this picture. Correct. How to read long and complex sentences, okay? RC’s basically like a snake, guys. It’s basically like a snake, okay? It can be very long, tricky, and it can confuse you. It can tackle you. So what we need to do is we need to tackle it. Tackle the RC. Okay? We need to overcome the difficulty. Okay?
Now, “Supernova triggered star formation.” I would like everyone to read this. Okay? “Supernova triggered star formation.” And let me know how many of you understood the sentence? Or how easy was it to understand the sentence? Ahmed, right away, he said he understood. Jay Shah also said he understood. Harsha, Sri Krishna, Shiva, Shruti, Anshep, Lalu says origin of stars. Okay.
Now, “supernova triggered star formation.” Now, the sentence is easy to understand, correct? Because it’s easy to read. It’s a simple sentence. Okay? And it’s also easy to understand because there’s only one idea. Correct, how many of you agree with me? And also, it’s easy to retain in memory. Correct, how many of you agree with me?
Okay, I’m sensing less energy. Guys, this is dinner time already. How many of you are enjoying the seminar? Okay, well, guys, what you can do is you can just click on the Facebook link and you can comment on the Facebook post. Okay? On that image. You just comment. Let’s see. Let me see how many of you are still awake. Okay? Let me check the Facebook status. Let me check how many of you have commented. How many of you have commented? I can see. I think all of you are sleeping here. You just have to click on that link and then comment. Okay, Shruti has already commented. I can see Shruti’s post.
All right, so are we clear, guys? Are we clear on why exactly we understood the sentence? Okay. Now, I would like everyone to read this passage. Okay? You can come closer to your screens and I would like everyone to read this passage. And let me know once it’s done, once you finish reading.
All right, so are you done reading? Okay, now tell me. Okay. Now, tell me how many of you found this easy to understand? Come on, don’t lie, guys. How many of you found it very easy to understand? Harsha says, “Ah, it was okay.” “Not easy,” says Shiva. That was a very honest answer. Lalu says moderate. “Manageably tricky,” says Jay Shah. “Not easy.”
Now, why wasn’t it easy, guys? Tell me, why wasn’t it easy? Harsha says it was very long. That’s why he couldn’t understand. “Many associations,” says Shuri. Correct, guys, the first thing is that it’s hard to read because it’s a very complex sentence. It’s like a very big sentence. Correct? Very hard to read.
And it’s also hard to understand, okay? Because the whole passage, there are around five ideas. Correct, Shruti says that, “Hard to read and hard to understand in one go.” And normally, that is also hard to retain in memory because there are five ideas. You wouldn’t be able to understand how to link one idea to another. Correct.
Now, we know the problem. We know what are the problems we are facing when we come across an RC passage. Well, what do we do? How do we overcome it? The complexity and organization, it strains the limits of short-term memory. Okay? So it often requires us to read the sentence again and again and again and again before understanding it. Correct? And all of you know that GRE’s a time-based test so you’ll end up losing a lot of time.
Now, how do we overcome this, guys? Can anyone tell me? Exactly, you need to break it down. We need to break the flow of ideas so that we can assimilate what we have read and then move on. We need to break the flow of ideas. We can break the long sentence into more manageable units from which ideas can be understood easily.
All right, I’ll give you an example. How many of you like cakes? Which is your most favorite cake? “Everyone likes cake,” says Shiva. Dark forest, vanilla, chocolate, chocolate. All right. Black forest is even my favorite cake.
So let’s say I give you a cake, a black forest cake, a two kilo black forest cake and I ask you to eat it instantly. The whole two kilo cake. Would you be able to finish it? One big full cake. “Yes, even two kg.” But what if I cut the cake into small pieces and give it to you? Smaller pieces. Then would you be able to finish the cake? “You’ll finish it off within a second easily,” says Shruti. Exactly, it’s the same thing. You need to break the flow of ideas, break it into smaller units, okay? And then read it again. All right?
So how to read the passages? How to read the passages? Can anyone tell me how? Okay, breaking the sentences. Correct. Well, guys, the thing is a passage is just a flow of ideas spread over a number of paragraphs. Okay? It’s just a flow of ideas. What we need to do is we need to get the right idea. We need to integrate the right idea. We need to draw a conclusion. Okay? That is what we need to do when you come across a passage. Okay?
Now, for that also, we use a three-step preparation method. Okay, now, you’ll be asking, “Why is Vishay so much liking the three-step method?” Well, guys, it actually helps a lot. Because even for learning vocab, we studied the three-step preparation method. Even for vocab, we do that. Okay? Now, the three-step preparation method in understanding a passage. All right?
And the first step is extracting ideas. Okay, you need to extract the independent ideas from the statement. The next step is relate ideas. You understand how the ideas are related. Understand the flow of the argument. All right? And draw a conclusion. That is the third step. You try to identify the main idea, the purpose, the tone, the attitude, the overall inference. All right? These are the three basic steps on how to read a passage. All right?
Now, let’s participate in a quick poll. Okay? I’ll just give you a poll. I would like everyone to participate in this. All right? And then, we’ll just take a small two-second break. Don’t go anywhere, guys. I would like all of you to participate in this poll question. All right? Everyone, 100% of you.
It sounds Kumar is very interested to eat the cake. I know it’s dinner time. You’ll be wondering, “What is it? It’s dinner time and Vishay goes talking about cakes.” Don’t worry, guys, the seminar is nearly done. You can have your cake then. I’ll treat you if you get a good GRE score. I’ll buy you a cake. Arun Kumar, Hanshep, Sam and Kumar, all of you guys, you can participate in the poll question. Okay, have you all participated? Have you all answered the poll question? All right, so let’s move forward. Okay?
Now, generating ideas from a sentence. How do we do that? Well, guys, the first thing is that we need to break a long sentence into smaller segments. Okay? Mentally break a long sentence into smaller segments because each of the smaller segments, it’ll convey some information or the other. All right?
Now, let’s see how to do this. Okay, let’s see how exactly we segment it. The first thing which you need to do is, guys, you look for coordinating conjunctions in a long sentence. We look for coordinating conjunctions. Look for words like for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Look for conjunctions like this. This is the first thing which you have to do as soon as you come across an RC passage.
Then look for subordinating conjunctions. Okay? Look for conjunctions like after, although, as, because, before, if, since, though, unless, until, when, whenever, wherever, whereas, while, a lot of conjunctions like that. Okay?
And also, you look for punctuation marks. All right? You should look for punctuation marks. Marks like comma, semicolon, colon, hyphen, all these are very important, guys, in order to segment a sentence. Because you will actually be using all these. All right?
Now, let’s look at an example. Shall we look at an example, guys? Okay. Now, this is a first paragraph of a typical GRE passage. Now, all of you, you can take your notes also. Okay? You can take a small notepad, whatever it is that you’ll be comfortable with. Okay, let’s do the segmenting here itself. Okay? Now, I would like everyone to read this and let me know once you’ve finished reading this paragraph. All right?
I would like everyone to read this paragraph. Guys, I would like everyone to do it, all right? I don’t want you to…I know you opened another Facebook tab, okay? Please don’t go to Facebook. Let’s come back to the seminar. I would like everyone to read this paragraph and let me know once you’ve done it. Nitin Jay says, “It’s interesting.” Glad to hear it, Nitin Jay. So guys, I would like everyone to read it. Okay?
Now, what is the first step, guys, which I told you? What is the first step that we need to do? “Break it,” says Harsha. Correct. Now, how do we break it? How exactly do we split it? Exactly. First, you identify the different sentences, different lines. So here, this is the first line. “In the 19th century, when women began to enter factories, Jules Simon, a French politician, warned that by doing so, women would give up their femininity.” This is the first sentence. All right?
Now, let’s see the next one, the next sentence. Now, the third sentence. So there, guys, do you see it? Do you see this over here? Do you see this? What we’ve done over here? How many of you did this in your notes? How many of you have already divided it? Nitin Jay has done it. Shruti has done it. What about the others? Lalu? Okay.
Now, how many of you have created segments? Did you divide it into a segment? All right, so is the segment similar looking to this? Is it similar? Well, it’s okay, guys. It’s okay if it is not similar also. It’s just to get a basic idea of how exactly this needs to be done. Okay? It doesn’t matter if you are not getting the exact segment, but you just need to divide it so that you will understand. So what I’ve done is I’ve divided this into six segments. Okay?
Now, shall we look at the meaning? Shall we look at each and every segment in detail? Okay. “In the 19th century, when women began to enter factories.” Now, what does this convey, guys? What does the first segment convey? Guys, where’s the excitement? “Answer the women,” says Harsha. Okay, so I know Harsha’s awake.
What about the others? “The gradual advent of women folk, advent of women folk.” All right. What about the others? Harsha, Nitin Jay, two from the boys’ side. I know the girls are not far behind. Kanika, yeah. “Since the 19th century, the women have been employed into the public industry.” Women, too, started entering factories. Okay, let’s see what it conveys. It basically conveyed that women entered the industry in the 19th century. Okay?
Now, let’s see the next segment. “Jules Simon, a French politician, warned that by doing so, women would give up their femininity.” Now, what does this convey? What does this segment convey? Correct, Simon felt women will lose their femininity. Simple.
And now, let’s see the third segment. “Friedrich Engels, however, predicted that women would be liberated from the social, legal, and economic subordination of the family by technological developments.” Now, what does this segment try to convey, guys? Okay, Abe has already given his viewpoint. Shruti has given her viewpoint. Vikanjay has already given. What about the others? Correct, Engels felt that women will be liberated because of technological development. Okay?
Now, let’s see the next segment, “that made possible the recruitment of the whole female sex into the public industry.” Now, what does this convey? I can hear a lot of noise of you banging the keyboard. A lot of you are totally into it, I guess. “Women would gain freedom,” says Ahmed. Gunjan says, “The technological development would be liberated.” Okay, women will be liberated. All right. “A paradigm shift, female occupants will increase.” All right. Correct, the technological development made the recruitment of women in large numbers. Okay?
Now, let’s see the next segment: “observers thus differed on the social effects of mechanization.” Well, what does it convey? Well, observers had differences of opinion on the social effects of mechanization. Okay? “But they agreed that it would transform women’s lives.” What does this convey? Correct, all of them agreed. All of them agreed that it’ll change women’s lives.
Okay, now guys, earlier, we saw this big, chunky paragraph. Correct? All of you had to read through it twice or thrice, minimum. How many of you read the paragraph twice, the passage? Shruti read it twice. Keithan read it thrice. Shiva Kumar read it twice. Correct, it’ll take twice or thrice. Correct.
Now, just read the ideas. Okay? Now, all of you read the ideas which I’ve written in the right column. Women entered industry in the 19th century. Simon felt women will lose their femininity. Engels felt women will be liberated because of technological development. Technological developments made the recruitment of women in large numbers. Observers had differences of opinion on social effects of mechanization, but they agreed it would change women’s lives. Now, tell me, guys, how is this method?
Okay, well again, what you can do is you can just post it on the Facebook page. I’m always there in Facebook so you can just post what you felt about this method in the Facebook page. And again, I’ll send you the link. Okay? You just click on that link and you just have to comment. All right? Just comment on the method. Okay?
Let’s see how many of you have already commented? Oh, Gouda says it’s very good. All right, what about the others? Ankur says the method is very good. “It’s simple and great,” says Shiva. Well, Sankar, you can just post it on the Facebook page. All right. Well, I hope all of you enjoyed this method. Great.
Now, let’s see a few students who used the same preparation method and excelled in their GRE. How many of you would like to see them? All right. Nitin, he studied in SRM University and he got a total GRE score of 325 out of 340. Let’s see what he had to say. “Preparing with GREedge and my two trainers has been a great experience. Initially, I was hesitant to join the Online Academy. But then I read about it in many blogs, even in the 2011 Barron’s edition, and many successful candidates it had produced and I decided to enroll. I found the sessions to be exhaustive and they provided a great pool of questions for practice. In the end, I was able to practice a lot of GRE style mock adaptive tests which made the GRE test feel less formidable and helped me achieve my desired score.” Okay, Nitin got his target score. His target score was 325 and he achieved it.
Now, let’s see what Nithin Podhuval had to say. Nithin Podhuval, he studied in BITS Pilani. Let’s see what he had to say. “The GREedge experience was pretty cool. The SFAs are always at hand. Any concern or query can be cleared with them. Besides the great advantage is that, it has all the material required at one place. The GREedge material can be used as a good base and one can move on to further practice depending on the time available. My learning experience was very positive. The fact that the study material presented as a series of tests helped me a lot in keeping me motivated. Whenever I got low marks in a particular test, I would get motivated, study the next section more thoroughly, and give another test. The RC passages are the best component of the GREedge module.” Okay, that’s what Nithin Podhuval had to say. Shiva Shankar also says RC’s the best.
Now, let’s see a few toppers from GREedge. Okay? Let’s see a few toppers. They used the same preparation method and they also excelled in the GRE. Apoorva D got a total GRE score of 335 out of 340. Kavya got a total GRE score of 332. Sharath Ulhas got a total GRE score of 330. Dhinakaran got a total GRE score of 324. Rakhee got a total GRE score of 320. Annice also got a total GRE score of 320.
Guys, tell me honestly. How many of you would like to see your names over here? How many of you would like to be part of this esteemed list? Abed was the first person to answer. Shavid Kumar, Shruti also wants to be here. Paul wants to be here. Harsha, Yaswan. What about the others? Asi also wants to be there. How many of you would like to see yourself over here? Sankep, Jay Shah, Gunjan, Abdul.
All right, how many of you would like to know how GREedge will help you with your GRE preparation? Gunjan would like to see. Kanika would like to see. What about the others? Nitin Jay would like to see. Krishna, Yaswan, Tabeh, Shruti, Jay Shah, Harsha, Prenoy. Okay.
Well, guys, in GREedge, as soon as you enroll, you will be assigned two trainers. Now, you’ll be assigned one trainer for the verbal section and another trainer for the quant section. As soon as you enroll, they will give you an orientation call so that they will be able to understand exactly where you stand. They’ll be able to know what times you study, what time that you come back from college so that, how many hours basically you can dedicate for your preparation. And what they’ll do is they would ask you to write a verbal and a quant diagnostic test.
Guys, how many of you know what a diagnostic test is? When was the last time you went to a doctor? When was the last time you had visited a doctor? All right, so when you go to a doctor, what is the first thing the doctor does? Ask you a lot of questions and diagnose is correct. Now, why does a doctor ask you all these questions, guys? Why does the doctor ask you all the questions? Exactly, to know where exactly you have a problem in. Correct, to know where exactly you’re facing a difficulty. Now, once the doctor knows that, what is the next thing that he’ll do? He’ll give you a prescription. Correct.
Just like a doctor giving you a prescription, your GREedge trainers will give you a verbal and a quant diagnostic test so that they can understand where your weak areas are. Now, a doctor will give you a prescription. Your GREedge trainers will give you a personalized study plan focusing on your weaker areas. Exactly. So basically, your GREedge trainers will be your GRE doctors. So all you have to do is just use a username, password, login, and study. All the study materials will be attached. You just have to open up your laptop and start your preparation. Okay?
Now, after you finish this session, guys, what is the next thing that you would require? What is the next thing that you would require? Okay, I’m getting a lot of doubts. Guys, what you can do is you can type in your doubts in the Facebook page. I have sent you the link. All right? You can type in your doubts. Whenever you have a doubt, just type in your doubt and send it to me in the Facebook page and I’ll reply to your doubts. Okay? Don’t worry.
And if you’d like any new online seminars, any of you, if you suggest any online seminars, online seminar topics, then you can do that also. You can just type it in our Facebook page. Okay, Lalu posted he wants a lot of practice.
All right, after study, what is the next thing that you would require? Tests. Correct. You get a number of tests based on your learning sessions, guys. You get a number of practice tests based on learning sessions so that you’ll be able to know exactly how much you studied. And your trainers will also give you a personalized feedback on your performance with the help of the millisecond monitoring and personalized feedback technology.
Now, what this millisecond technology does is it tracks each and every mouse click of yours in our website. It tracks every single mouse click of yours in the website, and let’s say, for example, you study even at 2 o’clock, 3 o’clock in the morning. Your trainers will be able to know exactly how many sessions you’ve done, how you’re taking your sessions, how much time you’re spending per session. With the help of all this information, they will give you a personalized feedback on your preparation.
Tell me, guys, if you have just kind of a feedback on a millisecond basis on every aspect of your preparation, how will it help you in your exam? “Super beneficial,” says Harsha. “It’ll help very much,” says Ankur. Anjit says it’ll be great. Ahmed says it’ll give a good insight on my performance. Correct. Normally there, you will also be given a lot of surprise tests, guys. Your GREedge trainers will also give you a lot of surprise tests. All right?
Now, how many of you study in the middle of the night, 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock in the night? I remember I always used to do it in my school days. Vivec also does that. Ahmed only studies in the night. Gunjan also studies in the night. All right, so when you’re studying in the night at all odd hours, you come across a doubt, how exactly do you clear your doubts, guys? “Google,” says Shiva Shankar. Well, Shiva Shankar, if you’re searching Google, do you always get the correct answer? No, exactly. Correct. There would be more than 10,000 results and you wouldn’t even know which is the correct answer.
Well, guys, that’s why GREedge offers this feature called InstaDoubt, okay? So all you have to do is when you’re preparing and you stumble across some tricky question, you just have to click on Ask a Doubt and a chat box will appear. Okay? Just type in your doubt through there and click on submit and your doubt will be directly filed to your trainers. All right?
And if you want the answer instantly, you can get that also. We have a lot of students who have similar doubts and your trainers might have already answered them. So if your doubt matches the other doubts, then you can get the answer instantly. And normally then, you’d also get a number of revised GRE style tests. Actual four and a half hour computer adapted GRE style tests. Okay?
So tell me, guys, if you prepare this way, how many of you feel that you can definitely reach your target score? Gunjan feels he can. Shiva feels definitely, he can. “Positive results,” says Shiva. All right, what about the others? So how many of you would like GREedge to help you with your GRE preparation? Well, don’t worry. What you can do, you just have to comment on the Facebook post. And I’ll ask a counselor to give you a call and they’ll help you out. They’ll tell you what exactly happened.
I’ll also send you a link where you can get all the details about this online seminar. You just have to request it on our Facebook page. Well, thanks a lot, Gunjan. That means a lot. What you can do, you can just comment on the Facebook post. Just comment on the Facebook post. That won’t be needed, Shiva Shankar. That won’t be needed. All right, guys, you can ask me your doubts.
How many of you would like GREedge to help you with your GRE preparation? Well, Ahmed, if you write your GRE, how much would you think you’ll be able to score? Thanks a lot, Gunjan. Well, Yaswan says he wants to talk to one of our experts. Yaswan, when would you like them to call you? Right now? Definitely, Yaswan. I’ll ask the counselor to give you a call. Don’t worry, you’ll be receiving a call within the next five minutes. All right? Sure, not a problem. Thanks a lot, Gunjan.
So guys, well, what you can do is all of you, I would like you to just type in – Gunjan, you can type it in the Facebook page itself. Mary also wants to talk to an expert. Definitely, Mary. When would you like the expert to give you a call? Well, Jotesh, that would not matter, Jotesh. Won’t be a problem at all. Mary, when would you like to receive a call? Guys, for all of you who’d like to receive a call or who would like to enroll, just participate in the poll question which you see on your screen. You just have to select the question. You just have to select the answer, sorry. Definitely, Mary. I’ll ask the counselor to give you a call, all right?
So guys, have you all posted your doubts in Facebook? Well, Jotesh, have you selected that? Have you selected that “I would like to talk to a GRE expert.”? All right, I’ll ask a counselor to give you a call. I’ll ask the GRE expert to give you a call and he’ll help you get started with your GRE preparation. All right? So guys, have you posted your doubts on the Facebook page? I’ll send you a link again. Don’t worry. I won’t let your doubts go unanswered. You can type in all your doubts over there.
That’s okay, Harsha. That’s not a problem. Harsha, as I said you need to practice a lot. Okay? You need to practice a lot for an AWA. Gunjan, you just have to comment for that picture. I sent you a picture. Correct. Well, Yaswan, don’t worry, Yaswan. GREedge can promise you, most likely, a score boost of nine points. Okay? So you don’t worry at all.
All right, so guys, tell me how many of you enjoyed today’s online seminar? How many of you enjoyed the online seminar? “It was nice,” says Yaswan. Only nice? “It was great,” says Lalu. “It was cool,” says Ahmed. All right, glad to hear that, guys. So what I’ll do is I’ll ask Manikumar to check the Facebook page. Okay, so Manikumar will be checking the Facebook page for your updates. All right, guys? Yaswan says he was actually tense about GREedge but not now. Glad that I was able to help you, Yaswan.
So I’ll be checking my Facebook account soon. I’m hoping to see a lot of feedback about today’s online seminar, your opinion. How many of you enjoyed? You can just answer it over there. Don’t worry, Shruti. I’ll ask a trainer to give you a call and they’ll definitely help you with that. Thanks a lot, Gunjan. Thank you, Ahmed, I hope that I was able to help you a lot. Thanks a lot, Joti.
So now, tell me. How many of you feel that this is a fun way of learning? All right, okay. So guys, I’m hoping to see you soon with GREedge. I wish you all the best with GRE preparation. For all of you who would like to speak to me, what you can do is you just have to comment on the Facebook post.
I’ll personally reply to all your answers. You just have to click on that, type in all your doubts, and I’ll personally reply to your doubts. For all of you who would like a different seminar topic, you can just suggest a seminar topic over there and we’ll give it to you soon. All right? Once again, guys, thanks a lot for attending today’s online seminar. I wish you all the best with your GRE preparation. Good night, guys. All the best.