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Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT

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Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2016, 07:42
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Since I'm giving both the GRE & GMAT, I wanted to know the salient differences and similarities between the RC passages in the GRE & GMAT.

I am already knee deep in my GMAT RC preparation. In fact, I have also completed a set of video tutorials on RC by E-GMAT.

However, I am not sure as to whether the type of questions on the GRE is similar to that on the GMAT or not.

Please advise.

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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2016, 08:13
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kanav wrote:
Hi,
Since I'm giving both the GRE & GMAT, I wanted to know the salient differences and similarities between the RC passages in the GRE & GMAT.

I am already knee deep in my GMAT RC preparation. In fact, I have also completed a set of video tutorials on RC by E-GMAT.

However, I am not sure as to whether the type of questions on the GRE is similar to that on the GMAT or not.

Please advise.

Thanks!
-Kanav



The RC is pretty similar in terms of passages and question types. Anyone noticed any big differences?
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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2016, 16:38
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kanav wrote:
Hi,
Since I'm giving both the GRE & GMAT, I wanted to know the salient differences and similarities between the RC passages in the GRE & GMAT.

I am already knee deep in my GMAT RC preparation. In fact, I have also completed a set of video tutorials on RC by E-GMAT.

However, I am not sure as to whether the type of questions on the GRE is similar to that on the GMAT or not.

Please advise.

Thanks!
-Kanav



The RC is pretty similar in terms of passages and question types. Anyone noticed any big differences?


BB,

Have you taken the GRE yourself or just the GMAT? Your advice on the GMAT forums are sooooo good. I wish you can also input them here :D
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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2016, 19:20
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Hi All,

GRE RC and GMAT RC have a great deal in common - they're written with the same general level of sophistication, and the question types (and common wrong answers) are essentially the same. However, GRE prompts tend to be shorter and require a bit less work from you (since you have far less time per question on the GRE than you do on the GMAT). Since RC is a standard 'element' of the GRE, you CAN learn proper Tactics to make RC a relatively easy set of questions to deal with.

Kanav,

Why are you preparing for BOTH Exams? That sounds like a lot of extra work (especially if you score at a high-enough level on one of the Exams so that taking the other one becomes unnecessary).

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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2016, 20:30
Hi Rich,

It's good to see you here on the GRE club as well. I wanted to ask you since you have a perfect score on the GRE. If I ever need practice, should one be practicing questions like critical reasoning and RC from the OG of the GMAT? Is that a good idea?
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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2016, 17:16
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Hi bfarooq,

I'm glad to be here. The only situation in which I would recommend that someone use practice materials from a DIFFERENT type of standardized test is if that person has 'run out' of acceptable practice materials for their current test. So, if you're early-on in your GRE studies, then you should stick with GRE-centric materials. If you've been studying for some time, and you've worked through LOTS of GRE materials without improving much, then it would be worth evaluating HOW you've been studying (as there might be some flaws in your approach).

GMAT CR and RC materials are generally wordier/tougher when compared to their GRE Verbal counterparts; they are 'close enough' to their counterparts though, so that they could be useful if you were out of quality GRE study materials. However, if you can't seem to improve by using GRE materials, then I wouldn't expect you to suddenly improve by using GMAT practice resources. In that way, I would ultimately suggest that you learn some new Tactics, then go back to rework the GRE material that you've already used.

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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2016, 17:35
Thanks so much Rich!

Yes, I am just beginning my studies. So, as I understand it, there is one Office Guide, and then we have 1 verbal reasoning OG and 1 math OG is that correct? Plus, the Poweper Prep II (2 tests) and 2 practice tests in the OG?

I just wanted to know if these are the only 'official' practice materials out there!
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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2016, 20:02
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Hi bfarooq,

There has always been a vocal 'sub-group' of Test Takers who believe that the only "good" practice materials are Official materials (and everything else is simply not useful). That type of thinking is remarkably immature and by its nature, limiting. GRE questions tend to be fairly straight-forward and every aspect of the Test is predictable (even the high-level vocabulary that shows up in the Verbal section is predictable - it's drawn from an established list of frequently used "big words"). By extension, you can train with non-Official material and not only learn all of the necessary content, but also learn all of the valuable Tactics, patterns and 'secrets' to the GRE.

Your 'list' is essentially all of the Official material. If you're going to limit yourself to those practice resources though, then you might end up limiting how high you score on Test Day.

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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2016, 16:56
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Hi bfarooq,

There has always been a vocal 'sub-group' of Test Takers who believe that the only "good" practice materials are Official materials (and everything else is simply not useful). That type of thinking is remarkably immature and by its nature, limiting. GRE questions tend to be fairly straight-forward and every aspect of the Test is predictable (even the high-level vocabulary that shows up in the Verbal section is predictable - it's drawn from an established list of frequently used "big words"). By extension, you can train with non-Official material and not only learn all of the necessary content, but also learn all of the valuable Tactics, patterns and 'secrets' to the GRE.

Your 'list' is essentially all of the Official material. If you're going to limit yourself to those practice resources though, then you might end up limiting how high you score on Test Day.

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I actually have the Magoosh course as well as the manhattan tests for practice. I just wanted to know if that was all the materials I listed as I know GMAC came out with new expansion packs and the GRE is still using old tests and havent really come up with new OG's.
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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2016, 21:33
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Hi bfarooq,

Apparently, I can't post links yet, but a list of all of the Official ETS GRE materials can be found here at the Official website (gre . org)

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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2018, 22:21
Is it advisable to do Short passages for GMAT for GRE RC practise i am almost done with all official and extra GRE material but need more RC for practise
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Re: Reading Comprehension- GRE vs GMAT [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 09:41
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Hi dragonkiller589,

Which specific GRE materials have you worked through? Working through shorter GMAT RC prompts for additional practice would probably be okay, but it's not clear whether there are other GRE-based resources that you could be using or not.

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