Nova's GRE Verbal Prep Course
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Nova's GRE Verbal Prep Course

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the GRE Verbal and Writing Sections
3.5 (22 ratings)
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375 students enrolled
Created by Jeff Kolby
Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 142 articles
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The GRE Verbal Section is not easy–nor is this course. To improve your Verbal score, you must be willing to work. If you study hard and master the techniques in this course, your score will improve–significantly!
Requirements
  • This is a comprehensive and rigorous course. It contains all the verbal content from the book GRE Prep Course, so it is fully self-contained. You will not need to get any outside materials for the course.
Description

Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the verbal section of the GRE. Now you can get the same preparation in an online course. Nova's GRE Verbal Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course.

Although the GRE verbal section is difficult, it is very learnable. Nova's GRE Verbal Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of GRE verbal and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GRE but in graduate school as well. 

Features:

  • Videos! Hundreds of videos explaining the text, examples, and exercises in step-by-step detail.

  • Verbal: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.).  Also, learn the 400 essential GRE words. 

  • Writing: Comprehensive analysis of the writing task, including writing techniques, punctuation, grammar, rhetoric, and style. 

  • Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GRE problems solved to solving them on your own. 

Who this course is for:
  • College students preparing for the GRE
Course content
Expand all 237 lectures 06:16:11
+ Introduction to the GRE
14 lectures 09:26
WHAT DOES THE GRE MEASURE?
00:58
FORMAT OF THE GRE
00:29
EXPERIMENTAL SECTION
01:17
RESEARCH SECTION
00:10
THE COMPUTER BASED TEST & THE PAPER-&-PENCIL TEST
00:31
PACING
01:06
SCORING THE GRE
00:18
SKIPPING AND GUESSING
00:30
THE “2 OUT OF 5” RULE
00:20
COMPUTER SCREEN OPTIONS
00:42
TEST DAY
00:26
HOW TO USE THIS COURSE
00:34
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
01:03
+ GRE Verbal Introduction
4 lectures 02:17
New Content
00:31
New Question Answer Types
00:33
New Strategies
00:49
+ The Six Questions
26 lectures 35:42
Main Idea Questions Example 2 Application
02:08
Description Questions
01:12
Description Questions Example 3
01:42
Description Questions Example 4 Application
02:01
Description Questions - Words in Context
01:10
Description Questions - Words in Context Example 5 Application
01:42
Writing Technique Questions
00:27
Writing Technique Questions - Compare and Contrast
00:39
Writing Technique Questions - Compare and Contrast Example 6
01:45
Writing Technique Questions - Cause and Effect
00:31
Writing Technique Questions - Cause and Effect Example 7
01:21
Writing Technique Questions - Position and Evidence
00:52
Extension Questions
00:43
Extension Questions Example 8
01:43
Extension Questions Example 9 Application
01:09
Application Questions
00:57
Application Questions Example 10
01:33
Application Questions Example 11 Application
01:57
Tone Questions
00:37
Tone Questions Example 12
01:08
Tone Questions Example 13 Application
02:47
Tone Questions - Extreme Emotions
01:46
Points to Remember
01:49

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.  Hints, insights, and answers are given.

The Six Questions - Mentor Exercise
6 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question

The Six Questions - Exercise
6 questions
+ Pivotal Words
5 lectures 14:27
Pivotal Words Example 1
03:19
Pivotal Words Example 2
03:16
Pivotal Words Example 3
03:06
Pivotal Words - Points to Remember
00:30

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.  Hints, insights, and answers are given in the right-hand column.

Pivotal Words - Mentor Exercise
6 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.

Pivotal Words - Exercise
7 questions
+ The Three-Step Method
9 lectures 22:51
The Three-Step Method Example 1
03:05
The Three-Step Method Example 2
02:20
The Three-Step Method Example 3
02:24
The Three-Step Method Example 4
02:35
The Three-Step Method Example 5
02:27
The Three-Step Method Example 6
02:23
The Three-Step Method Example 7
02:31
The Three-Step Method - Points to Remember
00:16

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.

The Three-Step Method - Mentor Exercise
5 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.

The Three-Step Method - Exercise
5 questions
+ Text Completions
61 lectures 27:20
Be Alert to Transitional Words
00:11
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Contrast Indicators
00:17
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Contrast Indicators Example 2
01:06
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Contrast Indicators Example 3
00:42
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Support Indicators
00:10
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Support Indicators Example 4
00:40
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Support Indicators Example 5
00:47
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Cause And Effect Indicators
00:09
Be Alert to Transitional Words - Cause And Effect Indicators Example 6
00:35
Apposition
00:28
Apposition Example 7
00:42
Apposition Example 8
00:23
A Note on Multiple Blank Questions
00:36
A Note on Multiple Blank Questions Example 9
02:06
A Note on Multiple Blank Questions Example 10
01:09
Text Completions Problem 2
00:34
Text Completions Problem 3
00:41
Text Completions Problem 4
00:44
Text Completions Problem 5
00:41
Text Completions Problem 6
00:57
Text Completions Problem 7
00:39
Text Completions Problem 8
00:12
Text Completions Problem 9
00:26
Text Completions Problem 10
00:11
Text Completions Problem 11
00:23
Text Completions Problem 12
00:32
Text Completions Problem 13
00:14
Text Completions Problem 14
00:13
Text Completions Problem 15
00:11
Text Completions Problem 16
00:08
Text Completions Problem 17
00:11
Text Completions Problem 18
00:39
Text Completions Problem 19
00:14
Text Completions Problem 20
00:10
Text Completions Problem 21
00:13
Text Completions Problem 22
00:14
Text Completions Problem 23
00:13
Text Completions Problem 24
00:09
Text Completions Problem 25
00:22
Text Completions Problem 26
00:24
Text Completions Problem 27
00:18
Text Completions Problem 28
00:12
Text Completions Problem 29
00:14
Text Completions Problem 30
00:07
Text Completions Problem 31
00:26
Text Completions Problem 32
00:13
Text Completions Problem 33
00:19
Text Completions Problem 34
00:13
Text Completions Problem 35
00:15
Text Completions Problem 36
00:35
Text Completions Problem 37
00:15
Text Completions Problem 38
00:22
Text Completions Problem 39
00:14
Text Completions Problem 40
00:10
Text Completions Problem 41
00:27
Text Completions Problem 42
00:22
Text Completions Problem 43
00:18
+ Sentence Equivalence
47 lectures 21:18
Look for Pairs
00:49
Look for Pairs Example 3
00:33
Look for Pairs Example 4
01:26
Use Transitional Words and Apposition
00:03
Use Transitional Words and Apposition Example 5
00:56
Use Transitional Words and Apposition Example 6
00:56
Use Transitional Words and Apposition Example 7
00:30
Use Transitional Words and Apposition Example 8
00:22
Points to Remember
00:22
Sentence Equivalence Problem 1
00:30
Sentence Equivalence Problem 2
00:43
Sentence Equivalence Problem 3
00:14
Sentence Equivalence Problem 4
00:11
Sentence Equivalence Problem 5
00:18
Sentence Equivalence Problem 6
00:19
Sentence Equivalence Problem 7
00:14
Sentence Equivalence Problem 8
00:16
Sentence Equivalence Problem 9
00:14
Sentence Equivalence Problem 10
00:17
Sentence Equivalence Problem 11
00:37
Sentence Equivalence Problem 12
00:29
Sentence Equivalence Problem 13
00:32
Sentence Equivalence Problem 14
00:32
Sentence Equivalence Problem 15
00:22
Sentence Equivalence Problem 16
00:19
Sentence Equivalence Problem 17
00:23
Sentence Equivalence Problem 18
00:25
Sentence Equivalence Problem 19
00:18
Sentence Equivalence Problem 20
00:26
Sentence Equivalence Problem 21
00:21
Sentence Equivalence Problem 22
00:38
Sentence Equivalence Problem 23
00:35
Sentence Equivalence Problem 24
00:25
Sentence Equivalence Problem 25
00:16
Sentence Equivalence Problem 26
00:16
Sentence Equivalence Problem 27
00:28
Sentence Equivalence Problem 28
00:14
Sentence Equivalence Problem 29
00:30
Sentence Equivalence Problem 30
00:17
Sentence Equivalence Problem 31
00:16
Sentence Equivalence Problem 32
00:21
Sentence Equivalence Problem 33
00:25
Sentence Equivalence Problem 34
00:22
+ Etymology
6 lectures 23:58
A Biography of English
05:17
The Birth of a Word
07:17
The Life of a Word
03:52
How Words Die
01:15
Word Analysis
06:03