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kary233
Can any one give me any advice for the GRE writing?

I took took the GRE text yesterday.However, I found there is too limited time for writing,especially the issue~~Can any give me some advice?? I hope I can do it better in next time~~*

Nov 23, 2014 3:38 PM
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Then expand your verb vocabulary with other verbs that empower your sentence construction.

 

 

"I can SHOW." "I can ARTICULATE." "I can ENUMERATE (number things)."

"I can ILLUMINATE (bring light to a subject)."

"I can EXAMINE the issue in four (4) contexts as follows:

(a) the Legal context. (b) the Scientific context (c) the Philosophical context.

(d) the Historical context."

 

or,... 

"I can ANALYZE  the issue in four (4) contexts as follows:

(a) the Legal context. (b) the Scientific context (c) the Philosophical context.

(d) the Historical context.

 

    By the way Kary, this is very important.  Remember that most human knowledge reduces to a few, but very fundamental disciplines. Make sure you know the definitions for, and the differrences between these  basic knowledge disciplines.

(A) First we consider Science and Scientific Method as a means to knowledge.

(B)  Second,  we consider  Philosophy, because philosophy actually precedes Science in origin.

(D)  Third,  we consider  the Legal discipline.  (We could make this last, because it is strange to most people, and complex.)

(E) Theological, because  mankinds exercise of Religion is so fundamental to all activity in history.

(F)  Historical  (Some historical knowledge is important for knowledge.

...after this, one may  think on all of the fine arts and their concepts, but at this point,  we are making our scope of knowledge perhaps more complex  than necessary just to past one of the language exams.  They do I think, write about Arts, but with some good language skills developed by the method I share with you,  you should do fairly well in this.

 

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November 23, 2014

By doing this, you will train your mind to not think in terms of a single concept or idea; but you will awaken your mind to a broad and extended association of ideas whose words are immediately familiar to you. By doing this, you will cultivate the ability to think quickly and to write very quickly about any subject.

As you do this, you will find that you "like" some words, both verbs and nouns. You will find some words that are your favorites. The next step is for you to constantly write sentences using your favorite words. Then, gradually, start using 1 or 2 synonyms for your favorite words, both nouns and verbs.

 

   Verbs however,  will be  the most important for you.   You can master noun needs in sentences with a few references to IDEAS,  BELIEFS,  CONCEPTS, VIEWPOINTS,  PREFERENCES, TRANSCENDENTAL THOUGHTS and so forth,  with some distinctions between what is PHYSICAL and what is METAPHYSICAL.

 

 It is the verbs which will empower  your thinking and writing.  I will share  my experience with you.

I began with   a  simple verb  as a practice tool for many sentence constructions as follows:

 

  I can SHOW.  We can SHOW. They will SHOW.  Nobody has SHOWN.   Permit me to SHOW. and so on...

 

   Then you can expand your  verb vocabulary with SYNONYMS (words of similar meaning).

 

 SHOW can be associated with SEE.  Example in sentences:

 

  "It can be seen."  "You may be able to see what I show you here."    "What is being shown may not be entirely clear."  [SEE and SHOW are fundamental verbs.]

 

  

November 23, 2014

   That indicated Kary,  there is another thing that you can study to rapidly accelerate your ability to think quickly and cultivate an advance vocabulary. 

Begin  immediately with a study of ANTONYMS.   Start with a New  Notebook.  Begin with basic Opposites to  train your mind.  You can compose very simple sentences to do this.

 

  Example:  (a) Cold is not Hot. Hot is not Cold. (b) Good is not Evil. Evil is not Good.

(c)  Happy is not sad or depressed.  Sad or  Depressed or is not happy.

(d) Love is not Hate. Hate is not Love.    (e) Excited is not Indifferent or Uncaring. Indifferent or Uncaring is not Excited.  (f)   War is not Peace. Peace is not War.   (g) Scientific is not Unscientific

(h) Legal is not Illegal.  Illegal is not Legal (i) Moral is not Immoral. Immoral is not Moral.

(j) Logical is not Illogical. Illogical is not Logical.  (k) Talented is not Untalented. Untalented is not Talented.

 

   There. Now I have already made a start for you.  Copy this and continue. 

 

  

November 23, 2014

Hello Kary

 

   One has to be familiar with a vocabulary that allows one to engage in articulation of specific concepts, whether they pertain to Arts,  History,  Science,  Law,  Philosophy or Religion  etc.

   It is necessary to cultivate a vocabulary  which permits one to enunciate  several different Abstract Conceptions in comparison and contrast with each other.

 

    One other way to say it is like this.  Given any subject,  your mind needs to be prepared to write about the subject  in an outline form such that   you can write 3 things about the subject.  If for example, your subject is ART. You need to be able to think quickly about ART in several contexts immediately.  Your written exam may not require an outline form, but your thinking on any subject should immediate turn to the convention of an outline such as this, as an example.

 

  Subject:  ART   (a)  Art in History  (b) Art as a reflection of ideas

  (c) Art  and its   social impact.

 

   Another example: 

 

 Subject:  The ATOM 

(a)  The Electron,  Proton, and Neutron  (b) The Four Atomic Forces 

(c) Modern Research and the Collider

 

    The technique of Mind-Mapping or Concept Mapping has frequently been discussed in these forums as a methodology for developing an organized sequence of thoughts an associations.  

[See Mind-Mapping as follows:]

http://www.italki.com/entry/433996

 

 

November 23, 2014
kary233
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English
Learning Language
English