Any piece of information referred to as a fact should be mistrusted, since it may well be proven false in the future.
Much of the information that people assume is factual actually turns out to be inaccurate. Imagination is a more valuable asset than experience. People who lack experience are free to imagine what is possible without the constraints of established habits and attitudes.
Knowing about the past cannot help people to make important decisions today. We are not able to make connections between current events and past events until we have some distance from both. In any field — business, politics, education, government — those in power should be required to step down after five years.
In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position.
The following appeared in a letter from a firm providing investment advice to a client. Last year that region experienced twenty days with below-average temperatures, and local weather forecasters throughout the region predict that this weather pattern will continue for several more years. Furthermore, many new homes have been built in this region during the past year. Because of these developments, we predict an increased demand for heating oil and recommend investment in Consolidated Industries, one of whose major business operations is the retail sale of home heating oil.
The decline has occurred despite population growth in our listening area, but that growth has resulted mainly from people moving here after their retirement. We must make listeners of these new residents. We could switch to a music format tailored to their tastes, but a continuing decline in local sales of recorded music suggests limited interest in music.
Instead we should change to a news and talk format, a form of radio that is increasingly popular in our area. The only difference in climate is that the eastern preserve typically has slightly less rainfall. Unfortunately, after three years in the eastern preserve, the imported western gazelle population has been virtually eliminated. Since the slight reduction in rainfall cannot be the cause of the virtual elimination of western gazelle, their disappearance must have been caused by the larger number of predators in the eastern preserve.
The city of Amburg has recently begun police patrols on bicycles in its business district, but the rate of vandalism there remains constant. We should install high-intensity lighting throughout Amburg, then, because doing so is a more effective way to combat crime.
By reducing crime in this way, we can revitalize the declining neighborhoods in our city. A recent government study reports that fatigue and sleep deprivation among workers are significant contributing factors in many on-the-job accidents.
For example, both as a proportion of its overall tax revenues and in absolute terms, Parson City has recently spent almost twice as much per year as Blue City has for its public schools — even though both cities have about the same number of residents. Clearly, Parson City residents place a higher value on providing a good education in public schools than Blue City residents do. Many people therefore say that a diet rich in dairy products can help prevent osteoporosis, a disease that is linked to both environmental and genetic factors and that causes the bones to weaken significantly with age.
But a long-term study of a large number of people found that those who consistently consumed dairy products throughout the years of the study have a higher rate of bone fractures than any other participants in the study. Since bone fractures are symptomatic of osteoporosis, this study result shows that a diet rich in dairy products may actually increase, rather than decrease, the risk of osteoporosis. The following appeared in a memo at XYZ company.
Recently, it has been proposed that we use the less expensive Walsh Personnel Firm in place of Delany. This would be a mistake because eight years ago, when XYZ was using Walsh, only half of the workers we laid off at that time found jobs within a year. Moreover, Delany is clearly superior, as evidenced by its bigger staff and larger number of branch offices. In a recent study, 30 volunteers with chronic insomnia slept each night for three weeks on lavender-scented pillows in a controlled room where their sleep was monitored electronically.
During the first week, volunteers continued to take their usual sleeping medication. They slept soundly but wakened feeling tired. At the beginning of the second week, the volunteers discontinued their sleeping medication.
During that week, they slept less soundly than the previous week and felt even more tired. During the third week, the volunteers slept longer and more soundly than in the previous two weeks.
Therefore, the study proves that lavender cures insomnia within a short period of time. The store should prove to be very successful: Plainsville merchants report that sales of running shoes and exercise clothing are at all-time highs. The local health club has more members than ever, and the weight training and aerobics classes are always full. The following was written as a part of an application for a small-business loan by a group of developers in the city of Monroe.
Also, a number of well-known jazz musicians own homes in Monroe. Nevertheless, the nearest jazz club is over an hour away. Mining copper on this land will inevitably result in pollution and, since West Fredonia is the home of several endangered animal species, in environmental disaster.
Further, archaeologists have discovered numerous sites where the bones of fish had been discarded, but they found no such areas containing the bones of large mammals, so the humans cannot have hunted the mammals. The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of marketing at Dura-Sock, Inc.
These findings suggest that we can increase our profits by discontinuing use of the Endure manufacturing process. It is still the largest park, but it is no longer heavily used. In contrast, tiny Carlton Park in the heart of the business district is visited by more than people on a typical weekday.
An obvious difference is that Carlton Park, unlike Stanley Park, provides ample seating. Thus, if Stanley Park is ever to be as popular with our citizens as Carlton Park, the town will obviously need to provide more benches, thereby converting some of the unused open areas into spaces suitable for socializing.
While the Department of Education in the state of Attra recommends that high school students be assigned homework every day, the data from a recent statewide survey of high school math and science teachers give us reason to question the usefulness of daily homework.
In the district of Sanlee, 86 percent of the teachers reported assigning homework three to five times a week, whereas in the district of Marlee, less than 25 percent of the teachers reported assigning homework three to five times a week. Yet the students in Marlee earn better grades overall and are less likely to be required to repeat a year of school than are the students in Sanlee. Therefore, all teachers in our high schools should assign homework no more than twice a week.
The following appeared in a memo to the board of directors of Bargain Brand Cereals. Our very low prices quickly drew many customers away from the top-selling cereal companies. Although the companies producing the top brands have since tried to compete with us by lowering their prices and although several plan to introduce their own budget brands, not once have we needed to raise our prices to continue making a profit.
Given our success in selling cereal, we recommend that Bargain Brand now expand its business and begin marketing other low-priced food products as quickly as possible. One graduate of the course was able to read a page report in only two hours; another graduate rose from an assistant manager to vice president of the company in under a year.
Obviously, the faster you can read, the more information you can absorb in a single workday. Included in this fee is a three-week seminar in Spruce City and a lifelong subscription to the Easy Read newsletter.
Clearly, Acme would benefit greatly by requiring all of our employees to take the Easy Read course. The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Alta Manufacturing. Experts believe that a significant contributing factor in many accidents is fatigue caused by sleep deprivation among workers. Therefore, to reduce the number of on-the-job accidents at Alta, we recommend shortening each of our three work shifts by one hour.
If we do this, our employees will get adequate amounts of sleep. Since those issues of Newsbeat magazine that featured political news on their front cover were the poorest-selling issues over the past three years, the publisher of Newsbeat has recommended that the magazine curtail its emphasis on politics to focus more exclusively on economics and personal finance. She points to a recent survey of readers of general interest magazines that indicates greater reader interest in economic issues than in political ones.
After all, GRE didn't even come close to testing my any of my ability. The time I spent on GRE could have been spent on something productive, say the biographies of college drop-outs. I doubt Aerospace admissions teams look very closely at your Verbal scores beyond a minimum threshold, for the reasons you pointed out.
As you said, vocab learning is not a great measure of aptitude, which I imagine is why there is very little of it in the new test and those questions that are, allow you to use contexts and intuition rather than just memory. I imagine some programs look at one section, others another and some more general subjects look at both I think a lot of people with lower scores will disagree that it can be "cracked" - as they didn't, despite probably wanting to.
On the other hand most native English speakers probably have an inflated verbal percentile due to the amount of non-native speakers taking the test and some may have inflated quant percentiles due to the amount of History, English etc. Devaluing other peoples scores that they may have worked hard for and be proud of, by basically implying that the test is a piece of rubbish isn't really necessary though.
Maybe people place more emphasis on it than they need to, maybe you shouldn't have bothered to learn words BUT the fundamental testing of someones abilities to take maths formulas and apply them to a variety of problems, their abilities to decipher the meaning of an unclear piece of text or their ability to structure a coherent essay which I don't think has anything to do with knowledge of the topic - I knew nothing about mine , can provide useful information on a candidates general aptitude.
What was your GRE Issue essay topic? Posted January 7, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. There is no point in mugging up essays. Having a pool of topics to look would have been very helpful, needless to say. You'll find posts and resources related to applying to graduate school and taking the GRE here.
Don't forget to share the love once you're done reading, and check out the main blog , too! I discovered the weekend before my GRE that ETS selects topics for the Analytical Writing section from a pool of prompts that are displayed on their website. My first reaction was - "Great! Now I have less uncertainty to worry about. In fact, there are issue essay prompts on the ETS website.
You can choose to scan some of these topics, pick out the ones you might have trouble with and brainstorm some potential points to save you time on test day. Or, you can read some sample essays for each of these topics on TestPrepPractice.
Not only are there sample issue essays, but there are also sample argument essays.
This page contains the Issue topics for the Analytical Writing section of the GRE ® General Test. When you take the test, you will be presented with one Issue topic from this pool. Each Issue topic consists of an issue statement or statements followed by specific task instructions that tell you how to .
GRE Essay Topics Pool: How It Works. ETS has publicly listed all the essay topics that will ever appear on the GRE for both the Analyze an Issue and the Analyze an Argument Analytical Writing tasks.
Before taking the GRE ® General Test, review the strategies, sample topics, essay responses and rater commentary for each task contained in this section. Also review the scoring guides for each task. The GRE Issue Essay will provide a brief quotation on an issue of general interest and instructions on how to respond. You must evaluate the issue and develop an argument with support for your side of .
Mar 05, · The gre essay is divided into different sections, and the most important section seems to be the analytical writing assessment portion which consists of two essays. It is here that you are told to choose the gre essay topics to write on.5/5(94). Jan 13, · Prepare at least 3 or 4 essays from the list of topics in the pool given by ETS. There is no point in mugging up essays. Just keep a simple template with you and you will do well in AWA.