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TOEFL, SAT, GRE

James Jiang
Summer 2013

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TOEFL, SAT, GRE GRE Lecture 4

James Jiang
July 7, 2013

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Outline of Lecture 4
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Opening Paragraph Body Paragraph Concluding Paragraph

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Hook Thesis Statement

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Topic Sentence Supporting Evidence

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Reminder of Thesis Statement Final Remarks

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Hook Thesis Statement

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Describe a scenario Introduce the background Define key terms Ask questions
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Offer a quotation Qualify an Issue Statement Tell a story Raise opposing points
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Where does true beauty lie, in the exceptional or in the commonplace? Do we find the exceptional more beautiful or the commonplace? Can we only find beauty in rare, exceptional instances or does it truly lie all around us?

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Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, or so said the romantic poet John Keats. A common saying is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Imagine a world in which plant life is reduced to a few hardy specimens, drought is commonplace, and the worlds coastal regions are under water.

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Standpoint Indicate the essay structure

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A good thesis statement will usually include the following attributes: take on a subject upon which reasonable people could disagree avoid absolute statements write in complex sentences that give you room to elaborate

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express one main idea distill your ideas into a sentence or two provide your reader with a guide to your argument, like a road map use concise, clear wording rather than flowery, elaborate vocabulary

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Shakespeare was one of the world's greatest playwrights. Clouds are white. Having an official policy on euthanasia just causes problems.
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Electric cars are better vehicles because they have benefits. Electric cars provide a viable alternative to gasoline-fueled cars because the benefits outweigh the costs.

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Smoking should be prohibited. There should be an absolute ban against smoking in public because smoking increases the risk of pollution and second-hand smoke endangers the health of non-smokers.

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It is right for everyone to be unique and different. While it is easier for many people to go along with the majority, and although most people like to fit in, one gains greater personal growth, develop ones own potential and obtains more exciting experiences when not conforming to the crowd.
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Topic Sentence Supporting Evidence Concluding SentenceOptional or Transitional SentenceOptional

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Cause and effect Exemplification Contrast Comparison
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Definition Restatement Narrative writing

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Definition This is where the main ideas are summed up and the thesis statement is restated in a different, interesting way.

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Reminder of Thesis Statement Final Remarks

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Offer a solution Provide a prediction or scenario Discuss the implication of your thesis

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Thesis Statement: Many Americans are buying the Toyota Corolla because of its competitive price, fuel economy, and high resale value. Summary Statement: Reasonable pricing, low miles per gallon, and an attractive resale value have all contributed to the popularity of the Toyota Corolla in today's market.
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Thesis Statement: San Francisco is a stimulating place to visit because of its magnificent location, its theaters and art galleries, and its many fine restaurants. Summary Statement: If you love beautiful surroundings, world class theater and art, and an exquisite meal, then San Francisco is the place for you. Contents
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1. Examinees are given some time to read and take notes if they wish about a reading passage 2. Listen to a lecture and are allowed to take notes during the lecture 3. The reading passage then reappears along with a question and examinees are given 20 minutes to key in their responses (150-225 words)

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TOEFL Writing Task 1

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TOEFL Writing Task 1

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The reading and the lecture will be on an academic subject in one of the following areas. Life science Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that deal with living organisms and their organization, life processes, and relationships to each other and their environment.
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Social science The study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history. Physical science Any of the sciences, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology, that analyze the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter.

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Humanities Branches of knowledge that investigate human beings, their culture, and their self-expression, including the study of languages and literatures, the arts, history, and philosophy.

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that their response will be evaluated for content (accuracy and completeness), and for appropriate use of language and sentence structure; that their response should show that they understand the major ideas and important information in the passage and lecture, and their relationship; and

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that This writing task is not asking for your opinion; it is asking you to give an answer, in an organized and well-written way, based on the information in the passage you read and short lecture you heard. that typically an effective response would be 150225 words.

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*Official Guide

The lecturer talks about research conducted by a firm that used the group system to handle their work. He says that the theory stated in the passage was very different and somewhat inaccurate when compared to what happened for real.
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First, some members got free rides. That is, some didnt work hard but got recognition for the success nontheless. This also indicates that people who worked hard was not given recognition they should have got. In other words, they werent given the oppotunity to shine. This derectly contradicts what the passage indicates.

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Second, groups were slow in progress. The passage says that groups are nore responsive than individuals because of the number of people involved and their aggregated resources. However, the speaker talks about how the firm found out that groups were slower than individuals in dicision making. Groups needed more time for meetings, which are neccesary procceedures in decision making. This was another part where experience contradicted theory.
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Third, influetial people might emerge, and lead the group towards glory or failure. If the influent people are going in the right direction there would be no problem. But in cases where they go in the wrong direction, there is nobody that has enough influence to counter the decision made. In other words, the group might turn into a dictatorship, with the influential party as the leader, and might be less flexible in thinking. They might become one-sided, and thus fail to succeed.
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Summary of Lecture 4
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