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Primary Purpose

The lesson focuses on identifying the primary purpose of passages in the GRE exam, emphasizing the importance of understanding the author's intent and how to effectively evaluate answer choices.
  • Understanding the primary purpose of a passage is crucial for answering common GRE questions.
  • Analyzing a passage involves dissecting its structure, focusing on subtle details that reveal the author's main intent.
  • The correct answer choice may not perfectly match the anticipated answer but should be the best fit among the options.
  • Evaluating answer choices requires careful consideration of each option's wording and how closely it aligns with the passage's primary purpose.
  • Practical strategies include summarizing the passage's main idea in your own words and comparing this summary to the answer choices.
Understanding Primary Purpose
Analyzing Passage Structure
Evaluating Answer Choices
Strategies for Identifying the Primary Purpose