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Primary Purpose

The lesson focuses on identifying the primary purpose of passages in the GRE exam, using examples to illustrate how to discern the author's main intent and evaluate answer choices effectively.
  • Understanding the primary purpose of a passage is crucial for answering common GRE questions.
  • Analyzing a passage about oligodendrocytes and brain plasticity demonstrates how subtle details contribute to identifying the primary purpose.
  • The process involves eliminating incorrect answer choices by closely examining the nuances of the passage and the specific wording of options.
  • A second example with a historical passage emphasizes the importance of not imposing an opinion or interpretation not supported by the text.
  • Strategies include focusing on paragraph functions, anticipating correct answers, and carefully weighing all answer choices.
Identifying the Primary Purpose
Analyzing Passage Details
Evaluating Answer Choices
Applying Strategies to Another Passage