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Concision and Wordiness

The essence of this lesson is to emphasize the importance of concision and avoiding wordiness in the GRE exam, illustrating how succinctness can lead to clearer and more effective communication.
  • Concision is key on the GRE, aiming for the most straightforward expression without losing essential detail.
  • Shorter answer choices are preferable as long as they convey all necessary information clearly.
  • Examples demonstrate how to eliminate unnecessary words and phrases to enhance clarity and conciseness.
  • The word 'being' is highlighted as almost always unnecessary and potentially misleading on the exam.
  • Through test examples, the lesson showcases the process of selecting the most concise answer choices.
The Principle of Concision
Identifying Unnecessary Words
Practical Examples of Concision
Common Pitfalls to Avoid