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Summary
The lesson focuses on Author's Voice Questions in the GRE, emphasizing the importance of understanding the author's tone, feelings, and opinions on the subject matter to accurately answer questions.
  • Author's Voice Questions ask about the tone of the passage and the author's feelings or opinions on a topic.
  • A key strategy is to determine the main idea of the passage, as it is crucial for answering these questions correctly.
  • Purposeful word choices are indicators of the author's tone and should be actively looked for and underlined during reading.
  • Extreme answer choices are usually incorrect; it's safer to choose answers that are more neutral or moderate.
  • An example analysis demonstrates the process of identifying the tone as objective by eliminating other options based on evidence from the passage.
Chapters
00:00
Understanding Author's Voice Questions
00:59
Strategies for Answering Author's Voice Questions
01:39
Identifying Purposeful Word Choices
02:38
Avoiding Extreme Answer Choices
03:27
Example Analysis of a Tone Question