I know so, because I’m guilty of neglecting quotes on the GRE.
To start with, the right use of quotes in essays augments the power of your arguments and makes your essays appear more convincing.
Either way, to get a perfect score on the GRE essay, use a relevant quote strategically but don’t force it into the essay.
Using the exact words from the original source is called quoting.
This may sound crazy because giving out the questions in advance is not normal. You can find all the GRE essay topics on the official ETS website. Also, practicing each of these topics is not advisable as it is going to take a lot of time and effort and there is no point in mugging them up.
You could as well spend this time on learning some math. Just scanning through these two lists will give you an excellent idea of the types of issues and arguments that show up on test day. Most of the topics that show up on the GRE essay section can be broadly grouped into five categories.For the summary question, Lim says students should make sure that they pick out at least 20 points from the extract as they will be given one mark for each point. The Continuous Writing question requires students to write a 350-word essay. Planning is vital and students should spend at least five minutes doing an outline to ensure that their essay is relevant to the topic, she says. “[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.” – A. Milne Chances are you too know a few famous quotes, but you probably don’t use them.The book covers a range of skills needed for students to write good essays and summaries in Paper Two. Question 2 is a summary passage (30 marks) while in Question 3 (40 marks) students are usually given a choice of five essay topics – personal, argumentative, reflective, narrative and a one word title – and must choose one.In the introduction, Lim lists down the ingredients needed in a good essay: relevant, clear and logical content, proper spelling and punctuation, good paragraphing, a varied and precise vocabulary and good grammar and language. She also analyses the 2002 SPM Paper Two and gives tips on how to answer the questions.To score, students should write an essay which is original, relevant and interesting. The essay should also be accurate in terms of grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling. ENGLISH 1119 SPM Your Ideal Composition and Summary Writing Guide By Audrey Lim Publisher: Pearson Longman Price: RM13.95 WRITING is often considered the most difficult skill for Malaysian students to master: this is often evident in their poor grades.The toughest writing task a student will encounter is the English 1119 SPM Paper Two.