2011-05-19 GRE写作

  前段时间为gre考生汇总了gre issue写作提纲思路和分析,希望对考生在攻破greissue写作上有所帮助。接下来的几天我们将为gre考生整理gre argument部分的提纲内容。希望通过我们的整理和汇总,让gre考生真正能掌握gre写作的精髓。




  The following appeared in a memo from the president of a company that builds and sells new homes in Steel City.

  "Over the past five years, the population of Steel City has increased by more than 20 percent, and family incomes in Steel City have risen much faster than the national average(4). Nationwide(7), sales of houses priced above $150,000 have increased more than have sales of lower-priced houses(5). Such data indicate that we should make changes in our business to increase company profits(6). First, we should build fewer low-priced houses than we did last year and focus instead on building houses designed to sell at above $150,000(2,3). Second, we should hire additional workers so that we can build a larger total number of houses than we did last year(1)."


  (1)The argument relies on an unsubstantiated as­sumption that area demand for new housing will support additional home construction in the foreseeable future.

  (2)Granted that more residents will purchase new houses, we cannot guarantee that they will choose expensive houses.

  (3)The speaker relies on other tenuous assumptions that area residents interested in buying new homes can afford homes priced over $150,000.

  (4)We do not know the base amount of the population and average family income in Steel City, thus the increase may not support the proposed home construction.

  (5)The speaker does not provide accurate data regarding the sales of expensive houses and lower-priced houses respectively and we cannot evaluate the actual market of each kind of houses.

  (6)The speaker does not take into account some negative effects of the proposal such as the cost, difficulty in selling expensive homes, etc.

  (7)Nationwide statistics can say little about the demand and preference of the local residents.


  无论是gre issue还是gre argument,考生都应该养成写提纲的习惯。这种提纲式的gre写作练习可以帮助考生锻炼写作的逻辑性,而gre写作高分最重要的得分依据就是作文的逻辑性要强。