Lesson: Analogies - 03

Analogies: Strategies to find essence of words

In the previous section, you picked up some valuable ideas for gaining a tactical advantage when it comes to Analogies. Here you’ll review those ideas and learn about some others. As a whole, these strategies will give you the insights you need to think clearly about Analogy questions and handle them efficiently, while avoiding the kinds of blunders that average test-takers might commit.

Strategies that are discussed in the lessons help you find the essence of the words in the main pair.

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Practice Questions

These are Analogies Lessons

  1. Try to Capture the Essence of the Word-Pair Relationship
  2. The More Precisely You Define a Word-Pair Relationship, the Better
  3. Some Analogies Work Better When You Turn Them Around
  4. Pay Attention to a Capitalized Word’s “Charge”—Positive,Negative, or Neutral
  5. Don’t Give Up If You Know Only One of the Two Words in an Answer Choice
  6. Make Educated Guesses About the Meanings of Unfamiliar Words
  7. Eliminate an Answer Choice Where There’s No Clear Link Between the Two Words
  8. Be Cautious of Answer Choices Involving the Same Topic as the Capitalized Pair

Intuition Based Answers

Your own judgement on the basis of your intuition always play important role in choosing a correct answer. Actually; intuition based answers are easy to find though it involves some basic understanding of the vocabulary.

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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is an exam administered by the Harcourt Assessment at Pearson testing centers. The MAT is an admissions exam accepted by many graduate programs in the United States. Additionally, it is used by many high-IQ societies across the world as an admission requirement. The MAT is intended to assess logical and analytical reasoning through completion of partial analogies. The test duration is 60 minutes and contains 120 questions. Exam formats include both computer-based tests (CBT) and paper and pencil format.