Essential Guide to GMAT Critical Reasoning – eBook
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It is not uncommon to see a GMAT students vociferously justify their answer choice in the Critical Reasoning section – when, of course, their choice is incorrect.
This happens much more frequently in the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT, than in any other section.
And one of the primary reasons for that is assumptions.
When we are reading a short passage packed with information, it is easy to start making assumptions.
While some of these assumptions are pertinent, others shift the scope.
This shift in scope often leads us to the ‘logically correct’ answer choice which is actually wrong.
So how do you avoid making assumptions?
How do you stay within scope?
How do you avoid falling into traps that the test makers lay for you?
Perhaps more so than for any other question type on the GMAT, preparing for Critical Reasoning questions involves developing critical thinking skills—rather than rote practice.
Unfortunately, short of enrolling for a formal‘Critical Thinking’ course, there is no easy way to develop these skills from ground up.
This was till the ‘Essential Guide to GMAT Critical Reasoning’ came along.
This book will build your Critical Reasoning Skills from the ground up.
It will give you a deep background on how to think logically, how to identify faults in your thinking patterns, the role of logic in critical thinking & how to develop it, and much more…
The value of Critical Reasoning skills goes well beyond success on the GMAT. Studies have found a strong correlation between Critical Thinking skills and corporate success.
This eBook will help you not only to excel in the GMAT, but also lay strong foundations for your corporate success.
This eBook will build your Critical Reasoning skills from the ground up, enable you to identify your fault patterns, correct them & apply your improved skills to the GMAT Critical Reasoning Section.
Critical Reasoning on the GMAT consists of about 12 questions. These normally comprise a short passage with a question at the end of it.
This short passage can be an argument, a dialog or even an advertisement.
The question will typically test your understanding of the argument by asking you to either strengthen/weaken it, identify the core assumptions, draw an inference or identify the relationship between different parts.
To be able to do this in under two minutes, and with accuracy can be daunting task.
And this is where the ‘Essential Guide to GMAT Critical Reasoning’ comes in.
Some of the unique features of this eBook are:
- It Builds your Critical Reasoning skills from ground up.
- It enables you to identify your fault patterns & correct them.
- Helps you apply your improved skills to the GMAT Critical Reasoning Section
- Identifies the single most important concept in Critical Reasoning
- Highlights the various question types tested on the GMAT, & the best strategies for each of these.
- Teaches you how to avoid the five mistakes that most students make
- Over 50 fully solved examples for you to hone your skills.
Why you should buy this Guide?
If you struggle with the GMAT CR questions, even after hours of practice, if you want to make your Critical Thinking foundations strong rather than merely learning some tips & tricks, and if you cannot decide between the last two answer choices, then this book is for you.
It includes Key Critical Reasoning concepts necessary to crack the CR section and scores of examples of how to apply these.
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Here is a look at the complete Table of Content of the ‘Winners’ Guide to GMAT Critical Reasoning’
Critical Reasoning – A brief background
What does your critical reasoning performance actually indicate
Critical Reasoning & Management potential
Why strong CR skills can take you up the corporate ladder quickly
Memory and Reasoning
Stages in Memory
Where Things can go Wrong
Editing and Revising
What are the Major Components in Critical Reasoning?
What is an argument?
What are the different kinds of Argumens?
The Role of Examples and Illustrations
What is a Premise?
Validity and Soundness of Arguments
The Structure of an Argument
The basic logical rules of VALID arguments
Going Beyond the Information Given
Some of the Most Common Logical Errors
Fallacies: Common Ways of Reasoning Badly
Begging the Question
Begging the Question by Rephrasing the Conclusion
Begging the Question by Generalizing the Conclusion
Begging the Question in more Subtle Ways
Question Begging Labels
The Either/Or Fallacy
The Either/Or Fallacy
Examples of the Either/Or Fallacy
More Complex Examples of the Either/Or Fallacy
Disjunctions in the Guise of Conditionals
Why is it difficult to spot the Either/Or Fallacy
How to avoid the either/or fallacy trap
Arguments involving Disjunctions
Disjunctive Arguments and the Either/Or Fallacy
Drawing the Line Fallacy
Summary of Fallacies
Fallacy of irrelevant reason (or irrelevant premise).
We commit this fallacy if we offer a premise to support a conclusion when the premise is irrelevant
to the conclusion.
Spotting Fallacies: A Brief Exercise
What Does the GMAT test on Critical Reasoning?
The single most important concept in Critical Reasoning
What to Watch Out For
How to Avoid Making Assumptions
What can you do when you find a passage utterly confusing?
The most important Tip
The Best Approach
The five fundamental precincts of CR Questions
The winning approach
The common question types tested on GMAT
The Best approach for specific question types
Elimination strategies –
CR STRENGHTEN STRATEGIES
Strategies that winners use
New CR questions types you need to know about
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