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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Critical Reasoning Strategies — Efficiency

Hello! Ah, it’s getting cold and dreary this winter, but don’t let that stop you from being efficient on the GMAT! Learn how knowing your job and what to look for will save you time on the CR section. As usual, here’s the board work for this week: If you have any comments or questions […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Critical Reasoning – The Parts of an Argument

Hello! This week, we’ll learn how to properly use terms related to arguments on the GMAT, and we’ll do it using carpentry! Here’s a still of this week’s board: As always, leave any questions or feedback you have for me in the comment box below! See you next week.  

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GMAT Critical Reasoning and Outside Knowledge

Does any official GMAT Critical Reasoning question demand outside knowledge?  The frustrating answer to this question is: for the most part, no, but in a way, yes.  I will explain.   Self-contained It is absolutely true that if a GMAT CR question concerns, say, toxins in wood smoke, you need to know absolutely nothing about […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Critical Reasoning – Draw a Conclusion or Inference

Hello! Another Tuesday, another GMAT video! This week, learn how you can save time on a special type of critical reasoning question that asks you to draw conclusions. If you’ve got any questions or comments about what you’ve just watched, feel free to leave them below!

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Critical Reasoning – Pay attention to ‘if true’

Students can easily be distracted by answer choices in critical reasoning questions if they don’t pay attention to a short, unassuming phrase—“if true.” Let’s start with a typical Critical Reasoning question on the GMAT with the phrase: Over the past ten years, the population of Dismiston has grown five times as large as it was.  […]

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GMAT Tuesdays With Kevin: Critical Reasoning — Weakening an Argument

) Hello! In a previous GMAT Tuesday, we talked about what it takes to solve “Strengthen the Argument” problems. Now, the GMAT will also throw the opposite problem at you–it’s called a “Weakening the Argument” problem. So, here are the key points you need to keep in mind when you’re facing these kinds of problems! […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Critical Reasoning – Strengthen the Argument

Hello! What do you do when you’re asked to “strengthen the argument” on the GMAT? This week’s video gives a step by step guide for how you can do just that. Leave us a comment or question below: we’ll answer anything! Anything GMAT-related, that is :).

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Medical Trials and the Placebo Effect on the GMAT Critical Reasoning

This article is the seventh in a series of real-world issues that could be useful background in interpreting GMAT Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension questions.  Here are the first six articles 1) Economics: Supply and Demand 2) Economics: Labor and Wages 3) Economics: Inflation, unemployment, and interest rates 4) Law: “beyond any reasonable doubt” 5) […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Critical Reasoning, Evaluate the Argument

Hello! This week, I’ll go over a specific CR question type: Evaluate the Argument. I’ll go over a sample question and give you 4 general steps you should always follow when tackling this kind of question. We hope this helps you conquer those tricky CR questions and saves you some time on test day. Enjoy! […]

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Assumptions and the Negation Test on the GMAT

First, a GMAT Critical Reasoning practice question. 1) The Spotted Mole is a rodent that burrows underground and eats all forms of vegetable matter.   Farmers are concerned that this mole could eat some of their commercial fruits, planted in above-ground planters and bins.   The farmers need not worry about the Mole, though, because throughout the […]

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