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 […]
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!
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. […]
) 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! […]
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 :).
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) […]
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! […]
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 […]
A while ago, we published this blog of GMAT CR practice questions: Since then, each one these blogs also has multiple practice questions: A) Boldface Structure questions B) Dialogue Structure questions C) Find the Conclusion/Inference D) Reasoning concerning Populations E) Strengthen the Argument F) Evaluating the Argument Five new questions Here are five new […]
First, four GMAT CR practice questions of this genre. 1) The blue-tipped Puffer is a migratory bird that is found along the coast of this state in summer months. The Puffers enjoy the seeds of Thomson’s Mulberry trees; because these trees are plenty in the state’s Coastal Park, traditionally many blue-tipped puffers would be found […]