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

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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.

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

  1. Grishma September 22, 2016 at 7:13 am #

    Hi Kevin,

    I’m referring to your video on Reading Comprehension, Inference question, which are generally little tough ones depending on the passage. However, i always face this complexity in choosing the right answer, yous try eliminating wrong one’s bu how?
    As the long passages take time on the test, how faster can we attack the passage, especially the long passages..

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      Hi Grishma,

      An inference question will be supported by the information in the passage. The trick is to learn how to make an inference without assuming too much. The inference will not be stated directly in the passage, but it will be close. It is what you will unavoidable assume. This blog post might be helpful:

      In order to improve your speed on long passages, you must improve your overall reading comprehension level. This is a skill that takes time and effort to improve. In order to do this, you must immerse yourself in reading. You should be reading at least an hour a day. And you can’t just read anything–you need to read things that will challenge you and encourage you to improve your comprehension. This blog post has some ideas on what you should be reading:

  2. Guru March 25, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    OG13 problems 12,31,33 and 35 all involve finding “premises”, do these example problems really fit the “draw the conclusion” problem type? They seem more like “strengthen the argument”

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin March 25, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      Hi Guru, that’s an excellent point!

      I think those questions you pointed out probably could be broken off into their own group of question types. I actually just recorded a video on those specific question types—complete the argument questions. It hasn’t been posted yet, but it will be up soon. The questions that you point out, they are quite like strengthening the argument, but in some ways they are similar since you are adding another premise or stating an assumption. But they aren’t quite true strengthening questions since you are given an argument that is incomplete. The strengthen the argument questions on the test are complete arguments that you are improving. OG13 problems 12, 31, 33, and 35 are arguments that are not complete.

      Keep an eye out for the video when it comes out. I’ll also post a link here when it does too! 😀

      Happy Studying!

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