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Archive | GMAT Critical Reasoning

Introduction to GMAT Critical Reasoning

GMAT Critical Reasoning is a question type found in the GMAT Verbal section. In CR questions, the prompt presents some sort of argument. Then you need to analyze the argument—for example, by strengthening it, weakening it, finding its underlying assumption, etc.  You’ll find around 13 Critical Reasoning questions in the GMAT Verbal section. Although you you do have […]

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GMAT Critical Reasoning: More on Assumption Questions

First, four practice CR questions asking for the assumptions of arguments. 1) In anticipation of the coming year, Tecumseh Autos, a national auto manufacturer, is anticipating sales of its vehicles. Tecumseh manufactures compact cars, sedans, minivans, trucks, SUVs, and sports cars. In all categories of vehicles, Tecumseh sets prices so that the profit per vehicle […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Real World Matters — Statistical Significance

Hello! 🙂 Before you dive into your thanksgiving meal this year, take a pause and learn about 2 real-world terms that just might show up on your GMAT test: sample size and statistical significance! After you’ve watched the video, you can also head over to this blog post to learn more about statistical significance, too. […]

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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: Real World Matters – Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Hello! Welcome to the third installment in the “Real World Matters” series. This one features a quick introduction to the American court system (you can learn more about it here!). After you’ve watched it, you’ll be ready to dissect GMAT passages with this topic a little quicker than before. 🙂 Here’s a still of the final […]

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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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More GMAT Critical Reasoning Practice Questions

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 […]

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GMAT Critical Reasoning: Evaluate the Conclusion

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 plentiful in the state’s Coastal Park, traditionally many blue-tipped puffers would be found […]

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