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# Category: GMAT Critical Reasoning

• ## How to Tackle Critical Reading Assumption Questions

Assumption questions find links between premises and conclusions. Our GMAT Critical Reasoning tips will help you better understand arguments.

• ## Introduction to GMAT Critical Reasoning (with Practice Questions)

This post was updated in 2024 for the new GMAT. What is GMAT critical reasoning? GMAT Critical Reasoning is one of the two question types found in the GMAT Verbal section. All CR questions contain a prompt (usually 100 words or fewer) that presents some sort of argument, which is followed by a question stem…

• ## Doing GMAT Critical Reasoning Quickly

Many students find GMAT CR challenging. In addition to learning the individual strategies, there is also the challenging of processing these questions efficiently and not allowing each one to develop into a tremendous time sink. How does one increase one’s overall speed on GMAT Critical Reasoning?

• ## 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.…

• ## 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…

• ## 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…

• ## 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…

• ## 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…

• ## GMAT CR: Dialogue Structure Questions

First, a few practice GMAT Critical Reasoning questions of this genre. 1) Homeowner Representative: Statistics show that burglar often target houses that appear unoccupied.  Therefore, when home owners away from their homes for several days, we recommend that they leave lights on, to give the impression that the house is occupied. Crime Expert: The same…

• ## GMAT CR: Strengthen the Argument

First of all, a few practice GMAT Critical Reasoning questions of this particular genre. 1) Studies have shown that highway drivers are less likely to drive at speeds greater than the posted speed limit if houses or buildings are in some way visible from the road.  Assuming similar car, road and traffic conditions, highway drivers…