GMAT Critical Reasoning

GMAT critical reasoning questions present a format that most test-takers aren't used to. Find out everything you need to know about how to master critical reasoning on the GMAT with tips and get the low-down on how to ace GMAT critical reasoning questions.

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Isolating the Nerve Center of an Argument Arguments in real life can take a number of forms, but arguments on GMAT Critical Reasoning questions are relatively formulaic.  The typical GMAT argument has three parts: 1) Premise: the starting point of deductions; often, agreement to this is assumed. 2) Conclusion: what the author wants you to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, 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 […]

This is the last post in the series of articles on real-life facts you need to know for GMAT Critical Reasoning. Here’s the full list: Economics: Supply and Demand Economics: Labor and Wages Economics: Inflation, unemployment, and interest rates Law: “beyond any reasonable doubt” Statistics: Statistical significance Statistical significance Most research in the natural and […]

This is the fourth post in the series of articles on real-life facts you need to know for GMAT Critical Reasoning. Here’s the full list: Economics: Supply and Demand Economics: Labor and Wages Economics: Inflation, unemployment, and interest rates Law: “beyond any reasonable doubt” Statistics: Statistical significance “beyond any reasonable doubt” In any decision in […]

This is the third post in the series of articles on real-life facts you need to know for GMAT Critical Reasoning. Here’s the full list: Economics: Supply and Demand Economics: Labor and Wages Economics: Inflation, unemployment, and interest rates Law: “beyond any reasonable doubt” Statistics: Statistical significance Inflation, unemployment, and interest rates Again, this fact […]

This is the second post in the series of articles on real-life facts you need to know for GMAT Critical Reasoning. Here’s the full list: Economics: Supply and Demand Economics: Labor and Wages Economics: Inflation, unemployment, and interest rates Law: “beyond any reasonable doubt” Statistics: Statistical significance Labor and Wages In some ways, this is […]

For the GMAT Verbal section, on Critical Reading and Reading Comprehension, you are not expected to have specialized expertise in the topics they discuss.  Sometimes, though, it is particularly helpful to have general real world knowledge.  If you make a habit of reading regularly— either a good newspaper (the New York Times, the Wall Street […]

Understand the task in this common GMAT Critical Reasoning question type.    Practice question Before reading the blog, try this question: 1) Which of the following most logically completes the passage? Recidivism is the return to criminal behavior, and consequently a return to prison, of a former prisoner who has already served in incarceration for […]