A good GMAT score has long been deemed a reliable predictor of academic prowess. But the exam is now establishing itself as an ever bigger factor in employers’ hiring decisions.
Critical reasoning is about one third of the verbal section. In this episode, Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer of Veritas Prep, discusses “the testmaker’s blueprint” for Critical Reasoning. You will learn how to identify trick questions, and work with the answer choices.
- Brian talks about various techniques to build arguments and use syllogisms and how to identify flawed arguments.
- The lesson teaches you to quickly set your goals correctly and identify flaws in the texts given on the actual exam. He does that by giving sample questions to solve with options for a time similar to what you will get per question at the exam.
- Identifying gaps in the conclusions is another tactic Brian shares with the audience. He analyzes each question and each of the answer choices to explain why each of them is correct or wrong.
- Don’t neglect the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT test. It’s a demanding part of the exam and requires a great deal of concentration and critical thinking. Brian says:
The goal is the conclusion and there’s misdirection, so watch that kind of curve ball effects.