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GMAT Critical Reasoning Question Type (Video)

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This GMAT Critical Reasoning question type session teaches students to employ the Veritas Prep SWIM method, which is designed to identify the flaws in arguments and anticipate what the correct answer needs to include.


This is the second of three sessions held as part of the free, week-long GMAT course offered by PrepAdviser and Veritas Prep in September. The course aims to familiarise prospective test-takers with the most crucial strategies that they need to employ to achieve their desired GMAT score. The third recorded session (Data Sufficiency) will be made available on prepadviser.com on 17 November. The first session (High Level GMAT Overview) is available here.

This MOOC session was filmed using Veritas Prep’s Live Online technology on 14 September, 2016.

GMAT Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning questions measure the reasoning skills you use when crafting arguments, evaluating arguments, and formulating or evaluating a plan of action.

The theme of this lesson is “the testmaker’s blueprint” for Critical Reasoning. Starting from a few elementary arguments and building to some of the (statistically proven) most difficult problems in the test’s arsenal, the lesson will show how the authors of these problems create each prompt, correct answer, and trap answer, and will provide examinees with the tools to see the structure behind the content.

Learn from mistakes

A common theme going through all three lessons is how we can learn from mistakes. Be prepared to go, for the most part, through pretty challenging questions. You should brace yourself for a lot of statistics that will show you not just the common mistakes, but how people come to make them and how to avoid them.

The course will be taught by Brian Galvin, a leading GMAT instructor and one of the select few who has broken into GMAT’s elusive 99th percentile.

Take the opportunity to jump-start your GMAT preparation by learning from the experts.

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