Ch 18: Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking chapter of this GMAT Test Help and Review course is the simplest way to gain knowledge of critical reasoning concepts for test-taking. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of critical reasoning for test-taking.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help mastering critical reasoning will benefit from this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better GMAT scores. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how to evaluate reasoning in an article or distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Need an efficient way to learn critical reasoning for test-taking
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra GMAT review resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking Help and Review chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking Help and Review chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about critical reasoning. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What is qualifying language?
  • How do I analyze the relationships between opposing ideas?
  • How can I find solutions to problems based on presented information?
  • How do I assess the credibility of a source?

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Evaluate Reasoning

1. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Analyzing Interactions Among Main Ideas

3. Analyzing Interactions Among Main Ideas

Analyzing interactions among main ideas sounds daunting to some students. However, if you treat it methodically, you can easily identify main ideas and determine how they interact with one another within the text.

What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

4. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

5. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.

Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate

6. Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate

Learn how to do research that is credible and accurate by evaluating your sources for how relevant the information is, how verifiable the information is, and how unbiased your source is after listening to this lesson on how to do reliable research!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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