# Ch 18: Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking

We can help you master the critical reasoning skills needed for the verbal section of the GMAT. The online video lessons and self-assessment quizzes help you learn to create and evaluate arguments and form a plan of action.

## Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter show you how to develop the critical reasoning abilities needed to analyze written arguments. You will learn to recognize well-supported explanations, as well as identify problems caused by incorrect assumptions. Distinguishing between fact and opinion is another concept that is covered here. When you have completed all the videos in this chapter, you will have an understanding of topics including:

• Evaluating reasoning
• Recognizing similarities and differences among ideas
• Analyzing relationships between opposing ideas
• Finding solutions to problems based on information presented in a written passage
• Drawing conclusions from written information
• Recognizing assumptions upon which the argument's validity depends
• Determining the relevance of facts or examples to an argument
• Recognizing fallacies and qualifying language
• Assessing the author's credibility

The lessons in this chapter give you the tools you'll need to assess an argument's validity. Each concept is examined on the easily-followed videos, while the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson give you a chance to review what you've learned.

### Critical Reasoning for Test-Taking Course Objectives

Many graduate business schools use the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as a prerequisite for admission. The test contains 90 questions in all, and you must write an essay.

The GMAT is divided into four sections, with a time limit of 3-and-a-half hours. The questions on critical reasoning are part of the test's verbal section. The verbal section contains 41 multiple-choice questions, and you are allotted 75 minutes. Each question consists of a few statements that you will read, then you will be asked about the arguments presented in those statements.

Critical reasoning questions on the GMAT cover:

• Argument construction
• Argument evaluation
• Formulating and evaluating a plan of action

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