Ch 38: HSPT Test: Verbal Reasoning

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Get ready to take the HSPT test by studying this chapter on verbal reasoning using any smartphone, tablet or computer. We've included short lessons that outline these subjects clearly so you can study at your own pace and prepare to do your best on exam day.

HSPT Test: Verbal Reasoning - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors outline verbal reasoning in this HSPT test study guide chapter. Here you'll review topics such as the definition of an analogy, what logical thinking entails and different logic laws. After completing this chapter, you should know how to:

  • Outline the different types of analogies
  • Listen for basic comprehension
  • Explain the process of logical thinking
  • Differentiate between inverse, converse, counterexample and contrapositive logic laws
  • Define verbal reasoning and the skills and strategies used in it
  • Provide a definition and examples of inductive reasoning
  • Recognize patterns of object and sorting by attributes

Because this chapter is self paced, you have a completely customizable test prep tool you can use however works best for you. The video lessons included here are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature if you need to go back and review a subject over again. Before test day, take the quizzes included with each lesson and the comprehensive chapter test to make sure you're ready.

9 Lessons in Chapter 38: HSPT Test: Verbal Reasoning
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What Are Analogies? - Definition & Types

1. What Are Analogies? - Definition & Types

Analogy. The word itself is sometimes enough to intimidate the most confident of students. This lesson will explain the analogy and describe the most common types of analogies.

Listening for Basic Comprehension

2. Listening for Basic Comprehension

The basic level of listening is not difficult, but it takes some skill. Developing listening skills is important for many different people from virtually all walks of life.

Logical Thinking: Definition & Process

3. Logical Thinking: Definition & Process

Logical thinking is a process of clearly moving from one related thought to another. In this lesson, you will examine the definition and process of logical thinking, and then you'll get to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample

4. Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample

Logical statements can be useful, but only if we are able to determine their validity. In this lesson, we'll look at the various forms of a logical statement and see how they relate to each other.

Verbal Reasoning: Definition & Skills

5. Verbal Reasoning: Definition & Skills

In this lesson, we will define and describe several examples of verbal reasoning. We will also evaluate the usability of this type of assessment and explain how it is used to evaluate students in an instructional setting.

Verbal Reasoning Strategies

6. Verbal Reasoning Strategies

Word problems may be intimidating, but they don't have to be. If you know the words to look for and how to read your problem, you will be well on your way to finding the right answer. Learn how in this lesson.

Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

7. Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

Deductive reasoning involves drawing conclusions from specific statements called premises. Learn more about deductive reasoning and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Inductive Reasoning? - Examples & Definition

8. What Is Inductive Reasoning? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you will learn to define inductive reasoning. Following the lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Recognizing Patterns of Object & Sorting by Attributes

9. Recognizing Patterns of Object & Sorting by Attributes

Recognizing patterns of objects and sorting by their attributes opens the door to real world problem solving and reasoning skills. Patterns are used in Math at all skill levels, from the very basic sorting of colors and shapes to higher level STEM related concepts.

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