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Verbal Reasoning Overview - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of verbal reasoning, such as logical assumptions. You'll review multiple strategies for solving several types of problems. You'll also look at different kinds of analogies. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Solve classification, characteristic, and association analogies
- Detail the steps necessary to solve part to whole analogies
- Explain strategies for solving logical classification problems
- Discuss methods for completing series problems
- Explore logical assumptions in a fiction and non-fiction context
- Complete a partially-filled chart logic problem
These lessons help you quickly get up to speed on verbal reasoning. Our subject matter experts present the information using plenty of examples to ensure the material is easy to understand. You can use the Help tab or your Dashboard to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a topic. Each lesson is also accompanied by a full written transcript.
1. Classification Analogies: Definition & Types
One of the most common types of analogies are classification analogies, which compares terms according to categories. In this lesson, we'll look at how to identify and solve them.
2. Characteristic Analogies: Definition & Types
Let's face it: at some point you're going to have to solve analogies, and characteristic analogies are among the most common. After this lesson, they'll also be among the easiest.
3. Association Analogies: Definition & Types
Association analogies are the most common analogies found on tests. There are four different kinds and in this lesson, we will cover the definition and main types of association analogies.
4. Part to Whole Analogies: Definition & Types
Analogies are often a cause of concern for many students, with part to whole analogies being among the most common. This lesson teaches the steps to solve a part to whole analogy.
5. Series Completion Problems: Definition & Strategies
Read this lesson to learn how you can solve series completion problems. Learn how to spot a pattern which you can continue as well as how to find if something is wrong with a given series.
6. Making Logical Assumptions When Reading Texts
A logical assumption may sound like an abstract concept, but in simplified language, it's just a statement or an idea that an author is implying. You may have heard of this concept as 'reading between the lines.' Click on the lesson to find out more about logical assumptions and see what they look like in the context of both non-fiction and fiction.
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