Ch 5: Verbal Reasoning Overview

About This Chapter

Use this overview of verbal reasoning to improve your understanding of topics like association analogies, characteristic analogies, and the nature of logical assumptions. These brief lessons are a great resource for individuals preparing for an exam or who need more help with a homework assignment.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Verbal Reasoning Overview
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Classification Analogies: Definition & Types

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.

Characteristic Analogies: Definition & Types

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.

Association Analogies: Definition & Types

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.

Part to Whole Analogies: Definition & Types

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.

Series Completion Problems: Definition & Strategies

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.

Making Logical Assumptions When Reading Texts

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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