Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning (2019 Edition)

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Do you know why GMAT test takers score in the low 600s or never cross the 700+ mark?

They fail to look at critical reasoning as a scoring opportunity. GMAT Critical Reasoning is not a puzzle. There is no extra point in getting to the answer without using the Process of Elimination.

The real secret is in understanding the “Scope of the Argument.”

Once you know the Scope, you can eliminate 2 out of 5 answer choices.

How will you find the right answer from the 3 remaining answer choices?

F1GMAT’s Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning will show you how. We take the mystery out of critical reasoning questions.

The approach is simple – we teach you how the test creators manipulate your reasoning abilities with Ad Hominem, Slippery Slope, Affirming the Consequent, Generalization, Inconsistencies, and Contradictions.

We don’t just explain why an answer choice is wrong. We look at the manipulative reasoning tactics used by the test creators.

After you read F1GMAT’s Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning Guide, you will:

1) Learn to eliminate out of scope answer choices
2) Learn to spot logical fallacies
3) Learn to read questions by focusing on the holy trinity – premise, assumption, and conclusion.

4) Learn to disregard filler information
5) Complete GMAT CR Questions in less than 1 minute and 40 seconds

Our 25 GMAT 800 level questions would train your mind to think like a Critical Reasoning maven.

Table of Contents

6 Step Strategy to solve GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions   
How to overcome flawed thinking in GMAT Critical Reasoning?   
4 GMAT Critical Reasoning Fallacies   
Generalization in GMAT Critical Reasoning   
Inconsistencies in Arguments   
Eliminate Out of Scope answer choices using Necessary and Sufficient Conditions   
Ad Hominem in GMAT Critical Reasoning   
Slippery Slope in GMAT Critical Reasoning   
Affirming the Consequent – GMAT Critical Reasoning   
How to Paraphrase GMAT Critical Reasoning Question   
How to Answer Assumption Question Type   
How to Answer Conclusion Question Type   
How to Answer Inference Question Type   
How to Answer Strengthen Question Type   
How to Answer Weaken Question Type   
How to Answer bold-faced and Summary Question Types   
How to Answer Parallel Reasoning Questions   
How to Answer the Fill in the Blanks Question   
Question Bank   
Passage 1: 5G Technology (Inference)   
Passage 2: Water Purifier vs. Minerals (Fill in the Blanks)   
Passage 3: Opioid Abuse (Strengthens)   
Passage 4: Abe and Japan’s Economy (Inference)   
Passage 5: Indians and Pulse Import (Weakens)   
Passage 6: Retail Chains in Latin America (Assumption)   
Passage 7: American Tax Rates – Republican vs. Democrats (Inference)   
Passage 8: AI – China vs the US (Weakens)   
Passage 9: Phone Snooping (Strengthens)   
Passage 10:  Traditional Lawns (Assumption)   
Passage 11:  Appraisal-Tendency Framework (Inference)   
Passage 12:  Meta-Analysis of Diet Trials (Weakens)   
Passage 13:  Biases in AI (Strengthens)   
Passage 14:  Stock Price and Effectiveness of Leadership (Inference)   
Passage 15:  US Border Wall (Weakens)   
Passage 16:  Driverless Car and Pollution (Assumption)   
Passage 17:  Climate Change (Inference)   
Passage 18:  Rent a Furniture (Weakens)   
Passage 19:  Marathon Performance and Customized Shoes (Weakens)   
Passage 20:  Guaranteed Basic Income (Assumption)   
Passage 21:  Brexit (Infer)   
Passage 22:  AB vs Traditional Hotels (Assumption)   
Passage 23:  Tax Incentive and Job Creation (Weakens)   
Passage 24:  Obesity and Sleeve Gastrectomy (Inference)   
Passage 25:  Recruiting Executives (Weaken)   
Answers with Detailed Explanation

Pages: 214

Edition: 2019

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"When I started my GMAT prep, Critical reasoning was one section that I couldn't figure out. Sentence correction was easy as I write personal blog posts. F1GMAT's Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning forces you to think from the perspective of the test creators. After the chapter on Syllogism, I began to look at the answer choices closely and began enjoying getting to the right choice." - Verified Purchase

"This book sequentially goes through every possible Critical Reasoning questions and breaks down the thought process behind what GMAT test creators use to create answer choices.  The reverse engineering helps you understand the moving parts of an argument and prepares you to find answers to any variation.  Once you read the book, take the practice questions at the end. The questions were tough, but after reviewing the answers and finding the reasons, I could complete the official GMAT guide questions with ease. The book is a rare find." 
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"The chapters on defining the scope of the argument and eliminating out of scope choices along with tricks used by Test Creators helped me improve my score. Now I am at 87%. Read the chapter on Generalization (the biased samples) and Ad Hominem. Two secrets that helped me the most " - Verified Purchase