The Critical Reasoning Guide demystifies critical reasoning by teaching a clear, consistent, and effective approach to understanding an argument?s logic and choosing the best answer to the given question.

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ISBN: 978-1-935707-61-5

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  • 6 Computer Adaptive Practice Exams

    These online exams simulate the real GMAT exam and test you on the most up-to-date GMAT content. Problems include comprehensive answer explanations which demonstrate how experts tackle each question. Each test is completely unique and provides you with an in-depth assessment report that can be used to determine your strengths and weaknesses.

  • Critical Reasoning Online Question Bank

    All questions included in this bank (25 total) draw from the subject of Critical Reasoning and are written by Manhattan GMAT's expert Instructors. All Manhattan GMAT question banks include questions of varying difficulty levels.

Chapter by Chapter

  1. Argument Structure

    The Core; Building Blocks of an Argument; Argument Structure; Intermediate Conclusions and Therefore Test

  2. Methodology

    Step 1: Identify the Question; Step 2: Deconstruct the Argument; Step 3: State the Goal; Step 4: Work from Wrong to Right; How to Abbreviate

  3. Structure-Based Family

    Describe the Role; Describe the Argument

  4. Assumptions

    Assumption Family Questions; Find the Assumption (FA) Questions; Evaluate the Argument Questions; Flaw Questions

  5. Strengthen and Weaken

    Strengthen and Weaken: The Basics; Strengthen the Conclusion Questions; Weaken the Conclusion Questions; EXCEPT Questions

  6. Evidence Family

    What are Inferences?; Percentages vs. Real Numbers; Inference Questions; Explain a Discrepancy; EXCEPT Questions

  7. Complete the Argument

    Negatively-Worded Claims; Alternate Wording

  8. Wrong Answer Analysis

    Out of Scope; Reverse Logic; The Mix Up

  9. Appendix A: Official Guide Problem Sets

    Official Guide Problem Sets

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