GMAT - Introduction to Critical Reasoning Questions

Learn how to approach properly GMAT critical reasoning questions of all types.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

The course starts from the very basic level, explaining what critical reasoning questions are, what they are built of and how to identify structural parts of the argument. It gradually switches to more technical issues, such as typical reasoning methods and flaws used in GMAT argument, and explains how each question type should be approached. All traps, techniques and approached are supported by real examples to demonstrate how the theory can be applied on the real test.

During the course the students will:

  • Learn to identify structural parts of an argument
  • Learn to spot, reveal or eliminate logical flaws
  • Learn typical traps used by GMAT test writers
  • Learn to approach all types of critical reasoning questions

The course contains all the theory students will need on the test and, if backed up by sufficient practice, can be sufficient to become fully prepared for the critical reasoning section of the test.

What are the requirements?

  • The students are not expected to perform any specific actions before taking the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Approach GMAT critical reasoning questions with confidence, knowing how these questions are structured and how they should be approached.
  • Know how to make the best pacing, skipping, and guessing choices
  • Will be able to answer questions in 2-3 times faster using our special tips & tricks

Who is the target audience?

  • This GMAT critical reasoning course is for students who are about to take the GMAT. No prior familiarity with GMAT critical reasoning is required, as the course starts with the very basics and builds on to cover every aspect of reasoning that may be tested on the GMAT.

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Section 1: Introduction to GMAT Critical Reasoning QuestionsStart Here

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This lecture provides general information about critical reasoning questions, how they look and what they test.


This lecture helps you understand how GMAT arguments work, and what they are built of.


This lecture summarizes the content of the first two lectures and provides a list of tips that will help you approach GMAT arguments.

Section 2: Assumption Questions

This lecture will explain how to identify an assumption question and what assumptions are.


This lecture will examine in detail assumptions that establish the cause-and-effect relation between the evidence and the conclusion of an argument. It will also present a sample GMAT question to demonstrate how causal assumptions work.


This lecture will examine in detail assumptions that establish similarity between the evidence and the conclusion of an argument. It will also present a sample GMAT question to demonstrate how similarity assumptions work.


This lecture will examine in detail assumptions that establish the validity of the evidence. It will also present a sample GMAT question to demonstrate how these assumptions work.


This lecture summarizes everything we covered in the Assumption section of the course and lists all major points you should keep in mind while dealing with assumption questions on the GMAT.

Section 3: Conclusion and Inference Questions

In this lecture you will learn how to spot correct inferences and conclusion in GMAT arguments, and will learn about typical incorrect answer choices.


This lecture explains typical traps that can misguide you to a wrong answer and offers a sample question with an explanation to back the theory.

Section 4: Strengthen and Weaken the Argument Questions

This lecture explains the correct approach to strengthen and weaken the argument questions on the GMAT.


This lecture explains how you can strengthen or weaken different types of GMAT arguments.


This lecture provides a sample question to apply the theory from the first two lectures and provides a summary on weaken and strengthen the argument questions.

Section 5: Strategy, Paradox and Flaw Questions

This lecture provides all the information you need to deal successfully with strategy questions on the GMAT and provides a sample question to demonstrate how these questions should be approached.


This lecture will use a real GMAT question to demonstrate and explain the correct way to approach Paradox questions on the GMAT.


This lecture explains all typical flaws that you are likely to see on the GMAT and teaches you to approach flaw questions properly.


This lecture provides and examines in detail a sample flaw question and provides a summary of all points you should keep in mind while dealing with flaw questions on the GMAT.

Section 6: Least Common Question Types and Statistical Arguments
Evaluate the Argument Questions

This lecture teaches you to approach parallel reasoning questions properly and presents a sample GMAT question to practice.


This lecture provides an overview of the method of reasoning or structure questions and offers two sample questions to demonstrate the correct approach to such questions on the GMAT.


This lecture explains GMAT questions that have non-standard question stems: EXCEPT/LEAST questions and complete the argument questions. You will also have a chance to solve two GMAT questions to put your skills to practice.


This lecture explains typical flaws contained in statistical arguments and offers two sample questions to give it a try.

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