You will have to solve at least 14 critical reasoning questions in your GMAT test. The argument or stimulus can vary from conversations to newspaper articles. You have to weaken/strengthen it, find the conclusion, assumption, explanation, do an inference, supplement a statement, or explain the structure of the argument. You will get one minute and fifty seconds to solve each question.
What does critical reasoning test?
Critical reasoning questions test your ability to evaluate an argument in its parts. Before evaluating an argument, you should recognize its parts. There are three parts to an argument
1) Evidence: can be any information that is factual or provides a theory. There can be multiple evidences.
2) Conclusion: All arguments primarily focus on providing a conclusion
3) Assumption: The evidences might not be enough to state the conclusion. There are evidences or reasoning that you have to assume in order to reach a conclusion.
These reasoning or statement is called as an assumption.
Evidence + Assumption = Conclusion.
For solving any critical reasoning questions, the best strategy would be to attack the assumption that the author depends on.
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16) How to Answer Weaken Question Type
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Question 1: 5G Technology (Inference)
Question 2: Water Purifier vs. Minerals (Fill in the Blanks)
Question 3: Opioid Abuse (Strengthens)
Question 4: Abe and Japan’s Economy (Inference)
Question 5: Indians and Pulse Import (Weakens)
Question 6: Retail Chains in Latin America (Assumption)
Question 7: American Tax Rates – Republican vs. Democrats (Inference)
Question 8: AI – China vs the US (Weakens)
Question 9: Phone Snooping (Strengthens)
Question 10: Traditional Lawns (Assumption)
Question 11: Appraisal-Tendency Framework (Inference)
Question 12: Meta-Analysis of Diet Trials (Weakens)
Question 13: Biases in AI (Strengthens)
Question 14: Stock Price and Effectiveness of Leadership (Inference)
Question 15: US Border Wall (Weakens)
Question 16: Driverless Car and Pollution (Assumption)
Question 17: Climate Change (Inference)
Question 18: Rent a Furniture (Weakens)
Question 19: Marathon Performance and Customized Shoes (Weakens)
Question 20: Guaranteed Basic Income (Assumption)
Question 21: Brexit (Infer)
Question 22: AB vs Traditional Hotels (Assumption)
Question 23: Tax Incentive and Job Creation (Weakens)
Question 24: Obesity and Sleeve Gastrectomy (Inference)
Question 25: Recruiting Executives (Weaken)