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Types of Reasoning in CR

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Types of Reasoning in CR

Post Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:13 am
What are the various types of reasoning in CR a per Powerscore CR Bible.....
for eg analogy, circular, conditional, causal......

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Post Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:27 am
Hi qwerty12321,

Parallel Reasoning questions are relatively rare on the GMAT (you might see 1). They're most similar to Inference questions. You can answer this question by understanding the reasoning/logic/format that is presented in the prompt, then finding an answer that follows that same reasoning/logic/format.

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Here’s how you can analyze a similar reading question and get this question type correct!

• Count the Evidence. How many components are there to the premise? The correct answer will always have the same number of pieces of evidence as the original argument.

• Look for Keywords. Words like “might,” “could,” “must,” etc. in the argument set up a relationship between the evidence and conclusion that should be mirrored in the correct answer.

• Identify the Conclusion. What type of conclusion is in the argument? Is the author recommending something, making a prediction, giving a counterargument, etc.? Just as with the evidence, the correct conclusion will mimic the logic of the argument in the paragraph.

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Hi qwerty12321,

Parallel Reasoning questions are relatively rare on the GMAT (you might see 1). They're most similar to Inference questions. You can answer this question by understanding the reasoning/logic/format that is presented in the prompt, then finding an answer that follows that same reasoning/logic/format.

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Post Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:33 pm
Here’s how you can analyze a similar reading question and get this question type correct!

• Count the Evidence. How many components are there to the premise? The correct answer will always have the same number of pieces of evidence as the original argument.

• Look for Keywords. Words like “might,” “could,” “must,” etc. in the argument set up a relationship between the evidence and conclusion that should be mirrored in the correct answer.

• Identify the Conclusion. What type of conclusion is in the argument? Is the author recommending something, making a prediction, giving a counterargument, etc.? Just as with the evidence, the correct conclusion will mimic the logic of the argument in the paragraph.

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Post Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:16 am
Hi VivianKerr
Thank you for your reply.

I wanted to know about these reasoning types so that i can better understand how to solve parallel reasoning questions.

Thanks
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Hi Rich.C@EMPOWERgmat.com

Yes, I have purchased this book. It is very informative.
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