question difficulty in crit. reasoning versus math

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Dear Brent,

In each of the math lessons, the practice questions are all color labeled. Why is it that in the critical reasoning lesson, the practice questions are not labeled like that, too? Is it because one should assume there are not really any deductive arguments on the GMAT? Or is it because the questions are all different categories? Thanks for clearing this up.


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by [email protected] » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:49 am
Hi Hutch,

With math questions, the level of difficulty is much easier to assess, since it's easy to see the work involved for each approach, and it's easy to gauge the complexity of outside-the-box thinking. Verbal questions are a different story, and students often disagree with assigned levels of difficulty.
That said, for a while now, we've been thinking of labeling our Verbal questions in this manner. Perhaps we'll do so.

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