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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2010, 13:59
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 05:51
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 03 May 2010, 11:23
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 05:00
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2010, 14:10
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2010, 09:25
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2010, 21:37
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 20:29
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 02:50
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 14:02
Thanks for this.

I just started my CR preparation today. Completed reading Kaplan premier , but still not very clear. I am reading this ppt in detail now - clear and good examples.
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 09:58
Hi,

I just started with my GMAT prep this week and am currently studying CR from Kaplan Premier. I also read the ppt posted in this thread and tried working on the example questions.However, I am getting more than 75% questions ( even simpler ones) incorrect :(. It is my Day 4 of preparation and it is obvious that CR is an area of weakness for me.

Basically, I feel I am just not getting the gist of GMAT reasoning. My reasoning is going in all wrong directions :)

Please suggest where I can find some practice questions for CR that have detailed explainations that would help me.
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 21:28
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I just started with my GMAT prep this week and am currently studying CR from Kaplan Premier. I also read the ppt posted in this thread and tried working on the example questions.However, I am getting more than 75% questions ( even simpler ones) incorrect :(. It is my Day 4 of preparation and it is obvious that CR is an area of weakness for me.

Basically, I feel I am just not getting the gist of GMAT reasoning. My reasoning is going in all wrong directions :)

Please suggest where I can find some practice questions for CR that have detailed explainations that would help me.



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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 03:04
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2010, 09:24
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 15:03
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 19:23
Great post! Thanks!

I have a quibble with example 2, though, which reads:

All men are idiots
Tom is an idiot
Therefore Tom is a man; this conclusion is perfectly fine and acceptable in GMAT. But, when we see carefully this same stimulus can be logically valid without being factually correct
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B: Set of all idiots
A: Set of all men (contained in B)
C: Tom (can fall outside A) . . . so, you see that TOM could be a man or could not be a man; irrespective for purpose of CR in GMAT, the conclusion 'Tom is a man', is perfectly acceptable
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It seems to me that the premise that all men are idiots does not imply that no women are idiots, thus the argument would be fallacious as written. Tom may still be a man or a woman. To correct, the order of the first two nouns in the first premise should be switched.

All idiots are men.
Tom is a idiot.
Therefore Tom is a man.
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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2010, 18:05
Hey Kyle,

You're absolutely right. That is NOT at all acceptable on the GMAT. If anything, that seems like a perfect trap answer, because of a lack of understanding of the sets. Perhaps he meant to write:

All men are idiots.
Tom is a man.
Therefore Tom is an idiot.

But then there's no hole in the argument. Hmm. Odd.

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Re: Critical Reasoning for Beginners [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2010, 04:06
Thanks! Your presentation has helped to a great extent.
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