I recently watched the first On Demand video for the integrated
reasoning section. It was a different tutor from the probability video
that I talked about last time, which makes sense. She started by
explaining the format of the section, which was useful.
Then she started to explain what makes up an argument, beginning from
the very basics. She explained that an argument has four parts
(premises, a conclusion, assumptions, and inferences). Since I was a
philosophy major I already know quite a bit about arguments. So for me
the tutor was moving a bit too slowly, but for someone with a
different background I could see how her very detailed explanations
would be useful. Another useful thing she did was, for example, list
some common words that introduce a premise. This is particularly
useful for test prep, because it's important to be able to quickly
make sense of a question. Knowing these key words will definitely help
Next time I'm studying for integrated reasoning I think I'll skip
ahead to the third video and see if things get more interesting for
me. In any case the prediction I made in my last post was right: I
definitely find studying for integrated reasoning more fun than
studying for the quantitative section!
Looking forward to updating you all on my next steps soon!