Can u elaborate a little more on the below mentioned statement.
"As a general rule, any answer choice that's constructed in the same grammatical format as the question stem is probably wrong".
For God's sake don't pay any attention to these statements. Probably Kaplan
invented these tips. Other day, someone mentioned (in a different forum) that if you can't crack a SC, select the option with least words ! If you are guessing, your odds do not decrease with the count of words.
Would you believe if someone says "if you see angle of a triangle is > 90 degrees, it is probably a wrong answer choice".
As Mark Twain once said "All generalizations are wrong, including this one" !
The only way to improve parallel reasoning (as far as my limited knowledge goes) is to pay more attention to argument structures and try to understand how author is trying to establish his/her point. Also, it might help to brush up the basics of logic (it surely worked for me) including different common paradoxes, logical equivalents and last but not least - D Alembert's rules .
1) I'm no CR guru. So feel free to ignore my comments.
2) If you do not see much improvement after doing all of above, do not be disappointed. Picking up verbal skills is a frustratingly slow process.
"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."