GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 14 Nov 2018, 22:40

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • $450 Tuition Credit & Official CAT Packs FREE

     November 15, 2018

     November 15, 2018

     10:00 PM MST

     11:00 PM MST

    EMPOWERgmat is giving away the complete Official GMAT Exam Pack collection worth $100 with the 3 Month Pack ($299)
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     November 17, 2018

     November 17, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Nov. 17, 7 AM PST. Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

Critcial reasoning

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Jul 2017
Posts: 10
Critcial reasoning  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Dec 2017, 22:45
Hi,

I am facing trick issues with critical reasoning question which has " useful to evaluate" in their question stem.

How should i approach these question, should i categorise them as a strengthening question or a weaken question??


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 12 Sep 2016
Posts: 18
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Critcial reasoning  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Dec 2017, 04:09
Evaluate the argument comes under a different category . It neither strengthens nor weakens the argument. However the strengthen/weaken test can be used to find the correct answer. Read more about it on Powerscore Critical Reasoning Bible or any other GMAT book. It explains in detail, how to tackle such questions. One extreme answer would strengthen and the other extreme answer would weaken the argument for the correct answer choice.
Ask GMAT Experts Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Preparing for GMAT
Joined: 25 Nov 2015
Posts: 982
Location: India
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Critcial reasoning  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Dec 2017, 07:09
Sawan Kumar wrote:
Hi,

I am facing trick issues with critical reasoning question which has " useful to evaluate" in their question stem.

How should i approach these question, should i categorise them as a strengthening question or a weaken question??


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


Hi
'Useful to evaluate' question is the answer choice that will help you to evaluate the argument with any additional information required.
Basically the answer choices will be in the form of questions that will be helpful in determining the argument.
You can refer to MGMAT guide for a detailed study and practice on this topic
_________________

Please give kudos, if you like my post

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going...

Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 30 Oct 2017
Posts: 190
Re: Critcial reasoning  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Dec 2017, 19:56
Sawan Kumar wrote:
Hi,

I am facing trick issues with critical reasoning question which has " useful to evaluate" in their question stem.

How should i approach these question, should i categorise them as a strengthening question or a weaken question??


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


Hi Sawan Kumar!

For questions that are asking for information that would be "useful to evaluate" the argument, we have an argument, and we are looking for the answer choice that indicates the information we most need to know to determine whether the argument is good or not. There is basically some "missing information" in the passage, which we need to know in order to determine whether the argument is valid. We need to find that missing information.

So the question is very close to a "find the assumption" question. It's also related to a "weakening" question. The correct answer choice will tell us whether a key assumption for the argument is true or not. Here are some tips for approaching questions like that!


Hope that's helpful! :-)
-Carolyn
_________________

Magoosh Test Prep

Image

Image

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
P
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8531
Location: Pune, India
Re: Critcial reasoning  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Dec 2017, 21:29
Sawan Kumar wrote:
Hi,

I am facing trick issues with critical reasoning question which has " useful to evaluate" in their question stem.

How should i approach these question, should i categorise them as a strengthening question or a weaken question??


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


In these two posts, I have discussed how exactly to approach these questions:

https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2016/0 ... reasoning/
https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2016/0 ... s-part-ii/
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

Learn more about how Veritas Prep can help you achieve a great GMAT score by checking out their GMAT Prep Options >

GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Critcial reasoning &nbs [#permalink] 10 Dec 2017, 21:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Critcial reasoning

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: souvonik2k



Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.