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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??


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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.
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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??


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'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
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Sawan Kumar wrote:
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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??


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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! :-)
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Sawan Kumar wrote:
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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??


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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/
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