GMAT Critical Reasoning Prep Course

The great author and logician Lewis Carroll once quipped: “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” Well said! But is it a compelling argument? Determining that is the object of GMAT critical reasoning questions.

Fortunately, the argument prompts that you’re expected to evaluate on the GMAT aren’t quite so esoteric. Even still, there are certain concepts and skills you must master in order to effectively tackle these types of questions, such as understanding how different parts of an argument work together, how to identify assumptions, and how to strengthen and weaken arguments, among others.

In Part 1 of this GMAT video course on Critical Reasoning, we begin the process of breaking through all the confusion and teaching you the building blocks of logical arguments, the methodology for reading the arguments and pre-thinking the answer, and overall developing the conceptual framework that will enable you to answer whatever type of question the test makers throw at you. In Part 2 we build on that foundation and look at each of the common types of critical reasoning questions you're likely to see on the GMAT, with an emphasis on three common patterns of logical arguments tested throughout the critical reasoning section. Don't worry, we won't bore you with arcane logic rules; rather, we'll show you exactly how recognizing these argument patterns will enable you to quickly identify the argument's assumption(s) and get more right answers as a result.

"In just 3 weeks with Brett's material, I raised my Verbal score from a 39 to a 46. His videos provide clear and effective strategies for getting right answers more efficiently. Additionally, the worksheets with answer explanations helped to reinforce methodology and break bad habits. I HIGHLY encourage you to purchase Brett’s courses. It’s the best money you’ll ever spend." -- Kipp M., Washington, D.C.

Specifically, this GMAT Critical Reasoning Course covers:

  • A detailed overview of GMAT critical reasoning questions and common question types;
  • Understanding the parts of a logical argument;
  • A step-by-step methodology for analyzing an argument and solving critical reasons problems;
  • Identifying assumptions -- a crucial skill for answering a large number of critical reasoning question types;
  •  The "Negation Technique" for confirming that you've correctly identified an argument's assumption;
  •  The three most common patterns of logical arguments tested on the GMAT, including Cause-and-Effect arguments, Generalization arguments, and arguments by Analogy;
  • How to strengthen / weaken an argument (and, what not to do and how to eliminate those wrong answer choices);
  • A simple approach for quickly identifying the role that bold sentences play in an argument;
  • Two common ways to resolve a paradox;
  • Argument fallacies and common wrong answer choices;
  • Numerous application examples to illustrate the concepts and methodologies taught in the course;
  • And more!

Additional features of the course include:

  • A 12-question practice worksheet (available as an online quiz or downloadable PDF) enabling you to immediately apply what you're learning in the video lessons;
  • Detailed video answer explanations for each question in the practice assessment;
  • Get your questions personally answered by one of our GMAT experts via the Comments/Questions area in your member area;
  • 6-month course access -- plenty of time to master GMAT critical reasoning and get the GMAT score you're shooting for!

If you've bought into the lie that "I'm just not a very logical thinker," then this course is for you. Even if critical reasoning comes naturally to you, the frameworks we teach and the common wrong-answer traps we highlight may just be what you need to get those final few right answers so that you can get the GMAT verbal score you're shooting for.

So what are you waiting for? Take your GMAT preparation to the next level. Click HERE to add this course to your library now and prepare to dominate the GMAT!