GATE Critical Reasoning Overvievw
Assumptions . An assumption is merely an unstated (implied) premise In logically correct arguments which contain an assumption, the premise + assumption conclusion. An assumption bridges the gap between argument's stated premises and conclusion.
Remember, since the assumption is an UNSTATED premise, any answer choice that comes from the passage to support your assumption is necessarily incorrect. For assumption questions, find the conclusion and determine which answer choice needs to be true for a conclusion to be valid.(It must be a statement that completely supports the conclusion)
Strengthen the Argument ldentify the conclusion-this is what you are trying to strengthen! Find the logical gap and fix it with additional information This is the ONLY type of GMAT question where additional information (outside of the question) can/ should be used
Weaken The Argument To solve these questions, you first need to identify the premise and the conclusion. In this question type, we assume an answer choice presented to be true - even if it introduces new information (obviously, the information has to be relevant to the stimulus)
MUST BE TRUE/ INFERENCE/ MAIN POINT/ CONCLUSION Consider the evidence, draw a conclusion An inference is an extension of an argument, nota necessary part of it. A valid inference is a conclusion, but not necessarily the conclusion, of a set of statements.
For inference questions, determine which answer choice must absolutely, positively be true based on what you've read. * Pick the obvious answer choice Avoid extreme answers (too strong or too weak)
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