1. Premise - evidence 2. Conclusion 3. Intermediate conclusion - conclusion that acts as premise for final conclusion 4. Background info - sets context for argument, but not evidence 5. Counterpoint - goes against author's conclusion
4 Step Process for CR Questions
1. Identify question 2. Deconstruct the argument 3. State the goal 4. Work from wrong to right
Categories of CR Questions
1. Structure based - identify the parts of the argument 2. Assumption based - understand assumptions used to make conclusion 3. Evidence based - lack conclusions, all premises; find something that you can infer from premises. i.e. what is a possible conclusion?
3 Roles: 1. Bold statement is author's conclusion 2. Bold statement is a premise that supports the conclusion 3. Bold statement is something else OR 1. Conclusion 2. Fact 3. Opinion
1. Negation technique - take negative of answer choice; if harms the argument, it's correct answer 2. Answer traps - out of scope, reverse logic, or irrelevant distinctions/comparisons
GMAT will hide correct answer by including the same argument words in all answers except right answer, and by rewording the argument word in the right answer to disguise it
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