Analysis-of-an-argument questions ask you to write a critique of the argument presented. You are not asked to present your own views on the subject, but rather evaluate the views contained in the supplied argument.
Integrated Reasoning is a 30-minute section of 12 questions with a separate score. Features four new question types that let you showcase your data-handling skills : Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis and Table Analysis.
Problem-solving questions are designed to test your knowledge of the basic math facts and skills most students learn in high school. Questions include reading and interpreting graphs and charts, geometry, arithmetic, basic algebra and word problems. Data-sufficiency questions present you with a question that you do not have to answer; instead, your challenge is to decide whether or not the two numbered statements that follow the question provide sufficient information to solve the problem presented in the question.
Reading-comprehension questions present a passage that reads like an excerpt from a serious discussion of a topic from the natural sciences, the social sciences, or a business-related field. You then have to answer a group of questions about the passage, testing how well you understand its content. Sentence-correction questions present a sentence that reads like an excerpt from a passage of serious nonfiction prose. Part, or all, of the sentence is underlined, and you must decide which of the five alternatives following the passage is best from the standpoint of grammatical correctness, proper English usage, clarity, conciseness, and style. Critical-reasoning questions present a short reading passage, 50–100 words long, that presents a logical argument designed to prove a point of some kind. You then have to answer a question that requires you to evaluate the logic of the passage.
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