Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Critical Reasoning; #5


The adoption of this policy would be

The adoption of this policy would be most likely to decrease employees' productivity if the employees' job functions required them to

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Waseem Shaik

For this question, I wasn't able to identify the CR question type. Is there any clue/structure in the question stem that I may have missed?

Mar 29, 2021 • Comment

Adam , Magoosh Tutor

Hi Waseem! This one is a bit of an outlier. Not all CR questions will use predictable stems. But they all rely on the same logic. For instance, you could imagine that "The adoption of this policy would decrease employees productivity" as the conclusion, and then find a choice that strengthens it.

Or you might think, information about which of these job functions would be most necessary to evaluate the impact on the proposed policy? That would work as well.

So we're using the same logic as those kinds of strengthening or evaluating the conclusion type questions. The wording may be a bit different, but since the skills are the same, you should be able to solve without categorizing the questions type. Hope that helps :)

Apr 4, 2021 • Reply

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