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Trap Answers



Summary
The content focuses on identifying and navigating traps in GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) questions, offering strategies to avoid common pitfalls and enhance test-taking efficiency.
  • Emphasize not spending excessive time on categorizing or decoding clearly wrong or dubious answers to maintain focus on finding the correct answer.
  • Highlight specific traps such as weak connections, assumptions that require additional premises, doing the opposite of what's needed, vague wording, and non-relevance.
  • Advise on the importance of looking for the 'click' or moment of clarity that indicates the correct answer, suggesting that correct answers are straightforward and not ensnared by common traps.
  • Recommend practicing with official guide questions and those in the product to familiarize oneself with trap answers, while cautioning against over-reliance on official explanations which may not always be clear or comprehensive.
  • Stress the utility of understanding trap answers in refining logical thinking and decision-making under test conditions, especially when choosing between closely competing answer choices.
Chapters
00:19
General Strategies for Identifying Traps
01:35
Common Traps in GMAT CR Questions
11:47
Practical Advice for Navigating Traps
11:51
Applying Knowledge to Practice