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What is Verbal reasoning?
Verbal reasoning is something we use every day and this forms the basis of our 11 plus verbal reasoning test practice.
We converse, we send messages and we interpret text and verbal messages. However, this seems to be a bit of a stressful area when it comes to assessment.
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- With all psychometric tests it is important to read and fully understand the test instructions before starting the test. With such complex test formats as these it’s worth repeating this advice again. There are many different types of question format when it comes to critical thinking tests and you must know in advance exactly what each type of question is asking for.
- Do not let your own general knowledge lead you stray. It’s vital that you do not let any of your personal opinions or your general knowledge influence your answers even slightly. This recommendation applies even if it seems that the correct answer is in direct contradiction to what you know to be true.
- Be prepared for quite complex passages of prose which you need to read and interpret as quickly as possible. Expect that each passage contains at least two sides from the “undecided debate” of a contentious issue.
- Improving the speed with which you can digest complex prose will help your test performance. When reading practice material try to skim read the first time to get the gist of what’s being said, before rereading to absorb the main points of the argument(s). Focus on the core of the argument and its supporting evidence, together with the author’s stance on the issue.
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- Whilst you need to absorb the test passages as efficiently as possible, that does not mean that you need to rush your answers. Quite the opposite since there will be many different question formats. Some questions will be relatively easy. For other more involved questions you will need to allow yourself more time.
- Double check that you are 100% clear on what the question is asking for.
- Take care when interpreting the meaning of complex words. Particularly when you are being asked to make a judgement on the basis of a shade of meaning.
- Look out for any words that imply something absolute, such as “always”, “never”, “all”. Do not confuse these with similar words or phrases that are not so definitive (e.g. “almost always, most of the time, invariably” and “often”) and the weak forms (e.g. “sometimes”, “some of the time” etc).
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