Prepare for the MCAT Critical Analysis & Reasoning Skills (CARS) section with Research Prep.’s question book. Our detailed questions and answer keys will provide you with everything you need to succeed on the MCAT CARS section. The MCAT CARS section comprises one section of the MCAT, and it covers three skill sets: Foundations of Comprehension, Reasoning Within the Text, and Reasoning Beyond the Text. The questions following each passage, within each skill set, will fall into sub-categories. These sub-categories represent the type of analysis that test takers will apply to answer each question. The questions will ask about passages that are each approximately 500 to 600 words long, and each passage will have a bank of 5 to 7 questions listed immediately thereafter. Generally, the MCAT CARS section will have 53 questions in total and 90 minutes of test time to complete the section. (The MCAT was slightly shortened and condensed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the total time per CARS question remains the same.) Research Prep. and McKay Research will teach you how to tackle each question with a straightforward approach: read the question stem to understand what is being asked; review the answer choices; and use the process of elimination to exclude any clearly incorrect possibilities. Research Prep. and McKay Research will help you to conquer many test questions. We will teach you how to best consult the passage to determine which of the answer choices is most fully supported by the text. The book will also show you how to choose the best answer to the question being asked and why it is the most fully supported by the text of the passage. The book teaches by asking questions and providing detailed answer keys so that you can increase your MCAT CARS score through practice!
The Law School Admission Test, LSAT, is comprised of several question types. These are designed to measure a test taker’s ability to succeed in law school. The question types include: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, reading comprehension, and an unscored writing sample.
Research Prep. will prepare you to score highly on all of these questions. This book contains over 350 LSAT practice questions as well as MCKAY RESEARCH guiding strategies. Over 300 of the questions in the book are actual LSAT test questions that appeared on prior tests. This book will show you how to tackle all of the questions, and it will let you practice with over 350 MCKAY RESEARCH and LSAT Prep. questions.
Logical Reasoning Questions
Logical reasoning questions present test takers with a short passage of about one paragraph.
Logical reasoning questions require test takers to consider the reasoning within the paragraph, and choose the best answer from multiple possible answers.
Test takers must critically examine, evaluate, analyze, or complete the argument made in the paragraph.
Analytical Reasoning Questions
Analytical reasoning questions present a short passage to test takers that delineates a factual scenario.
A rule or list of conditions is set forth beneath the passage. These rules or conditions must be adhered to by test takers as they work within the scenario to answer questions.
Several questions relate to each passage and rule list (or list of conditions). The questions ask test takers to determine ordering, grouping, and other various relationships that could exist within the scenario.
In order to achieve a correct answer, the rule list and any new question-specific rules or instructions must be adhered to.
The questions ask test takers to perform deceptively simple tasks, such as arranging package deliveries in order, scheduling appointments in time slots, distributing spots for admission, and organizing seating arrangements around tables. However, the detailed rule list and question-specific requirements make these questions especially challenging.
Reading Comprehension Questions
Reading comprehension questions present to test takers three lengthy reading passages and one set of comparative reading passages (these are two shorter passages that you consider together).
Reading comprehension questions ask five to eight detailed questions about each passage (or set of comparative passages). The questions require you to demonstrate a detailed understanding of what you have read; test takers succeed when they can thoroughly comprehend the reading.
Passage topics are varied; they most often include humanities, science, legal, and social science texts. However, other types of passages will sometimes be included by the test writers.
The three lengthy passages generally reflect sophisticated writing and vocabulary and can contain unusual complexities in argument structure and viewpoint.
The two shorter comparative reading passages require test takers to consider the relationship of one passage to the other; test takers answer questions regarding points made in one and then juxtapose these to counterpoints made in the other. Test takers will also consider individual applications of principles and the principles themselves, as well as generalities and specific instances in relation to passage arguments and descriptions.
The Writing Sample
The writing sample is the essay portion of the LSAT. While the writing sample is mandatory, it is not graded and is therefore not a part of your LSAT score. Law schools independently evaluate each applicant’s LSAT writing sample after receiving the potential law student’s application.
Use this book to score highly on the GRE math section. These 180 advanced math questions will help the advanced student to turn around his GRE math score! There are three topics covered by the GRE: (1) Analytical Writing Measure (essay writing); (2) Verbal Reasoning Measure (questions primarily involving reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some logical analysis); and (3) Quantitative Reasoning Measure (math). The Analytical Writing Measure is always the first measure you encounter on the test. This means that you will draft both 30-minute essay tasks first. After the essays, you will encounter question sets. There will be two sections of the Verbal Reasoning Measure. Each section allows you 30 minutes to answer approximately 20 questions. There are also two Quantitative Reasoning Measure sections; each section allows you 35 minutes to solve approximately 20 math problems. Overall, there will be five sets of questions including an experimental section. Finally, you will choose to accept (or cancel) your score! This book will help you to score highly on the Quantitative Reasoning Measure of the GRE.
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