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GMAT format by Mind Map: GMAT format

1. Verbal

1.1. Reading comprehension

1.1.1. Understanding words and statements

1.1.2. Understanding the logical relationships between significant points and concepts

1.1.2.1. Determine the strong and weak points of an argument

1.1.2.2. Evaluate the importance of arguments and ideas

1.1.3. Drawing inferences from facts and statements

1.1.3.1. Consider factual statements or information and, on the basis of that information, reach a general conclusion

1.1.4. Understanding and following the development of quantitative concepts as they are presented

1.1.4.1. Interpretation of numerical data or the use of simple arithmetic to reach conclusions

1.2. Critical reasoning

1.2.1. Argument construction

1.2.1.1. recognize the basic structure of an argument, properly drawn conclusions, underlying assumptions, well-supported explanatory hypotheses, or parallels between structurally similar arguments

1.2.2. Argument evaluation

1.2.2.1. analyze a given argument, recognize factors that would strengthen or weaken an argument, reasoning errors committed in making an argument, or aspects of the methods by which an argument proceeds

1.2.3. Formulating and evaluating a plan of action

1.2.3.1. recognize the relative appropriateness, effectiveness, or efficiency of different plans of action; factors that would strengthen or weaken a proposed plan of action; or assumptions underlying a proposed plan of action

1.3. Sentence correction

1.3.1. Correct expression

1.3.1.1. Gramatically & structurally

1.3.2. Effective expression

1.3.2.1. effective sentence expresses an idea or relationship clearly and concisely, as well as grammatically

1.3.2.2. recognize whether the words are well chosen, accurate, and suitable for the context

1.4. 41 question, 75 min

2. Quantitative

2.1. Data sufficiency

2.2. Problem solving

2.3. 37 question, 75 min

3. Integrated reasoning

3.1. Multiple responses to parts of a question

3.2. Question types

3.2.1. Graphical interpretation

3.2.2. Two part analysis

3.2.3. Multi source reasoning

3.2.4. Table analysis

3.3. 12 question, 30 min

4. Analytical writing assessment

4.1. Analysis of an argument

4.1.1. 30 min essay

4.1.2. Analyse reasoning behind, not present own view

4.1.3. Developing essay

4.1.3.1. Questionable assumption underlie the thinking behind the argument

4.1.3.2. Alternative explanation or counterexamples weaken the conclusion

4.1.3.3. Evidence that strengthen or refute the argument

4.2. 1 topic, 30 min