### A Simple Strategy for GMAT Find the Assumption Problems

*Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! **Check out our upcoming courses here**.*

**The basic rule of GMAT Find the Assumption problems on Critical Reasoning is this:**

*The right answer is the only one that’s necessary to the argument.*

But what does that actually mean, and how can you apply it on test day? Read more

### Boring is Sometimes Best on GMAT Verbal

*Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.*

There’s a particular exercise I like to do with students who overthink Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning problems. (I initially got it from fellow instructor Ceilidh Erickson, who developed this exercise for her own GMAT classes.) It involves answering GMAT RC and CR problems *without looking at the passage or the argument. *With a little training, my students can often reach 50% accuracy or better! That might seem impossible — but keep reading to learn the secret. Read more

### Tackling Find the Assumption CR Problems

Last week, we discussed the general process for tackling Critical Reasoning problems. This week, let’s go through a specific problem together using our process.

First, a reminder. Our 4-step process is:

- Step 1: Identify the question.
- Step 2: Deconstruct the argument.
- Step 3: State the Goal.
- Step 4: Work from wrong to right.

Okay, set your timer for 2 minutes and try this GMATPrep problem: