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MCAT verbal reasoning - topics

MCAT verbal reasoning - topics

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MCAT Verbal Reasoning Skills
MCAT Verbal Reasoning Skills
I. ComprehensionA. Identify the Central concern or thesis of the passage.B. Identify the reasons or evidence offered in support of a thesis.C. Identify the background knowledge contained in the passage or question that isrelevant to a particular interpretation.D. Determine, from context, the meaning of significant terminology or vocabulary usedin the passage.E. Recognize an accurate paraphrase of complex information presented in thepassage.F. Identify comparative relationships among ideas or pieces of information contained inthe passage.G. Identify stated or unstated assumptions contained in the passage.H. Recognize appropriate questions of clarification.II. EvaluationA. Judge the soundness of an argument or a step of reasoning presented in thepassage.B. Judge the credibility of a source.C. Judge whether a conclusion follows necessarily from the reasons given in thepassage.D. Appraise the strength of the evidence for a generalization, conclusion, or claim.E. Distinguish between supported and unsupported claimsF. Judge the relevance of information to an argument or claim.III. ApplicationA. Predict a result on the basis of passage content and specific facts about ahypothetical situation.B. Use given information to solve a specified problem.
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