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Critical Reasoning: Work Order

The work order in Critical Reasoning questions is represented by the acronym QATLS.

What does the Q stand for?

Correct. QATLS = Question stem, A___, T___, L___, S___.

What does the A stand for?

You're right! QATLS = Question stem, Argument, T___, L___, S___.

What does the T stand for?

Good! QATLS = Question stem, Argument, Thinking of a possible answer, L___, S___.

What does the L stand for?

Very good!

QATLS = Question stem, Argument, Thinking of a possible answer, Look for a matching answer choice, S___.

What does the S stand for?

Excellent!

QATLS = Question stem, Argument, Think, Look, Scan

Incorrect. A stands for Argument - after reading the question stem, you have to read the argument and map it into its components (premise, conclusion).

QATLS = Question stem, Argument, T___, L___, S___.

What does the T stand for?

Incorrect. Q stands for Question stem. We begin by reading the question stem. Remember that you never want to read the answer choices before thinking about the question and finding the answer to the question yourself.

QALTS: Question stem, A___, T___, L___, S___

What does the A stand for?

Incorrect. T stands for Thinking about a possible answer BEFORE we look at the answers.

QALTS= Question stem, Argument, Thinking about a possible answer, L___, S___

What does the L stand for?

Incorrect. L stands for Look for an answer choice that matches the one you thought of yourself.

QATLS = Question stem, Argument, Thinking of a possible answer, Looking for a matching answer choice, S___.

What does the S stand for?

Incorrect. S stands for Scan the remaining answer choices to make sure there isn't a better one.

QATLS = Question stem, Argument, Think, Look, Scan

Question stem, which is what you need to read first
Quickly read the argument, the question and the 5 answer choices
Answers
Argument
Think about a possible answer
Try to find an answer choice that looks logical
Look for an answer choice that matches the one you thought of yourself
Look at the clock to see if you have any time left.
Scan the remaining answer choices to make sure there isn't a better one.
Stop reading as soon as you found the answer that matches the one you thought of yourself.
Think about a possible answer
Try to find an answer choice that looks logical
Answers
Argument
Look for an answer choice that matches the one you found yourself
Look at the clock to see if you have any time left.
Scan the remaining answer choices to make sure there isn't a better one.
Stop reading as soon as you found the answer that matches the one you thought of yourself.