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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?

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
Argument