Critical Reasoning is one of the two aspects tested on ISAT— the 3-hour online examination for entry to med-schools in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. As described in the official website, Critical Reasoning (CR) “involves comprehending and analyzing information; understanding, applying and extending ideas; drawing appropriate conclusions; and evaluating arguments. These questions use material from the humanities and social sciences.” So, how should you prepare? What are the important things to take note of? Here are some useful tips to help you ace the Critical Reasoning tasks!
- Familiarize Yourself with the Question Types!
- Beware of ‘Absolute Terms’ and ‘Recycled Information’!
- Be Cautious about Negatives in Debate Statements!
- Read All Answer Options!
- Use Scratch Paper!
- Keep a Time Check!
- Stay Focused, Stay Sharp!