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**How to Attempt Critical Reasoning- The “Missing-Link” Approach on GMAT**

This short video will help you Attempt Critical Reasoning on GMAT. The concepts in this video will help you attempt the Verbal Section on GMAT well.

However, you must keep in mind that there is no need for you to fill the missing link; just identify it and then use the answer choices to solve the question. Let us elaborate upon this method, through a stepwise approach:

- Read the question, before reading the passage. Doing so will allow you to understand exactly what type of question it is, strengthening, weakening, etc., and approach the passage, accordingly.
- Read the passage very carefully and make a mind-map rather than taking note, to save time.
- Identify the missing link by seeing where the gap in the passage's reasoning is. The missing link is whatever information is needed to connect the premise of the passage to its conclusion that is not provided.
- Have an idea of what you are going to search for in the answer choices. This step is quite important.
- Finally, use the "grid" to eliminate four answer choices. Remember, it is not about finding the one correct answer choice; it's about finding the best among the five answer choices. When you eliminate four answer choices, the one that is left is the correct answer choice.

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