Verbal Reasoning

This assessment measures an individual’s ability to comprehend and synthesize written material, including the ability to:

  • Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse
  • Reason from incomplete data
  • Identify an author’s assumptions and/or perspective
  • Summarize text and distinguish major from minor points

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Quantitative Reasoning

This assessment measures an individual’s ability to apply quantitative thinking, including the ability to:

  • Understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
  • Solve problems using mathematical models
  • Apply the basic concepts of: arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis

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Analytical Writing

This assessment measures an individual’s ability to construct and evaluate arguments, including the ability to:

  • Articulate and support complex ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • Examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion

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