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Announcements:

29/4: Updated answers to inference drills.
Added 3 new drills.

27/4: Added a homework for Day 0 – check it out!

6:30 – 8:30 PM IST
27th – 30th April, daily

1. Please join by 6:28 PM. 
2. Be nice, be respectful – during the sessions and in comments thread – let us try to help each other.
3. Keep discussion focussed on GMAT + MBA related things
4. Keep yourself muted unless we are having a voice discussion.
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6. You may want to go through my LinkedIn and Quora posts to understand my GMAT philosophy better.
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8. Have a notebook and a pen handy.
9. We’ll be having most of our communication through email. Please ensure my email gets delivered to your primary inbox.
10. To make the most of it, be distraction-free. While you can access the workshop over a cell phone also, if you can, join using a computer.
11. While we don’t usually have power cuts where I live, in case there is one, the wifi router gets restarted until the power backup kicks in. That would mean I disappear for a minute or two. I will rejoin asap though. So, stay signed in.

The Intensive CR Workshop is free. However, do not mistake ‘free’ for ‘low value’. The workshop will be power-packed with things that will help you with your GMAT preparation. I’m not going to hold anything back.

Day 0: GMAT = Headstand

GMAT = Headstand???

What’s wrong with Anish? Is he high?

I promise I’m not. 

And yes, there is a direct relation between doing a headstand and taking the GMAT.

For now, please watch this below video. It’s your pre-session homework 🙂

We’ll get into what I mean in today’s session. And yes, it is relevant to GMAT.

Day 1: GMAT = Headstand
+ CR: The Real Basics

Intensive CR Workshop with Anish Passi: Day 1

Statement: In Lalaland every man above the age of 18 can vote.

Which ALL of the following can you infer about people from Lalaland?

  1. Mac is 34. Therefore Mac can vote.
  2. No one below the age of 18 can vote.
  3. No man below the age of 18 can vote.
  4. There are possibly some men older than 18 who cannot vote.
  5. If someone can vote, that person must be a man above the age of 18.
  6. If someone cannot vote, that person must be a woman.
  7. If someone cannot vote, that person must be a woman, or a man who’s 18 or younger.
  8. Some people cannot vote.
  9. Most people can vote.
  10. Many people can vote.
  11. Either a person can vote, or the person is a man 18 or younger.

Statement: If it rains, I carry an umbrella.

Which ALL of the following can be inferred?

  1. If it doesn’t rain, I do not carry an umbrella.
  2. If I am carrying an umbrella, it must be raining.
  3. If I am not carrying an umbrella, it must not be raining.

For all drills, please answer in the comments section in this format: <Name of Drill>: <Your answer> 

e.g. Inference Drill 1: 1, 5, 8.

Only #7 can be inferred.

Only #3 can be inferred.

Day 2: How to read a CR Passage + Anatomy of an argument + Understanding the GAP + The GMAT Mindset

Is the following passage in argument? I.e., is the author trying to convince us of something? If so, what?

The makers of Brand C chocolate doughnuts claim that their doughnuts are healthier than those that are made by our company. They cite the use of organic ingredients as a primary factor. Their doughnuts, however, have more sugar than do our doughnuts, and for most consumers sugar is very unhealthy. Therefore, the makers of Brand C are clearly wrong in their claim.

Is the following passage in argument? I.e., is the author trying to convince us of something? If so, what?

Bob’s wife says he eats too much red meat. But this is simply not true. I eat lunch with him nearly everyday, and I never see him eat red meat.

Please type out the main point in the comments.

e.g Main point Drill 1: Brand C’s doughnuts are healthier than our brand. (or whatever you think the main point is.)

Is/ are there gap(s) in the following passage? If so, what?

Turns out that chimps are not the smartest of all non-human mammals after all. Recently, it was shown that whales are able to compose and communicate with songs that rival and often surpass songs that humans are capable of composing in terms of complexity and aesthetic elegance.

Day 3: Deeper look at argument + Approach for CR questions + 700 level questions

Intensive CR workshop with Anish Passi: Day 3

Day 4: Non-Argument questions + Reading skills + The way forward

Intensive CR Workshop with Anish Passi: Day 4

  • Arsh says:

    Hi Sir,

    Zoom app is too unstable . I got my PC driver corrupted too due to this application, can we please try some other mode ?

  • Raghav Rajgarhia says:

    MP Drill 1 :- For a doughnut co. to claim that its doughnut’s are healthy it not only needs to have organic ingredients but also have less sugar for it to qualify as healthy.

    MP Drill 2 :- If one is to be categorised as a heavy consumer of red meat one has to eat red meat for lunch in specific if not other meal time.

    Gap Drill 3:- Elegant & aesthetic communication does not always necessarily qualify someone as smart.

  • PR says:

    Main Point Drill 1: Yes, it is an argument. Brand C’s claim, that their doughnuts are healthier, is wrong.
    Main Point Drill 2: Yes, it is an argument. Bob’s wife’s claim, that Bob eats too much red meat, is wrong.
    Gap Drill: Yes, there is a gap. It doesn’t tell us on what basis the smartness of a chimp was compared to a whale.

  • Isha says:

    Main point drill 1: Sugar is unhealthy for most consumers and since Brand C contains higher sugar in doughnuts that our brand, thus their claim that their doughnut is healthier is wrong.
    Main point drill 2: Not an argument
    Gap Drill 1: The criteria for finding the most the smartest of all non-human mammals.

  • parmeet says:

    Main point Drill 1: the makers of Brand C are clearly wrong in their claim.
    Main point Drill 2: bob’s wife’s claim that he eats too much red meat is not true
    Gap Drill 1: it’s been assumed that there is only 1 factor.i.e composing and communicating songs on which smartness is judged may be there are other factors in which whale may be lagging.

  • Mridula says:

    Main point Drill 1: brand c’s claim that it’s chocolate donughts are healthier than ours is wrong
    Main point Drill 2: bob’s wife’s claim that he eats too much red meat is wrong
    Gap Drill 1: smartness is measured on basis of composing and communicating songs

  • Vishwanath says:

    Inference Drill 1: 3
    Inference Drill 2: 1,3

  • PR says:

    Inference Drill 1: 3,8
    Inference Drill 2: 3

  • Aayush Gupta says:

    Inference Drill 1: 3,8
    Inference Drill 2: 3

  • Manish says:

    Inference Drill 1: None
    Inference Drill 2: Only 3

  • Sonam Lodhi says:

    Inference drill 1 – 3, 8
    Inference Drill 2 – 1

  • Sakshi Agarwal says:

    Inference Drill 1- None
    Inference Drill 2- 3

  • parmeet says:

    Inference drill 1: 8
    Inference drill 2: 3

  • Anuj says:

    Inference Drill 1 – Nothing can be inferred
    Inference Drill 2 – 2.

  • Krishna Kumar Jhala says:

    Drill One- 1 and 3
    Drill Two- 2

  • Ria Mittal says:

    Inference drill 1:3,8
    Inference drill 2:3

  • Isha says:

    Inference Drill 1: 3
    Inference Drill 2: 2,3

  • Arsh says:

    Inference Drill 1 : 3
    Inference Drill 2 : 3

  • Atulya Singhal says:

    Inference Drill 1: Nothing can be inferred
    Inference Drill 2: 3

  • Mridula says:

    Inference Drill 1: 3
    Inference Drill 2 : 3

  • Akshay Punjabi says:

    Inference Drill 1: 8 can be inferred
    Inference Drill 2: 3 can be inferred

  • Ravinder Dalal says:

    Inference Drill 1: None of the options can be inferred.
    Inference Drill 2: Only 3.

  • Paul Thomas says:

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  • Sonam Lodhi says:

    Nice video and message .
    Thanks alot.

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