The Importance Of Verbal Reasoning

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As the name speaks includes problem solving based around words and language. Verbal reasoning calculates one's reading and understanding abilities. Reading comprehension and critical thinking are part of verbal reasoning .One should be able to draw reasonable conclusions from sentences and paragraphs .spellings and vocabulary, sentence formations, punctuation and grammar are all tested. Verbal reasoning involves interpreting sentences, deriving conclusions from passages, solving of word problems, extracting logic from given statements, deriving course of action from the statements, arguments, assumptions and conclusions from the given statements.
Verbal reasoning tests of intelligence provide an assessment of an individual's ability to think,
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A simple statement such as "sharks are dangerous" is a form of proposition.
A premise is a proposition that will follow or induce a conclusion. For example, a statement such as "John has no car and therefore won't be able to go to work today," has two premises which form the conclusion that John won't be at work.
A syllogism is an argument that consists of premises in order to arrive at a truth. For example, "Mary is a woman. All women have hair, therefore Mary has hair". The validity of a syllogism also depends on how truthful or factual the premises are.
Verbal analogies
Verbal analogies are comparison between two subjects or concepts based on their relations (ex. similarities). An example of a verbal analogy is, "A car to a garage is like a ship to a shipping dock".
The verbal reasoning test is one of the most commonly used psychometric tests (or aptitude tests) to measure candidates' suitability and potential. The easier verbal reasoning test, such as sentence completion and analogies, measures your ability to use the English language in the workplace.

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Three strategies for solving verbal analogy items were examined: a rule-oriented strategy, an association strategy, and a partial rule strategy. Construct validity was studied in two separate stages: construct representation and nomothetic span. For construct representation, evidence was obtained that all three strategies, and their related metacomponents, are associated with performance on analogy items. For nomothetic span, the current study found that all three strategies contribute to individual differences in verbal reasoning and to the predictive validity of the test. The results of this study also point to the utility of metacomponents as constructs for describing and understanding test
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