Reasoning beyond the text questions
are unique and that they introduced
outside contexts in both the
question stem and the answer choices.
To master this type of question,
you should be familiar with the
following learning outcomes.
You should be able to engage
in a lateral thought processing
between two different fields
that have some things in common,
but which nonetheless differ
in certain important ways.
You should be able to
take a passage and think
of the points mentioned
in the passage as givens
and then the question stems as eliciting
different conclusions from those givens.
You should then be able to
define exactly what constitutes
a correct CARS answer
selection for testing.
You should be able to use the
words likeness, similarity,
and analogy in the fashion
that the test writers use them.
From there, you should be able
to create an analogy of your own
and boil down abstract
logic within a passage
into kind of an
operationalized concrete form.
Next, you should be able to
view CARS passages as malleable,
able to be reshaped and reformed based on
context introduced in the question stem.
And you should be able
to answer "what if"
and "least amount of change"
questions for the CARS section.
Last but not least, after you've applied
all the strategies we've discussed,
you've given your absolute
best to a CARS question
and you're taking more than
about a minute per question,
you should be able to take
strategic guest for any
given question in order
to get on track for time.