Critical Reasoning & Reading Comprehension (1 of the 7 books in Manhattan GMATâ€™s Preparation Guide series) illustrates how to deconstruct arguments and reading passages using innovative diagramming techniques designed to build speed and improve accuracy. Students learn the underlying structures of arguments and passages in order to facilitate quick reading and precise analysis. The book offers a unique balance between two competing emphases: test-taking strategies and in-depth content understanding. Practice problem-sets build specific foundational skills in each topic and include the most advanced content that many other prep books ignore. As the average GMAT score required to gain admission to top b-schools continues to rise, this guide provides test-takers with the depth and volume of advanced material essential for succeeding on the GMATâ€™s computer adaptive format. Book also includes online access to 3 full length Simulated Practice GMAT Exams at Manhattan GMATs website.