Increasingly used in assessing at senior management level and in the Civil Service generally, critical reasoning is a skill that can be honed and developed with practice, so this is a crucial addition to the Succeed at Psychometric Testing series. Anyone wanting to enhance their confidence and skills and to gain practice in critical reasoning assessment tests should find this book invaluable.
Critical reasoning is seen as a crunch skill in management and is viewed as important across all sectors of the labour market. If anything Critical Reasoning Testing is over-used, so the market should be extensive. When even British Rail insist on using them for their train drivers there will be lots of applicants and employees out there daunted at the prospect of these tests and looking for guidance.
Critical Reasoning is a readily remediable skill, so the book will have great potential with the large number of people now faced with these tests. This book will not only discuss the theory of tests such as the Watson-Glaser test bui will provide lots of examples and practice tests.
More than a simple tool for career development this book will also interest any reader who simply wants to develop their critical reasoning abilities for day to day living.
Peter Rhodes is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of Psychology at OTL. He is one of the leading assessment experts in the UK and has written many bespoke tests over the years for organisations such as Marks & Spoencer, Centrica and the Civil Service.
1. Introduction; - general advice on testing; - What is Critical Reasoning?; - Why am I being asked to take this test?; 2. Practice Tests; 3. Answers; 4. Explanations of each correct answer to questions in chapter 2; 5. A General Framework for Developing Critical Verbal Reasoning; Conclusions; On the day; Further Reading.