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Problem Solving & Comprehension, 6th Edition by Ronald Narode, Jack Lochhead, Arthur Whimbey

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II.  Errors in Reasoning

One way to improve your analytical skills is to see the types of errors that people frequently make in solving problems, and then guard against making those same errors yourself.

Various types of errors undoubtedly came to light in your discussion of the WASI. This chapter analyzes a sample of errors made by students in courses that we have taught. Read through these errors and see how they compare to the ones you made.

Occasionally errors are made on the WASI because people don’t have enough information to answer a question. For example, on vocabulary questions (such as question # 15) a person might not know the meaning ...

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