Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal - How to Prepare?

The following article provides information about the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) and supplies practice resources.
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The WGCTA is a popular and well-established psychometric test. Though official test publishers claim there is no way to prepare for it, our experience shows that pre-exposure to critical thinking concepts, combined with comprehensive practice that follows the test formats creates awareness of the types of analytic skills required for this test, thereby increasing individual performance.

The test has been in formal use in the United States since 1960s and gained global popularity towards the end of the 20th century. Today, the WGCTA is used for two main purposes:

  1. Job selection and talent management - the WGCTA is used for the appraisal of managers and senior managers in a wide variety of organizations, and in the selection of graduates and professionals in fields of law, finance and more.
  2. Academic evaluations - many US students come across this test, whether in seminars or in advanced degree courses, where it functions as a non-mandatory (but recommended) tool for the evaluation of critical thinking skills.

The official WGCTA publishers claim that the test identifies the following traits among people: decision-making, judgment, problem solving, flexibility, and general intelligence.

WGCTA Content and Format
The WGCTA is a verbal and critical thinking appraisal. It consists of five sections, each of which evaluates critical thinking skills differently. The sections are as follows: drawing inferences, recognition of assumptions, deductions, interpretations, and argument evaluation.

There are two versions of the test, both contain the same sections, but differ in length. The test's time frames are not as rigid as is the case in most aptitude tests.

WGCTA Practice Resources
TestPrep-Online works in partnership with JobTestPrep, which currently offers an online Watson Glaser Thinking Appraisal Practice Pack, containing 250 practice questions, a full-length test with normalized score reports and comprehensive explanations to all questions. For more information please visit this page.

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