In Two-Part Analysis, a task is presented that involves two components. Each question is more than one question. Based on a passage, you are asked to evaluate two things; they may be definitions of two terms, or two completely separate issues. It is not tricky; it just requires a bit more work as you are asked to answer more than one question.

Answers can be in multiple forms. You may be asked to fill in a blank using a pull-down menu that offers multiple-choice options, or to answer a traditional multiple-choice question. You may also be asked to select certain options in a table, or to answer four statements on a yes/no or true/false basis.


The two parts of a Two-Part Analysis question may be dependent upon each other or may be determined independently. Either way, you have to answer both halves correctly in order to get any credit. On the more “critical-reasoning-like” questions, the details are going to matter. Preview the question stem so that you have a good idea of what you will be asked to do. That will help you to read the paragraph and take notes with a purpose, focusing on the ideas and details that are most applicable to the specific question being asked. Get used to working with tables, graphs, and information presented in multiple formats.

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