Watson Glaser Interpretation Section - Samples, Tips, and Hacks [2024]

The Interpretation section is the fourth section of the Watson Glaser test. It contains 6 multiple-choice questions, each with 2 answer options.

In this brief guide, we will go over the structure of this section, show a solved sample question, and share some tips for success.

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Watson Glaser Interpretation Section Overview

The Watson Glaser Interpretation section is identical to the Deduction section in terms of its structure and formatting, but the rules are different.

In each question of the Interpretation section, you will be presented with a premise followed by a suggested conclusion.

Your task is to determine whether the conclusion follows the premise BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

So, while the Deduction section mainly uses formal logic, the Interpretation section is less formal in that way. This appears to be an easier task, but it actually makes this section much MORE challenging than the Deduction section.

Watson Glaser Interpretation Sample Question

I have a nine-month-old baby at home, and she usually agrees to be put to bed, where she falls asleep promptly. But every time her grandparents visit in the evening, she cries when I put her to bed, and she continues to cry for an hour.

My baby’s difficulty is mostly physiological—her grandparents give her chocolates to eat and the sugar makes her hyperactive.




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The conclusion proposes a reason that is neither given explicitly in the text nor is it probable beyond a reasonable doubt.

It is basically providing an explanation that stems from our own, personal perceptions.

This kind of fallacy is known as "Reason Fallacy" and it is one of the 4 main fallacies of the Watson Glaser Interpretation section. We cover those in the Tips section on this page.


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A Tip for the Watson Glaser Interpretation Section - Watch Out for the 4 Main Fallacies

While there are numerous fallacies one might make in the Interpretation section, here are the 4 most common ones. Always consider if you’re making one of them:

  • The Reason Fallacy – finding a reason for something which is not mentioned in the premise.
  • The Indefinite Pronoun Fallacy – using indefinite pronouns such as “all” or “none of…” incorrectly.
  • The Correlation-Causation Fallacy – deducing causation where only correlation is given.
  • The Jumping Into Conclusions Fallacy – adding information that is not found in the premise.

Detailed explanations and samples of these fallacies can be found in the Complete Watson Glaser Prep Course.

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