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## concept of "OCTAVE " in RC

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atulmangal GMAT Titan
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concept of "OCTAVE " in RC Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:47 am
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i come to know that there is a concept known as OCTAVE in RC in order to solve the passage
more effectively

O---> opinion of author
C---> contrast toward
T----> Tone of the passage
A----> Avoid superlative
V----> Verify each word
E----> Always eliminate not select

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Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:05 pm
atulmangal wrote:
i come to know that there is a concept known as OCTAVE in RC in order to solve the passage
more effectively

O---> opinion of author
C---> contrast toward
T----> Tone of the passage
A----> Avoid superlative
V----> Verify each word
E----> Always eliminate not select
nice .. But main problem lies in identifying them.

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Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:00 am
Atul that's a really consice method to identify all the aspects of RC. Helpful.

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Thu May 26, 2011 1:03 pm
Target2009 wrote:
OCTAVE concept in RC in order to solve the passage

O---> opinion of author
C---> contrast toward
T----> Tone of the passage
A----> Avoid superlative
V----> Verify each word
E----> Always eliminate not select
But main problem lies in identifying them.[/quote]Can somebody please throw in some 2-3 examples displaying the use of the technique?

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Thu May 26, 2011 6:13 pm
I think this is taught in Sandeep Gupta's Ivy GMAT classes in Bangalore. Anyone has access to his material? It used to be available online free.

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Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:09 am
As per Ron, tone of the passage are in a decline mode and he wrote that OG12 has no tone related questions... I still need to check how true is this but if so this is like christmas for me.

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Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:36 pm
Though direct questions such as "What is the tone of the passage" is on the wane, it is still imperative to know the tone. Many of the questions on GMAT RC expect you to answer contextual information. This is something you will be able to glean only with a knowledge of the tone.

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Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:55 pm
atulmangal wrote:
i come to know that there is a concept known as OCTAVE in RC in order to solve the passage
more effectively

O---> opinion of author
C---> contrast toward
T----> Tone of the passage
A----> Avoid superlative
V----> Verify each word
E----> Always eliminate not select
Please elaborate on A----> Avoid superlative...is it something related to extreme wording ?

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Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:06 am
Could someone explain how one goes about using this method?Especially the first 3.

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Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:05 am
experts pls throw sum light wat's dis OCTAVE.

chetanmohanty Just gettin' started!
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Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:52 am
NO reply from anyone on this??
Doesnt anyone know this method to crack RC?

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Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:05 pm
I don't know if it is really helpful!! Unless you can recognize the Tone/Opinion of the passage this tool is least helpful. Anyways that's just an opinion

Below is the link for OCTAVE - (Scroll the video to 1:11:08/2:36:48)

This is being taught by a GMAT tutor of Bangalore, India. For following this video you also need to download a PDF file, found in the description.

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