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Cracking 'assumptions' related CR questions

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Cracking 'assumptions' related CR questions

Post Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:39 pm
Hi All,
I am interested in knowing what strategies do you use to crack assumption based CR questions? Do you co-relate the assumptions given in the options with the conclusion and see if it helps or do you also co-relate the assumption with the premises?

Any tips and tricks would be most useful. Or just even your thoughts on how to attack such questions that worked best for you.

Thanks

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Auzbee wrote:
Hi All,
I am interested in knowing what strategies do you use to crack assumption based CR questions? Do you co-relate the assumptions given in the options with the conclusion and see if it helps or do you also co-relate the assumption with the premises?

Any tips and tricks would be most useful. Or just even your thoughts on how to attack such questions that worked best for you.

Thanks
If it's an assumption based question , while i am reading the text i pay attention to the transition from evidence to conclusion and try to find out the assumption myself... without looking at answer choices. If i have found a solid assumption i just scan the answers to match what i have in mind... But sometimes the question is pretty straightforward and you won't be able to find an assumption ..in those cases look for answer choices that try to negate one of the evidences or premise given in the question....

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Post Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:52 pm
does any one have a soft copy of MGMAT CR?

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Post Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:48 pm
Auzbee wrote:
Hi All,
I am interested in knowing what strategies do you use to crack assumption based CR questions? Do you co-relate the assumptions given in the options with the conclusion and see if it helps or do you also co-relate the assumption with the premises?

Any tips and tricks would be most useful. Or just even your thoughts on how to attack such questions that worked best for you.

Thanks
If it's an assumption based question , while i am reading the text i pay attention to the transition from evidence to conclusion and try to find out the assumption myself... without looking at answer choices. If i have found a solid assumption i just scan the answers to match what i have in mind... But sometimes the question is pretty straightforward and you won't be able to find an assumption ..in those cases look for answer choices that try to negate one of the evidences or premise given in the question....

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