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Crtical reasoning.

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Crtical reasoning.

Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:14 am
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    Hello everyone,
    I just want your help regarding the CR questions.My actual gmat test is just 10 days left but still now i am suffering a lot with the CR questions.I have given 6 MGMAT CAT exam & scores 550 to 600.In the powerprep CD i scores 550 & 580 respectively.BUT when I was reviewing the questions I saw that I did almost all the questions of SC right.BUT I made a lot of mistakes in the CR..
    SO,in this circumstances could you please help me out, how can i get rapid improvemement in CR portion???
    Any suggestion.
    Regards.
    Aditya..

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    Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:50 am
    aditya33 wrote:
    Hello everyone,
    I just want your help regarding the CR questions.My actual gmat test is just 10 days left but still now i am suffering a lot with the CR questions.I have given 6 MGMAT CAT exam & scores 550 to 600.In the powerprep CD i scores 550 & 580 respectively.BUT when I was reviewing the questions I saw that I did almost all the questions of SC right.BUT I made a lot of mistakes in the CR..
    SO,in this circumstances could you please help me out, how can i get rapid improvemement in CR portion???
    Any suggestion.
    Regards.
    Aditya..
    Moved this thread to the CR section...

    Hi Aditya:

    Unfortunately, there really isn't a strategy available that will guarantee rapid improvement in about a week's time. Lots of practice is the key to getting a better performance...

    What I would suggest is looking at the CR resources available here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/wiki/ and doing some experimentation with your approach. Things like:

    Reading the question prompt before reading the passage
    Reading the passage before the question
    Reading the passage and writing a one-sentence summary of what you've read
    Etc.

    Try a couple of approaches and see what works for you. Best of luck!

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    Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:54 am
    With just 10 days left, you really only have 3 days to improve your weaknesses and then the 7 days to keep working on your strengths.

    I would suggest reading a prep book that covers CR by section and doing problems relating to that section. Try to understand why you're getting the questions wrong.

    CR was my big prob b4, and here's how I learned to attack:
    - Read the question before reading the stimulus so you kind of know what to look for
    - Read the stimulus
    - Note down key words, phrases or use the following formula to map the stimulus out...
    Evidence + Assumption --> Conclusion
    - Formulate an answer in your mind before looking at the answer choices
    - make sure your answer choices touches upon every point in ur map

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    Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:59 am
    Fantastic advice, Nisha!

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    Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:17 pm
    Thanks Eric!

    figured with the amount ive dedicated to this test, i should have aced it by now! Sad

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    Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:19 pm
    Never give up! Smile

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    Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:47 pm
    Dear Eric & Nisha,,,
    Thanks a lot for you valuable advices.I will do exactly what you said..Really fantastic information on improving my CR.

    Yes,I am running a shortage of time.I have not got much time to practice GMAT.I started from August 20th & besides gmat i also had to study CFA.Fotgot what i hav done & looking forward to get a good score.

    In the CR,I get confused between two of the answer choices.Suppose,I eliminated answer C/D/E,I knew the answer must be between A/B.First I ticked A & then changed my answer to B.After finishing the test I saw that the appropriate answer was A.So,this is the main problem I have right now.

    I will definitely try to make it up...
    Anyways,thnaks again for your information.Its reallly helpful..

    Regards.

    Aditya.....

    Nisha1218 Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:50 am
    No problem. Always go with your instincts!

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