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facing prob for CR Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:57 am
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hey I am facing probs for eliminating any one options from last best 2 options of every type of CR.

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Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:22 pm
You could always use the Costanza strategy: pick the opposite of what you would normally pick. However, I'm not sure Seinfeld is the best GMAT guide

One thing that I've found helps when choosing between two options is to refocus on what's important. If it's a Strengthen question, reread the conclusion. The best answer is the one that most directly fits that conclusion and the existing evidence. If you have to go through a couple of mental steps to make it work (i.e. "if X is true, then Y, and then C definitely supports the conclusion"), there's probably a better choice.

If you can provide specific examples of questions on which you struggled with two answers, I'd be happy to offer more specific advice.

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Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:29 am
ThanQ Bill..
actually i am facing problem in Assumption type CR Questions...
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Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:42 pm
Assumption questions can be very tricky. The nice thing is that once you understand the format, the correct answer is usually more definite than on a normal Strengthen question.

We know that an assumption is an unstated premise used by the author to draw the conclusion. As a result, we can say that the assumption is a necessary condition; that is, the assumption must be true for the conclusion to be true. (As a simple example of a necessary condition, having 4 sides is a necessary condition for a shape to be a square. Obviously, it doesn't make the conclusion (being a square) true, but the conclusion can't be true without the necessary condition being met)

As we go through the answer choices, we can ask "what if this ISN'T true?" If we do that, the correct answer will destroy the argument. Here's a simple example:

People are wearing sunglasses, so it must be sunny out.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the argument?

A) Today's high temperature will be higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
If this isn't true, then today's high temperature will be lower than 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Does this affect the conclusion? No.

B) The city is in the middle of a heat wave.
If this isn't true, then the city is NOT in the middle of a heat wave. Does this affect the conclusion? No.

C) People only wear sunglasses when it is sunny out.
If this isn't true, then people do not only wear sunglasses when it is sunny out. Does this affect the conclusion? Yes! The conclusion infers the relationship that sunglasses=sunny out; if we know this isn't true, then we cannot safely conclude that is sunny out.

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Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:37 am
Currently i am working CR with MGMAT... is it cool ?? Any additional suggestions for further prep...

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