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Struggling ... help.

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Struggling ... help.

Post Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:19 pm
I seem to be struggling with CR and RC ... cannot go beyond 60% .... any advice!!

PLEASE HELP ASAP.

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You surely need to see if you are familiar with the patterns tested and basic concepts.

I guess brushing up the basics before attempting to do practice tests helps retain confidence.

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GMAT_crusher wrote:
I seem to be struggling with CR and RC ... cannot go beyond 60% .... any advice!!

PLEASE HELP ASAP.
yeah, more details would be good here:

* what is the difficulty level of the problems you're having trouble with? the 60% statistic you've given offers little insight without that information. more specifically, 60% on low-level cr and rc problems is a performance that needs improvement, but, if you're getting 60% of problems correct at the 700+ level, you're in good shape, to say the very least.

* which tests have you taken? are they adaptive? are they from a company that offers analysis of the results?

* do you have weaknesses on any particular problem types? especially in critical reasoning, where there are clear distinctions among different problem types (find the assumption, weaken / strengthen, etc.). much of the advice that can be given is restricted to particular problem types, so we need to know where you're having difficulty.

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You surely need to see if you are familiar with the patterns tested and basic concepts.

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