1000 sc, 1000 rc, 1000 cr

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1000 sc, 1000 rc, 1000 cr

by confused mind » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:55 am
Can someone please email me / post the link for the following documents -

1000 rc
1000 sc
1000 cr

I tried searching BTG but, my bad, could not find them

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by VivianKerr » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:25 am
There's a reason they aren't on BTG anymore. The general consensus is that the 1000 series is not high-quality study material, and often tests concepts that are outside the scope of the GMAT. I've also seen questions that are misleading or actually incorrect posted here on BTG.

I would caution against using this material. There are plenty of high-quality study guides out there. Don't be tempted by 1000 just because it seems "free".

Check this post: https://www.beatthegmat.com/1000-rc-down ... 44477.html
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by kisna_428 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:20 am
VivianKerr,
What do you is the better alternative to 1000 sc to practice as many questions as possible .

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by [email protected] » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:26 pm
Hi kisna_428,

You should be careful NOT to confuse quantity with quality. You don't need to do "as many questions as possible" to crush the GMAT. You need to learn the proper tactics, then do enough practice problems to hone your skills and keep them sharp up to Test Day.

To that end, the most realistic practice materials are the ones offered by GMAC (through the various books and resources offered through that website). If you're interested in using free material only, then you shouldn't be surprised if your GMAT score isn't as high as you want it to be. "Free" doesn't necessarily mean "high quality" or "representative" or "up-to-date." Sometimes you have to spend some money to make sure that you're using relevant material and to help make the optimum result occur.

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by kisna_428 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:18 am
Rich.C,
I am not interested in 1000 q but in some more questions other than OGd.

Vivian,
Can you care to put your inputs ?

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by VivianKerr » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:21 pm
Rich has such a good point: QUALITY of study is better than QUANTITY. Nothing is more common among low-scorers than a situation in which they have answered hundreds (if not thousands) of GMAT questions with little to no improvement. Always study with a pinpointed purpose, and remember that analysis is your best friend.

So, how many GMAT questions do you need to answer? Only as many that will allow you to:

1) Learn to recognize how the GMAT tests each concept.
2) Apply your strategies to easy, medium, and harder level questions with high accuracy.
3) Work on pacing drills so that you can answer all questions in appropriate timing.

Sometimes it's not even answering questions that make a huge score increase. MGMAT's Sentence Correction book doesn't really have *that* many questions, but its analysis is so above-par, it's invaluable to students who want a high Verbal score.

So, if you want a high Verbal score, I suggest books to begin with like Powerscore CR, MGMAT Sentence Correction, OG 13th, OG Verbal, but there's chapters in all those books that cover more than just problems.

Other books I like:

Veritas Prep's Sentence Correction - 75 practice problems
Veritas Prep's Reading Comprehension - 90 practice problems
Examcracker's LSAT Logical Reasoning - you'll want to focus in on the chapters that overlap with the GMAT, but there's LOTS of excellent, challenging CR questions throughout the book

Grockit's question-bank online and Veritas Prep's online question bank both have high-quality practice questions. I believe Veritas Prep's question bank is now free, while Grockit offers a free trial, then a monthly membership.

Good luck!
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