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GMAT Strategy
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:58 am
i see. my apologies, i assumed you were an mba applicant.
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Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:30 am
I also realized a couple of weeks ago that the moment one starts drawing a figure for three overlapping set questions one has already lost a battle towards Q51. These questions must be dealt with form ...
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Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:02 pm
Would you still advise me to write everything down even if I am just looking for an improvement of 2 points on quant section

you have a 750. congratulations. in this case, i have exactly one piec ...
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When people engage

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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:53 am
BENEFIT #3 of translating CR into 'conversation':
you'll have to simplify the language of the passage (= 'explain to a 9-year-old', as i'm always saying).

normal people don't talk in the language ...
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When people engage

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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:52 am
BENEFIT #2 of translating CR into 'conversation':
you'll be able to anticipate where the passage is going.

consider:

When freelance writers are offered full-time staff positions, very few of th ...
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When people engage

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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:52 am
BENEFIT #1 of translating CR into 'conversation':
you'll ALWAYS catch important transitions—even if they are 'tiny little words'.

this is the issue in your posts here. in an actual conversation ...
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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:51 am
Hi Ron,
Thank you sooo much for the clarification.

you're welcome.

by the way, you may have noticed that i haven't posted here regularly in some time—i've been too busy on our own (MPrep) fo ...
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When people engage

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Critical Reasoning
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:31 pm
forgot the footnote—

**i can only think of two exceptions:

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a religious authority
(e.g., if a Christian says Jesus said X, or if a Muslim says Muhammad taught that X, then (s)he is proba ...
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When people engage

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Critical Reasoning
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:30 pm
more directly...

in EVERYDAY CONVERSATION, Some people say... is almost invariably** followed by something with which the speaker DOES NOT agree. (at the very least, the speaker will generally ent ...
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When people engage

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Critical Reasoning
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:21 pm

But should I ignore the relationship form the stimulus ("volunteering->endorphins->longivity")

of these two 'arrows', only the first is actually substantiated by the passage.

a ...
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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:23 am
here's how the problem works if you make the substitution i described above.

* people who wear dresses live longer than people who don't. (this is a statistical FACT. we want to explain it.)

* ...
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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:19 am
if you are still confused, just replace 'volunteer' with 'wear dresses', and that should make the logic easier to understand.

i will explain in more detail below.
but, BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN TO ...
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Critical Reasoning
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Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:18 am
interesting... resurrecting a thread that's almost 4 years old!

So option A as an answer is still confusing because it looks like option A says that women lives longer than men because women do mor ...
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Tax on water bill

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Sentence Correction
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:42 am
on the other hand, "in which", "from which", "to which", etc. can appear either with or without a comma:
I saw a play that was reviewed in the local newspaper.
I saw a ...
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Tax on water bill

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Sentence Correction
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:41 am
if the modifier starts with "which", it should be preceded by a comma.
(in the standard american usage endorsed by GMAC, "which" without a comma becomes "that".)
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