The best from David Newland's first 1000 Posts

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In reply to the most recent post I made on Beat the GMAT - chieftang said "You're at 999 posts. I hope you have something big planned for #1000!!" Well after that I had to put something special together!

So,in celebration of my one thousandth posting on BTG I have compiled some of my best contributions to Beat the GMAT - both articles and postings. I have enjoyed writing these and I hope that you enjoy reading them.
(By the way I have several new articles coming to the front page of Beat the GMAT in the coming weeks and I look forward to making another thousand postings in 2012!)

For now, here are the postings and articles that I have chosen from my first 1000, they are listed by category.

Thanks!!!
David

GMAT STRATEGY AND TIMING:

Why Federer Would Beat Nadal on the GMAT
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/01/ ... n-the-gmat

Want to Beat the GMAT? Stop Multi Tasking Now!
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/02/ ... asking-now

Don't be a Charity Case on the GMAT
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/03/ ... n-the-gmat

What Ninja Warrior Can Teach You about the GMAT
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/03/ ... t-the-gmat

Educated Guessing on the Test? Here is a posting from multiple experts - great stuff!
https://www.beatthegmat.com/educated-gue ... tml#380238

A great discussion from multiple experts about timing and the impact of missing questions
https://www.beatthegmat.com/is-it-good-t ... tml#379888

CONTROLLING NERVES:

So this is really me piggy-backing on Brian Galvin - I quote him on a great discussion here of how to control nerves.
https://www.beatthegmat.com/how-can-i-co ... tml#367926

ATTENTION PROBLEMS:

This is a posting where a student was asking for advice on test takers with some form of attention deficit. The student deleted the original post for privacy concerns but my response is still there.
https://www.beatthegmat.com/delete-please-t81580.html

SENTENCE CORRECTION:

Sentence correction strategy: Think "Better" not "Best
https://www.beatthegmat.com/sentence-cor ... 69595.html

Watch out for Zombies in Sentence Correction
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/01/ ... correction

The Truth about Changing the Meaning in Sentence Correction
https://www.beatthegmat.com/the-truth-ab ... tml#342304

Split the Pair in Sentence Correction
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/04/ ... correction

A discussion of a Good Veritas Sentence Correction question
https://www.beatthegmat.com/unlike-water ... tml#323651

READING COMPREHENSION:

Reading Comprehension Tips:
https://www.beatthegmat.com/rc-tips-t96332.html#429195

This is part 3 of my discussion of using the LSAT to study for the GMAT, in this case Reading Comprehension
https://www.beatthegmat.com/lsat-to-stud ... 71361.html

Here is a Reading Comp passage from the LSAT to try:
https://www.beatthegmat.com/lsat-reading ... 71360.html

Reading Comp: Main Idea vs Detail
https://www.beatthegmat.com/rc-main-idea ... tml#398662

Discussion of Reading Comp strategy
https://www.beatthegmat.com/og-rc-t86523.html#384171


CRITICAL REASONING:

Here is a document from December 2010 with 13 original questions that I wrote and links to another 12 postings. You should check this one out if you have not already.
https://www.beatthegmat.com/veritas-expe ... tml#327096

MIP: Critical Reasoning the Tim Duncan Way
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/02/ ... duncan-way

The importance of habits in Critical Reasoning (and GMAT as a whole)
https://www.beatthegmat.com/weaken-the-a ... tml#367641

Here is a discussion of how to approach "Must Useful to Know" type of questions.
https://www.beatthegmat.com/evaluate-wha ... 72335.html

Bold Faced question from OG Verbal Review 1
https://www.beatthegmat.com/bold-faced-q ... 65499.html

This is an interesting Critical Reasoning that was "thanked" several times.
https://www.beatthegmat.com/elections-t87699.html#390297

Using the LSAT to Study for the GMAT
https://www.beatthegmat.com/using-the-ls ... 66548.html
https://www.beatthegmat.com/lsat-to-stud ... 69915.html

A Flawed Reasoning Question
https://www.beatthegmat.com/kap-800-ques ... tml#392262

Veritas Paradox Question
https://www.beatthegmat.com/source-verit ... tml#387533

Plan Question
https://www.beatthegmat.com/challenging- ... tml#382251

An Inference Question
https://www.beatthegmat.com/inference-qu ... tml#370107

AWA:

Easter Egg Hunt...On the GMAT
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/04/ ... n-the-gmat

How much does AWA matter?
https://www.beatthegmat.com/how-much-doe ... tml#419771

QUANTITATIVE:
Are You a Top Chef or a Worst Cook on the Quantitative Section?
https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/06/ ... nt-section
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by chieftang » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:46 am
Great post, and beyond my expectations for sure!! Thanks for stepping up to the plate!

Lots of valuable material here!

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by ariz » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:16 am
This is a must read for all!

Thank you David for putting all these stuff together!

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by [email protected] » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:00 am
Thanks guys! You are welcome.

I figured that many people may not have seen these...

Happy 2012 to everyone. Now is the time.
Let's Beat the heck out of the GMAT this year!
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by [email protected] » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:13 pm
Already resorting to clip reels, David? :-P

Just kidding... 1,000 posts of PURE GOLD so far. Congrats!

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by rakeshd347 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:33 am
I have read lot of your post and I can't thank you enough the amount of knowledge and more than that is confidence I get from your post. This post is what I was looking for. I will go through all of these now :) It not only gives me good practise but get to learn even more. Every day I dedicate 1 hour to read all you post and reply to questions with explanations.

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by [email protected] » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:54 am
Thanks! I am ready to respond to any questions that you might have.

I put this together almost 2 years ago. I think it is just about time for another "best of" pretty soon!

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by rakeshd347 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:14 am
[email protected] wrote:Thanks! I am ready to respond to any questions that you might have.

I put this together almost 2 years ago. I think it is just about time for another "best of" pretty soon!

David
Hi David,

Is there any source of new CR questions or do you have any thread which you might have written. As I have done the veritas prep question bank and also veritas prep CR1 and 2 both. So looking for more challenging questions. I thought of doing LSAT but they seem bit off the grid to me. Some of the questions type are just too tough to come on GMAT.

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