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I need to hear from someone that has the CR guide produced by Manhattan GMAT. Is it worth it? What benefit did it give you? How much do you think it improved your verbal?
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jallenmorris wrote:
Would you ask your boss that if (s)he assigned you a long project? "That could take me a whole month! Isn't there a shortcut way?"

If you want quality results, you HAVE to put in the time.

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Definitely not worth it! Powerscore is much better.

But its very long ... it will probably take me 1 whole month to read powerscore! Is there any shortcut way?

OOh BTW I am assuming that you did see a significant difference after going thru this right? Hope you understand, The only reason I am asking this is because I dont wanna waste the resource...I am stuck under this tight project here.
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I did notice a difference in my ability to answer CR. I got V38 on my first GMAT take and V42 (95%) on my second GMAT take.
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14 Feb 2009, 02:39
jallenmorris wrote:
I need to hear from someone that has the CR guide produced by Manhattan GMAT. Is it worth it? What benefit did it give you? How much do you think it improved your verbal?

I have not used the book, but have gone through a few pages (at a local bookstore). Not impressive.

I found Powerscore book far better. I have used it and benefited from it
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28 Apr 2012, 11:41
Hi everyone!!

How about GmatPill vs PowerScore??!!
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Hi everyone!!

How about GmatPill vs PowerScore??!!

I will choose Powerscore if you intend to ask about CR.
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CR Assumption is one of the most difficult sections for me. The CR Bible teaches us that there are two types of assumption question types: Supporter and Defender. The Bible intends to say that the concept: "Premises + (Assumption) = Conclusion" fits only in the Supporter whereas this strategy does not fit in the Defender.

My question to everyone out there is that have you ever tried to simplify this aspect? I am currently fighting with the fact that why CR Bible has come up with two approaches whereas Manhattan has completed the whole book on just ONE concept - P + (A) = C.
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CR Assumption is one of the most difficult sections for me. The CR Bible teaches us that there are two types of assumption question types: Supporter and Defender. The Bible intends to say that the concept: "Premises + (Assumption) = Conclusion" fits only in the Supporter whereas this strategy does not fit in the Defender.

My question to everyone out there is that have you ever tried to simplify this aspect? I am currently fighting with the fact that why CR Bible has come up with two approaches whereas Manhattan has completed the whole book on just ONE concept - P + (A) = C.

Valid question that! Can anyone shed some light on this?
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AasaanHai wrote:
CR Assumption is one of the most difficult sections for me. The CR Bible teaches us that there are two types of assumption question types: Supporter and Defender. The Bible intends to say that the concept: "Premises + (Assumption) = Conclusion" fits only in the Supporter whereas this strategy does not fit in the Defender.

My question to everyone out there is that have you ever tried to simplify this aspect? I am currently fighting with the fact that why CR Bible has come up with two approaches whereas Manhattan has completed the whole book on just ONE concept - P + (A) = C.

Valid question that! Can anyone shed some light on this?

I found the Bible's two way classification for assumption questions very helpful. On the difficult assumptions questions for CR it is the defender type that appears more. Supporter questions are relatively easy to spot and solve, the defenders are harder because anything could be thrown in in the options there by making them more abstract.

I definitely see sense in this two way classification for GMAT CR.
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So, do you intend to say that Manhattan GMAT CR does not prepare you for the difficult questions on the GMAT?

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coolinferno123 wrote:
AasaanHai wrote:
CR Assumption is one of the most difficult sections for me. The CR Bible teaches us that there are two types of assumption question types: Supporter and Defender. The Bible intends to say that the concept: "Premises + (Assumption) = Conclusion" fits only in the Supporter whereas this strategy does not fit in the Defender.

My question to everyone out there is that have you ever tried to simplify this aspect? I am currently fighting with the fact that why CR Bible has come up with two approaches whereas Manhattan has completed the whole book on just ONE concept - P + (A) = C.

Valid question that! Can anyone shed some light on this?

I found the Bible's two way classification for assumption questions very helpful. On the difficult assumptions questions for CR it is the defender type that appears more. Supporter questions are relatively easy to spot and solve, the defenders are harder because anything could be thrown in in the options there by making them more abstract.

I definitely see sense in this two way classification for GMAT CR.

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