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Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2008, 07:25
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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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 17:44
I dont think you will benefit much from the MGMAT CR book. Powerscore GMAT bible is the way to go!
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2008, 18:57
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I bought the whole set and the CR guide was the least helpful book among them. Save your $26.
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 06:44
i have it.

it is good to have, but not esential.

the notes i found on GMATclub is more useful
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 13:13
Definitely not worth it! Powerscore is much better.
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 13:55
rigger wrote:
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? :)
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 14:02
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? :)

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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 14:05
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? :)


he he he .... got it. I will start working on it from now!
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 14:14
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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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2008, 14:35
I have Manhattan CR book but I have not opened that one yet ( I felt discouraged after reading several posts here). I must say Powerscore CR bible is the real bible for CR. No doubt about it.
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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2008, 15:02
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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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 02:49
Hi,
I have read the books and they are really very interesting. There are very useful data in it.

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Re: Manhattan CR Guide...is it worth the $26? [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 11:41
Hi everyone!!

How about GmatPill vs PowerScore??!!
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Re: Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:32
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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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Re: Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 08:36
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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Re: Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2014, 06:06
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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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Re: Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 00:59
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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?


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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Re: Critical Reasoning Guides: Manhattan vs PowerScore [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 04:50
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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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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