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# Critical reasoning in critical condition !!!!!

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29 Oct 2009, 15:20
guys , last month i had completed the powerscore CR bible , and had practiced questions from the exercises given in the book + some elementary OG 11 problems .... what im figuring out to my horror now is that when i was trying to do some toughies from OG 12 , i got a success rate of 75 % , and also my timing is screwed up !! .... since im doing pretty good on SC and RC , CR is one point i desperately want to improve on.

The problem is that im trying to apply rules i learnt in powerscore to every question , but in that wasting a lot of time , and also it is not clear whether those rules can apply to all the questions .... please tell me how to improve CR , and also what should be the ideal time I should give to the CR questions ?

any other signature techniques you guys might have applied would be of great help .

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29 Oct 2009, 15:21
and im short on time too . 45 days left !
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29 Oct 2009, 15:32
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i targeted 1-1.5 mins per CR.

Are following PowerScore's strategy EXACTLY as they have outlined or somewhat?
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29 Oct 2009, 20:29
well bb , the problem seems to be that i've already gone over cr bible once , and hence i faintly remember the answer explanations to the questions in each chapter . With Og the problem seems to be that im not able to correlate why i chose an answer to some of the questions i got right with the cr bible principles , and the ones that im getting wrong , i actually try to use cr bible principles but it takes too much time , and i end up making a hasty decision (i currently time CR questions at 1.5 minutes) .... !

i dont follow the cr bible instructions as hard and fast rules , but rather try to use them like guidelines , which might help in resolving the question
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30 Oct 2009, 06:29
i think u have to follow CR bible coz i also faced the timing issues at the initial stage but later my CR timing was around 1 min. and accuracy was more than 95%.
You can use your own method as well but do so only if you are 100% sure about the method..
because on GMAT any silly mistake could be a disaster..
Also, in GMAT CR is very important, so make sure that u use the best possible method..
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30 Oct 2009, 06:59
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i dont follow the cr bible instructions as hard and fast rules , but rather try to use them like guidelines , which might help in resolving the question

Let me make sure I understand this right - you paid $30 for a book written by someone who gets paid to create Verbal GMAT strategy (that's what the guy does all day long), but instead of following the map, you prefer to vaguely remember the directions and fumble around not knowing where to go, and wondering what could have gone wrong. Does anything look wrong with that picture? _________________ Founder of GMAT Club US News 2008 - 2017 Rankings progression - New! Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books Co-author of the GMAT Club tests GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Intern Joined: 13 Sep 2009 Posts: 26 Location: D-Hell-I , India WE 1: IT Services and Product Development Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 2 Re: Critical reasoning in critical condition !!!!! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Oct 2009, 03:09 bb wrote: ronniebassist wrote: i dont follow the cr bible instructions as hard and fast rules , but rather try to use them like guidelines , which might help in resolving the question Let me make sure I understand this right - you paid$30 for a book written by someone who gets paid to create Verbal GMAT strategy (that's what the guy does all day long), but instead of following the map, you prefer to vaguely remember the directions and fumble around not knowing where to go, and wondering what could have gone wrong. Does anything look wrong with that picture?

hmmm , got your point bb , but what im concerned about is whether each and every question should be solved using the framework of critical reasoning bible in certain situations where im not able to correlate the wrong answer choices/correct answer choices as per the book's description ?
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