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12 Feb 2010, 00:56
Hello,

I just started to study for the gmat with the MGMAT CR guide and they started off telling me to diagram each CR question... I find this very time consuming but I can see the use of it. Still I cant decide whether I should do it or not. How many of you guys ( aiming for 700+ ) do it?
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12 Feb 2010, 01:15
I have done some of it but then as I got more comfortable with questions, stopped writing anything down. I would say diagramming is more reliable than not, esp after 2.5 hours into the test.

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12 Feb 2010, 07:28
hoffeman,

CR happens to be my favorite...! Do you want to team up to develop a credible CR solution strategy... its fine to if you are not interested... I reckon by doing that we can get a good handle our own.

surprisingly people over credit SC but CR is equally good at getting decent score. Here is a bit strange phenomenon with me...on a given day I get 100% right on CR and on a bad day it drops to as low as 60%... but even with that I'm at a strike range because the one I leave out is the right answer...! All done and said, whats important is what BB said... if we can make it stick with 2.5 hrs of test time...!!!

I read it somewhere in this forum... to solve CR... think like a lawyer trying to save an innocent victim... so far it works
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20 Feb 2010, 12:57
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22 Feb 2010, 10:32
hoffeman wrote:

This is what worked for me. However, it only came through sustained, intense practice. Eventually, you become conditioned to be actively thinking while reading the passage - which for me works better than diagramming.
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25 Feb 2010, 20:57
I always read the question first, identify the question type and write myself a reminder of the question type on my verbal answer grid.
For example if the questions reads something like: ..... strenghtens the .....
I'll put a 'S' down for weaken or not strengthen a 'W' and inference question 'I' Evaluate Argument 'EA' etc. where applicable I also did that for RC.
Then I read the argument. Then re-read the question. If possible pre-formulate the answer and then go through the choices in order, eliminating one by one. When I go through the answer choices I use my own system, if an answer does not fit I put a '/' on my grid, if it's a maybe '?', and if I think it is the right choice 'o'. For the sake of argument let's say I put 'o' for B I still go and look at the other choices. I also use combinations of those symbols, for example I'll get to choice D and I might put down '?o'. I will then go through the answer I think could be write and use POE. Sometimes I end up with three answers '?' which then tells me I do not have a good handle of the question and I reread the question, then the answers and if needed the argument.
This approach worked for me, but I have not seen any 'authority' really promote this course of action
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