I have worked through the Aristotle SC Book and about 1/3 of the Powerscore CR
book. I just cannot seem to retain any of the strategies. I get through the chapters and do the practice questions, but it feels I dont remember a damn thing. I took a practice MG GMAT test yesterday and it feels like I dont remember a damn thing from the Aristotle SC Book. The math stuff is easy you practice, but I have no damn idea how to do the same for CR and SC Questions. Its so damn hard to get through these two sections.How do you review the information after you finish your books. I am absolutely discouraged by this please help!!
You don't have to memorize things. Books are there to help you understand what is required of you in SC and CR questions. In the recent GMAC summit, Dr. Rudner explicitly mentioned:
[highlight]The GMAT exam measures… Verbal reasoning
, quantitative reasoning
, and analytical writing skills.
Note the line under the word “reasoning” – he was quite emphatic that the GMAT is concerned with higher-order thinking skills and not with mere memory or knowledge. The slide went on to further read
The GMAT exam DOES NOT measure…
and included “knowledge of facts”, “undergraduate competency” and a few other items (related to leadership, emotional intelligence, etc.)[/highlight]
For the complete post, check out: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/09 ... s-council/
You don't have to learn up things, you have to understand them. In SC, its logical that the verb has to agree with the subject because the subject is the one doing the action. In CR, it is logical that when you are trying to weaken an argument, you are going to focus on weakening the conclusion. If your conclusion is weakened, your argument is weakened. In inference questions, the correct option cannot have any new data. After all, it has to 'infer' from what is already given. Don't try to 'learn up' these things. Try and see the logic behind them. That will see you through.
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