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How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 11:54
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I took GMAT in September and I got 680 (Q50 + V30). I applied to an E-MBA program and got rejected. Now, I decided to take the exam by the end of April.
I took the official GMAT practice tests and I got 670 (Q49 + V30) and 690 (Q50 + V31)

In verbal section, I have very little problem in SC. My biggest problem is in CR and RC. Out 27/28 questions combined in a practice test, I usually get no more than 15 questions correct. I have no timing issues in verbal. Now, with 3 months of time, I want to improve my verbal score to 40+ by concentrating more on CR & RC. Somebody on this forum suggested LSAT guides for RC.
What is the best way to achieve this? Please advise.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2008, 05:13
For CR I find that the most important thing is identifying the conclusion for the strengthen/weaken/assume questions. Once you get this then you have to "dump it down" and pick the only answer which directly relates to the conclusion. I find that a lot of errors are because I assume too much. Same idea for inferrence questions, find the conclusion which doesn't go beyond the given premises. And then for the mimic the reasoning, sometimes I will make a few quick notes to understand the logic structure.

For RC, there are so many ways out there from readuing the entire passage while taking notes to skimming the first and last sentence, etc. I like to read the entire passage pretty carefully (but this takes me about 2.5-2.75 minutes which is pretty good timing IMO). Then when I get the general questions, I usually can pick out the right answer and if I can't, I go to the first and last sentence of each paragraph and skim quickly to get the overall gist. And for the specific question, you need to go back to the passage and eliminate each answer choice. Look a little above and a little below the answer choice to make sure it follow the same tone.

For RC's author's tone, MGMAT says that all these articles are published so the author will never be too far on one side (overly supportive/critical) and will be somewhere in the middle. So you normally can eliminate the extreme answers and then pick between the slightly optimisitc, cautiously optimistic, valuable but problematic, etc.

Other than that, practice practice practice. Good luck!
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 11:30
to which emba program did you apply? 680 is a pretty solid score.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2008, 05:57
By when do you need to take GMAT again? If you have couple of months you can really improve your verbal scores. Try reading articles in science (areas is which you are not comforable also), arts, history , economy, political issues e.t.c in NY times or WSJ or Economist and try to summarize what author is conveying. Go over typical questions, what's the most important issues e.t.c. This will take time but will help with RC. As a added bonus your SC will also improve. More importantly you will be a better reader for rest of your life. If you do not have time go through RC1000. For CR I would suggest CR1000.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2008, 00:47
i want to improve my verbal too...want to apply in a good B-School in USA for MS(Finnace) or MBA...gort 590 in my first attempt wid 25 in verbal and 46 in Quanittaive...find verbal tooo boring and difficult...by the time i reached the verbal portion in my final gmat, i was too exhausted...
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2008, 23:25
Please, I also want to improve my verbal. Can someone help me with the CR1000??

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2008, 23:42
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Please, I also want to improve my verbal. Can someone help me with the CR1000??

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2008, 06:31
I got a 680 too, but I did much better on the verbal than the Q. I think Travel09's idea is spot on. I read some books on innovative architecture before the test and since it's an unfamiliar subject with an argumentative bent, I got into the habit of paying close attention to the argument, determining the main points, weaknesses in the argument, etc. All things that will help you on the GMAT. good luck.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 01:44
Hi Walker,

Can you please help?? When i open the downloaded file for SC1000 and CR1000, it gets corrupted. What is wrong??

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 05:39
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don2007 wrote:
Hi Walker,

Can you please help?? When i open the downloaded file for SC1000 and CR1000, it gets corrupted. What is wrong??

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Maybe you have old rar....Anyway, I posted here zip-files.


I have heard of these on several occasions.

Does anyone know who wrote these questions? Are they really like REAL gmat questions?
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 06:59
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I have heard of these on several occasions.

Does anyone know who wrote these questions? Are they really like REAL gmat questions?


Many of them are from OG. I went through 700SC, read forum threads, and found only two real OA mistakes (both questions were from OG). Moreover, my performance in SC1000 was very close to performance in OG.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 11:55
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[quote="walker"][quote="don2007"]Hi Walker,

Can you please help?? When i open the downloaded file for SC1000 and CR1000, it gets corrupted. What is wrong??

Don.[/quote]

Maybe you have old rar....Anyway, I posted here zip-files.[/quote]
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 12:04
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don2007 wrote:
Hi Walker,

Can you please help?? When i open the downloaded file for SC1000 and CR1000, it gets corrupted. What is wrong??

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Maybe you have old rar....Anyway, I posted here zip-files.


Can you please upload the SC file in zip format? When I clicked on the link, the SC document seems to be one blank page.

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 12:05
winrar works well.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 21:01
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Can you please upload the SC file in zip format? When I clicked on the link, the SC document seems to be one blank page.

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Hm..You are right. I uploaded SC-file.
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 22:53
Hi Walker,

Thanks! I have downloaded the attached zip folders for RC1000,SC1000 and CR1000.They are all okay. But the answer is beside the question in all three. Is that the way it is or something is wrong or there is a way i can make the answer disappear??

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 02:53
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Hi Walker,

Thanks! I have downloaded the attached zip folders for RC1000,SC1000 and CR1000.They are all okay. But the answer is beside the question in all three. Is that the way it is or something is wrong or there is a way i can make the answer disappear??

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 05:13
Thanks walker! I am very grateful.

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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 06:37
Any other detailed strategies out there for CR?
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Re: How to improve CR & RC [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2009, 04:44
Is the key for 1000 SC available?
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