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Is there a quick way to improve on your critical reasoning?

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Is there a quick way to improve on your critical reasoning? [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2009, 05:24
Hi everyone,

This may seem like a tacky question, but is there any quick way for one to improve on critical reasoning? My struggle is that when I attempt the CR questions, I find 2-3 answers equally desirable and sometimes I don't know which one to choose. The same goes for RC questions. I'm abit better when it comes to the SC section.

Would appreciate some advice here :)
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Re: Is there a quick way to improve on your critical reasoning? [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2009, 06:01
I believe the only solution is "PRACTICE" .

Also note that you can't blindly attempt CR. You need to apply strategy for CR questions.

I think PowerScore CR Bible is good one to start with.
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Re: Is there a quick way to improve on your critical reasoning? [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2009, 08:22
Hi,

For a few quick strategy tips on CR, you might want to check out our free tutorial here: http://www.manhattangmat.com/tutorials/gmat-logic-flaws.cfm

In the long term, however, I agree with the above poster that really you do need to study and practice.

In terms of beginning strategies, you should make sure you are familiar with the basic question types which are: find the assumption, draw a conclusion, and strengthen/weaken the conclusion. Also be able to always break down a CR question into its different components: first identify the conclusion, then find the stated premises and unstated assumptions upon which the argument is based. Once you're able to break down each question like this, identifying the correct answer should be a little easier.

If CR is your weak point, though, I would suggest buying a book so you can learn these strategies in more depth. We offer one, and I know others have already suggested alternatives.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Is there a quick way to improve on your critical reasoning? [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2009, 08:41
I know I'd be a happier person if there were a quicker way to do it! Guess we're doomed to practice, practice, practice.

In my studying, CR has been a problem for me, too. When I narrow it down to 2, I always seem to settle on the wrong one. I've been using the Winner's Guide to GMAT CR this week, and I think it's helping. The book has some good strategies for picking the right answer after you've narrowed it down to just a couple of choices.
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