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Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 12:41
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Kaplan Strategy advices to read the question first and then read the argument.
Powerscore Bible of critical reasoning advices exactly the opposite and develops several reasons.

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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 23:23
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approach to a type of questions is something very subjective. What I may find best may not be as comfortable for you to follow. Try a bunch of questions, half with one strategy and half with the another strategy. You will yourself figure out what suits your best :-D
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2009, 19:21
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I think jax91 gave perfect advice: do what's most comfortable and effective for you. When it comes to me, I prefer Powerscore's approach. I would also add that Powerscore is generally considered the best preparation for CR.
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2009, 21:36
I prefer Kaplan Strategy cause then I know what I am looking for in the passage
and this helps me immensely in RC.
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2009, 06:21
Firstly, I cracked CR directly: argument, then question.

But, after million of practice, now I could anticipate the right answer on the certain question. I start with question first, then, reading an argument I instinctively realize what information more essential for certain type of question.
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2009, 08:24
as suggested by others ... try both for urself , see which one works for u
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2009, 08:52
Which way is more 'popular'?
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2010, 03:06
I agree... With good enough practice, one can predict the answer....
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2010, 15:40
I read the argument first and then the question it works out for me better. But as others suggested every one has different strategy so try out for your self and select the method which suits you the best.
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Re: Read the question first ... or not ? [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2013, 03:19
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