Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 01:41

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 249
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 26

Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2012, 10:55
I am in the final stages of my preparation. I've been scoring 40+ in Verbal on all popular mock tests.
But I've noticed a probably strategical flaw in my approach to Critical Reasoning questions.
All this time, my CR accuracy has been around 90-95% till 700-720 level questions and thus I have never felt the need of reading any book on CR (Powerscore, Manhattan etc.). But recently, I notice that when it comes to tough questions, say 720-750 level, the accuracy drops to 60-70%.
So, my question is : Is it necessary to learn the techniques of CR to ace higher level questions ? Does plain logic, which seems to be working just fine upto a certain level, fails after a point ? Or tough questions are still tough with or without techniques, and the accuracy ought to drop in that range of questions and I shall stop worrying about it ?
Please suggest.
_________________

The chase begins ...

Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 249
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 26

Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2012, 10:57
No experts on CR ?? :?
_________________

The chase begins ...

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2011
Posts: 44
Schools: McCombs, ISB, Insead, LBS
WE 1: 1.5
WE 2: 5.5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [1] , given: 94

GMAT Tests User
Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2012, 11:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
I am surely not an expert but I understand your concern as I am in the same dilemma whether to use textbook strategies for CR or keep it simple and pick the answer that feels right.

I read some very good reviews of PowerScore CR Bible and went ahead and ordered it. I already have the MGMAT CR guide but it was not very useful (the rest of the MGMAT gudies are godsend). Since I only have 35 days to go and not too much time per day for studying, I am going to skim through the Bible and see what I can pick up. But so far I heard only good things about CR Bible.

Good luck
_________________

You can see from the number of "Kudos Given" on my profile that I am generous while giving Kudos. Is it too much to ask for a similar favor???

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 249
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 26

Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2012, 12:12
vbetanabhatla wrote:
I am surely not an expert but I understand your concern as I am in the same dilemma whether to use textbook strategies for CR or keep it simple and pick the answer that feels right.

I read some very good reviews of PowerScore CR Bible and went ahead and ordered it. I already have the MGMAT CR guide but it was not very useful (the rest of the MGMAT gudies are godsend). Since I only have 35 days to go and not too much time per day for studying, I am going to skim through the Bible and see what I can pick up. But so far I heard only good things about CR Bible.

Good luck


Hi vbetana,
I also plan to take it in early Feb., so our concerns are very close. Do give me an update on the edge you achieve, if any, after going through CR bible while tackling tough questions.
_________________

The chase begins ...

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2011
Posts: 44
Schools: McCombs, ISB, Insead, LBS
WE 1: 1.5
WE 2: 5.5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [1] , given: 94

GMAT Tests User
Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2012, 13:15
1
This post received
KUDOS
I sure will let you know if I like it or not. Generally, my experience has been I takes a while to start seeing results for anything I study. So not sure how useful the information will be for you if I notice the benefits in like 2 weeks from now. Nevertheless, I will let you know my thoughts on the book.
_________________

You can see from the number of "Kudos Given" on my profile that I am generous while giving Kudos. Is it too much to ask for a similar favor???

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2011
Posts: 44
Schools: McCombs, ISB, Insead, LBS
WE 1: 1.5
WE 2: 5.5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [1] , given: 94

GMAT Tests User
Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 12:05
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hi Vailad,

I almost forgot about my promise to report about how I like CR Bible. I read 6 chapters (covers 5 of the most imp question types) and its absolutely fantastic. Not sure how much of my liking will translate into higher score on the test, but now I am not as clueless while approaching CR questions as I used to be.

If you have the time, get the book ASAP and read at least the chapters 1,2,3,4,6,8,9

Good luck
_________________

You can see from the number of "Kudos Given" on my profile that I am generous while giving Kudos. Is it too much to ask for a similar favor???

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 249
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 26

Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 12:15
Glad to see your response.

But your positive review puts me now in a greater dilemma. I have booked the date now, and I am not sure if I can fit this thick book into my already tight schedule. But considering your situation as similar as it gets to that of mine before you read the book, I will have to spare it a thought. Duh ! I hate double minds ! :?

One last thing, how much time it would take to get done with ?
_________________

The chase begins ...

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 249
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 26

Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 12:18
Ohh .. Your kudos -- here +1 :)
_________________

The chase begins ...

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2011
Posts: 44
Schools: McCombs, ISB, Insead, LBS
WE 1: 1.5
WE 2: 5.5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [1] , given: 94

GMAT Tests User
Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 13:16
1
This post received
KUDOS
Appreciate the Kudos.

As thick as the book looks, I could read through the chapters rather quickly. If you are getting more than 5 to 6 CRs in CATs wrong, then you might want to read the book.

I will tell you my trick about how I dealt with the dilemma of reading the book. I just treated it as my practice for RC. I read through the chapters quickly and was testing myself on how much of it I was really "comprehending". It kind of worked for me. In fact some where in that process, I started liking what I was reading and it made the reading go even faster.

Good luck with the test. Mine is getting ever closer (Feb 9th) :scared
_________________

You can see from the number of "Kudos Given" on my profile that I am generous while giving Kudos. Is it too much to ask for a similar favor???

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 249
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 26

Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2012, 06:59
You sure are real close then. Good luck !! :)
_________________

The chase begins ...

Re: Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy   [#permalink] 23 Jan 2012, 06:59
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Critical Reasoning: Evaluate the Argument: Strategy Help. feellikequitting 1 31 Dec 2012, 11:09
Critical Reasoning Strategy Guide - by Veera Karthik veerakarthik 1 09 Jul 2012, 03:30
Boldface Critical Reasoning Questions Strategies Wayxi 2 28 Feb 2011, 20:45
Experts publish their posts in the topic critical reasoning strategy rainmaker123 4 09 Feb 2010, 10:00
Seeking advice on round strategy TL 4 12 Sep 2008, 18:56
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Seeking advice on Critical Reasoning strategy

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: bagdbmba, WaterFlowsUp



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.