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ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 17:58
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With an attractive title like that, it's surprising you're even reading this. I started preparing for the GMAT with the CR section and went through at least three different strategy guides before putting together my own document with the best strategies in them.

The document I've attached here basically contains a comprehensive list of question types, identification techniques, approach techniques and correct/incorrect answer choice justifications. I've also included two examples for each of the types I've mentioned.

I am also a big color junkie. If it doesn't look good, I don't like reading it, so I made it as colorful and lively as I could. And I thought I should share it with you guys, should it help anyone at all.

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Disclaimer: I have just shared my understanding of various strategies and I have used examples from several other sources, all of which are listed in the document itself. This is merely meant to help people out with understanding the concepts. It's NOT a substitute to the guide book. So don't sue me! :D

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Recommendation: Go buy the Powerscore CR and Veritas CR Guides. Both of them are excellent sources of problems and strategies. The Powerscore CR Bible clearly explains what I've summarized here and Veritas has some examples that illustrate the strategies very efficiently!

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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 08:33
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Haha, methevoid. You crack me up. SC material is almost done. Just doing some formatting stuff and adding final touches. Will be out in a week at the most :)
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Re: ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2013, 18:29
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hey thanks, this doc is very useful for a beginners. thanks
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Re: ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 06:20
thanks for the colorful notes yet lengthy one.....
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:34
Thanks man.. let us know when the SC guide is up
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Re: ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:35
Listen to powerscore? Is that a CD? I thought that was a book?

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WOW... College kid? You might want to start the "Whiplash Series.. to lash out GMAT".. Watchout Kaplan and Manhattan!
Good Job.. wish you had prepared it earlier.. No much time b4 my D-day.. CR is my nemesis, I have to fight it


Haha, thanks mainhoon. :) It's not that great. I just find it easier to have notes in my own style as opposed to reading from others. So what I did was, listen to Powerscore, take hand-notes, and then type them up without looking at the notes to later fill it in with missing material. This way I retain the material as well.

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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:36
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Thanks man.. let us know when the SC guide is up


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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:49
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Thanks man.. let us know when the SC guide is up


:) Say Thanks MAM

Rather say thanks kid.
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 08:53
:-D There should a field for gender too. I was amazed to see that post where all the girls were discussing what to wear at the office.Then I came to know oh Dawgie is also a gal.
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 10:18
Lol no. Dawgie isn't a girl :P

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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 15:27
He was just making a joke :P
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 15:32
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He was just making a joke :P


haha.....:) no comments about anybody's fantasy.
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 22:18
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Thanks man.. let us know when the SC guide is up


:) Say Thanks MAM

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Ahhh...C'mon !!!
I would rather call her a 'Young Lady' :wink:
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 22:22
But Seriously, we are waiting for your colorful SC guide.
Manhattan SC is a very good but it puts me to sleep within 10 mins :oops:
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 22:41
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ummm....Are you sure ??

Really ?

The enthusiasm with which "dawgie" is participating in other thread which discusses color of the skirt is...errr..so...Deceiving ! :roll:
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 23:10
Hahaha... HE (now that i am certain its a 'he') caught me there !
"Bad DAWGIE " :-D


I am sure your hit rate at harder problems in CR will improve over time.
I always get stuck with Powerscore CR guide. The book seems to be never ending. And it doesn’t have sufficient Practise problems.

I am guessing you are referring to Veritas for practice other than GMATClub and OG ?!?
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 00:10
Seems like I have smth to read after the job today! :)

That's a great effort successfullly acomplished (well, I havn't read it yet but I hope so! ;) )

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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 01:50
Awesome !!!! Waiting for your SC Guide as well!!!!!
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 03:37
It is REALLY REALLY REALLY insightful and I appreciate your nice job. By this way, you don't need any MGMAT, Manhattan Review, Knewton and all other expensive courses at all. Do you have anything for SC and RC while I have difficulty with them and need a comprehensive guide like it, very understandable for ma as a non-native speaker. Thankssssssssssssssssss.
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 10:45
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