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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: ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 18:00
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Great work WHIP! I'll definitely read this. I can't wait for your SC guide!
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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
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Re: ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 18:32
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Thanks for sharing whiplash2411 :)

Appreciate it. +1 from me.
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Thank you :) I use this for studying. Just thought I'd share :)
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Ahh, such a relief to see a pretty, colourful guide after piles of informative yet colourless notes.
I am surely gonna refer ur notes while preparing mine :)

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very useful..thanx for sharing... 8-)
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thanks for the colorful notes yet lengthy one.....
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Haha, thanks Hussain/dokiyoki.

It's colorful because I just can't stand looking at piles of black/white notes. This was actually meant to be something that I can print out and carry with me wherever without having to worry about lugging so many books around. Comes in handy when I am in between classes, having a break and I can just pull it out and like focus on the summary of one type and try to recollect all the points to see how I am doing. :) I hope this turns out useful for you guys. I'll start making a similar one for SC soon. And thanks for all the positive responses!
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 15:45
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Thanks Whip for sharing your notes.
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Whip if you are still updating the doc, kindly update it with a version.
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Oh, no. I just added a link to this thread on the document and added the GMAT Club logo to the front of the document :)
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mainhoon wrote:
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, 08:34
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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