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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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink]
10 Sep 2010, 00:10
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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 ?!?
Yeah, I am guessing so too. But I plan to review my concepts again and keep doing 10 problems or so a day. Yes, for now I am using Veritas and MGMAT. But I also have access to Beat the GMAT's question sets, though I've not taken a look at that yet. We'll see
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.
Thank you! I am working on my SC document now and hopefully if it's good enough, I'll put it up on the forum. However, it's not going to happen for at least one or two weeks since I am really busy right now
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