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# Any DS Strategies? Need Help!

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29 Oct 2012, 16:35
Please help..feeling really discouraged. Does anyone have any DS tips or strategies they use to get through these problems? They are really holding back my quant score. Any guidance is appreciated!

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29 Oct 2012, 19:39
Hey Nlindler,

I will brief out how I do it.

1. Read the question very carefully. write exactly what you have to find out on the scratch paper to keep you focused on that thing.(Convert the long question into a math simple statement)
This is imp because mostly GMAT plays with your mind, and gets you focused somewhere else and hence you mess up your time as well as the answer.
You should read the Manhattan Guide, and practice this part as in how to read & break the question into simple expression. Practice it and master it. I will say it again this is most imp.
2. Pick up the choice (A {First} or B {second}) which you see is easier to read ..
3. Do a math. Lets say you picked A. If A alone does the job, Eliminate B, C, D. Look if B can do it alone as well. MArk D else A.
4. If not A, look for B, eliminate A, D. and move on with B, C and E.

Remember when you pick A, and are not confident. Quickly leave and move to B , and start from B.
I have seen that for me there is always a fight b/w C & E.
Rest keep practicing and you are gonna hit what you want.
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29 Oct 2012, 20:27
Nlindler wrote:
Please help..feeling really discouraged. Does anyone have any DS tips or strategies they use to get through these problems? They are really holding back my quant score. Any guidance is appreciated!

Thanks!

In addition, you can check out Veritas Data Sufficiency book. It discusses exactly what you want - DS Essentials, Strategies, Tips, Tons of practice problems - in detail. It discusses what is expected of you in a DS problem, what are the traps laid by the test maker and how to avoid them. I am sure you will feel much more confident after going through it.
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29 Oct 2012, 22:24
DS is a very tricky section. All I can say that it comes with practice I wasn't doing too well initially but now I'm pretty confident. Solve the OG first, GMAT prep and then use other materials.

http://www.gmatquantum.com/og13th/

this website has all the solutions from OG 10 - OG 13 along with quant review its all free videos his explanations are really good and have helped me a lot.
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