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# Anyone has used the Diagramming Strategy introduced in the

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Anyone has used the Diagramming Strategy introduced in the book? It seems quite good.

Is it useful to you?

Using the startegy makes me spend significantly more time on each question. Any advice?

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09 Apr 2010, 11:14
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I dont have Manhattan Guide....can't comment on diagramming strategy..

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Diagramming is a good strategy. I have used the Manhattan guide.

It is basically finding the conclusion and evidence(premise) from a given argument or passage with the help of keywords. With practice, you can create mental diagrams, which will save time !!

In CR, the following approach works well :

2. Read the argument using the diagramming strategy(find the evidence and conclusion)
3. Jot down possible assumptions

Don't worry, practice more and more questions and try creating these diagrams mentally !! If you follow the above approach, I bet you will improve your timing skills for these type of questions !

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seekmba - it's worth to take a look.

nsp007 - Thanks. I will propably use metal map unless the question is so complicated that rewriting becomes necessary.

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14 Apr 2010, 08:31
seekmba wrote:
I dont have Manhattan Guide....can't comment on diagramming strategy..

Hi gmatters

Can anyone draw this scheme here?

thank you
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05 Sep 2010, 12:16
Pkit,

See the strategy thread in my sig. Diagramming is discussed.
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05 Sep 2010, 12:34
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Pkit,

See the strategy thread in my sig. Diagramming is discussed.

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05 Sep 2010, 23:28
Personally I think the diagramming strategy is way too time consuming for me. I tend to follow Powerscore's method crossed with Veritas Prep's method. It works for me, but I am not sure if it might for everyone else.

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03 Nov 2010, 15:41
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you mentioned "I tend to follow Powerscore's method crossed with Veritas Prep's method. It works for me, but I am not sure if it might for everyone else."

can you expand on this please?

thanks

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