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# Help for CR questions...

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08 Apr 2003, 06:58
Could someone help me or suggest me what would be a good way to tackle CR quesitons and where could i find strategies to handle these questions better. I have checked the likes of Kaplan and Princeton Review, but am not finding much of help or result .

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09 Apr 2003, 18:05
evensflow wrote:
Could someone help me or suggest me what would be a good way to tackle CR quesitons and where could i find strategies to handle these questions better. I have checked the likes of Kaplan and Princeton Review, but am not finding much of help or result .

Have you tried paraphrasing the CR passage ?
It helps me to understand...

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10 Apr 2003, 03:53
bb wrote:
evensflow wrote:
Could someone help me or suggest me what would be a good way to tackle CR quesitons and where could i find strategies to handle these questions better. I have checked the likes of Kaplan and Princeton Review, but am not finding much of help or result .

Have you tried paraphrasing the CR passage ?
It helps me to understand...

I am presently tryin on work on the same. I read quite a few stuff written by you on the queries asked by people on this forumn. I must say i have felt quite good after, the good thoughts expressed by you even in face low scrores initially. I am kinda a surpised packet here who scored 660 in the Diagnostic test w/o preparation but then dommned as low as 520 in some practice test after that, just to find that i am poor in CRs and SCs. While the latter i perfected to quite an extent but CRs is a real pain to me, considering that if i paraphrase the arguiment and try to answer it i am taking on an average 3 min per question which is poor. So, i am still working on it and will try to improve it.

Thanks for the advice again BB.... Your help has been appreciated a lot..

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10 Apr 2003, 08:46
evensflow wrote:
bb wrote:
evensflow wrote:
Could someone help me or suggest me what would be a good way to tackle CR quesitons and where could i find strategies to handle these questions better. I have checked the likes of Kaplan and Princeton Review, but am not finding much of help or result .

Have you tried paraphrasing the CR passage ?
It helps me to understand...

I am presently tryin on work on the same. I read quite a few stuff written by you on the queries asked by people on this forumn. I must say i have felt quite good after, the good thoughts expressed by you even in face low scrores initially. I am kinda a surpised packet here who scored 660 in the Diagnostic test w/o preparation but then dommned as low as 520 in some practice test after that, just to find that i am poor in CRs and SCs. While the latter i perfected to quite an extent but CRs is a real pain to me, considering that if i paraphrase the arguiment and try to answer it i am taking on an average 3 min per question which is poor. So, i am still working on it and will try to improve it.

Thanks for the advice again BB.... Your help has been appreciated a lot..

HEY!

Here is my tiny comment:

Basically paraphrasing is very representative of how you understand the passage. Often when you read a CR passage - it is short and pretty clear but then you can't paraphrase it without reading - this means that you did not quite grasp the passage. If you can't paraphrase it and you were going to start picking the answer - chances are, you won't pick the correct one. I would just get some crappy CR tests like some available in the TESTS section or there is actually a paraphrase exercise in the VERBAL LESSONS section and learn how to parphrase fast.

There is no secret about paraphrasing and it does not help you to answer the CR directly - it just helps you to understand the passage much better, which in trun lets you nail the answer.

Answering the question without looking though the answer choices is actually slightly faster than reading though answers. (you know what you are looking for, so you don't have to run each answer through the passage, it becomes a yes/no test). I usually spend 2-4 seconds trying to answer the passage on my own and then skim though the choices. (not perfect, but still a higher score )

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17 Jul 2011, 03:38
Dear bb, I just gave the Knewton CR Test. I scored a meager 23 on 30. I am worried about my Hit ratio. I have my GMAT in just 12 days and here I am erring like this... While analyzing my mistakes, it almost always happened that i knew whats the right answer if its not what i marked. That is, I have done mistakes after a correct 2-3 split. What do I do man??!! I am scoring a meager 690 (51Q-34V) in last 2 PR Tests and an "average" 710 (50Q-36V) (did 6 mistakes in SC out of 10- donno what got into my head that day :/ ) in GMAT Prep.
Worse did i perform in Manhattan's MGMAT free test (670)(47Q-34V). Save me with some good strategy to tackle hit ratio in CR or am doomed. I WANT 40 on Verbal..!!
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17 Jul 2011, 20:20
try powerscore cr bible
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18 Jul 2011, 00:04
I saw a nice and concise suggestion from a guy who murdered verbal. Switch off the timer and go SLOW. It helped me push my scores from high 20s to the 30s.

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