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# Help: improving CR quickly (test in one week)

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07 Feb 2013, 11:16
Hello guys,

I have to pass my Gmat test in one week
According to the 6 CAT MGMAT reports my weakest area in verbal is CR (50% right against 60-70% for SC/RC)
As I have only 7 days left, I've planed to spend only one day on CR.
I've prepared CR with the MGMAT 4th edition. A friend gave me the 5th edition: is it worth a read considering my limited time ?
Or is it better to focus only on questions and practice more and more ?

Any other advices before my test ?

Thanks

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07 Feb 2013, 13:32
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Hm.... You can probably try to improve some question types. The CR is actually one book that MGMAT revised considerable when going from the 4th to the 5th edition.
I thin it is worth going through the book and focusing on the biggest ticket items (weaken, strengthen, and whatever you problem areas are). As to a fast fix.... I am not sure what to recommend. A tutor is the only thing I can think of in 7 days....
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07 Feb 2013, 17:29
My weakest areas are assumptions and draw the conclusion. So I'll have a look on these subjects in the CR book.

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07 Feb 2013, 21:28
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Hi danidan, one thing that might help you with Critical Reasoning in a hurry is to try and predict the answer. This doesn't work for questions that ask you to infer, but for strengthening and weakening questions, this technique helps a lot of students avoid tempting trap answers that are out of scope of the question. If your weakness is particularly in these question types, you might find yourself able to better focus on the correct answer by identifying the author's conclusion, evaluating the premises and predicting the missing link to connect the two. As bb noted, a week is pretty short and you'd probably get better results with a GMAT tutor, but a couple of little tricks might save you a couple of incorrect questions on the exam, and thus translate into precious points.

Hope this helps!
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