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# I need advice if possible

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04 Jan 2014, 16:30
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i am very slow in understanding the CR questions …. is that normal for international students ? can any one advice me in a way that could help me to understand these Questions quickly ??? so far I'm using manhattan prep materials but when i start solving the problems on the OG the majority of answers are wrong not mentioning I'm taking between 5 to 7 minutes to answer the Q. i feel like I'm memorizing the Question on the OG

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05 Jan 2014, 05:55
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I would like to spend my 2 cents

First of all : the worst thing you could do is to memorize the question. Believe me: will be a completely failure

Secondly: you have to lear the technique to tackle each type of CR

Look at this link. You have all you need in terms of CR, such as: strategies, tips and so on

the-most-comprehensive-collection-of-everything-official-cr-140375.html

gmat-critical-reasoning-10-most-common-question-types-162476.html

critical-reasoning-shortcuts-and-tips-91280.html

Thirdly: look at the sticky posts on the board. We put inside everything a student needs

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04 Jan 2014, 16:44
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Hi Shagalo - I understand where you are coming from. I was in the same place as yourself and found CR very challenging initially. But I have definitely improved by doing the below:

- Joined e-gmat course. They build up with the basics.
- I also did powerscore CR bible.
- Practice practice and practice.

Everyone has a different way and has the own approach to tackle CR. I am telling you what worked for me.
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04 Jan 2014, 16:58
enigma123 … thank you very much. i will try your approach.
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04 Jan 2014, 17:58
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shagalo wrote:
i am very slow in understanding the CR questions …. is that normal for international students ? can any one advice me in a way that could help me to understand these Questions quickly ??? so far I'm using manhattan prep materials but when i start solving the problems on the OG the majority of answers are wrong not mentioning I'm taking between 5 to 7 minutes to answer the Q. i feel like I'm memorizing the Question on the OG

Hi,

CR questions are easy to answer if you follow certain techniques. We teach such techniques so that you can answer CR questions with ease. Kindly let me know if I can be of help to you.
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05 May 2015, 01:43
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I failed gmat many years and will take gmat shortly.

reading skill, taught in basic english course, is key to verbal section. I take a basic course in english to improve reading skill.

reading skill affect the cr fatally. the wording of argurment and answer choices are hard to understand and require reading skill. ability to sumarize/paraphrase is the key to cr. the logic of cr can be learned in a few weeks but the reading ability need many months of study in correct way.

caution, study in incorrect way cost you many months, even many years .

in fact , cr need only one skill, criticizing the argurment, which can be learn for a few weeks.

my strategy is to forget cr and to focus on reading skill and basic grammar. in short, to relearn english languge.

my thinking is proved by the fact that many international student study gmt for a few months and get success. when those begin study of gmat, they can learn sc easily because their grammar is good and they can already read the passages and argurment easily.

i hope you find my thinking revolutionary.
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06 May 2015, 16:35
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