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# Prethinking

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22 Jul 2013, 06:20
Hi Gurus,

Need your valuable inputs on Pre thinking as a strategy:

1. For what all question types is it advisable?(have used it for assumption questions and found it to be really working)
2. What could be the demerits of this strategy?

Regards

Argha
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22 Jul 2013, 07:49
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Another advantage to this technique is that when you are reviewing questions you can determine whether you had the correct thinking but picked a wrong answer or if you had incorrect thinking for the answer. this type of review is invaluable in helping you to craft your approach to questions
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22 Jul 2013, 21:16
argha wrote:
Hi Gurus,

Need your valuable inputs on Pre thinking as a strategy:

1. For what all question types is it advisable?(have used it for assumption questions and found it to be really working)
2. What could be the demerits of this strategy?

Regards

Argha

I'd really like to know what you mean by Pre thinking.

Thanks,
KW
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22 Jul 2013, 21:28
Hi,

By Pre thinking I mean trying to predict the probable answer before looking at the options and as one is reading the stimulus.

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22 Jul 2013, 21:43
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OK - I understand your question. I agree with Becky that you have to be careful with trying to think up with "THE" answer. As you are working through the question you will naturally have thoughts about what the answer could be, but it's incredibly difficult to actually predict what the answer will be or especially when you consider how many ways that correct answer could be worded. If you have a general sense for what the answer should look like, you should be able to identify it as you are going through the answer choices.

THAT SAID, answering verbal questions is much more an activity of eliminating wrong answers rather than choosing the right answer. As you go through the answer choices your "pre-thinking" may help you recognize the choices that aren't correct so you can eliminate them until you are left with the final, correct answer.

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22 Jul 2013, 23:50
argha wrote:
Hi Gurus,

Need your valuable inputs on Pre thinking as a strategy:

1. For what all question types is it advisable?(have used it for assumption questions and found it to be really working)
2. What could be the demerits of this strategy?

Regards

Argha

I recommend using it on all questions. With practice, you get better at prethinking. Eventually it helps you better solve questions.
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