Skipping Multi-Source Reasoning? : Integrated Reasoning (IR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases

It is currently 23 Feb 2017, 06:33
GMAT Club Tests


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.


Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Skipping Multi-Source Reasoning?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Current Student
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 22
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q46 V42
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Journalism and Publishing)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 1

GMAT ToolKit User
Skipping Multi-Source Reasoning? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2014, 15:27

I have run into incredible timing issues on IR and have considerable difficulty with Multi-Source reasoning in particular. For some reason, I just get stuck in 5+ minute holes trying to simply get the gist of the issue, and it kills my timing for the entire section.

In all of the IR sections that I have taken, I have never got more than 6 of 12 correct, and generally have to guess on the last 4-6 questions due to completely running out of time. My accuracy on non MSR questions is extremely high, and I have no timing issues on these whatsoever. Confusing MSR questions are taking me in the realm of 12 or more minutes to complete the 3 question set. I have gone through probably 6 or 7 of these so far and just cannot get in the swing of efficiently answering them.

Given that I am currently getting 6/12 correct anyway, is there any good reason not to skip MSR questions? On the official test, I had a particularly confusing MSR that ate up way way too much of my time and sunk my entire IR section. I do not know the weighting of these questions off-hand, but for me, it seems that an 8/12 or 9/12 with MSR skipped is far better than a 6/12 with some MSR correct.

The only problem that I can see with this approach off-hand is the possibility of getting two 3 part MSRs in a single test, which would absolutely kill me. I suppose that by the second one, I could safely spend the time to understand it, given that I have opted to skip the other.

Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. My most recent test scores have all been between 720 and 760, but the IR section has been quite vexing to me.
Skipping Multi-Source Reasoning?   [#permalink] 10 Aug 2014, 15:27
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic GMATPrep Multi Source Reasoning Question idinuv 3 26 Mar 2013, 02:13
8 Experts publish their posts in the topic Multi-Source Reasoning Question – ADVERTISING CHANNELS egmat 5 11 Dec 2012, 09:40
22 Multi-Source Reasoning GMATPrep ConnectTheDots 5 25 Aug 2012, 11:28
Integrated Reasoning( MultiSource Reasoning)... Please help skyhi 2 18 Aug 2012, 03:30
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Integrated Reasoning( MultiSource Reasoning) debabrata44 4 24 Jul 2012, 20:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Skipping Multi-Source Reasoning?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.