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Strategies for DS?

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Joined: 12 Feb 2012
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16 Mar 2012, 11:03
I have found that my DS ability is severely lacking compared to PS. As of now, my strategy:

1. Attempt to reword the question. I am usually only successful at this about 20% of the time. Either I reword to something that isn't helpful, or I am not able to do it at all.

2. List out abcde, and look at each statement at a time, trying to eliminate possible answers.

I rely heavily upon backsolving in PS, which can't be done in DS. How does everyone else attack DS?

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16 Mar 2012, 18:09
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Please check the strategy thread in my sig for the canned strategy on DS.

Follow up with any other questions.

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17 Mar 2012, 12:40
Veritas Prep DS Book refer.
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