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# ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide

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With an attractive title like that, it's surprising you're even reading this. I started preparing for the GMAT with the CR section and went through at least three different strategy guides before putting together my own document with the best strategies in them.

The document I've attached here basically contains a comprehensive list of question types, identification techniques, approach techniques and correct/incorrect answer choice justifications. I've also included two examples for each of the types I've mentioned.

I am also a big color junkie. If it doesn't look good, I don't like reading it, so I made it as colorful and lively as I could. And I thought I should share it with you guys, should it help anyone at all.

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Disclaimer: I have just shared my understanding of various strategies and I have used examples from several other sources, all of which are listed in the document itself. This is merely meant to help people out with understanding the concepts. It's NOT a substitute to the guide book. So don't sue me! :D

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Recommendation: Go buy the Powerscore CR and Veritas CR Guides. Both of them are excellent sources of problems and strategies. The Powerscore CR Bible clearly explains what I've summarized here and Veritas has some examples that illustrate the strategies very efficiently!

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Comprehensive Critical Reasoning Guide.pdf [840.15 KiB]

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08 Sep 2010, 09:53
There should a field for gender too. I was amazed to see that post where all the girls were discussing what to wear at the office.Then I came to know oh Dawgie is also a gal.
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08 Sep 2010, 11:17
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Mainhoon: I have the Powerscore OnDemand Course. So I listen to it.

Gurpreet: Shall put it up once it's done

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08 Sep 2010, 11:18
Lol no. Dawgie isn't a girl

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08 Sep 2010, 11:38
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Lol no. Dawgie isn't a girl

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I guess guys do not wear skirts.
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08 Sep 2010, 16:27
He was just making a joke
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08 Sep 2010, 16:32
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He was just making a joke

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08 Sep 2010, 23:18
Dawgie wrote:
gurpreetsingh wrote:
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Thanks man.. let us know when the SC guide is up

Say Thanks MAM

Rather say thanks kid.

Ahhh...C'mon !!!
I would rather call her a 'Young Lady'
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08 Sep 2010, 23:22
But Seriously, we are waiting for your colorful SC guide.
Manhattan SC is a very good but it puts me to sleep within 10 mins
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08 Sep 2010, 23:41
whiplash2411 wrote:
Lol no. Dawgie isn't a girl

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ummm....Are you sure ??

Really ?

The enthusiasm with which "dawgie" is participating in other thread which discusses color of the skirt is...errr..so...Deceiving !
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Haha, pretty positive. I know him (Kind of, but well enough to know that he's a guy). It was implied sarcasm - something GMAT doesn't quite teach.

As for the SC guide, maybe a week or two actually. Still in CR. And my hit rate for CR dropped to like a 91% from 98%. Harder problems. I always narrow it down to final two and choose the wrong one.
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09 Sep 2010, 00:10
Hahaha... HE (now that i am certain its a 'he') caught me there !

I am sure your hit rate at harder problems in CR will improve over time.
I always get stuck with Powerscore CR guide. The book seems to be never ending. And it doesn’t have sufficient Practise problems.

I am guessing you are referring to Veritas for practice other than GMATClub and OG ?!?
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09 Sep 2010, 01:10
Seems like I have smth to read after the job today!

That's a great effort successfullly acomplished (well, I havn't read it yet but I hope so! )

Kudos!
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Awesome !!!! Waiting for your SC Guide as well!!!!!
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09 Sep 2010, 04:37
It is REALLY REALLY REALLY insightful and I appreciate your nice job. By this way, you don't need any MGMAT, Manhattan Review, Knewton and all other expensive courses at all. Do you have anything for SC and RC while I have difficulty with them and need a comprehensive guide like it, very understandable for ma as a non-native speaker. Thankssssssssssssssssss.
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Great !

+1 kudos !
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+1 for the plethora of CR info. It's currently being printed!
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09 Sep 2010, 19:25
Very useful.... thanks for sharing .....
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I am sure your hit rate at harder problems in CR will improve over time.
I always get stuck with Powerscore CR guide. The book seems to be never ending. And it doesn’t have sufficient Practise problems.

I am guessing you are referring to Veritas for practice other than GMATClub and OG ?!?

Yeah, I am guessing so too. But I plan to review my concepts again and keep doing 10 problems or so a day. Yes, for now I am using Veritas and MGMAT. But I also have access to Beat the GMAT's question sets, though I've not taken a look at that yet. We'll see

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It is REALLY REALLY REALLY insightful and I appreciate your nice job. By this way, you don't need any MGMAT, Manhattan Review, Knewton and all other expensive courses at all. Do you have anything for SC and RC while I have difficulty with them and need a comprehensive guide like it, very understandable for ma as a non-native speaker. Thankssssssssssssssssss.

Thank you! I am working on my SC document now and hopefully if it's good enough, I'll put it up on the forum. However, it's not going to happen for at least one or two weeks since I am really busy right now
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Thanks mate
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