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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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Haha, thanks Hussain/dokiyoki.

It's colorful because I just can't stand looking at piles of black/white notes. This was actually meant to be something that I can print out and carry with me wherever without having to worry about lugging so many books around. Comes in handy when I am in between classes, having a break and I can just pull it out and like focus on the summary of one type and try to recollect all the points to see how I am doing. I hope this turns out useful for you guys. I'll start making a similar one for SC soon. And thanks for all the positive responses!
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Thank you I use this for studying. Just thought I'd share
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Great work WHIP! I'll definitely read this. I can't wait for your SC guide!
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Thanks for sharing whiplash2411

Appreciate it. +1 from me.
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Thanks for the sharing whiplash2411. Good document.
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Ahh, such a relief to see a pretty, colourful guide after piles of informative yet colourless notes.
I am surely gonna refer ur notes while preparing mine

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Whip if you are still updating the doc, kindly update it with a version.
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Oh, no. I just added a link to this thread on the document and added the GMAT Club logo to the front of the document
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mainhoon wrote:
WOW... College kid? You might want to start the "Whiplash Series.. to lash out GMAT".. Watchout Kaplan and Manhattan!
Good Job.. wish you had prepared it earlier.. No much time b4 my D-day.. CR is my nemesis, I have to fight it

Haha, thanks mainhoon. It's not that great. I just find it easier to have notes in my own style as opposed to reading from others. So what I did was, listen to Powerscore, take hand-notes, and then type them up without looking at the notes to later fill it in with missing material. This way I retain the material as well.

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WOW... College kid? You might want to start the "Whiplash Series.. to lash out GMAT".. Watchout Kaplan and Manhattan!
Good Job.. wish you had prepared it earlier.. No much time b4 my D-day.. CR is my nemesis, I have to fight it
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very useful..thanx for sharing...
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Thanks Whip for sharing your notes.
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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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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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Dokiyoki wrote:
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

amirdubai1982 wrote:
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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No, not yet. I was supposed to send bb a copy of the Word document but I can't find where I put it on my computer. So, it's probably in my school's access account. I'll get it out soon
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