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Product Details

  • Series: Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guide: Critical Reasoning
  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: MG Prep, Inc.; 3 Pap/Psc edition (October 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981853307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981853307
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,121,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

About the ManhattanGMAT Strategy Guides

The ManhattanGMAT Strategy Guides offer students a unique balance between two competing emphases: test-taking strategies and in-depth content understanding. Most prep courses focus on the strategic portion of the GMAT - timing, shortcuts, etc. However, we believe that unless a student has a solid understanding of the content, the tricks won't be of any use. Therefore, we include practice problem sets that build specific foundational skills in each topic as well as advanced content that many other prep books ignore.

From the Author

Chapter by Chapter

1. Argument Structure

2. Methodology

3. Structure-Based Family

4. Assumptions

5. Strengthen and Weaken

6. Evidence Family

7. Complete the Argument

8. Wrong Answer Analysis

Appendix A: Official Guide Problem Set --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

This book offers a very basic overview of the material covered on the verbal section.
SP at Oh! Paper Pages
If you are preparing for the GMAT, this book is a great introduction to the critical reasoning in the verbal section of the exam.
Curious test taker
Overall, this is a good book, with detailed and accurate explanations on methods and what to expect in the exam.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GMATaker on February 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
I loved this book. I actually used the RC, SC and CR of Manhattan and improved my verbal scores by a huge margin.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kirk VINE VOICE on November 30, 2013
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Not the best of the group I actually thought it was quite useful. Not until I actually take the test will I be able to confirm it was actually useful but I feel better prepared for the GMAT after reading it. I like the scientific breakdown of the problems that are being asked and it does a solid job of teaching you a system to consistently answer questions (hopefully correctly). In short, Manhattan is solid and this product is consistent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erika on November 20, 2013
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This is a really good resource for Critical Reasoning. The best part is that you get access to the Manhattan Online problem sets. Some of these questions are more difficult than the real test, but I guess that's to be expected from all the Manhattan series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Curious test taker on July 26, 2010
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If you are preparing for the GMAT, this book is a great introduction to the critical reasoning in the verbal section of the exam. Good explanation and technique for someone who has difficulty in battling critical reasoning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K.V. on January 29, 2015
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Provides so many good techniques and explains them clearly. You'll find the wrap up at the end of each chapter that will help you to organize what you just read up in your mind.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jaewoo Kim VINE VOICE on January 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
The Critical Reasoning section of GMAT has become more difficult over the years. The Official Guides are no longer reflective of the more difficult questions the real GMAT will give you.

This book does a credible job of covering all the CR question types. In my opinion, the GMAT CR is more difficult than LSAT CR (yes I have studied LSAT as well). In tougher GMAT CR problems, there is only 2 obvious wrong answers. The rest of the 3 answers are at least partially correct. It takes high level analysis and fine tuning of the passages to find the right answer.

The book provides a fine guideline on how to determine the right answers to all CR problems. I do not like nor recommend, however, this book's advocacy on writing out the logic of the passages on paper. You will be too pressed for time if you do so.

Overall, this is a worthy purchase and worthy of your precious GMAT study time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Digvijay Anand on May 20, 2014
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Pretty good book to cement the foundations. Can supplement preparation in an effective manner.
E-book edition saves money also. VFM
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Akhilesh Prasad on May 12, 2014
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This is very helpfull book I ever read. This book is short and in console format. One can understand CR well in short period.
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