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Quant Benchmarks

75 60 45 30 15 0001 08 15 22 29 00

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Verbal Benchmarks

75 60 45 30 15 0001 10 18 26 34 00

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Extra time doesn't help most problem types except? (2x)

Reading Comp, Critical Reasoning

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Strategic Guessing: Data Suff.

*Note: AC ELIMINATION strategies (not qualification strategies:1) Find an easier statement and elim (AD or BD)2) Can easily answer using both options? Axe E."3) Each statement gives parallel info? Axe A and B."

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Strategic Guessing: Prob Solving

Estimate (i.e. use round figures to calc.)

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Strategic Guessing: Sentence Correction

1) Most confident split2) Last resort: concision

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Strategic Guessing: CR

1) Elim. ACs not closely tied to the conclusion2) Elim. ACs with EXTREME language

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Strategic Guessing: RC

1) General Q type: axe AC not closely tied to the FIRST paragraph2) Specific Q type: DISPROVE at least 1x AC

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Strategic Guessing: Prob. Solving: 3x Techniques

1. Estimation: round some up, round some down2. Max/Min: outside the Q parameters?3. Pairing: eliminate the loner, pairs can solve (%, probability), pairs can eliminate (upper half vs. lower)

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Strategic Guessing: Prob Solving keys

-Look for spread out ACs-Use ACs to steer estimation, min/max, pairing

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What to do if you use Smart #s and end up with a weird fraction (e.g. 3 1/3)?

Multiply EVERYTHING by the relative fraction (e.g. if a 1/3rd, then multiple everything by 3). See CAT I #20 for ref.

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A tech to remember Back-up/Alt. Strategies

Write the techniques you usually "punt"" during the test at the TOP of your scratch paper"

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Strategy: Data Sufficiency Quick Elimination: needs to be WHAT kind of problem?

Value question: "What is x?"" (*NOT yes/no)"