March 6, 2007

1000 SC, CR are they worth your time?

They are very famous documents. Yes they are famous and there are lots of reasons for it.
But being famous doenst make them nice.
All right, so lets see whats these documents are upto!
If you are checking my blog regularly, you must be knowing that some months back I made an announcement that I’ll exhaust 1000 SC document & I’ll provide the explanation of their questions. Yes! I tried that but while I was in process of eating 1000 SC document I observed many things about the document that I’d like to share here.

But before that, what’s the fuss? What’s 1000 SC & 1000 CR all about?

1000 SC is a compilation of thousand sentence correction problems related to GMAT exam. Similarly 1000 CR is a word document of thousand critical reasoning problem related to GMAT and LSAT tests. They were produced by very renowned company called scoretop ( you can see the link of the scoretop forums on right hand column of my blog, )
They are easily on internet on sharing/ uploading sites such as esnip or megaupload or rapidshare well you might find some copyrighted documents on such sites but these documents are even available on various (almost every ) GMAT related forums the reason for this is they’re meant to share it across the world wide web.
I am sure you’ll find them anywhere.
So, they are popular. And have so many problems to practice, that GMAT aspirants download them and use them.

Well even I did the same.

[Now before I go ahead I must thank score top for compiling such huge documents. These documents, since available freely on internet, helped and are helping many people who cant affort to buy practise materical.]

But the problem with 1000 SC is that it doesn’t give you the explanations to the answers. That end us up in wondering why given particular answer is correct.
As I started solving 1000 SC problems more & more I realized that the problems are not that GMAT like.
If you compare the 1000SC problems with problems from Official guides or Power Prep or GMAT prep you’ll realize that they do not follow the same trend, or similar style or what they call GMAT like.
Many constructions are bad awkward and they simply arent worth your time studying.
Morever I started a special thread on one of the forum encouraging people to post the problems from 1000 SC that have wrong answers.

Take one, for example, Problem #985 discussed in one of the forums where I am active member
So there are some problems like these where the answer given in the document is actually wrong!
I am looking for some more such problems. but then I think is it worth the time?

The answer come : NO. You have other good materials that you can refer.

SO the bottomline is refer to OG 11th edition; exhaust it,  you have GMAT Prep, solve every problem also there are similar official materials such as Power Prep & other books Purple and green official guide (refer to How to Approach GMAT for more details )
& still if you think that you need some more material to practise then refer them back exhaust OG 11 twice.
& then
you'll be able to know which are GMAT like problem then you can safely start 1000 SC

PS I think special article for 1000 CR is not worth. one last tip go for LSAT problems for higher level :)
Thank you.

4 comments:

Catalina said...

Great comment, I spend a lot of time digging these documents, and to be honest, they were not as good as OG.

Johny Cage said...

You know what, I actually had started a thread on TM regarding this
LOLzzzz

Thanks for visiting my place, Catalina :)

Suchi Kumar said...

Thank you so much John..
This is really helpful...

Johny Cage said...

Suchi :) thanks for stopping by.

March 6, 2007

1000 SC, CR are they worth your time?

They are very famous documents. Yes they are famous and there are lots of reasons for it.
But being famous doenst make them nice.
All right, so lets see whats these documents are upto!
If you are checking my blog regularly, you must be knowing that some months back I made an announcement that I’ll exhaust 1000 SC document & I’ll provide the explanation of their questions. Yes! I tried that but while I was in process of eating 1000 SC document I observed many things about the document that I’d like to share here.

But before that, what’s the fuss? What’s 1000 SC & 1000 CR all about?

1000 SC is a compilation of thousand sentence correction problems related to GMAT exam. Similarly 1000 CR is a word document of thousand critical reasoning problem related to GMAT and LSAT tests. They were produced by very renowned company called scoretop ( you can see the link of the scoretop forums on right hand column of my blog, )
They are easily on internet on sharing/ uploading sites such as esnip or megaupload or rapidshare well you might find some copyrighted documents on such sites but these documents are even available on various (almost every ) GMAT related forums the reason for this is they’re meant to share it across the world wide web.
I am sure you’ll find them anywhere.
So, they are popular. And have so many problems to practice, that GMAT aspirants download them and use them.

Well even I did the same.

[Now before I go ahead I must thank score top for compiling such huge documents. These documents, since available freely on internet, helped and are helping many people who cant affort to buy practise materical.]

But the problem with 1000 SC is that it doesn’t give you the explanations to the answers. That end us up in wondering why given particular answer is correct.
As I started solving 1000 SC problems more & more I realized that the problems are not that GMAT like.
If you compare the 1000SC problems with problems from Official guides or Power Prep or GMAT prep you’ll realize that they do not follow the same trend, or similar style or what they call GMAT like.
Many constructions are bad awkward and they simply arent worth your time studying.
Morever I started a special thread on one of the forum encouraging people to post the problems from 1000 SC that have wrong answers.

Take one, for example, Problem #985 discussed in one of the forums where I am active member
So there are some problems like these where the answer given in the document is actually wrong!
I am looking for some more such problems. but then I think is it worth the time?

The answer come : NO. You have other good materials that you can refer.

SO the bottomline is refer to OG 11th edition; exhaust it,  you have GMAT Prep, solve every problem also there are similar official materials such as Power Prep & other books Purple and green official guide (refer to How to Approach GMAT for more details )
& still if you think that you need some more material to practise then refer them back exhaust OG 11 twice.
& then
you'll be able to know which are GMAT like problem then you can safely start 1000 SC

PS I think special article for 1000 CR is not worth. one last tip go for LSAT problems for higher level :)
Thank you.

4 comments:

Catalina said...

Great comment, I spend a lot of time digging these documents, and to be honest, they were not as good as OG.

Johny Cage said...

You know what, I actually had started a thread on TM regarding this
LOLzzzz

Thanks for visiting my place, Catalina :)

Suchi Kumar said...

Thank you so much John..
This is really helpful...

Johny Cage said...

Suchi :) thanks for stopping by.