GMAT Prep: Day Four

Today I learnt a lot about Critical Reasoning. Very confusing thing really, though it sounded very simple to me initially. So I decided to try and construct a few of these CR passages by myself just for the fun of it.

Premise: I decided to study at home

+      Assumptions: There would be no distractions

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=      Conclusion: I took time off from work.

Well as I realised today, this is a flawed argument. You see my assumption about no distraction was the one that got tested today. I had pre-ordered the new Jeffrey Archer book, ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ and it got delivered! Now I have been waiting for this book for 6 months, so it was a herculean task to set it aside and focus on GMAT prep. I managed exactly half an hour and then I just ripped off the packaging and the rest as they say is history. Now just so you get the complete idea, I am a maniac when it comes to reading books. While most people would have read a few chapters and then got back to the all important preparation, that was not going to be me. Needless to say, I spent the better part of the evening (6 hours to be precise) devouring every twist and turn in the extremely gripping tale. At the end, all I could do was breathe a sigh of relief that it was over and (hopefully!) I wouldn’t have a distraction like this again in the space of the next month. Well actually it’s pretty much guaranteed because a small note at the end of the book said that the next installment wouldn’t be out until 2015 and by then the GMAT would be long over, phew!

Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For
Until next time, Cheers!

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