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Avoiding Common DS Mistakes

The content focuses on common mistakes made by test-takers on the GMAT Data Sufficiency (DS) questions and provides strategies to avoid them.
  • Don't overcalculate: Focus on determining if you have sufficient information rather than finding the exact answer.
  • Treat each DS statement separately: Analyze statements independently without carrying over information from one to the other.
  • Avoid confusing the prompt question with the sufficiency question: A definitive 'no' to the prompt question can still mean you have sufficient information.
  • Practice with specific examples to understand the application of these strategies.
  • Remember, the goal is to assess sufficiency, not to solve for a specific answer.
Avoiding Overcalculation
Analyzing Statements Independently
Distinguishing Between Prompt and Sufficiency Questions

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