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 Post subject: NVR technique books?Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:59 pm

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NVR has recently been added to the exams in our area and I'm trying to get my head around them! Is there a technique book (like the IPS VR one which was v good?)

Any advice for a good starter book would be v much appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: NVR technique books?Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:34 pm

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The CGP books are good at explaining the different techniques needed to solve the NVR questions. They are available on this website over here http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/9781847628350-CGP-The-11-Non-Verbal-Reasoning-Practice-Book-with-Assessment-Tests-Ages-10-11.html

You can choose the most age appropriate one but 9-10 and 10-11 are both good

The most important thing to remember when doing NVR is patience, concentration and attention to detail.

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 Post subject: Re: NVR technique books?Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:29 am

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Hi Manana,

The GL assessment guide for NVR is very good (well I think so)

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/9 ... oning.html

hth

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 Post subject: Re: NVR technique books?Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:05 pm

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Yes, I like that book. Interestingly, it only outlines 8 different question types. These are:

Finding similarities and differences:
Find the odd one out
Find the diagram like the first two
Find the diagram like the first three

Completing diagrams:
Complete the series
Complete the grid
Complete the pair

Cracking codes:
Crack the vertical code
Crack the horizontal code

So presumably the 8 GL practice papers just cover these same 8 types - so there will be a lot of practice available on these 8 question types.

Do other publishers have different question types in their practice material or does everyone "copy" these GL question types?

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 Post subject: Re: NVR technique books?Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:13 pm

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Athey and Alpha have different types in their practise papers. There is also a 3D NVR book by First past the post

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 Post subject: Re: NVR technique books?Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:43 pm

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Thank you very much for those tips.

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 Post subject: Re: NVR technique books?Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:53 pm

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the GL book is really good, as mystery has said, the main types can be grouped into 3 key groups and then require a similar approach, you often find if a DC struggles with one type, they struggle with the other types which require a similar approach, so it is a case of nailing technique and it comes together, then practice. Also beware nets, not all areas use them, so check before you waste time on something. CGP is good at practising specific things like rotation etc too.

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