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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Possibly 1 of the worst games ever?
« on: September 16, 2008, 10:25:07 AM »
Thank you so much everyone.  I just re-did the game and got 2 wrong. But after reviewing, I noticed the 2 wrong came from stupid, careless mistakes!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Possibly 1 of the worst games ever?
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:01:08 PM »
Do I need to worry about games like this or the following miserable one on the exam?

I'm just wondering if I should even bother wasting my time w/these.

A science student has exactly 4 flasks- 1,2,3, and 4- originally containing a red, blue, a green, and an orange chemical. An experiement consists of mixing exactly 2 of these chemicals together by completely emptying the contents of 1 of the flasks into another of the flasks. The following conditions apply:

The product of an experiment cannot be used in further experiements.
Mixing the contents of 1 and 2 produces a red chemical.
Mixing the contents of 2 and 3 produces an orange chemical.
Mixing the contents of 3 w/the contents of either 1 or 4 produces a blue chemical.
Mixing the contens of 4 w/the contents of either 1 or 3 produces a green chemical.

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I agree with you that there's something apparently wrong if you're getting 10+ wrong on an LR section.

But I'm not sure what I could write that would take up a paragraph.  Especially if it's a short formal logic stimulus.

Poo?

Writing a paragraph for each? Now that's something I have NEVER heard before.  I don't think there are enough hours in the day to do that.

After I do a section, I review it as we all should.  The weird thing about this? About 98%, I actually understand why the right answer is right and why the wrong answers are wrong.

I call bull, but in case you're telling the truth, this should be quick and easy.  Write down five sentences for each question.  Four sentences that say exactly why the wrong answers are wrong, and one that says why the right one is right.  Don't just think it; write it down.

i also call bull. to be honest, i'm not sure a sentence is gonna be enough though. i could definitely see someone writing 'this is not the flaw described' or some poo like that. i think it may be safer to err on the side of caution and (try) to write a whole paragraph explaining the nature of why each answer choice is incorrect and why the correct answer choice is correct. after a while you may not need to do that anymore, since presumably at that point you should be able to weed out the extraneous poo and be able to jot down a few words indicating the reason for your explanation. initially however, especially if you're getting 10 or more wrong, you need to get as explicit as possible, i think, to reap the most benefit.

poo is the filter when you say a certain curse word that starts with 'sh' and ends with 'it'. definitely takes the edge off of my writing though.. :(

I think with a paragraph you're going to hit a point of diminishing returns.  I like a sentence (though more than just, "no, that's not the flaw,") because eventually you're going to want to quickly justify crossing off answers in your head.

Something like, "This describes a necessary/sufficient flaw, but I'm looking for a causal flaw," or "We're not concerned with other Indo-European languages," should be fine.

i agree that there is a point of diminishing returns, but when people are getting 10+ wrong, then it indicates to me that they likely lack an explicit understanding of how logical reasoning works.. more then likely they're going with their 'gut' or whatever. so what happens when someone who goes with their 'gut' writes a one sentence explanation for each incorrect answer? (from my experience) not very good explanations at all. so i say the paragraph is a decent limit to set to err on the side of caution.

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Thank you Lindbergh!!! :-* :-* :-*

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Major issues!
OUCH! :P

Still stalking me freak?


yawn

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I'm with you on the assumption questions for sure.

As for the parallel, I skip those and come back to them at the end.

just wanted to say i totally feel your pain.  my RC track record is pretty stubborn too, but LR kills my brain like no other. especially parallel reasoning and assumption questions.  :-[

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Poo?

Writing a paragraph for each? Now that's something I have NEVER heard before.  I don't think there are enough hours in the day to do that.

After I do a section, I review it as we all should.  The weird thing about this? About 98%, I actually understand why the right answer is right and why the wrong answers are wrong.

I call bull, but in case you're telling the truth, this should be quick and easy.  Write down five sentences for each question.  Four sentences that say exactly why the wrong answers are wrong, and one that says why the right one is right.  Don't just think it; write it down.

i also call bull. to be honest, i'm not sure a sentence is gonna be enough though. i could definitely see someone writing 'this is not the flaw described' or some poo like that. i think it may be safer to err on the side of caution and (try) to write a whole paragraph explaining the nature of why each answer choice is incorrect and why the correct answer choice is correct. after a while you may not need to do that anymore, since presumably at that point you should be able to weed out the extraneous poo and be able to jot down a few words indicating the reason for your explanation. initially however, especially if you're getting 10 or more wrong, you need to get as explicit as possible, i think, to reap the most benefit.

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LMAO!! And why would I make this up? How would it be helping moi???

I'm serious. I get this "aha" moment pretty much every time I review LR questions. I understand the explanations when I go over them.

I've heard about that strategy before that you recommended. I will admit that I have not done it because it's so time consuming.

Should I do it while I'm doing the section or after I review it? Or does it matter?

After I do a section, I review it as we all should.  The weird thing about this? About 98%, I actually understand why the right answer is right and why the wrong answers are wrong.

I call bull, but in case you're telling the truth, this should be quick and easy.  Write down five sentences for each question.  Four sentences that say exactly why the wrong answers are wrong, and one that says why the right one is right.  Don't just think it; write it down.

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Lol, I swear that's exactly how it is with me. It's very weird. Is this seriously normal? lol.

There are very rare instances where I don't understand a question. Maybe 1 every section...if that. And that's because it's a very dull science stem or something along those lines!

Not sure how to attack this problem. But I'm open to anything at this point! :-\


Not sure if you're being facetious but I'm not exaggerating when I say that.

"After I do a section, I review it as we all should.  The weird thing about this? About 98%, I actually understand why the right answer is right and why the wrong answers are wrong"

The same damn thing happens to me and i cannot stand it. I understand exactly why i get a question wrong, but for whatever reason i don't see it on the test.

Im not either, I always understand why i get a question wrong i just don't see it when im taking the actuall test.  It's really frustrating

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Not sure if you're being facetious but I'm not exaggerating when I say that.

"After I do a section, I review it as we all should.  The weird thing about this? About 98%, I actually understand why the right answer is right and why the wrong answers are wrong"

The same damn thing happens to me and i cannot stand it. I understand exactly why i get a question wrong, but for whatever reason i don't see it on the test.

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