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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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Thank you once again Lindbergh for your invaluable advice. :)

I will admit that I probably do need to slow down. I definitely don't take anywhere near 10 minutes on a question.

I guess there is no magic remedy for this. :-\ Just wish it was as fun as games!

For now, slow down.  Spend at least 5 minutes on each quetion, preferably 10+.  Make sure you thoroughly understand every stimulus, question stem, and answer choice before even trying to answer it. 

Make sure you break down every stimulus argument -- ID the Conclusion, and ask yourself how well the premises add up to the conclusion.  Look carefully for the hole, flaw, or disconnect between the premises and the conclusion, and pre-form the correct answer (after re-reading the Q-stem) before even looking at the answer choices.

That's really the best advice I can give you at this point -- slow down, and spend more time being sure you fully understand every question before you answer it. 

And, of course, continue your review process, being sure you really understand why the right answer is right, and why your choice was incorrect.

You'll see some back and forth initially, but over time, repeated exposure, plus repeated review and insight, should gradually increase your score over time. Be patient and persistent, and don't rush at all.

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Last week, I did a section on flaw questions and got 15/25.  :-[

So I spent this entire week just going over flaws. I probably shouldn't say I spent the entire week but at least a couple days.

Well I re-did the same section today and scored a 12/25.  I could NOT believe it. I literally was in utter shock because I was so sure & confident when I chose my answers.  This scares me- being so sure about your answers & then getting them wrong.

This has consistently been my problem with LR- no improvement, sometimes getting MORE wrong when I re-do the same section, picking the same (wrong) answers for some of the questions, etc.

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.

This is what I don't get. Yet, I'm making the same mistakes repeatedly.  What gives?!! :'(

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Possibly 1 of the worst games ever?
« on: September 13, 2008, 12:47:58 PM »
I do that sometimes too.

But I really did not like this particular game. :-\  I'm going to keep re-doing it until I get it right! :o

This may not help at all, but when i do selection games like this I generally make a t chart...i know a lot of people who always work horizontal had some issues with this one...

Perhaps it is just personal preference, but with only two states of affairs I always just do it vertically with and IN and OUT group.

Also, for selections I find that the inferences are often obvious from simply attacking the questions, which can save you a minute or two, in this particular game i feel the questions betrayed the inferences quite easily

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading Comprehension Bibles
« on: September 13, 2008, 08:51:00 AM »
It probably doesn't come in an electronic version yet. Or maybe I could be wrong.  I would check with someone on this board who is currently taking a PowerScore class and see what they have access to online at Powerscore's website.

I know when my friends took powerscore, the LRB & LGB were all online.


I know this is probably a dumb question, but I'm kinda desperate to get a copy of the Powerscore RCB. I'm currently in Korea, so the int'l shipping is gonna take too long. Does anybody know a way I can get an access to the RCB material? I think the most feasible way would be to get an electronic version of the book, but I don't even know if it comes out in the electronic version. RC is by far the biggest problem for me, so I desperately need it. I know the probable answer would be "there's no way," but I would still take risk to sound dumb and ask.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Possibly 1 of the worst games ever?
« on: September 13, 2008, 08:42:10 AM »
Yes, it is one of the older ones.

Thanks for the explanation. :) I'm going to print it up and go over it very meticulously.  I'll let you know if I have any questions.

I think this was one of the oldest ones.  More so than contrapositive, I think you'll get some great inferences by combining the rules.

First, I'd make the symbols simple by marking "for" with "+" and "against" as "X." Second, I will just use the short hands for Republican, Moderate, and Democrat as R,M, and D, respectively.

By combining the rules, I mean the following:

Because rule 4 indicates that at least one R voted against, when you try to work out a scenario according to rule 1 you'll get the following (this is the only possibility under the rules given):

X X  X X  X + +
R R  M M  D D D

Combine rule 2 and 4 and you get the following:

X X  ? ?  + + +
R R  M M  D D D

In order for you to work out a scenario according to rule 2, it must be that all three Ds voted FOR and two Rs voted AGAINST (this is due to rule 4).  Moderates can swing either ways under this scenario.

Sometimes combining the rules can help in answering some of the toughest questions.  It can also generate some crucial inferences that can minimize the time you spend on games.

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Studying for the LSAT / Possibly 1 of the worst games ever?
« on: September 12, 2008, 07:07:52 PM »
I've been working on games all day today & I guess you say I'm gamed out so when I came to this one, I went blank. :-[

I changed some words around since we aren't allowed to post LSAT questions. :-\

Each of 7 judges voted for or else against granting Warner Corporation's petition.  Each judge is categorized as republican, moderate, or democrat, and no judge is assigned more than 1 of those labels. 2 judges are republicans, 2 are moderates, and 3 are democrats.  The following is known about how the judges voted:

If the 2 republicans & at least 1 democrat voted the same way as each other, then both moderates voted that way.
If the 3 democrats voted the same way as each other, then no republican voted that way.
At least 2 of the judges voted for warner corp, & at least 2 voted against warner corp.
At least 1 republican voted against warner corp.

I think the main trouble I had was w/the contrapositives & such.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about Flaw Q's............
« on: September 11, 2008, 08:59:50 AM »
Thanks everyone! This was extremely helpful!!! :)

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