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« on: November 30, 2008, 11:06:48 AM »
So I'm reading the LR Bible and this potential answer choice for mistakes in reversal makes no sense to me:
"Mistakes being sufficient to justify punishment for being required to justify it." (page 376)
Does that make any sense to anyone else?
What is your strategy for RC and why do you find it most effective?
Strategy A: Read the entire passage, then go to the questions.
Advantage: You have a full grasp of the passage when you get to the questions.
Disadvantage: Takes a long time and the passage is mind numbing.
Strategy B: Read the 1st paragraph, the 1st sentence of each paragraph thereafter, and the conclusion
sentence, then hit the questions.
Advantage: You get to the questions quicker with some grasp of the passage main points.
Disadvantage: Doesn't really work in a two giant block passage (best with multiple
paragraphs)and requires some time going back into the passage to locate issues you missed.
Strategy C: Screw the passage, on to the questions and dive into the passage as necessary to answer
Advantage: Well, you hit the questions before anyone else!
Disadvantage: Difficult to then gain an understanding of tone or main point. Lot of time
spent searching the passage for key words.
Strategy D: ? - If you employ some other method, throw it out there for review.
I'm looking for ideas as to how to move more efficiently through reading comprehension. Strategy A isn't working well for me, as I tend to lose focus getting through the 65 line wall of text.
So I'm to the point where I really don't miss any questions because I didn't understand them. I am, however, still missing questions (typically 5 of the last 6 for example) in each section because I simply never had the opportunity to read the question. Can anyone make suggestions for improving speed at this point?
I'm thinking an ideal breakdown for LR pacing would be:
Questions 1-15: 15 minutes
Questions 16-25: 20 minutes
So, my plan is to go back to old tests and work my way through LR sections practicing:
Questions 1-5: 5 minues
Questions 6-15: 10 minutes
Questions 16-25: 20 minutes
Once I've gotten used to each step, I'll put it all together. Any thoughts?
« on: September 10, 2008, 10:06:05 PM »
There is one particular logic games question I am consistently missing or having to take much longer to answer correctly:
"Which of the following could be a complete and accurate list of...?"
Anyone have particular suggestions for how to handle this question type?
For anyone who has taken Powerscore's courses, a couple questions:
1) Is the course material different in any way than the Bibles? If I've read the LGB and LRB, is it overkill to take the course? Or do the materials compliment each other?
2) Has anyone taken the Powerscore Virtual Course? The live class isn't offered in my area, so I would be taking the Virtual Course. Any reviews?
Has anyone had a positive experience with Kaplan? Everything I have seen here is negative. Unfortunately, Kaplan is the only prep course available in my area. I've signed up for the Kaplan Extreme LSAT course. Any suggestions for how to get the most out of the Kaplan program? I will be supplementing my study with the Bibles.
Looking for suggestions as to how to best use the Logic Games Bible. It's a little overwhelming, as it just seems to be approach after approach after approach to each question type, all running together. I'm not sure how I will ever remember all the guidance about when to use block sequencing vs. non-block sequencing, and does it matter if I make a vertical diagram or a horizontal diagram? Also, is the Bible best paired with the Ultimate Set-Up guide so I can practice each question type as I go?
Thanks for any advice.
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