« on: February 18, 2006, 07:10:50 PM »
Thanks for all of your comments I feel a little better. As far as my studying techniques, I spend about 3 hours a night on weekdays and about 5-6 hours each Saturday and Sunday. I read a couple of chapters a night from the logical reasoning bible and do the practice questions after each chapter. When I take a timed test, I usually do them on a weeknight, so I do not come in “cold” for the test. After each test I go over the questions and look to see why the answer I chose was incorrect and why the correct answer is the correct answer. On several of the questions, I noticed that I need to read the stimulus a couple of times before I am able to answer the question. Sometimes it seems like a bunch of stuff that I somehow can not make sense of. Perhaps it is just anxiety that is doing that. I fear that if I do not show some sort of improvement in my “diags” that I might end up psyching myself out of doing well for the real test.
The games section is my utmost weakest section albeit I still have not finished the games bible. I seem to “get” the inference of what “can go in” and somehow can not “see” the inference of what “can not” go in. More practice I suppose is what is needed.
The encouraging news is that I am very consistent with cause and effect reasoning and do well with strengthening, justifying questions as well as main point questions. I am still trying to grasp conditional reasoning but am very, very weak with parallels.
Like anything else, when trying to learn something new, it will take some time and lots of practice before that “click” happens. I just hope I do not lose sight of my goal and get discouraged.