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Dear Mateudn,

Although there have been many great tips on this thread regarding diagramming LR questions, here's another thing to consider:

The better you get at the LR questions, the less you will chart. People whom expertly solve the LR section rarely, if ever, diagram any arguments in the LR section. This goes back to something Jeffort mentioned: people teaching you the Logical Reasoning section will diagram arguments for you to follow their analysis, not necessarily as an example of the optimum way to solve these questions.

I liken this to training wheels on a bike; when you are learning how to ride, you will use training wheels (diagramming/notating LR Arguments), but when you learn how to ride a bike, the training wheels get in the way and are tossed aside.

Hope this helps; best of luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What to do for a month....
« on: June 04, 2012, 03:32:44 AM »
Dear Zap,

Congratulations on your decision to take the LSAT.

How you prepare for the LSAT during your last month (or week) depends entirely on the type of student you are. For instance, some people get distracted socializing when studying in classrooms or groups. Others get distracted by TV, the internet, or hobbies when trying to study alone. The point is, you must identify when and how you get your best studying done, and try to study in that setting.

Perhaps more important than where and how you study is what you study. During your last month, you should ideally be done learning new LSAT techniques and instead be practicing what you already know. You also want to practice and establish your pace.

Last, you must decide if you are ready to take the test. Although this last suggestion may seem out of place, during your last month you should decide if you are ready to take the test and leave your mark. In other words, decide if you have reached the pinnacle of your LSAT prowess, and if so, go for it; if not, there’s always next quarter.

Anyway, Zap, hope some of this is helps. When you do decide to take the test I hope you knock it out of the park. Best regards and good luck.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: my score has hit a plateau...what do I do?
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:58:21 AM »
Hi PreLaw12,

Sometimes people hit plateaus because they have maximized the potential of their chosen methods.

For instance, think of the people you see at the gym working up maniacal sweats on the same machine day-after-day and never looking fit.

Their bodies have acclimated to their routines; sure, they may loose a pound here or there, but their weight is range-bound.

For them to get past their hump, they would need to incorporate new techniques.

You may similarly want to look for and incorporate new techniques to get your score improving.

Best of luck.

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