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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to improve RC?
« on: May 19, 2008, 06:18:10 PM »
I used to be getting 10-12 wrong per section (like, 2 weeks ago) then tried to underline EVERYTHING I read. I don't know what it is but when I underline I understand it, plus it makes me read a bit slower. It takes me about 4.5 minutes to get through the passage but I finish on time and get 3-4 wrong per section now. Give it a try, don't time yourself, see if you improve. If you do just practice to improve your time.

Digging this thread back up because I can't sleep and this has been bugging me.

I agree that underlining a lot can help a little (for some), especially with retention and pacing yourself with denser passages.  (I know I used to do this quite a lot)

But I recently went from getting 2-3 wrong to 100% accuracy on RC by reading without underlining.

By just focusing on reading, I save a sh!tload of time -- enough time to confirm all my answers, which is essential.

In fact, I think the guides that tell you to write in the margins, make boxes and circles and whatnot, are some sort of twisted joke to f*ck people over.  Honestly, you can answer most questions by understanding the big picture, and the few considerations that are associated with it.  For questions that relate to specific details, you'll most likely remember where it was mentioned anyhow, so what's the point in trying to predict and mark?

If you are having a lot of trouble with RC, it probably has nothing to do with your approach, but rather with the way you read.  Your eyes are probably glossing over important details, since you're most likely not used to seeing such dense material.

If anyone disagrees, please let me know.  I've tried all kinds of methods to perfect the section, but it never crossed my mind until recently to just read the damn passages, which was pretty much my breakthrough. 

Sorry, I'm just pissed that I wasted all this time hopelessly trying to find the perfect approach when it was just so obvious.

I am gonna try your method b/c since PT40 and up, I've been getting a horrendous score in RC and I think it's time to change things up a bit

I hate anything that deals with histiography

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Photoreading
« on: April 21, 2008, 07:02:30 PM »
try eyeQ

but really you want to read for content and understanding not for speed. Speed comes from comprehension which comes from practice, not simply working out your eye muscles to move faster.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 41 Raw score to conversion
« on: April 16, 2008, 07:29:44 PM »
Not exactly. I photocopied the test from a friend but I forgot to take the scale.

I'm sorry if you feel that way but I don't feel the urge to boast, especially not on a LSAT board where everyone is so damn smart.

And you're not a retard.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 41 Raw score to conversion
« on: April 11, 2008, 06:07:55 PM »

Yeah I was aiming for a 172-173ish range. A few careless mistakes on LR and LG would've pushed me over the hill.

Studying for the LSAT / PT 41 Raw score to conversion
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:41:01 PM »
Does anyone know what a raw score of 88 converts to? Thanks

Studying for the LSAT / Re: EXAMKRACKERS
« on: February 10, 2008, 03:31:44 PM »
anyone try their RC book?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 180 Crappers in Illinois
« on: February 10, 2008, 03:29:11 PM »
i don't think eating his/her crap will help boost your lsat score.

if it does though, get back to me.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT Workout (Princeton Review book)
« on: February 07, 2008, 01:17:18 AM »
well if it's a lot harder than the real thing then it can't be good because it'll throw off your timing and rhythm for the real thing. I say stick to the real preptests and if you run out then consider these other options.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Discussion Group Schedule for June 2008 Test
« on: February 07, 2008, 01:11:16 AM »
Do you guys have room for another?

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