Try this next time around. do the first 3 pages of questions, and then go to the last question and work backwards. In general, the harder questions will be found after question 12. You will also find an easy question or two towards the end as (in my opinion) LSAC does not expect everyone to get to.
Thank you. I'm going to try that, especially because I didn't know the questions got harder toward the end of the section. But it makes sense now......I've noticed that the 5-minute warning comes when I'm on #17-18, usually. There's about 25 questions in a section, so that leaves me in the crapper for the rest. What I do is mark the last question so I know where it is (the scoring sheet goes past 25), and then watch the clock hardcore as I try to get the section done. That probably means that I'm only getting to #20-21 at the most. When there's about a minute left, I bubble in whatever..Usually the last three or four I don't even look at. But even when I do that, I've already done horribly in that second half of the section. In my last two PT's in at least one LR section, I get the first 12 or 13 correct. It's like I'm on a streak that completely dies out by question 15. From 15 on I'm lucky to get more than 5 answers right.
Quote from: marcus-aurelius on September 21, 2010, 09:50:32 AMTry this next time around. do the first 3 pages of questions, and then go to the last question and work backwards. In general, the harder questions will be found after question 12. You will also find an easy question or two towards the end as (in my opinion) LSAC does not expect everyone to get to. That's interesting. Is that your observation, or an official secret?
OP: Given that your highest score so far is 146 after some practice/study time I don't think your major problem or best solution is to do the questions in a different order. You are missing far too many for your current score range to be based on the order you do them. You need to do something to significantly improve your understanding of what is going on with LR questions, what concepts are involved and being tested, and to change/improve your approach and skills at solving each of the questions/question types, etc.Timing is NOT your main problem, your underlying skills are. Speed comes with/improves with better understanding of and skills with the materials. When you know what is going on with, how to properly approach the various question types, and know/understand what techniques and methods of analysis to apply to each you will be able to solve each of them in less time with better accuracy. Other than churning through a bunch of practice tests/sections as fast as you can timed, what else have you been doing to improve your LR problem solving skills?