# Law School Discussion

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#### cascagrossa

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##### tips for improving timing?
« on: August 14, 2004, 11:16:18 PM »
i just took my 2nd diagnostic today and got a 161. besides the games that i know i have to work on(i got 2 perfect and basically blew all of the other 2), i had the most trouble with the time limit on the logical reasoning sections.

i ended up missing 6 in the first lr section and 7 in the other, if i would have had time i would have only missed about 7-9 total if i wouldnt have run out of time(i looked at the last few questions after the test and got the right answers easily).  so i will almost cut the amount im missing on lr in half if i can get increase my speed.

so for those of you who finish the section early, what did you do to get the timing down while maintaining your accuracy?

#### shaz

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##### Re: tips for improving timing?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2004, 02:52:27 AM »
skip around. Do parallel reasoning last. Do the double questions first. I usually do the first ten in order first though.
losin' sleep, gainin' knowledge.

#### jd4me

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##### Re: tips for improving timing?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2004, 11:32:18 AM »
Shaz,

When you skip around, when do you bubble your scantron?  I've been bubbling as I go, but when I skip a question I always seem to screw up my scantron.

#### casino

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##### Re: tips for improving timing?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2004, 12:04:48 PM »
practice.  your timing will get better with practice.

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#### Trancer

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##### Re: tips for improving timing?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2004, 12:17:02 PM »
Skip Parallel Reasoning, they take up the time you can do 2 questions... after you do the first 15, skip to the last 5... then go back to 16 and do the rest... then go back to the PR questions.
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#### fulltimejob

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##### Re: tips for improving timing?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2004, 10:08:46 PM »
I have not taken test Masters or power score. So, don't know which one is parallel reasoning. Is this the same as circular reasoning? Could anyone point out a question from preptests for me to identify a PR qustions? thanks