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What's the deal with LR?
« on: May 20, 2007, 09:26:57 PM »
I do marvelously on reading comp, and since reading the LG Bible, significantly better than before on LG.  However, LR seems to be owning my soul.  Any advice?

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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 11:24:59 PM »
go over your wrong answers
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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 11:31:50 PM »
Im in the same boat.....on my last diag (the third one ive taken) I got 16/22 on the games, 20/26 on the RC (both of these I think I can get a few more points)-- but on the args sections I got 16/26 and 17/26-- thats just not gonna cut it. What ive decided to do is initially focus on like 22-23 of the 26 questions and just try to get nearly all of those correct-- and also remember its OK to jump around to different questions-- scan the questions and see which ones look easy, have easy question tasks-- and leave "parallel the flaw" or "parallell the reasoning" for last, especially since they take like so long to read since they are suh long questions.

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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 11:36:54 PM »
Im in the same boat.....on my last diag (the third one ive taken) I got 16/22 on the games, 20/26 on the RC (both of these I think I can get a few more points)-- but on the args sections I got 16/26 and 17/26-- thats just not gonna cut it. What ive decided to do is initially focus on like 22-23 of the 26 questions and just try to get nearly all of those correct-- and also remember its OK to jump around to different questions-- scan the questions and see which ones look easy, have easy question tasks-- and leave "parallel the flaw" or "parallell the reasoning" for last, especially since they take like so long to read since they are suh long questions.

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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 12:19:27 AM »
Slowing down helped me a lot. For some reason I was always in a rush, and would finish LR with several minutes left, and then would have to go back over the problems I found difficult after finishing the rest of the section. By slowing down (and going over the questions I got wrong,) I went from missing 4-6 to missing 1-3.

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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 12:43:06 AM »
Im in the same boat.....on my last diag (the third one ive taken) I got 16/22 on the games, 20/26 on the RC (both of these I think I can get a few more points)-- but on the args sections I got 16/26 and 17/26-- thats just not gonna cut it. What ive decided to do is initially focus on like 22-23 of the 26 questions and just try to get nearly all of those correct-- and also remember its OK to jump around to different questions-- scan the questions and see which ones look easy, have easy question tasks-- and leave "parallel the flaw" or "parallell the reasoning" for last, especially since they take like so long to read since they are suh long questions.

Yeah, that seems like a good plan.

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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 12:44:55 AM »
Slowing down helped me a lot. For some reason I was always in a rush, and would finish LR with several minutes left, and then would have to go back over the problems I found difficult after finishing the rest of the section. By slowing down (and going over the questions I got wrong,) I went from missing 4-6 to missing 1-3.


Even so, it seems like I've hit a glass ceiling for both LR and Games, which is actually pretty goddamn annoying.  I'm beginning to think you either know it or don't.  :/

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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 01:10:00 AM »
Slowing down helped me a lot. For some reason I was always in a rush, and would finish LR with several minutes left, and then would have to go back over the problems I found difficult after finishing the rest of the section. By slowing down (and going over the questions I got wrong,) I went from missing 4-6 to missing 1-3.


Even so, it seems like I've hit a glass ceiling for both LR and Games, which is actually pretty goddamn annoying.  I'm beginning to think you either know it or don't.  :/
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Re: What's the deal with LR?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 02:05:11 AM »
Slowing down helped me a lot. For some reason I was always in a rush, and would finish LR with several minutes left, and then would have to go back over the problems I found difficult after finishing the rest of the section. By slowing down (and going over the questions I got wrong,) I went from missing 4-6 to missing 1-3.

I can relate to that.  I rushed through a test a few days ago, finishing each section with a few minutes to spare.  I took another test today, pacing myself so I just finished each section in time.  My overall score was 10 pts higher.