LG...most difficult=easiest?

legal_beagle
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LG...most difficult=easiest?

Postby legal_beagle » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:19 pm

I don't know if anyone else has come upon this, but for some reason (for me, at least) I seem to have the most difficulty with the "easier" questions (according to the LSAC rating them on the difficulty scale of 1-5 in the preptest books). Anything that is a 4 or 5 I seem to be able to infer almost instinctively just from the setup; whereas I end up getting myself in trouble (and spending more time) on the "easier" level 2/3's. Particularly I seem to consistently confound myself on the "all of the following could be true, EXCEPT" questions.

Any hints? Or is it just a matter of making my brain get used to not looking for the "RIGHT" answer but rather the "Correct" answer (i.e. the EXCEPT). I seem to mark off the first 3 going "yup that could be true" to myself, and then end up choosing the most true one and then forgetting that I'm looking for the opposite of that.

Just frustrating.

So, what say the masses?

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Re: LG...most difficult=easiest?

Postby tikiman6 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:17 am

What are examples of the kinds of question you find difficult, but LSAC feels are easy? Like the which one of the following is a possibility questions? For those, instead of going choice by choice, you pick a rule, find out which one violates it, move on to next rule, repeat. It is usually the case that each of the incorrect answer choices violates a different rule.

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Re: LG...most difficult=easiest?

Postby FreeGuy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:19 pm

If you have trouble with the "which one of the following is a possibility" questions, you really need to spend some time on the basics. These shouldn't be difficult.

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Re: LG...most difficult=easiest?

Postby willwash » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:51 pm

tikiman6 wrote:What are examples of the kinds of question you find difficult, but LSAC feels are easy? Like the which one of the following is a possibility questions? For those, instead of going choice by choice, you pick a rule, find out which one violates it, move on to next rule, repeat. It is usually the case that each of the incorrect answer choices violates a different rule.



EUREKA!!

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Re: LG...most difficult=easiest?

Postby legal_beagle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:54 pm

tikiman6 wrote:What are examples of the kinds of question you find difficult, but LSAC feels are easy? Like the which one of the following is a possibility questions? For those, instead of going choice by choice, you pick a rule, find out which one violates it, move on to next rule, repeat. It is usually the case that each of the incorrect answer choices violates a different rule.


Thanks, that definitely helps. I'm still waiting on my powerscore bible to get here so I'm just practicing through the first PT in the LSAC Superprep book.

Its not necessarily any one question that gets me, for some reason I get tripped up by the "all of the following could be true, EXCEPT" questions. I just mentally forget that I'm looking for the EXCEPT and end up picking the most right answer. Its probably more of just conditioning myself to pay attention to what I'm doing and not lose focus.




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