Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

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Gemini
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Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

Postby Gemini » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:25 pm

Hey guys,

I'm one of the few people who have bought all three bibles from Powerscore. I know LGB is super loved here. The Logical Reasoning bible gets 50-50.

Anyway I'm starting to work through the LRB and they give the advice to Read the Stimulus, then the stem, then the answer choices.

I've been doing it the stem-stimulus-choices way ever since I knew about the LSAT (it's what I was taught). Not only would this be a hard thing to UNLEARN but is it even worth it?

Does anyone agree with LRB's method to read an entire question straight down?

Thanks!

-I'm posting up a LRB discussion thread because I figure maybe there will be other questions pertaining to this book?

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Re: Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

Postby cubswin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:32 pm

I used PS's stimulus first method, and it worked out fine for me. Now I work for a company that advises reading the stem first. Both seem to work equally well. I get the feeling that reading the stem first might be helpful for low-to-mid-scorers who really struggle with the LR section, but I've never seen any data that supports this idea.

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Re: Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

Postby Gemini » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:02 am

Thanks.

It was interesting to hear that reading the stem first works for low scorers while reading the stimulus first works for high scorers. Does that mean, in order to score high on the LSAT, I must change my ways?

It just makes SO much more sense to read the stem because I know what I'm looking for as I read the stimulus. But I'm definitely going to give the PS method a try... see how it feels.

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Re: Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

Postby am060459 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:05 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Hey guys,

I'm one of the few people who have bought all three bibles from Powerscore. I know LGB is super loved here. The Logical Reasoning bible gets 50-50.

Anyway I'm starting to work through the LRB and they give the advice to Read the Stimulus, then the stem, then the answer choices.

I've been doing it the stem-stimulus-choices way ever since I knew about the LSAT (it's what I was taught). Not only would this be a hard thing to UNLEARN but is it even worth it?

Does anyone agree with LRB's method to read an entire question straight down?

Thanks!

-I'm posting up a LRB discussion thread because I figure maybe there will be other questions pertaining to this book?


i was using the same method as you before the LRB. the LRB method makes a lot of sense because you should be reading the stimulus actively. if your not able to read the stimulus and know whats going on then that tells you a lot about your logical reasoning level. it actually isnt hard to unlearn the stem stimulus method.

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Re: Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

Postby lakerfanimal » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:07 am

I think there are benefits to both, it depends on what works better for you. I personally used the stem-first approach on my first LSAT try, and then went to stimulus-first on my second LSAT try and did a lot better.

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Re: Logic Reasoning Bible Discussion

Postby am060459 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:09 am

when i read a stimulus now and then look at the question stem i already know, sometimes, the answer before looking at the answer choice.

the stimulus should be read without bias because if your reading a stimulus lets say for an assumption question your going to be to busy focused on finding the answer and not retaining information. a big negative of that is you have to re-read and that wastes time.




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