What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

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What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby SJU2010 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:43 am

Sometimes when I look over an LG solution I notice a big difference b/w the way I did it and the way the Bible did it (usually just easier their way or missed a few inferences) I have been going back to the game and redoing it to master the inferences. Is this correct? Should I just move on to another game?

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby glucose101 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:14 pm

I'd say give the LGB another go. The more guided practice, the more natural it becomes for you--ultimately allowing you to do it on your own. Really take the time in the beginning of a LG section to deduce inferences and create hypotheticals. In your case, make sure you're getting all the rules down precisely and their implications.

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby Grizz » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:22 pm

SJU2010 wrote:Sometimes when I look over an LG solution I notice a big difference b/w the way I did it and the way the Bible did it (usually just easier their way or missed a few inferences) I have been going back to the game and redoing it to master the inferences. Is this correct? Should I just move on to another game?


Sounds good to me.

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby dominkay » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:25 pm

SJU2010 wrote:Sometimes when I look over an LG solution I notice a big difference b/w the way I did it and the way the Bible did it (usually just easier their way or missed a few inferences) I have been going back to the game and redoing it to master the inferences. Is this correct? Should I just move on to another game?


Yes, you should do the game over the way they showed you. Then go back and do the game again a few weeks later.

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby Audio Technica Guy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:40 pm

redoing games is the single most underrated way to prepare for the LSAT out there. People have this crazy idea that once you've done a game you've "burned it" which is borderline idiotic. Some games that have especially good deductions are worth doing 4-5 times until you can get to the point where you not only know every step by heart, but it makes perfect sense and not only that, you also fully understand why you should have looked for that type deduction in the first place on that particular game.

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby Anaconda » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:41 pm

Audio Technica Guy wrote:redoing games is the single most underrated way to prepare for the LSAT out there. People have this crazy idea that once you've done a game you've "burned it" which is borderline idiotic. Some games that have especially good deductions are worth doing 4-5 times until you can get to the point where you not only know every step by heart, but it makes perfect sense and not only that, you also fully understand why you should have looked for that type deduction in the first place on that particular game.



+1

Some games actually have very similar deductions, to the point where you can see the same inference over and over again even in different problems. If you don't breeze through a LG, you should repeat at least once or twice more until you do master it (give or take at least 1-2 weeks in between each attempt).

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby sumus romani » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:51 pm

Audio Technica Guy wrote:redoing games is the single most underrated way to prepare for the LSAT out there. People have this crazy idea that once you've done a game you've "burned it" which is borderline idiotic. Some games that have especially good deductions are worth doing 4-5 times until you can get to the point where you not only know every step by heart, but it makes perfect sense and not only that, you also fully understand why you should have looked for that type deduction in the first place on that particular game.



I really improved with this method, so +1. But, I spaced out the re-dos over months. It is important that you forget some key parts of the game (or at least are not sure of the key inferences).

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Re: What to do after reading the solution to a LG???

Postby sumus romani » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:54 pm

SJU2010 wrote:Sometimes when I look over an LG solution I notice a big difference b/w the way I did it and the way the Bible did it (usually just easier their way or missed a few inferences) I have been going back to the game and redoing it to master the inferences. Is this correct? Should I just move on to another game?



Just to touch on the OP's question again:

It is hard to tell based on what you say. Sometimes differences between your work and the Bible's work are merely superficial. But if you are missing inferences, it does sound like you are having serious problems still. Don't worry. Just take some time off from that game and move on to another game. Come back and do it in a month. Memorizing the game won't help you. Learning how to do the games will. You've got to plan ahead here quite a bit, but seeing as how the next LSAT isn't until Oct, you are fine.




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