Answer Choice Order

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Answer Choice Order

Postby mapleleaf » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:19 pm

Many of the prep books I've read (in particular the PS Bibles) seem to think the order of the answer choices is strategic--that they are designed to create additional pressures to choose answers that are attractive but wrong. Given this, I was thinking of reading the answer choices in the reverse order (starting with E and going to A). Does this seems reasonable? More importantly, has anyone tried this before? Thanks.

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Re: Answer Choice Order

Postby CurlyKat » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:23 pm

I've tried it and I don't see any difference. I think the main think is to keep in mind that if you see an answer choice that seems right, don't skip the rest of them. Read all of the answer choices to avoid that trap.

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Re: Answer Choice Order

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:01 pm

The one thing that I've found to be useful in this arena (and most of the stuff in this arena is BS - for example, D has a 1% higher chance than...), is that for logic game questions, when you see something like this:

(A) Q is third.
(B) G is fourth.
(C) M is second
(D) There are at least three cars before M.
(E) There cannot be more than two cars before M.

It's more often going to be (D) or (E). "Juicier" answers that play on number versus specific position answer.

Does this rule get broken? Yes.

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