for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

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for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby Ash;-) » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:43 pm

i was wondering did any one tried as a strategy in LR section do the last 10 questions first and then do the first 15. my logic for this is when i start the section i have greater attention to details and don't miss the key details which are more tricky in the last 10 questions. with a better attention to detail, i could answer them faster and more accurate.

please let me know if anyone has tried this and if they did how do they feel about it....

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby Ash;-) » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:45 pm

just a side note:
use different timing for the last 10 compare to the first 15 Q's

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby niederbomb » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:48 pm

I don't know...I usually miss more in the first half than in the second half on the most recent tests.

Sometimes, it's better to be warmed up for the harder questions.

But everyone's different. Try what you suggested on an older PT you don't care about. Then, if it works, try it on one of your regular PT's.

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby Ash;-) » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:02 am

i think PT's prior 2008 dont have much value when it comes to strategizing for the new format that lsat is presenting Q's in LR. questions are way more tricky and answer choices are very tricky as well. they even try to get you by psychologically tricking you to pick the wrong answer with the way they put the answer choices in order from A to E....

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:11 am

Why would you ever do the hardest questions first? Get the easy points 1-14... And dominate from there

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby Ash;-) » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:31 am

how i do it is, i give my self 17 min to do the last 10 and 18 min to do the first 15... i always dominate the first 15 no problem [no matter in what order i attack them]... but i think with the new format, the last 10 requires a fresher mind to complete with no mistakes... again i was wondering if anyone has tried it and not recommending it to anyone...

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby enigma09 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:51 am

I have the same problem. I rarely miss a question in the 1-20 range, but it seems like I ALWAYS have 2 or 3 mistakes in the last 5/6 questions. What's even more annoying is that the mistakes are almost always due to mental fatigue after the first 20 questions, and I always realize I misread something or skipped an important word.

I'm hoping the real test will demand my full attention.

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby bartleby » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:16 am

I thought about doing the harder questions first because I always take so long in the beginning. Like check my answers, cross out the ones that are wrong, recheck, etc... and then I run out of time at the end sometimes... So I figure running out of time and rushing through easy ones would be smarter. Never tried it though.

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby thegarciab0y » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:48 am

If anybody tries this I'd like to know the results

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby Ash;-) » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:18 am

Tomorrow I will try this strategy for PT 61 in addition I will use a LR section for the experimental as well... This way I could test it on 3 LR sections with the new format in one shot...then I will let u guys know...

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby 2014 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:03 am

I always go for the first 15 in 1 minute each and often can push it to the first 18 or so in 20 min. That leaves 15 minutes for the last 7, which inevitably includes 1 or 2 parallels.

I think doing the 2nd half first would be a headache and lead to misbubbling.

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby NYC_7911 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:08 am

I got in the habit of doing the first half, and then, if I felt that I was ahead of time, flipping to the end and looking the one or two long (often parallel reasoning) problems at the end. I'd do those, and then continue from where I left off. I didn't do this all the time, but since I struggled a little with those parallel problems and felt that doing them when I felt pressed for time at the end made them harder. But in general, I recommend working in order. Not necessarily related, but I also found that pushing to always get the first 10 done in 10 minutes was a good guideline, because I felt more relaxed throughout the rest of the section, and was able to focus more time and thought on the harder questions. That's a pretty common suggestion, but definitely a good one for me.

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Re: for LR any one did #15 to 25 first and then #1 to 15

Postby niederbomb » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:37 am

On the recent tests, the first 15 are not necessarily easier than the next 10.

In fact, the hardest/trickiest questions seem to clump between 8-15 and 21-23. So you can't take anything for granted time-wise or otherwise.




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