Doing it from the back? A good idea?

justbubbles
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Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby justbubbles » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:02 pm

This doesn't apply to RC but for the latest PTs (ie. PT 50s and higher):

LR - Q's 20 and up tend to be more diffcult and wordy (ie. verbose) and for LG - Q's 3/4 tend to be a bit more challenging (I know, this isn't absolute... but just my opinion).

Having said that, any potential risks to doing it from the bottom up? I'm thinking perhaps wasting too much time on a Q, where as I should get the easier ones out of the way first? :? Thoughts?

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Re: Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby quadsixm » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:12 pm

lol, doing it from the back is always a good idea.

jk nah, you need to boost your confidence and blow through some easier ones, and getting stuck is going to kill your confidence

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Re: Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby D-ROCCA » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 pm

quadsixm wrote:lol, doing it from the back is always a good idea.

jk nah, you need to boost your confidence and blow through some easier ones, and getting stuck is going to kill your confidence


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Re: Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby Ghost » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:21 pm

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Re: Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby Kurst » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:46 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/archives ... 59#p878738
Stanley Otto Swift wrote:Assuming that the questions are strictly in order of difficulty (they're not), why on God's green Earth would you want to leave the easiest questions for last? Aside from the very real possibility of getting caught up on the difficult questions and thereby not getting to the low hanging fruit, you don't build the confidence that one gets from crushing the easy questions and knowing you got them correct. Building on this success makes the later questions easier, or at least not as daunting. Instead you recommend that one do all of the level 4 and 5 questions at the beginning, and thereby end up a bundle of nerves and a complete mess because of the uncertainty of not knowing whether one is getting the questions right or wrong, exactly when confidence and speed is most important, when crushing the gimmees.

As to your caveat about only doing this if time is not a factor....what would be the point of reversing the order so that the easy questions are last, if time is not an issue? Not only does it make no practical sense, you increase the likelihood of mis-bubbling or making some other stupid mistake because your taking the damn test backwards.

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Re: Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby 58932ugahoige » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:38 am

Hard questions aren't worth more than easy questions, and either way the test takes the same amount of time. Nail the easy ones, and if you run out of time then at least you get the ones you're most likely to get wrong at the end.

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Re: Doing it from the back? A good idea?

Postby nshapkar » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:08 pm

Shmuckluk wrote:Hard questions aren't worth more than easy questions, and either way the test takes the same amount of time. Nail the easy ones, and if you run out of time then at least you get the ones you're most likely to get wrong at the end.


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