Good warmup for LR?

maxpower430
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Good warmup for LR?

Postby maxpower430 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:34 am

My prep has moved to more timed practice now, and i've noticed that i sometimes have problems with starting LR sections slowly, which is especially frustrating b/c they are typically the easiest questions. I usually hit my stride with no problems, but sometimes finish the first 10 in 12 minutes when i know i am capable of doing it in 10. This problem is occassionally compounded when i hit a tricky question and get bogged down and then i rush towards the end of the section. I guess my question is two-fold: what do you guys do to avoid a slow start, and what do you do to avoid getting bogged down? I've only recently started doing the timed sections but after i finish i go and review the tricky ones to better understand them and see why the correct answer is right/what i can do in the future to get it more quickly, and if it's a question type i've been struggling with (primarily flaw/weaken for w/e reason) i'll review the relevant sections in the LR bible (but i've also looked at the manhattan lr book for a different perspective).

is there anything else i should be doing short of practice practice practice? i've been doing quite well in my timed practice in the other sections, and my goal is 170+(hopefully on the plus side haha). also i'm aiming to take the june exam if that helps. thanks.

Manhattan LSAT Noah
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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:43 am

This might be an easy problem to solve. Try doing 4-5 questions as a warm-up before you begin. That's what I tell my students to do on test day as well. Tell me if that works.

maxpower430
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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby maxpower430 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:58 am

haha that would be a pretty simple fix, do you recommend doing a variety of difficulty levels? i.e. do questions 2, 7, 14, 18, and 23? or am i over-thinking this?

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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:13 am

It probably doesn't matter. But try doing a set of five easy and see if it's enough.

Good luck!

maxpower430
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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby maxpower430 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:31 am

Ok fair enough, i'll give that a shot. thanks.

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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby bp colin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:00 pm

maxpower430 wrote:haha that would be a pretty simple fix, do you recommend doing a variety of difficulty levels? i.e. do questions 2, 7, 14, 18, and 23? or am i over-thinking this?


Doing hard ones might not be a good idea, because if you get really stumped then you're shooting your confidence before you even start. Doing easy ones will still get your brain working, and that's what you're going after.

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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby ATR » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:44 pm

I did 8 or so LR problems before my second LSAT. Might have been a little excessive, but I wanted to make sure I was totally warm. Experiment with different numbers while doing preparation and find what works best for you.

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Re: Good warmup for LR?

Postby maxpower430 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:25 am

thanks for the responses guys, i'm gonna do some timed LR sections tomorrow and i will try a 5 easy question warm up and hopefully that will alleviate my slow starts/rushing at the end.




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