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LR question

Postby tmc07d » Fri May 20, 2011 10:12 pm

Quick question regarding LR. The questions I tend to get wrong come down to 2 maybe 3 contenders and when put in a situation like that im having a hard time deciding the correct choice. Is their any advice anyone can give me on how to approach the answers when only a couple remain? Ive tried re-reading the stimulus or prephrasing again but it still doesnt help me for some reason. Any advice is MUCH appreciated. Thanks alot.

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Re: LR question

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat May 21, 2011 1:51 pm

Hard to tell without specific examples. On certain question types, you can look for overly strong language or extraneous information that makes an answer incorrect. The difference between TCR and a wrong answer can be subtle, but there is always one right answer and four wrong answers.

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Re: LR question

Postby bp shinners » Mon May 23, 2011 1:05 pm

What JamMasterJ said. If any word in an answer choice seems out of place to you, check to see how the stimulus deals with it. I find that many of my students who have the same problem are equivocating between terms.

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Re: LR question

Postby j12 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:16 pm

Think hard about any use of the words many, most, all, never, always, not, etc.


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Re: LR question

Postby SanDiegoJake » Mon May 23, 2011 2:06 pm

I agree with the above posters. When down to 2 or 3, stop looking for reasons why one is more right. Instead, focusing on eliminating the ones that are more wrong. Those quantity words (all, most, some, etc...) are often the culprit - the reason why that particular answer choice is wrong.

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Re: LR question

Postby YaSvoboden » Mon May 23, 2011 4:03 pm

Word strength is huge here. Just like everyone said. I also find it helpful to identify the conclusion again and make sure that the responses relate to it, depending on question type of course.

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