Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

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TrojanHopeful
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Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:49 pm

The majority of the test prep companies recommend reading the stimulus prior to the question stem. I know this has been asked before, but let's get some new insight on this...

When working through the LR section, which do you do? Have you tried both?

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Why the "new insight"? Did something change?

Stimulus first, always.

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby kwais » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:57 pm

I just don't get it. You do different things for different questions so why not know what you're being asked to do before you do it?

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:59 pm

This is exactly my thought. I am able to answer questions VERY quickly when working through the LR Bible because I know beforehand what I am looking for.

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby Killingly » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:01 pm

For me, reading the stimulus first is the best way. LR is my weakest section, so I've tried both. If I read the stem first, I end up spending more time per question.

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby soj » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:01 pm

IBKurst

ETA: I switched from stim first to stem first halfway through prep. It didn't affect my performance at all. I switched back and forth a few times. I think I used both methods on the test. Whatever works for you is TCR.

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby Gizmo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:07 pm

This thread topic reminds me of Back to the Future.

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Re: Which one first? Stimulus or Question Stem

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:14 pm

Gizmo wrote:This thread topic reminds me of Back to the Future.


Your avatar reminds me of Gremlins :shock:

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