Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

notaznguy
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Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby notaznguy » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:48 pm

So I'm on chapter 6 conditional reasoning of the LR bible right now. I just finished it and did the 6 question set at the end. I got 3 right and 3 wrong, though it really should have been 4 right and 2 wrong because the only mistake in the last question was I diagrammed it oppositely (i.e. should have been CD --> AB, but I wrote it as AB --> CD).

I went over my mistakes and understood what I did wrong and I also reviewed why I got the other ones correct. The problem also is that I am really taking forever to do these problems. If it weren't for question 2, it would have taken my around 10 minutes to do the 5 questions. Question 2 alone took me 5 minutes and I still got it wrong, but I thought that one was really difficult =(

Anyways, when should I start being worried about time? This is my 7th day of studying the LR Bible so far with around 2-3 hours of actual studying a day.

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:52 pm

I wouldn't time the LR bible - it's when you're learning the skills. Take as much time as you need to learn them. Time yourself on PTs (though do a few untimed as well).

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby lou » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:55 pm

I, personally, worked through a LOT of logic game questions as slow as I needed to... until I got the hang of it. After you feel comfortable diagramming each different kid of LG, then work on your speed. Once you can figure out immediately what kind of question it is and diagram efficiently, the timing should come more naturally.

I don't think there's a specific "Once you do 10 LG, you should be doing them at X speed". Go at your own pace until you figure it out and don't struggle with every question, then time yourself.

When I moved to timing myself too quickly, I got really stressed out and my confidence shattered - and killed the remaining questions.

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby loomstate » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:15 pm

lou wrote:I, personally, worked through a LOT of logic game questions as slow as I needed to... until I got the hang of it. After you feel comfortable diagramming each different kid of LG, then work on your speed. Once you can figure out immediately what kind of question it is and diagram efficiently, the timing should come more naturally.

I don't think there's a specific "Once you do 10 LG, you should be doing them at X speed". Go at your own pace until you figure it out and don't struggle with every question, then time yourself.

When I moved to timing myself too quickly, I got really stressed out and my confidence shattered - and killed the remaining questions.


since we're not staying on topic, you should do RC untimed until you get the basics down

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:22 pm

Do not do them untimed. Why would you time how long it takes you to learn to do something?

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby lou » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:01 pm

loomstate wrote:
lou wrote:I, personally, worked through a LOT of logic game questions as slow as I needed to... until I got the hang of it. After you feel comfortable diagramming each different kid of LG, then work on your speed. Once you can figure out immediately what kind of question it is and diagram efficiently, the timing should come more naturally.

I don't think there's a specific "Once you do 10 LG, you should be doing them at X speed". Go at your own pace until you figure it out and don't struggle with every question, then time yourself.

When I moved to timing myself too quickly, I got really stressed out and my confidence shattered - and killed the remaining questions.


since we're not staying on topic, you should do RC untimed until you get the basics down

Rawr. :( Fail.

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby Jeffort » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:02 pm

NYCLSATTutor wrote:Do not do them untimed. Why would you time how long it takes you to learn to do something?


Huh? Not sure which side you are taking here.

OP: Don't worry about timing during the learning process. It's important to get the fundamentals and a routine step by step systematic method ingrained before trying to solve questions quickly.

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby mottainai » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:59 pm

1. Do problems for accuracy untimed.
2. Start timing and apply the learned strategies at a reasonable pace.
3. Drill for both timing and accuracy.
4. Test day
5. ???
6. Profit!

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Re: Should I be doing the LR Bible question sets timed?

Postby suspicious android » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:03 pm

NYCLSATTutor wrote:Do not do them untimed.


This is not bad advice to not take.




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