SA1928 wrote:Tiago Splitter wrote:180asBreath wrote:
3. My time could be better spent drilling questions... If I intend on doing the drilling, all the while I'm taking PT's, what's the problem?
You need to drill the same question types over and over. Just doing a few strengthen questions, out of 50 or more on the PT, won't help you reach your goal of -0 on that question type. Time constraints during a PT make things even worse.
While the same process for drilling RC doesn't exist like it does for LR, the timing constraints of the practice test remain. Make sure you spend at least some time working through those passages without timing yourself just to make sure you have the fundamentals down. Glancing through this thread it sounds like you've developed a comfortable strategy for RC, but use the drilling process to experiment with any new ideas.
Protip for RC: Try ripping through a few of the passages in five minutes. Don't worry about getting them all right, but you may be surprised at how well you end up doing. This method should help you speed up on all of the passages, but it also can be necessary on the real test. During my PTs I typically finished RC with time to spare. On the real thing I was just getting through passage number 2 (Kate Chopin) when more than 20 minutes had passed. Having prepared to motor through an RC passage or two proved invaluable.
I really don't think your PT schedule is a big problem as long as you are spending the appropriate time on other days drilling specific LR question types, game types, and RC passages. If you are PTing two days a week, reviewing those PTs two other days, and taking one rest day, then you need to change your schedule. But if you can do all that and still get lots of drilling in then go for it.
I had a question about how you drill LR...did you just go through a bunch of tests and make a list of 25-30 problems or did you order like the Cambridge books? Also, did you time yourself while drilling question types or just go through them to nail down your process of answering them? I'm having some problems with timing, so I'm hoping drilling will help.
Sorry to hijack your thread!
Go to cambridge LSAT prep and they have questions by type and difficulty