How do I refrain from priming myself for questions on a PT?

osgiliath
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How do I refrain from priming myself for questions on a PT?

Postby osgiliath » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:20 pm

Basically, I am atrocious at logic games. I am averaging -3 on the LG sections and Reading Comprehension, but I only get about 10 points TOTAL on the LG game section (timed).

My question is how do I improve my LG game without priming myself for questions on practice tests, and thus getting false confidence from the higher scores. I have all the logic games grouped by type at my disposal, but I am afraid that any PT score I take will not be representative of what I will score on the real thing.

Thanks guys

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Re: How do I refrain from priming myself for questions on a PT?

Postby xChiTowNx » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:04 pm

Have you thought about doing an all LG test? or mixing and matching different game types to form a section? i think even if i've seen a game before it doesn't mean ill get it automatically right - i've seen the cd game before but yesterday in a PT i ran out of time on it.

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Re: How do I refrain from priming myself for questions on a PT?

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:36 pm

IMO, giving yourself a false sense of confidence is the least of your worries. Your priority should be getting better at games, not getting an accurate sense of how well you're doing.

The short answer is: Drill, baby, drill. I'm not sure how many PTs you've taken, but pick a book of PTs that you haven't used (ideally, PTs 29-38), make 3 copies of every game and do all of them, by type, three times each. After each game, go back over them carefully and make sure you understand everywhere you went wrong. I used to misdiagram "a comes before b"-type rules, but taught myself not to over time. You have to find the types of mistakes you make, and change them. Remember, all the games fit into only a couple archetypes, so you're almost definitely making the same kinds of mistakes in essentially the same situations.

When you're done with that, you should have plenty of PTs left over for endurance/getting a better sense of how well you're doing.




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