Understanding Mistakes on LR

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Understanding Mistakes on LR

Postby fighton » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:39 am

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to take the February test and I'm scoring around 157. I'm planning on taking a prep test every day in the morning and reviewing mistakes at night until test day (minus the 2 days before). I know the question types well and I just have to learn how to implement them. The problem I'm having is finding an efficient way of reviewing my mistakes. I ask myself "why is this answer correct" and "why did I chose this answer", but I'm not sure if I'm actually getting it down. Do you have any suggestions? Anything will help. Thank you so much!

P.S Today I started cutting the questions I got wrong out. Should I review these every day?

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Re: Understanding Mistakes on LR

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:05 am

Biggest thing that helped me for LR was spending entire days on single question types. Maybe you could do this for the most difficult/common question types in the first week. Do flaw, assumption, inference, S/W. I would spend a day each on those, just reading, analyzing, and taking notes. A month isn't much time? Is waiting out this cycle an option?

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Re: Understanding Mistakes on LR

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:09 pm

Answer these four questions about each incorrect answer:

1) Why is the right answer right?
2) Why is my wrong answer wrong?
3) What about the wrong answer made me think it was right?
4) What about the right answer made me think it was wrong?

3 and 4 are the important ones for making sure you don't make the same mistakes again. I recommend keeping a log where you write these down. Not huge explanations; preferably, you sum up your mistake in 3-4 words, using common flaws (i.e. "I equivocated fat loss and weight loss.")

When you have 30 or so of these done, check for patterns. You'll usually notice them before you do this, but if you haven't by that point, time to dig a little deeper.

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