Pattern Recognition in Logical Reasoning??

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Pattern Recognition in Logical Reasoning??

Postby MissJenna » Tue May 29, 2012 9:53 am

What patterns do you see in LR when you are reviewing your work?

Pattern recognition is something I cannot grasp in this section and it's flipping me out.

I'm confused as to what sorts of things I should pay attention to.

When people say: "You'll start noticing the patterns of your wrong answers and the way the testmakers think"....what are they talking about?

Can you please give me specific examples of things I should look out for, etc.?

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Re: Pattern Recognition in Logical Reasoning??

Postby StarLightSpectre » Tue May 29, 2012 10:09 am

For me it's been about learning to anticipate leaps of logic common to each question type, common wrong answers for each question type (specific shell games, reverse answers, mistaken conditionals), and common ways that test makers try to deceive you.

It gets to the point where every question feels familiar and you know exactly what the right answer looks like before you even start reading the answer choices. You also know what kind of wrong answer choices they're going to put in front of you.

Like you're playing a game of chess and you not only know what moves your opponent can make but also which ones they are likely to make.

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