Think Clearly and Quietly

ar1656
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Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby ar1656 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Does anyone else need to think out loud in order to work on some parts of the LSAT? How have you learned to focus without thinking aloud?

I honestly can't make it through some questions, especially logical reasoning, without making some sort of verbal assertions while drawing conclusions. I can't do that on test day (obviously) but I can't seem to concentrate without doing it! UGH. help please?!

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cc.celina
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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby cc.celina » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:21 pm

Lol I had this problem. I some practice tests in public places, where people looked at me funny if I talked to myself, to train myself out of it.

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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby Mr.Binks » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:28 pm

I didn't know this was actually a thing... Huh.

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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby cc.celina » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:13 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:I didn't know this was actually a thing... Huh.

I didn't either, until my mom knocked on my door while I was taking a PT to ask who I was on the phone with.

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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby humbugger » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:30 pm

ar1656 wrote:Does anyone else need to think out loud in order to work on some parts of the LSAT? How have you learned to focus without thinking aloud?

I honestly can't make it through some questions, especially logical reasoning, without making some sort of verbal assertions while drawing conclusions. I can't do that on test day (obviously) but I can't seem to concentrate without doing it! UGH. help please?!

You can read to yourself without using your vocal cords, just try reading it very quietly to yourself until you are moving your lips but no sound is coming out. ("Subvocalize")

For my part, I never did this until I started taking the LSAT, but I found it helped my comprehension quite a lot.

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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby ar1656 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:32 pm

haha I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I just need to know how to control it before test day comes and the proctor asks me to step out of the room for being a distraction.

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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:46 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:I didn't know this was actually a thing... Huh.

It's call schizophrenia.

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cc.celina
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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby cc.celina » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:I didn't know this was actually a thing... Huh.

It's call schizophrenia.

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LSAT Hacks (Graeme)
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Re: Think Clearly and Quietly

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:34 pm

You could try Spreeder. It's designed to stop you from reading out loud. Might apply to thinking too:

http://www.spreeder.com/




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