How do you go over wrong LR questions?

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How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby lawquestions1 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:59 pm

I write down the type of LR, and write why each answer choice is wrong/right.
Then I use the LRB to review the sections I am having the most trouble with but I don't seem to be improving.
Are there any other methods for going over wrong LR questions?

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:07 pm

VasaVasori wrote:I don't remember who suggested this, but I always went through the routine of identifying the following for each question that I got wrong or that I had any trouble with:

(A) Why was the answer you selected/were going to select wrong?
(B) Why did you select that answer, and why was that reason wrong?
(C) Why didn't you/were you not going to select the correct answer?
(D) Why is the correct answer correct?

Some people have recommended writing this stuff down, but I just went over it and made sure that I understood it.

TITCR, but write it down

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby dowu » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:11 pm

I was typing the questions for a while. It was time consuming, but it helped me to see the peculiarities of the test writers' writing.

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby Systematic1 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:14 pm

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby glucose101 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:09 am

I tried to write out all the reasons why I would get questions wrong, but it just wouldn't work for me. Too time consuming to the pt that the stream of consciousness that I would need to reason through the LSAT on test day was bogging me down. May work for some, but not me. I think as long as you get the reasoning down, it's fine to do whichever method yields results.

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby MissJenna » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:43 pm

VasaVasori wrote:I don't remember who suggested this, but I always went through the routine of identifying the following for each question that I got wrong or that I had any trouble with:

(A) Why was the answer you selected/were going to select wrong?
(B) Why did you select that answer, and why was that reason wrong?
(C) Why didn't you/were you not going to select the correct answer?
(D) Why is the correct answer correct?

Some people have recommended writing this stuff down, but I just went over it and made sure that I understood it.



I'm going to actually start doing this & I'm hoping it will help.:) But what would I compare it/check it against to so I can make sure I'm on the right track, etc.?

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby bp shinners » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:42 am

glucose101 wrote:I tried to write out all the reasons why I would get questions wrong, but it just wouldn't work for me. Too time consuming to the pt that the stream of consciousness that I would need to reason through the LSAT on test day was bogging me down. May work for some, but not me. I think as long as you get the reasoning down, it's fine to do whichever method yields results.


You were writing too much down, then.

When you nail the reason why you answered a question wrong, it should read like:
"I equivocated between fat loss and weight loss."
"I fell for an absence of evidence fallacy."
"I misdiagrammed 'only'".

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby ivonmx » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:14 pm

(A) Why was the answer you selected/were going to select wrong?
(B) Why did you select that answer, and why was that reason wrong?
(C) Why didn't you/were you not going to select the correct answer?
(D) Why is the correct answer correct?


Nice advice. Marked.

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Re: How do you go over wrong LR questions?

Postby glucose101 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:38 pm

bp shinners wrote:
glucose101 wrote:I tried to write out all the reasons why I would get questions wrong, but it just wouldn't work for me. Too time consuming to the pt that the stream of consciousness that I would need to reason through the LSAT on test day was bogging me down. May work for some, but not me. I think as long as you get the reasoning down, it's fine to do whichever method yields results.


You were writing too much down, then.

When you nail the reason why you answered a question wrong, it should read like:
"I equivocated between fat loss and weight loss."
"I fell for an absence of evidence fallacy."
"I misdiagrammed 'only'".


Actually, that isn't true. I was answering questions like:

A) Why was the answer you selected/were going to select wrong?
(B) Why did you select that answer, and why was that reason wrong?
(C) Why didn't you/were you not going to select the correct answer?
(D) Why is the correct answer correct?

And the pen-to-paper time was taking too much time for me; I was losing my train of thought on really understanding what the questions were asking because of the writing. Now that I mentally answer the questions, it's much better and natural (on test day, I don't need to write down this process).




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