Logical Reasoning

DazedAndConfused77
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:16 pm

Logical Reasoning

Postby DazedAndConfused77 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:24 pm

I am preparing to take the December 2012 LSAT and I need to know what's the best strategy for attacking the Logical reasoning section.

Should I

(1) Read the Passage, read the question, then answer question

or

(2) Read the question, read the passage, re-read the question, then answer the question

I would appreciate any advice you might have.

bruss
Posts: 470
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 3:58 am

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby bruss » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:27 pm

DazedAndConfused77 wrote:I am preparing to take the December 2012 LSAT and I need to know what's the best strategy for attacking the Logical reasoning section.

Should I

(1) Read the Passage, read the question, then answer question

or

(2) Read the question, read the passage, re-read the question, then answer the question

I would appreciate any advice you might have.


This has been debated for years. Purchase the Logical reading bible. Do 10 sections of LR and find what's best for you. Good luck

03152016
Posts: 9189
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:14 am

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby 03152016 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:46 pm

.
Last edited by 03152016 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Br3v
Posts: 4174
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby Br3v » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:13 pm

bruss wrote:
DazedAndConfused77 wrote:I am preparing to take the December 2012 LSAT and I need to know what's the best strategy for attacking the Logical reasoning section.

Should I

(1) Read the Passage, read the question, then answer question

or

(2) Read the question, read the passage, re-read the question, then answer the question

I would appreciate any advice you might have.


This has been debated for years. Purchase the Logical reading bible. Do 10 sections of LR and find what's best for you. Good luck



This is NOT a debate. Read it IN ORDER. Passage > question > answers

Ende
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby Ende » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:23 pm

Br3v wrote:
bruss wrote:
DazedAndConfused77 wrote:I am preparing to take the December 2012 LSAT and I need to know what's the best strategy for attacking the Logical reasoning section.

Should I

(1) Read the Passage, read the question, then answer question

or

(2) Read the question, read the passage, re-read the question, then answer the question

I would appreciate any advice you might have.


This has been debated for years. Purchase the Logical reading bible. Do 10 sections of LR and find what's best for you. Good luck



This is NOT a debate. Read it IN ORDER. Passage > question > answers





Truth!

HOW you read the passage is very important, so if you need to break it down to a few words at a time and keep a moderate pace to digest everything, go ahead. That's what helped me. Over time, you'll be able to pick up the pace, but I do recall in Logic Bible that there just isn't enough time to read the passage, read the question, read the passage again, read the question again, then answer

User avatar
flippacious
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri May 11, 2012 3:54 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby flippacious » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:32 pm

I would say it's a debate and varies between individuals. I used to be a die hard "read everything in order!!" advocate, but I was recently in a LR rut missing exactly 3 LR per test for five straight tests. So I switched it up during the last two timed PTs I did, and I went -1 and then -0 in LR. Needless to say, I'm now a fan of reading the question first. That being said, I think it works better to read the question first once you already have a very firm grasp on all the question types. I don't really balance anything in my head when I'm reading the stimulus. I read the question stem, think "flaw" or "necessary assumption" or whatever, and read the stimulus. That's a lot easier than trying to remember something like "okay I'm looking for a way that would most justify the conclusion of this passage."

Summary: figure out what works for you.

User avatar
PeanutsNJam
Posts: 3699
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:24 pm

I found my score went up when I didn't even read the stimulus. No guessing required, just use lots of logic to find the right answer.

03152016
Posts: 9189
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:14 am

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby 03152016 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:32 pm

.
Last edited by 03152016 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Br3v
Posts: 4174
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby Br3v » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:36 pm

Max324 wrote:I like to go through the whole section reading just the answer choices, then I go back and read all the stims.


stop giving fake advice

03152016
Posts: 9189
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:14 am

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby 03152016 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:42 pm

.
Last edited by 03152016 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

03152016
Posts: 9189
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:14 am

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby 03152016 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:59 pm

.
Last edited by 03152016 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Nova
Posts: 9116
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby Nova » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:04 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=189694
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=189694
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=189694
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=189694

BP shinners FTW

DazedAndConfused77 wrote: (2) Read the question, read the passage, re-read the question,then answer the question


You should not have to reread the question.

kaseyb002
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:55 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby kaseyb002 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:01 pm

I read the question stem first, make a one/two letter mark by it (S = strengthen, NA = necessary assumption, R = role, I = infer, etc... you'll probably wanna make up your own abbreviations), and then the stimulus. If I ever forget what the question stem is asking for, which usually doesn't happen, then I just glance at the big letter next to the stem.

The real advantage of this is giving me a (perhaps superficial) sense of being mechanical. It's just a quick mental reminder of what my task is going into the stimulus, which then causes me to be a more active reader.

Also, both Manhattan LSAT's and Velocity's strategies have you read the question stem first, and those are the primary materials I am using.

I should note that I usually have to re-read the stem (after stimulus) if the stem is particularly different.

User avatar
Pete Venkman
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:33 pm

Re: Logical Reasoning

Postby Pete Venkman » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:09 pm

Br3v wrote:
bruss wrote:
DazedAndConfused77 wrote:I am preparing to take the December 2012 LSAT and I need to know what's the best strategy for attacking the Logical reasoning section.

Should I

(1) Read the Passage, read the question, then answer question

or

(2) Read the question, read the passage, re-read the question, then answer the question

I would appreciate any advice you might have.


This has been debated for years. Purchase the Logical reading bible. Do 10 sections of LR and find what's best for you. Good luck



This is NOT a debate. Read it IN ORDER. Passage > question > answers


+1




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexandros, Baidu [Spider], hurticulture, VMars, Yahoo [Bot] and 19 guests