Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

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cloudhidden
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Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

Postby cloudhidden » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:08 pm

I know that this is a subjective question, but I find something inherently confounding about aceing these questions. For me, they had a relatively short learning curve, but whereas with other questions I can almost always reason through the correct answer (at least while untimed), I seem to have reached a plateau on these questions. Every once in a while, there will appear a strengthen/ weaken question that I would feel no more confident about if I had unlimited time. There doesn't seem to be an ironclad way to solve them, and often I resort to what I feel the writer might have been thinking and compare that to known tendencies on the LSAT. For assumption family questions, I find this uncertainty way harder to deal with than either assumption or flaw questions.

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Re: Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

Postby ccordero » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:10 pm

I just made a thread about this too... viewtopic.php?f=6&t=190998

I'm having some serious trouble with strengthen/weaken questions.

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Re: Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

Postby fips tedora » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:20 pm

I would say Parallel Reasoning

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Re: Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

Postby 06102016 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:22 pm

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Re: Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

Postby Systematic1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:23 pm

interesting I find strengthen/weaken among the easiest questions. I agree with poster above though that parallel are usually the most difficult and time consuming

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Re: Are strengthen/weaken questions the toughest to master?

Postby cloudhidden » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:48 pm

I have been drilling the different question types from PT 1-38, and I agree that parallel reasoning questions take the most effort to get to a 90% accuracy level, but I still vouch that strengthen/ weaken are tougher to approach 100% mastery. I say this because of that extra little wrinkle of creativity in the scope of right answers that they allow. In most scenarios these are relatively low stress questions, and certainly parallel reasoning take up more time, but at least there's more of a formula for solving them and therefore a higher associated certainty level.




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