Conversion chart for different companies classifications?

M.M.
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Conversion chart for different companies classifications?

Postby M.M. » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:37 am

Has anyone heard of a conversion chart for all the different companies classifications of questions?

E.G. for Kaplan, my answers say some questions are "assumptions" but my Powerscore materials refer to them as necessary assumptions or sufficient assumptions. For Powerscore, a game could be called linear, whereas Princeton Review would call it ordering.

I know I can identify the types by looking at them, but this would certainly make it easier.

admisionquestion
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Re: Conversion chart for different companies classifications?

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:06 am

1. Your thinking too hard. Classifying shit better is not going to improve your score. End of story.
2. No. There are three obvious reasons why the answer is no.
2A. You can figure it out yourself--writing out your own guide would be the ONLY value in this exercise--i.e. if you take the time to write this out it might prompt some conceptual thinking about the games themselves--merely looking at a chart is useless.
2B. The categories are not exactly equal to each other.
2C. Everyone else realized #1.

M.M.
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Re: Conversion chart for different companies classifications?

Postby M.M. » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:21 am

admisionquestion wrote:1. Yourthinking too hard. Classifying shit better is not going to improve your score. End of story.
2. No. There are three obvious reasons why the answer is no.
2A. You can figure it out yourself--writing out your own guide would be the ONLY value in this exercise--i.e. if you take the time to write this out it might prompt some conceptual thinking about the games themselves--merely looking at a chart is useless.
2B. The categories are not exactly equal to each other.
2C. Everyone else realized #1.



Trust me I'm not trying to think too hard, this is hard enough as it is .. the only reason I'd like to classify better is because I'm using so many different materials, and, for example, looking at the PrepTest answers from Kaplan and typing them into 3Link's spreadsheet only to have to study the games I need to work on in the LGBible is ... tedious. I'm aware that the categories aren't equal, but at least from the 3 companies' materials I've used, there's definitely a lot of categories that are pretty much the same but with different names.

As for the bold, I had to :p

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Re: Conversion chart for different companies classifications?

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:04 am

Why are you using so many different materials. I SWEAR that the following guide is the best study plan possible:

1. Take 2 prep tests cold and properly timed.
2. Read somebodies explanation of game diagramming (it doesn't matter much whose method you use)
3. Take 10 Practice tests. After each one, review it thoroughly and redo each game individually giving yourself 7 minutes to get 100%. If you miss one, do the other 3 or something, and redo it. You get the idea, dont be too formulaic. Don't let formula overpower efficient use of time.
4. Read everyone else's approach to games.
5. Take 2 more practice tests and review
6. Write your own guide to games.
7. Take 2 more practice tests and revise your guide.
8. At this point you should be finishing games on time with limited errors. You will still miss a few or run out of time slightly but you should be doing within 4-5 points of perfect.
9. If your normal at this point you will be rocking reading comp. This leaves arguments for you to worry about. If this is not the case and your still struggling with games or reading comp, take more prep tests till you performing as I described.
10. Ignore any classification system. Go through LR bible and do EVERY existing problem. When correcting, stop at problem (right or wrong) and correct them.
11. Write your own classification system of LR.
12. Read all the material you can find on LR but only skim it, looking for insights you can glean.
13. Take remaining prep tests.
14. Earn a 170+




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