Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

esther0123
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Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby esther0123 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:23 pm

Hi all,

I suspect the simple answer would be "drilling," but I was wondering if anyone had any tricks to remembering all the rules at play during logic game. I've noticed that most of my mistakes come from either not reading a rule/reading a rule incorrectly (missing a key word like.. 'not'), or just simply forgetting about a rule even after reading them!!

Any wisdom one might want to share?

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CalAlumni
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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby CalAlumni » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:24 pm

A clear and understandable notation system for the different rules in the LG is key. Moreover, if you fear you've made a mistake or are prone to making mistakes, double-check your rule notations, because if they aren't correct you've already lost.

Before I answer most questions, I scan the rules to make sure I'm cognizant of them. I have to say though, that by-and-large most rules are pretty easy to keep in your head--this comes with practice.

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby wtrc » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:13 pm

Not really about not forgetting rules, but one thing that has hurt me in the past: when questions are like "ABCDEFGH and I are ranked 1 to 9. B must be ranked a higher number than F." So I'd have the setup of

123456789 and B----F when really a higher number would mean F-----B. Don't realize it til like 2 questions in and then need to start all over, wasting like 3 mins

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby vegso » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:06 pm

well it's hard to give tips on how to read better, but I just have all the rules written out in my own notation in a vertical format so that everytime i hit a question i scan all of them to make sure im not missing something

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby M.M. » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:34 pm

Double check the rules. This will allow you to make sure you've diagrammed them correctly and review them again.

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby Zensack » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:09 pm

For the most part, mathematical symbols will get the job done (Reread your Stat 101 book). Temporal relationships I denote with ; and : for after and immediately after, respectively.

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby 03152016 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:31 pm

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:11 am

vegso wrote:well it's hard to give tips on how to read better, but I just have all the rules written out in my own notation in a vertical format so that everytime i hit a question i scan all of them to make sure im not missing something


This. When I make deductions, I just go straight down my list of rules. When I'm doing a conditional question, I go back and go through each rule, one at a time. Don't EVER rely on remembering the rules - check against them every time. If you're methodical about it, it will also save you time.

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Re: Any tips for not forgetting LG rules?

Postby shntn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:20 am

Yep. Don't try to remember them. Write them down in a clear, standardized notation and scan. If you can remember things, great. But don't try to. The less you try to keep track of in your head, the less chance you'll get confused or make a mistake as you're plowing through the game.




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