LR Regression Help!!!

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LR Regression Help!!!

Postby qou » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:09 am

I seemed to have regressed on my LR sections in preparing for the Oct LSAT. I use to miss just a few (-2/-4) and now I'm down to like -10 PER section! I really don't know what I have been doing differently, but I need to unlearn it fast. I know I seemed to have forgotten the specific conclusion types (like Prediction/definite) etc. seems to have fallen out of my head in the past few weeks so i'll need to review that again. Any ideas if that strategy is posted online anywhere?

Also It seems like every single time I'm down to 2 choices I pick the wrong one. So I've seemed to learn a bad strategy I need to kick out of my head before test day! I reread the LR Bible and have the flashcards (which are ok) and I've done maybe 15 LR sections but I really need help to get back on track. My LG is maybe 0/-1 and RC is -3/-4 at the last batch this weekend So LR is my only focus for the next few weeks!

Thanks for any help guys/gals =]


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Re: LR Regression Help!!!

Postby Techsan23 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:27 pm

In the same boat. Did this start happening as you progressed into the 50's and 60's?

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Re: LR Regression Help!!!

Postby espressocream » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:30 pm

50s I was fine...I took 65 yesterday and missed -15 total.

three weeks left and this happens.

I'm only focusing on PTs 60-66 for the next three weeks with the later 50s.
I don't know what else to do. It's really disheartening.


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Re: LR Regression Help!!!

Postby ncc5 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:05 pm

I had a similar problem a few weeks ago. Try taking a few sections completely untimed. Not "I'll try to go as quick as I can, but not adhere to the 35 minutes", I mean really untimed. For each question, explain (in your head or out loud) why each answer choice is right and which is wrong. More than likely you'll do incredibly well.

The reasoning is this: First, you are completely intimidated by the section now, which is certainly causing you stress. Showing yourself that you absolutely have the mental capacity to rock the section is important for your confidence.

Second, it will highlight what I expect is your problem, that you are going too fast and not reading carefully. If you have regressed that much in scoring, it isn't because you stopped understanding concepts. More likely, you try to blow by the easy questions in order to spend more time on the harder ones. While this is a good strategy to a point, don't let it take away from successfully answering those easy questions. If you miss any questions 1-10, after consistently being able to miss 1 or 2 per section, than that is a result from rushing.

Treat every question with the required mental respect and you'll be golden.

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Re: LR Regression Help!!!

Postby CalAlumni » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:31 pm

This happened to me recently and my confidence plummeted. I was burnt out--so after taking a 3 day break from studying, my LR scores increased.

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