Anyone use 7sage's method of going -0 on LG successfully?

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Anyone use 7sage's method of going -0 on LG successfully?

Postby M.M. » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:44 am ... gic-games/

I've been using this with marginal success, but one problem I have with it is that when I figure out how to do the deductions, I feel like already knowing them isn't cementing the process of figuring them out much in my head ... I'm not sure how to phrase this or describe my situation, but it's like knowing the deductions / inferences makes doing the game again not very fruitful. One way I have of enhancing the gains from doing this is to consciously think to myself "ok, because this goes here, this goes here" instead of just writing them down from memory ... but do you guys have any other suggestions on how to make this method more effective?

I'm finding that deductions are coming to me now, but not quick enough ... maybe I just need more practice, but advice is welcome.


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Re: Anyone use 7sage's method of going -0 on LG successfully?

Postby unitball » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:44 am

I have the exact same concerns

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Re: Anyone use 7sage's method of going -0 on LG successfully?

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:08 pm

I spoke to Ping about this. How to use this method depends on your skill level. I found repeating games really helped me as an LSAT instructor, but the interval was a lot more spaced out.

Many students don't remember inferences *even when they JUST did the game*. If that's you, repeat the games right away, until you do start remembering things. This will teach you how to really find your way through games, and it will build your ability to do this on new games.

Or, you may be more like me. Once you do a game, and review it, you pretty much know how to do it. But you're not 100% good at the game - if you look at it in two weeks, you may have forgotten how to do it.

If this latter case describes you, then still repeat the games, but do it at a longer interval. Repeat games at the point where you've started to forget the inferences.

I did this process organically with students. Sometimes I'd do the same game with two students with two days in between, other times with two weeks in between.

At the start, it would take me 4-5 repetitions before I would see everything there was to be seen in a game. Now it's 1-2 repetitions, as a result of repeating so many games. When I do a new game, I can often see everything the first time through now, because I've mastered enough games.

Hope that helps, let me know if you need any clarification. By the way, here are the games explanations referred to in the video:

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