depending on wrong answers too much?

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Zeta
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depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby Zeta » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:32 pm

i find that i'm never sure of the correct answer until i've ruled out the wrong ones. is this okay? i feel like i should be able to confidently choose the correct answer w/out having to rely on the wrong ones to be sure.

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Re: depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby gaud » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:43 pm

Never need to find the correct one if you can rule out all the incorrect ones. :wink:

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Re: depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby SumStalwart » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:14 am

Nope. As long as you can derive the answer quickly, any method works. Personally, some of the questions seem to lend themselves to the process of elimination.

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Re: depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:38 am

Depends on the section. If you keep trying to rule out wrong answers in games after you have found the right answer then you are just wasting time.

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Re: depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby SumStalwart » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:13 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Depends on the section. If you keep trying to rule out wrong answers in games after you have found the right answer then you are just wasting time.

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Re: depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby blackandstrong » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:02 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Depends on the section. If you keep trying to rule out wrong answers in games after you have found the right answer then you are just wasting time.


Yeah, you want to move quickly during games, so you really want to not go through wrong answers -- except maybe the first question. That one tends to go by the set-ups, and you can do it fairly quickly.

The arguments section does seem to lend itself to the process of elimination. No problem with eliminating wrong answers -- it's what I do usually.

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Re: depending on wrong answers too much?

Postby bp shinners » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:39 pm

Zeta wrote:i find that i'm never sure of the correct answer until i've ruled out the wrong ones. is this okay? i feel like i should be able to confidently choose the correct answer w/out having to rely on the wrong ones to be sure.


Knowing the correct answer going into the ACs will make you quicker and more accurate.

However, eliminating the other answer choices also gets you the right answer (just slower, and less accurately). So if it's working, I wouldn't mess with it. However, I would start trying to prephrase an answer, as that will help you eliminate answers, increase accuracy, and also help you speed up (see item one on this list).




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