I have been studying from Powerscore's LG Bible, and I am trying to follow their technique, but their technique relies on making every inference before you even read a question. Since I am struggling to automatically make those inferences, I find their LG method very unhelpful right now. The bible is a big muddled mess to me. I know the Powerscore LG Bible is as sacred as the Holy Bible, but I am not really liking it.
Is it necessary to be able to make the key inferences right off the bat? Should I be able to make those inferences the more I practice?
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- Learned Scissorhands
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Right, the LGB approach is to get all the inferences done on the front end to save you time later. You won't be able to find a lot of the inferences at first until you start to see the patterns that are mentioned in the LGB over and over. That's why drilling is important, do as many LGs you can get your hands on. The inferences will begin to jump out at you. Just drill, drill, drill. I usually printed out three copies of every LG section I did. The first time I would go through untimed and just dig for inferences. Then, I'd wait a few weeks and do the section again, timed. This would help me to see the inferences again and to think about how I could possibly start to cut my time down. I'd write that time down on the top of the section and then revisit a third time a few weeks later. This time, I'd try to beat the previous time. I really thought it was a great method that not only helped me to find inferences faster, but it also gave me a challenge to try to beat previous times and to develop time saving techniques. hth bro.
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That's not the only technique out there. If you watch the free videos on the Velocity LSAT prep site, Dave uses a very "plug and chug" systematic method for games that doesn't require drawing any inferences prior to answering questions. It may not be as fast as if you recognized the key inferences right off the bat, but supposedly once you get familiar with the "plug and chug", you'll have enough time to finish all four games.
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