Giving myself 45 minutes

itachiuchiha
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Giving myself 45 minutes

Postby itachiuchiha » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:26 pm

When I give myself 45-50 minutes to do a LR section, my accuracy is on point and I miss about 3-5 each section. But when i go down to 35 minutes, my accuracy is -7 to -10+

How can I maintain the accuracy as I decrease time?
What methods worked for you?

Thanks

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Giving myself 45 minutes

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:28 pm

Decrease the time in small increments, like a minute or two per practice. This helps you get used to the time pressure.

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boblawlob
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Re: Giving myself 45 minutes

Postby boblawlob » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:46 pm

Speed up on questions 1-10. Don't overthink 1-10.

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Giving myself 45 minutes

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:50 pm

I misread this - I read LG rather than LR. Keep in mind that LR questions are arranged essentially in order of difficulty, so the above poster is right. Don't overwork the first 10 questions.

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Cerebro
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Re: Giving myself 45 minutes

Postby Cerebro » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:52 pm

boblawlob wrote:Speed up on questions 1-10. Don't overthink 1-10.


Yes! Brian Birdwell of Manhattan LSAT has a good video on timing, where he suggests doing "first 10" drills for LR. Basically, look for opportunities to speed up on questions where your are, or should be strong, and try to move more questions out of the "Challenging" category into the "Routine" category, etc. Follow the link below and watch "Timing on the LSAT" video. I think it's about 20 minutes or so.

http://www.manhattanlsat.com/zen-and-the-art.cfm

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Re: Giving myself 45 minutes

Postby Funkycrime » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:03 pm

Thanks for the link, Cerebro. Also OP, I was in your shoes last summer, and what really helped me was the Manhattan guide. They lay out a very systematic roadmap for approaching LR questions that narrowed my focus and let me shave off time spent with frivolous parts of the argument and also time wasted considering bad answer choices.




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