Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

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Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby jad0re » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:35 pm

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Re: Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby objection_your_honor » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:11 pm

A course is probably less useful than self-studying at this point, given you are already capable of scoring in the 170s. Getting LG down to -0 may be all you need to reach 170+ by the looks of it.

Use this: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=195603

I wouldn't worry about a diagnostic. Start drilling LG and RC today, if possible (the test is 62 days away).

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Re: Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby steven21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:47 pm

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Re: Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:00 pm

steven21 wrote:In a similar situation. Most recent PT was 164 -15 LR, -2 LG, -6 RC. How did you go from -15 to -3 on LR? (I have read the PS LR Bible Manhattan LR and have drilled through the Cambridge LR Packets)

Study smart, don't study hard.

Ugh, okay. LR is incredibly improveable, but brute forcing your way through packets isn't the way to do it. You have to start understanding that shit. For NA/SA/Weaken/Strengthen/Main Conclusion questions, put a post-it over the answers, read the question and try to prephrase an answer on the Post-it. Then check and see if you got it right. Often you won't, but the idea is to start looking for the flaw in the argument, and identifying said flaw, BEFORE you look at the answer choices. Get better at it. After each question, write down why each answer is wrong, and why the right one is right. After you do a test, let it sit for a few days WITHOUT grading it, then go through it again and see if you can guess which ones you got wrong, and why you got them wrong.

Those are just some general tips. Drilling mindlessly isn't the answer, you have to be internalizing what you're doing.

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Re: Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby gaud » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:02 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
steven21 wrote:In a similar situation. Most recent PT was 164 -15 LR, -2 LG, -6 RC. How did you go from -15 to -3 on LR? (I have read the PS LR Bible Manhattan LR and have drilled through the Cambridge LR Packets)

Study smart, don't study hard.

Ugh, okay. LR is incredibly improveable, but brute forcing your way through packets isn't the way to do it. You have to start understanding that shit. For NA/SA/Weaken/Strengthen/Main Conclusion questions, put a post-it over the answers, read the question and try to prephrase an answer on the Post-it. Then check and see if you got it right. Often you won't, but the idea is to start looking for the flaw in the argument, and identifying said flaw, BEFORE you look at the answer choices. Get better at it. After each question, write down why each answer is wrong, and why the right one is right. After you do a test, let it sit for a few days WITHOUT grading it, then go through it again and see if you can guess which ones you got wrong, and why you got them wrong.

Those are just some general tips. Drilling mindlessly isn't the answer, you have to be internalizing what you're doing.


This is good advice, especially the writing down why each answer choice is wrong/right.

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Re: Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:09 pm

gaud wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
steven21 wrote:In a similar situation. Most recent PT was 164 -15 LR, -2 LG, -6 RC. How did you go from -15 to -3 on LR? (I have read the PS LR Bible Manhattan LR and have drilled through the Cambridge LR Packets)

Study smart, don't study hard.

Ugh, okay. LR is incredibly improveable, but brute forcing your way through packets isn't the way to do it. You have to start understanding that shit. For NA/SA/Weaken/Strengthen/Main Conclusion questions, put a post-it over the answers, read the question and try to prephrase an answer on the Post-it. Then check and see if you got it right. Often you won't, but the idea is to start looking for the flaw in the argument, and identifying said flaw, BEFORE you look at the answer choices. Get better at it. After each question, write down why each answer is wrong, and why the right one is right. After you do a test, let it sit for a few days WITHOUT grading it, then go through it again and see if you can guess which ones you got wrong, and why you got them wrong.

Those are just some general tips. Drilling mindlessly isn't the answer, you have to be internalizing what you're doing.


This is good advice, especially the writing down why each answer choice is wrong/right.

I KNOW it's good advice. Duh.

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Re: Advice needed on retake (mid160s to 170+)

Postby gaud » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:19 pm

:lol:




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