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Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:43 pm
by osubucknut
At what point would you guys consider skipping the last logic game. I'm currently missing anywhere between 5-10 on pts and usually closer to -10. Would you recommend I take ten minutes per game to go for accuracy and try to answer the first question of the most difficult game?

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:46 pm
by CardozoLaw09
At no point. That section is free points. Keep drilling until you get to that point.

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:49 pm
by magickware
If it's feasible, just don't take the test at all. Instead, do each game individually and fully understand what is going on. Don't even bother with timing yourself.

If you know that you can't finish the games on time, then do your diagramming and quickly determine whether this is something you can do quickly or not. If it's not, then just skip it. Ideally you can do about 2 of them under 8 minutes each, and that leaves you with 18 or so minutes for the rest. Then spend that time wisely.

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:51 pm
by guano
Is the goal to get into Cooley?

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:53 pm
by holdencaulfield
Back in the day when I took the LSAT (2008), LG were extremely learnable and I would be disappointed if I missed more than 1-3 questions in a section. Unless LG have become substantially more difficult, I would encourage you to double your study efforts and do whatever it takes to master LG.

Have LG changed that much?

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:23 pm
by Nova
holdencaulfield wrote:Have LG changed that much?

No.

They're still just as learnable

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:25 pm
by Nova
Op, as others have said, skipping a game is a very bad strategy. If your not close to -0 you are leaving the easiest points available on the board.

Just keep working on it and eventually it should click. Try pithy pikes (look at the stickies at the top of the forum)

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:45 am
by mystikal
OP-
http://7sage.com/how-to-get-a-perfect-s ... gic-games/

This is worth 5:15 of your time...

Make sure you are getting all of the contrapositives, and drawing out addition inferences based on those.
Make sure you diagraming it properly, so you can "clearly" see what is going on.

Dont leave these "free" points on the table.

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:56 am
by kiyoku
OP,

If you're missing that many questions it's obvious that there are certain areas of the game where your approach is wrong. There's no use it mindlessly doing questions back to back.

Start learning which inferences to make. Learn the patterns.

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:16 am
by okaygo
also, if you do plan on doing this strategy, I hope you realize the fourth game isn't always the hardest one.

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:37 pm
by osubucknut
Thanks for the advice. I do realize the fourth game isn't always the most difficult, but I'm getting nervous because my scores have been so random. I only missed two on my last pt but sometimes I fail miserably and miss ten. I think I'm going to try to finish the two easiest games very quickly and take more time on the more difficult ones.

Re: Skipping Logic Game

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:05 pm
by laww
Dude I agree with the posters above.

LG is free points.

I really don't get why people want to give up on LG after they do badly a few times. IMO the LG section is the most "learnable" section of the test because the initial diagramming and drawing inferences basically spews the answers to most of the questions. For the local ones just draw out the new condition and refer to the initial ones and BOOM you have the answer.

I'm telling you that with practice you can finish each game in like 5 minutes.

Sometimes, the test will have a question for a LG that will take a lot of time (ie. the answer choices are all "if ___ goes first, then ___ must ... "). Skip that question FOR THE TIME BEING and do the next LG. When you finish the other questions come back to this one and finish it up.

If you can get through the easier questions quickly and correctly, you can allot more time towards the more difficult questions.