I am going to add something here that I am thinking about as I am studying today: don't write off "easy" questions as easy in review. What I mean is that there really isn't a difference between the "easy" stimuli and the "hard" stimuli. The difference is in the answer choices. So instead of just quickly going through the easy questions and saying "this answer choice is bad because XYZ..." think instead about the stimuli
. Think about all
the gaps. Ask "how could I ask different questions from these stimuli?" Ask "if this stimuli was Q17 instead of Q3, how would my approach change? Why?"
I'll give you an example.
Here is my explanation for an "easy" question, PT9 S4 Q6 taken from the Manhattan forums. This was done at the tail-end of my last summer trying to study (didn't work out with school and what not)
Countries in labor shortages drive away workers at 65
Labor shortages could be averted if this practice was eliminated
The big assumption here is that workers wouldn't leave on their own. Just because workers are asked to leave doesn't mean that they would want to stay anyway. Some people retire at 65, not because they are asked to, but because it is generally accepted as the "time" to retire. In addition, the argument is assuming that labor shortages as a whole would be averted if these particular workers stayed. Perhaps these workers were not enough to compensate for the labor shortage. This may be something to think about when looking at the answer choices.
However, i failed to notice something here that I noticed when reviewing this question 5 months later...
WaltGrace1983 wrote:Experienced and productive older workers are going to be driven from work at age 65
If this were not the case, then the labor shortages would be averted.
Look at how STRONG this conclusion is! This is saying that the older workers are absolutely sufficient to completely thwart the labor shortages. If workers 65+ are working → ~Labor shortage. Do these answer choices attack this gap? Nah, not really. However, I think that you can almost guarantee to see a conclusion very similar to this for a sufficient assumption question. Just something to keep in mind...
This could very well be something that a different question with the same stimulus would get onto. I guess what I am trying to say is "don't feel bad for spending lots of time on 'easy' questions. The answer choices may be easy but the stimulus is just as hard and there is a lot to learn from that alone!"