LR Strategy Poll Question

What's the order in which you solve an LR question?

Read the stimulus, then the question, then ALL answers
8
40%
Read the stimulus, then the question, stop after you found the answer
0
No votes
Read the question, then the stimulus, then ALL answers
11
55%
Read the question, then the stimulus, stop after you found the answer
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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SecondWind
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LR Strategy Poll Question

Postby SecondWind » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:23 am

To clarify, "stop after you found the answer" means that you don't always look at every answer choice, but rather stop when find one you think is correct. For example: you're fairly sure answer "C" is correct, so you move on to the next question instead of checking answers "D" and "E".

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Re: LR Strategy Poll Question

Postby NoodleyOne » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:37 am

As far as stem v. stim first, there is enough disagreement among good scorers to make me think it comes down to personal preference.

As far as not reading all the answer choices, I find that to be VERY bad, especially given the way that LSAC constructs their tests (often you'll find very attractive trap answers right before very subtle correct ones).

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Re: LR Strategy Poll Question

Postby magickware » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:49 am

You must read all the answer choices. The harder LR questions have at least one answer choice that seems tempting, and if you stop the moment you find it then you may be screwing yourself.

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Re: LR Strategy Poll Question

Postby Reframe » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:23 pm

Some question types you will not need all the answer choices, but most of the time you do. It is crucially important not to get tied up in trying to interpret wrong answer choices, though. So you should take "read" to mean something rather less than "understand".




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