nooooo wrote:Also chiming in as an October retake.
Noticed my main gripe for the test this past Saturday was my lack of time on the LRs (all three sections of them). Any solid advice on how to speed up my LR? I've taken every PT already and read through the Manhattan and LR Bible. I'm solid on LG and RC.
I'm thinking of picking random passages and timing myself to do them under 1:30 each time. If I get it wrong or take too long, it goes into the drill pile. I'll create an LR section of 25 passages from the drill pile and go through it with 35 minutes. Wash, rinse, repeat until I'm confident and solid. Does this make sense or is it unrealistic?
Do what you must to get first 15 LR questions done in 15 min or less. This is essential for timing because the first 15 are usually quite easier than the last 10. So give yourself 1 min/question for first 15, and then 2/min for last 10. ALSO, do not fight with the question. Again, DO NOT FIGHT WITH THE QUESTIONS. LR is such that I routinely finish with a few minutes to spare and have time to go back and deliberate on some of the trickier questions. To have that luxury, you must maintain an internal pace and that means you cannot get bogged down on any one of two questions. Personally, I'll read the question stem and then the stimulus and then I'll answer (either by prephrasing as is often the case for inference questions, flaws, suff. assumptions, etc or by eliminating). If I do this process once and I don't have an answer, I'll repeat the process once more. That is it. I'll do a question a maximum of two times on my first go through, pick an answer which I feel is best (however marginally best it may be) and move on to the next question.