Marking as incorrect questions you're familiar with on PTs

MiracleNeeded
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Marking as incorrect questions you're familiar with on PTs

Postby MiracleNeeded » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:04 am

Does anyone else do this? I put a line across the bubbles for any question I'm familiar with esp. on LR. I'd rather not inflate my scores with points I may or not have earned had I not been familiar with the question.

Sometimes a pt will have quite a few of these, a few tests back I had like 6 of them.

Recently I've been giving myself a range for the score. The low range subtracts these points, the high range includes these points.

Thoughts?

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Re: Marking as incorrect questions you're familiar with on PTs

Postby ScottRiqui » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:01 am

Well, as long as you realize that marking all such question wrong is going to give you a "worst case scenario" score, and it's not going to discourage you, I don't see a problem with it. I don't think that accumulating scores is the important part of prep anyway, so I don't think it matters as long as you're drilling, working on timing, and continuing to improve.

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Re: Marking as incorrect questions you're familiar with on PTs

Postby akg144 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:13 am

Do the questions - and mark why the wrong answers are wrong and why the right ones are right afterwards - this will pay dividends come test day. Use every question because everyone one is valuable and precious - don't waste a single official LSAC question! Take your thought process to the next level of depth and understanding - you will not regret it come test day.

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Re: Marking as incorrect questions you're familiar with on PTs

Postby JWP1022 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:06 pm

When I find that I "recognize" a question in a way that might give me a leg-up on the question, I try to ensure that I really know why it is right. Even if I know the right answer from memory, I still go through each wrong answer choice and write a short blurb about why it's wrong before moving on to other questions ("out of scope," "not a flaw in the argument," etc.). This enables me to still get some value out of the questions and also forces me to spend some time on them, making the rest of the section a little bit more difficult than it would be had I not done the exercise.

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Re: Marking as incorrect questions you're familiar with on PTs

Postby MiracleNeeded » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:34 am

JWP1022 wrote:When I find that I "recognize" a question in a way that might give me a leg-up on the question, I try to ensure that I really know why it is right. Even if I know the right answer from memory, I still go through each wrong answer choice and write a short blurb about why it's wrong before moving on to other questions ("out of scope," "not a flaw in the argument," etc.). This enables me to still get some value out of the questions and also forces me to spend some time on them, making the rest of the section a little bit more difficult than it would be had I not done the exercise.


Yeah I still answer the question as well, but marking why it's wrong would be good since moving slower for that question would make it more realistic and get some value from the question.




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