PrizeFighter wrote:i'm curious about RC improvement as well - NINE wrong during october - i also bought LSAT Trainer. aprilyup i need motivation too! PM me if you want to study.
what are your specific problems w/r/t rc? the more information you provide, the more i can (attempt) to help you.[/quote]
very broadly, i have trouble on passages 3-4 (usually being the case that they are the more difficult ones), particularly with regards to science/humanities. another problem is that i can't tell how a RC section went when im done...in october i thought RC was easy but it was my worst section.
also practicing RC passages always seem exceptionally mind-numbing for some reason...i cant seem to see how i'm improving while doing them.
bee thanks SO much if you have any advice![/quote]
Newbie to this forum so not sure if I am hitting the right button to reply...But either way, yes! Let's be study partners!!
And thank you Bee!!! My problem with RC is that I always run out of time, 5 wrongs are from the last passage because I only got 2 minutes left for it...Also with some questions I can't seem to tell the right answers from the wrongs one (like I can't find the rules for how to choose the best answer). What should I do in this situation? Thanks!![/quote]
Timing was the biggest thing for me in RC. I was normally -2 to -4 on RC, but I got my first -0 in October, and I think trying to get through the section quickly actually helped me. I read once that the hard part of RC isn't the passage or the questions; it's the answer choices. Many of them are so similar that we spend a lot of time sifting through the last two choices, and this is were we lose the most time. So, what I started doing was just going with my first instinct and moving on to get through the section as fast as I could and then returning to the ones that I felt most unsure about. Once I do return, I only change an answer choice if I find hard proof in the passage because I found myself changing too many rights into wrongs.
tl;dr - Intuition is a powerful tool that can help with timing if you simply trust that your brain knows something you don't.[/quote]
im a fan of this approach, learning to let go of a harder question always gets me...i cant get past a question for a few minutes and it screws me later. solid advice prizefighter! ill give it a shot.