One thing I have noticed while doing LG games is that on "which of the following could be true
" questions, most of the times the answer tends to include the least restrictive variable/wildcard. Now, that is not to say that every could be true question does this, but it does help in deciding which answer choice to check first. Then, I will reset to top of the answer choices and work from there.
I was wondering if this is something many of you do as well. It seems to be common sense, but before I started focusing on establishing this habit I would just race through the answer choices from top to bottom. Any thoughts
I picked this mini strategy up from the 7Sage LG videos, where he talks about "floaters" (the variables with no corresponding rules attached to them) and how they often (but of course, not always) play a role in "could be true/false" questions.
If it's a local/specific "could be true/false" question starting with, "If A places 4th and B etc..." I'll usually draw a new diagram, applying the new scenario to the initial diagram, and then look for any floaters in the answer choices.
This works nicely for the "Must be True/False" questions as well -- except in reverse - the answers often lie in the variables that are already defined through the rules or inferences and the wrong answer choices will deal with the "floaters" (because they are most "free" to go in more places).
It's little strategies like this that I wish I had in my arsenal during my first take -- it trims off seconds, but can ultimately end up saving a ton of time overall.