Hurricane211 wrote:Do all y'all think it's best to read the stimulus first, or the question stem? The LSAT Trainer says question stem, PowerScore says stimulus. I'm probably stuck on reading the stimulus first. I have since the beginning of my LSAT journey many moons ago.
I'd recommend giving the "stem first" method a shot. I started off with the stimulus like you and even after reading multiple posts and guides recommending the stem I stuck to my method. However, I eventually decided to give stem first a try, and while it did feel awkward at first, it greatly increased my speed overall. My score increased as well. I don't necessarily think that stem first is what caused me to answer more questions correctly, but the time it saved me allowed me to focus more on the harder questions, which in turn increased my average score by 1 or 2 points per section.
What I eventually came to do was just very quickly glance at the stem, identify the question type, then read the stimulus. This was a huge improvement over my prior method which often involved reading the stimulus twice.