Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

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Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby primordialnoodle » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:01 pm

One of my biggest problems with timing on the LSAT is dwelling too long on tough questions. When I come across a hard question, I get in this stubborn mindset of "let me look at it for 30 more seconds, I'm sure I'll get this" and before I know it, two precious minutes have passed.

What are your tricks for forcing yourself to skip?

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby bombaysippin » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:04 pm

In the words of Nike, just do it.

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:08 pm

Circle it and move on - that question isn't going anywhere, you can get back to it when you have the time to do so. Chances are you'll come across questions that take seconds to answer and you can always use that extra time when you get back to the circled question. The worst thing you can do is let that question mess with you confidence on subsequent questions; forget about it—temporarily—and move on to the next one (like JayZ).

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby Yeezus » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:38 pm

I used to have that same problem, but lately I've just gone with an educated guess, marked the question, and gotten back to it after I fished the rest of the section. You'd be surprised how looking at the question a second time lets you see things you missed the first time around.

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby bombaysippin » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:44 pm

Remember that every question is worth the same point. Whether it's extremely difficult or extremely easy. Always keep that in mind.

Race through easy questions (assuming you're relatively confident and sure about "easy" ones) will give you a nice buffer by the end of the section for you to have plenty of time to go back and review the harder ones.

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby alexrodriguez » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Tell yourself you got 99 problems and all your time ain't worth one.

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby Splitter1415 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:27 pm

Just skip it. Tell yourself that it's not with being stuck with one difficult question. You could use the time spent on that particular question for answering two or three easy questions.

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby 03152016 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:34 pm

You have to be willing to lose in order to win.

For every extra minute you spend weighing between two choices, you've bled a point from the end of the section. Besides, if you really can't make up your mind between two contenders, how much better are your odds after spending a minute staring at the page? Maybe you go from a 50-50 shot to a 60-40? Is increasing your odds by 10% worth losing a point because you screwed up your pacing?

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby Clyde Frog » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:16 pm

Invent time machine. Use time machine to go back in time to see which answer is more attractive. Problem solved.

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Re: Advice on forcing yourself to move on with hard questions?

Postby paayter » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:24 am

This is key to doing well on the exam and scoring as many points as possible. Just do it...u know u can gauge if ur thinkin too hard on a problem...u just circle and go.



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