Prephrasing inference questions

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ltowns1
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Prephrasing inference questions

Postby ltowns1 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:37 pm

Do you guys prephrase inference questions in LR and RC?

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Re: Prephrasing inference questions

Postby Rigo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:40 pm

No.

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Re: Prephrasing inference questions

Postby Lying Lawyer » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:41 pm

These are some of the harder ones because many times there is no conclusion, just a fact set. Best thing you can do with these is to make sure you see if there are any term shifts and where there seems to be some kind of contradiction.

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Re: Prephrasing inference questions

Postby Jeffort » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:51 am

For LR most strongly supported and must be true questions, when you read and analyze the stimulus actively look for conditional logic premises, cause and effect relationships/information, comparative information/information about similar-different aspects of different but related things and for stuff about numbers and percentages.

Those are the most common types of logical relationships they give in LR stimulus for inference questions that they usually base the CR on, so prioritize focusing on looking for those types of logical information/relationships and making sure you clearly understand them when you find them to best prepare yourself before going into the answer choices. Although it's not productive to try to predict exactly what the CR is going to be, you can usually anticipate which relationships/parts of the stimulus the CR and trap answers are going to be based on so you can prioritize your upfront analysis properly before diving into the answers.

Drill some MSS & MBT Q's looking for those things and you'll notice the common structural patterns LSAC repeats over and over just with different veneer subject matter on LR inference Qs.

Half the battle is identifying which type(s) of logical information/relationships you are given so that you know which rules of logic apply/which perspective of analysis to use and which parts to prioritize analyzing before hitting the answers. Such as if there's some conditional logic in the stimulus, ~95 times out of 100 the CR will be based on/be a proper application of it.

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Re: Prephrasing inference questions

Postby ltowns1 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:06 am

Jeffort wrote:For LR most strongly supported and must be true questions, when you read and analyze the stimulus actively look for conditional logic premises, cause and effect relationships/information, comparative information/information about similar-different aspects of different but related things and for stuff about numbers and percentages.

Those are the most common types of logical relationships they give in LR stimulus for inference questions that they usually base the CR on, so prioritize focusing on looking for those types of logical information/relationships and making sure you clearly understand them when you find them to best prepare yourself before going into the answer choices. Although it's not productive to try to predict exactly what the CR is going to be, you can usually anticipate which relationships/parts of the stimulus the CR and trap answers are going to be based on so you can prioritize your upfront analysis properly before diving into the answers.

Drill some MSS & MBT Q's looking for those things and you'll notice the common structural patterns LSAC repeats over and over just with different veneer subject matter on LR inference Qs.

Half the battle is identifying which type(s) of logical information/relationships you are given so that you know which rules of logic apply/which perspective of analysis to use and which parts to prioritize analyzing before hitting the answers. Such as if there's some conditional logic in the stimulus, ~95 times out of 100 the CR will be based on/be a proper application of it.


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