Initially prepped for June test, but don't think I'll be ready then. Procrastinated a lot and so I wanna begin posting what I did on the days I study for accountability. Also, it's good to have a record.
Didn't do much today, but at least I got in a bit of studying. Redid 12 easy sequencing games from the Cambridge packets:
PT28, Game 1- 3:16, 5/5
PT19, Game 1- 6:43, 7/7
PT23, Game 1- 4:30, 4/5
PT24, Game 2- 4:57, 5/5
PT27, Game 1- 8:53 (crap), 6/6
PT30, Game 4- 7:05, 7/7
PT26, Game 2- 5:49, 5/5
PT13, Game 2- 7:30, 5/5
PT15, Game 1- 6:38, 6/6
PT11, Game 2- 6:15, 5/5
PT15, Game 3- 7:40, 5/6
PT29, Game 3- 5:09, 6/6
Need to cut down on the careless mistakes like misreading a question or forgetting a certain rule. Also, my timing needs to improve. These were all pretty easy games + I had seen them before. I guess I'll just keep doing them over and over until I can get below 5:30 for each game. Just started drilling/learning LG two weeks ago so I hope there's room for improvement.
Anyway, just wanted to post a few LG tips. For LG pros these may seem very obvious, however, for those who have just begun studying I think they may help:
1) For acceptability questions eliminate answer choices by using the rules you diagrammed near/on your master game-board. When I first began doing games I would keep looking back at the rules near the paragraph to eliminate answer choices. After watching a some 7sage videos I noticed that JY eliminates answer choices for acceptability questions by using the rules he notated. I started doing this and I think it saves me around 10-15 seconds.
2) When you think you've selected the right AC move on from the question. I hate moving on without looking at the other choices but I have learned that it's not worth the extra time to confirm something that you're 95% sure about. You're better on moving to the next question. If you have time at the end you can always revisit the question.
3) When you're drawing a local board for a question that gives you new information, remember to transfer ALL the inferences you made from the master game board. So if you inferred that L can't go into slots 4 and 6, remember to notate that on your local board. Sometimes I forget to do this and I either waste valuable time or get a question wrong. Don't be careless.
4) And lastly, you can use previous questions/diagrams you created to help you out with a later could be true question. Again, you can save yourself a ton of time. Timing is so important with this section. Getting all the questions right means absolutely nothing; you gotta be able to them both effectively AND efficiently.
Again, some of these may be really obvious but if it helps even one person then it was worth posting. Good luck studying!