somethingelse55 wrote:ltowns1 wrote:I'm just curious for global questions on grouping games like "which one of the following could be true", do you go ahead and plug in the answers one by one? .I still have a bad habit of getting froze on these questions.
This is kind of hard to explain, but I've gotten a lot better at these kinds of Qs lately and this is what I've been doing:
First of all, you should basically never have to write out a hypothetical for any of the ACs. Second, I've found that its best to actually go through the ACs and mark off four that are incorrect, rather than searching for the one that is correct.
Basically every time, all you will have to do is mentally insert what the Q is asking into your setup. Then, kind of go through all the rules and see how they combine with the situation the question gave you. Basically every single time, the incorrect AC will not work with one or more of the rules in combination with the situation (by situation I mean, e.g., let's say the question is 'If A is third, what could be true?" the situation would be how things would play out if A were third)
Furthermore, on a lot of these questions there will be a pattern to the incorrect ACs. Meaning that the four incorrect ACs will have something in common that the correct AC doesn't have. Sometimes it won't be all four that have something in common, but 2 or 3. Bottom line is that usually you should be able to knock off 2 or 3 ACs extremely quickly, and then use that mental mapping for the last 1 or 2.
TLDR: Process of elimination, do not write out hypotheticals, insert situation into your setup and see how it plays with the rules.
So you're able to simply imagine the hypo for each answer choice?????