Scanning LG and RC waste of time

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Scanning LG and RC waste of time

Postby SunDevil14 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:12 am

If you have gotten to the point where you can finish all the games and reading passes 35 minutes, then is scanning the pick out the easier ones a waste of time?


Gives you more time to attack harder passages/games without worrying about remaining questions
Confidence boost and good flow through the passage by hammering away easy questions


Takes a minute or two to determine the easier games and passages, plus you will often have to re-read anyways
Adds another layer to testing strategy which is often best keep simple and streamlined

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Re: Scanning LG and RC waste of time

Postby Clearly » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:53 am

Don't scan, regardless of how good you're doing. It's just wasted time. The test follows a pattern quite closely. There are of course exceptions, but overwhelmingly:
Lr:1-12 easy, 13,-17 hard, 17-26 medium tailing towards easy
Lg: easy medium hard hardest (with 3 and 4 switching)

Trust me, giving up 2 minutes to figure that out is crazy. Like seriously, this isn't even like well it might help some people.. There is no subset of lsat takers who should employ this.

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Re: Scanning LG and RC waste of time

Postby proteinshake » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:24 am

I don't scan, I go in order. BUT, if I get to the third game and realize it's going to be especially difficulty, I'll come back to it later.

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