littlewing67 wrote:Csupo wrote:Mikey wrote:Csupo wrote:What do people think is the best method for formal logic? 7sage or PowerScore (Some and Most Train)?
I like 7sage. they have a whole section in their curriculum just for formal logic.
Yeah, I agree. I went through PowerScore's method and it seemed overly complicated for a mnemonic to me. I did like the Logic Ladder thing, but I think I'll stick with 7Sage's method for just memorizing the Formal Logic combinations.
Question for anybody in this thread: I've read some people say that they've taken a PT with "five sections." Just wondering what this means? Is the fifth section experimental? How do people have access to experimental sections?
I believe most people mean including an experimental. Basically taking a section from another test and slipping it in as one of the sections. Obviously you loose the surprise factor when you do this. I believe Kaplan had some mastery books with PTs and they put the expiermental in there for you so you won't know. I have one of the Kaplan books that does this not sure which one though.
Also rg. formal logic, I haven't done 7 sage to be able to contribute, but I believe the trainer is not sufficient (see what I did there heh) for the other unusual types of formal logic (some, most). LGB has a phenomenal chapter on this that I think is a must read.
This, it's so that they can train for the mental exhaustion that comes with the actual test. Only 4 sections are scored but you have to do all 5 because you don't know which of the extra sections was the experimental, and even if you magically figured it out and decided to snooze and mark all the same or some weird predictable grouping of answers, they would cancel your test score. If you PT with only 4 sections your brain probably will not have the stamina for actual test day and there definitely is a 4th/5th section slump that most have to battle through depending on your individual stamina.
Take 1 test out of 5, use one section as the "experimental" in the other 4. The surprise effect is gone but you should still do your best on it to be able get analysis of your strengths and weaknesses by question type for the cost of using up a good test. Some people, dunno if I would recommend it, treat it in theory that after 4 tests it can count as a 5th PT score because you took it under PT conditions. I wouldn't do that for score purposes but it still will provide valuable feedback on your performance in that section type if you attack it like a regular scored section.