Timing strategy, better to go slow and efficient or knock out easy and come back for hard?

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Timing strategy, better to go slow and efficient or knock out easy and come back for hard?

Postby Larrymitchell808 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:52 pm

The subject pretty much says it. I'm obviously referring to LR, I'm getting -2/-3 on average, I'm trying to get it to -0/-1 consistently for june, which I've done but not consistently. Any advice on the approach as to take it slow and fo each question diligently which usually leaves me with 4-5 min left or do all the easy ones and come back for 5-6 that require more thought which usually leaves me with 10min left to go back.

Also reading comp. I can do a timed section and get -3 and then do another and get -7 just bc I rushed too much, any advice on not feeling rushed thereby causing mistakes?

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Re: Timing strategy, better to go slow and efficient or knock out easy and come back for hard?

Postby zkyggi » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:57 pm

If you understand LR, "slow and efficient" is actually fast. If you spend equal time in easy and hard questions, then your problem would be a conceptual one most likely. That said, I would do the problems in order and skip only the ones that I think will take a while. I consistently go -0/-1 in LR.

On RC, consistentency comes (if it ever comes at all) from practice. Read for structure, and keep reading for structure until you are no longer forcing it.
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Re: Timing strategy, better to go slow and efficient or knock out easy and come back for hard?

Postby Platopus » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:17 pm

I only save questions for after I'm done with the section in 2 situations:
1. It's an easy question in the first 10 questions, and I'm pretty sure it's easy and I'm just not seeing it now. (Maybe 1 of these everything 3-4 sections)
2. I'm running up on time at the end of section, have about 2-3 questions left and have a big, long, ugly parallel reasoning question staring at me




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