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Conditional and Parallel Reasoning?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:26 pm
by polisciguy123
It took me a while but I am scoring -3 to -6 on each of the last few LR sections I've taken. Total is -6 to -12, which isn't bad to me, but I'm struggling with conditional and parallel reasoning. The timing gets to me and I tend to just skip over PR and the conditional I usually just get wrong.
Pretty much, I get confused on the passage itself. Any tips on understanding it better?


Re: Conditional and Parallel Reasoning?

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:28 am
by jsulli24
Hmm... seems like you may be the kind of person who can diagram these types of stimuli with close to 100% accuracy when untimed, but during timed conditions, you try to keep the conditional info in your head. Try putting pen to paper when faced with a formal logic stimulus under timed conditions during timed practice or a test. Surprisingly, you might find it a bit faster and definitely more accurate. I personally used to stare at a stimulus like a deer in headlights until the structure was fixed in my mind, but that costs a shit load of time and subjects you to mental error.