LR Trouble

King of the North
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LR Trouble

Postby King of the North » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 pm

So I'm sitting for the LSAT for the first time in Dec. I've probably spent the longest amount of time working on LR, and pretty often I can get -4 on a timed section. But when it comes to full PTs, or even doing two sections timed back to back, I average around -7. Blind review I can cut it down to -2/-3 pretty well. I've only ever used the LSAT trainer and since finishing the book a few months ago, I have really only practiced LR questions and haven't "studied" or learned or whatever, any new material/books. I'm wondering if it's beneficial to go through some new material at this point, or if I'll confuse/overwhelm myself potentially by studying new methods/approaches.

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Re: LR Trouble

Postby GnarMarBinx » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 pm

I think it's probably just endurance. The same thing happens to me with LR. To offset it, I think I'm going to drill 2-3 LR sections in a row so I am more used to doing them back-to-back. One of the reasons I got messed up in September was because I never really used LR as my experimental (because it started as my best section) and I got it as experimental in my real test and tired me out. So, to get better at not getting tired out from LR sections, I think it would be best to either incorporate them more often as experimentals, or drill them back-to-back more often.

PS. That jazz playlist is godly. Listened to the whole thing while I was drilling some logic games yesterday and it actually made it fun :D

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Re: LR Trouble

Postby sev » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 am

If you haven't gone through at least some of the Trainer for LR I think it's worth doing, even if you're already scoring pretty well.

Especially if you've been prepping for a while you may find some phrase that just perfectly encapsulates something that'll help you get a couple easy points and it'll solidify what you already know so you can be faster.

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Re: LR Trouble

Postby King of the North » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:17 am

GnarMarBinx wrote:I think it's probably just endurance. The same thing happens to me with LR. To offset it, I think I'm going to drill 2-3 LR sections in a row so I am more used to doing them back-to-back. One of the reasons I got messed up in September was because I never really used LR as my experimental (because it started as my best section) and I got it as experimental in my real test and tired me out. So, to get better at not getting tired out from LR sections, I think it would be best to either incorporate them more often as experimentals, or drill them back-to-back more often.

PS. That jazz playlist is godly. Listened to the whole thing while I was drilling some logic games yesterday and it actually made it fun :D


Haha sweet. Glad to hear it. And yeah, I think it’s mainly endurance.

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Re: LR Trouble

Postby King of the North » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:17 am

sev wrote:If you haven't gone through at least some of the Trainer for LR I think it's worth doing, even if you're already scoring pretty well.

Especially if you've been prepping for a while you may find some phrase that just perfectly encapsulates something that'll help you get a couple easy points and it'll solidify what you already know so you can be faster.


The trainer is actually what I used for my LR. I agree it’s good.

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Re: LR Trouble

Postby sev » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:22 am

King of the North wrote:
sev wrote:If you haven't gone through at least some of the Trainer for LR I think it's worth doing, even if you're already scoring pretty well.

Especially if you've been prepping for a while you may find some phrase that just perfectly encapsulates something that'll help you get a couple easy points and it'll solidify what you already know so you can be faster.


The trainer is actually what I used for my LR. I agree it’s good.

Whoops, just failed RC. I read " haven't "studied" or learned or whatever, any new material/books" and dropped the word "new" and was about to be really impressed about how far you've gotten without books. :P

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Re: LR Trouble

Postby GnarMarBinx » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:11 am

sev wrote:If you haven't gone through at least some of the Trainer for LR I think it's worth doing, even if you're already scoring pretty well.

Especially if you've been prepping for a while you may find some phrase that just perfectly encapsulates something that'll help you get a couple easy points and it'll solidify what you already know so you can be faster.


If you have gone through the LSAT trainer (albeit months ago) would you suggest going through the LR and possibly RC portions a second time? I did it a while ago but I feel like I don't remember a lot of what I read anymore. Obviously I will have done all the drills, however.




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