solotee wrote:To all those breaking into the 170's, please oh please shimmer us with some advice, help us see the light!!
RC is not my problem section so I can't offer too much advice on how to improve on it besides
a) read the passage in under 4 minutes
b) mark the main pt
c) write "1" and "2" and "3" next to anything that lists reasons, explanations etc (usually these are listed as "first"..."second".. but not always)
d) make sure you get the main pt question correct (if theres one its usually the first)
e) write a note on the authors tone in the blank space near the passage.. mark a word if it clearly reveals the tone.. remember the PCness of LSAC
f) underline anytime another author/scientist etc is mentioned or when a person is mentioned as an example..
ex: Mary Bary was a woman in the 19th century who wrote memoirs about bla bla..
g) If you are running out of time..read the first and last paragraph and the first and last sentence of all other paragraphs and try to do the quesitons (not sure how well this works since I don't have much experience with running out of time on this.)
a) spot your weaknesses..take a PT and see what you miss/take time on (could be except questions etc)
b) try to read through all choices to make sure you pick the best one
a) work the bible or any pscore/tmasters etc material you have
master linear games then advanced linear
then grouping advanced grouping
expose yourself to as many games as possible
try to maximize initial deductions (although I am not great at this yet.. after practicing I was able to do a section in which I knew exactly how to approach each question even if I didn't know a whole lot about the game initially)
b) learn how to do conditionals..the day before/two days in between thing and other tricks
Go through the bibles and spend some time doing practice sections timed and untimed to spot what you need to work on.
work on those areas for 5 days (alternating each day or w.e you like)
then do a PT timed.