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But as I was doing the section, I have to admit I was nervous. Usually games 1 and 2 are sorta "easy" and can be finished in less than 8:45. You then use the remaining spare minutes for the hard games on 3 and 4.
But when I did the first game, I couldn't make one of the "main" deductions for question 2 and question 4 and as a result, I just had to throw hypotheticals. Of course, I spent almost 9 minutes on this game, but I still ended up finishing the entire section with 2:30 seconds left.
But the whole time, I was scared to death my games section was doomed because I had spent 9 minutes in the first game. I kept thinking, "Oh man I am screwed. I'm going to need those extra minutes for games 3 and 4." Luckily, games 3 and 4 weren't too bad and I only got 2 wrong (dumb errors...).
It's really interesting how games is the only section that "freaks me out" when things don't go as expected. Any advice to deal with this? PT 61 is the test with the nurses game btw.
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In terms of LSAT advice, all you can do is try your best to relax and trust your preparation. You need to focus on completing the questions themselves (games or not) rather than thinking "oh shit, I made a mistake, now I'm screwed." That kind of mentality will be your demise on this test.
At the end of the day, it's just a test. You're not stranded on a remote island fighting for your life. Being "scared" is really unwarranted and unproductive. If you have prepared to the best of your abilities, there is really nothing to be scared of. Go in trusting your abilities and you will be fine.
Edit: Almost everyone will experience a rough patch or some adversity during the test. That's one of the purposes of the test. The key is to go in understanding that at some point you may struggle with a particular argument or games section, but that you will be able to power through and move on - and still get your desired score. Do not fall into the trap of acquiring a defeatist attitude every time something doesn't go your way (on the LSAT, although this applies to life in general I suppose).
Good luck, and stay calm my friend.
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The nurses game is fairly straight-forward basic linear. I think after plugging a few hypos you'll realize that the game is very restricted by the L-F-GK, M-J conditions since you're always allowing enough space between M & H. Let me know if this helps or any other questions.
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