Doing older logic games?

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Yankees1404

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Doing older logic games?

I have done the logic games from the modern era roughly 5 times a piece. While i have improved significantly on this section, I'm still not perfect. Is there any value to doing the pre-modern era logic games? Could this help me sharpen the analytical section from 18-20/23 to closer to a perfect section?

gaud

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Re: Doing older logic games?

Yes.

Yankees1404

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Re: Doing older logic games?

I figured it can't hurt. To anybody else focusing on this section or those who have mastered it...do you have a suggested route of answering the questions? My issue is still the timing. I almost always am able to get full credit on the first three games, but arrive at the 4th and final game pressed for time (5-7 minutes left). Obviously i've always done the orientation question first, then typically I move to "If Z is 4th, then _ could be " followed by the must be true/cannot be true questions and then any rule equivalency or rule cancelation questions. If anybody has a method of attacking the questions they've found particularly useful in saving just a minute or two throughout the section, I'd love to hear your approach.

gaud

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Re: Doing older logic games?

How did you approach the games you've redone? My recommendation would be to switch up your approach each time. Diagram differently and try to create quicker and more efficient inferences. You kinda just have to play around with it until you find something that works.

Yankees1404

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Re: Doing older logic games?

I should have been paying closer attention to this. The first LSAT cold diagnostic I ever took i got an 8/23 on this section and it almost forced me to give up on my dreams of attending LS. After scoring 20/23 in October, I know I'm not far off from perfecting this section. The first time through the games I just felt blindsided and didn't have much of an approach. The second/third time through I started to pick up on a lot more and started seeing gains. I never really altered my approach from the 2-5th time re-taking each section I suppose. Similar to the method i mentioned above. I've read that the older logic games are supposed to be harder? Maybe practicing them 5 times through (spaced out over the course of weeks) will enable me to get closer to perfection? I was going to retake in December, but have decided to wait until June and sit out this cycle of LS apps, even if i can get into plenty of tier 2s this year...my goal being going to a tier 2 for close to free or a top 25 school

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Yankees1404

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Re: Doing older logic games?

I see a definite opportunity for improvement in LR which influenced my decision. But I'm so close to mastering the analytical section that at this point i'm seeking advice from others, since I've done almost all i can on my own i feel like. Except a new approach/all the older games over and over and over...

Carolion7

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Re: Doing older logic games?

I found the older lg games to be the most helpful ; they re notoriously more challenging, so thorough review should help your timing on modern games

Yankees1404

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Re: Doing older logic games?

thank you! i'm depressed and motivated at the same time that my studies are far from over...but i'm not gonna get duped into six figure debt for a tier 2 degree until i know there's absolutely no more improving on the LSAT