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General questions relating to LSAT Logical Reasoning.
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Before entering the PT's in the 80's, I used to blaze through the LR questions and would get -4/-5. Obviously, not perfect but a solid result.

But once I entered the 80's, my LR started dipping and I end up getting -7 to -9. I took a step back and tried to see what's going on.

I'm starting to find that a lot of the flaws and assumptions in LR in the 80's are still the same, but they are disguised with more convoluted language, both in the stimulus and in the answers. This has forced me to have to slow down now and really untangle the language in both the stimulus and answers now.

Is this something people have noticed or am I just going crazy? Lol.

I used to love blazing through the sections, but am wondering if I need to slow down now to attain accuracy on the more recent PT's.
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 Dave Killoran
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Hi oychoi,

The use of more convoluted language is definitely something that they've emphasized in recent years, and Jon and I have cited several rough sections of LR from the 80s on our podcast multiple times. That said, you should always slow down when encountering tough language, so I don't think this requires a special adjustment (or, really, it shouldn't require a major change; you should do that naturally). Does that make sense? Your plan should always be to go fast when you can, and slow down when you need to :) I don't see the 80s changing that in any way, and all you have to do is simply be aware that they will hit you at times with some mixed up stimuli!


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