- Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:00 pm
The issue is always one of seeing if the investment pays off. You invest time in templates, and you want them to pay off in some way in the question. So if your templates make your question answering significantly faster, then you should do templates. If they don't, you shouldn't.
In this case, the set-up without templates is very fast, likely under a minute. The templates will likely take more time, and at least in the templates with K, yield minimal inferences. The two templates with J give a bit more information, but still, nothing that we didn't know from the fast setup. In this case, the templates would be useful with unlimited time, but I wouldn't use them here.
One situation where I would use them in this game would be if I was not comfortable using conditional reasoning quickly. In that case, it would be worth it to make sure you don't make a conditional error. The time spent on the templates would likely be less than the time you would need to slowly and carefully work with the conditional on every question. However, ideally, by test day you will be comfortable enough with conditionals that you would be able to do this set up without templates.
Hope that helps!