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I have gone through the Logic Games Bible almost twice now. It is extremely helpful. What I have come to notice is the test-makers play with where your eyes are looking and can kind of manipulate and predict your thoughts and behaviors. I have been trying to take control of my thoughts and attack the questions ("like a back alley street fight", as Jon notes in the Podcast series).
I have been dissecting the Advanced Linear Game on page 240-241 of the Logic Games Bible. I am trying to to train what thoughts should appear in my head as I read the scenario, rules, and questions — especially the questions. Obviously everyone must "comprehend" the question when reading it, but what does that really mean? Let me give an example of my struggle in order to be more precise:
Sticking to the same game, I am dissecting question #6 on page 241 (Local, Must Be True Question). I read the question up to the first comma and then pause: What should I be thinking right now? Is it smart to pause here and think about what I just read for perhaps a half-second or should I just continue? This is where I am having trouble right now. I know it is kind of nitty-gritty, but I'm trying to experiment the best way to comprehend certain questions.
For instance, I have noticed that in this game especially, the test-makers constantly try to confuse you with the variables majors and non-majors. It is really annoying and difficult to remember the variables that make up your bottom row and your top row. They try to confuse you in this same #6 question by saying, "If Wanda is assigned to a lower-numbered bench than Joan...". — two different rows. Against this background, I was thinking that as I read the words in the question, I should simply consider (visualize) their placement? Or should I consider the rule they are tied to (this kind of just happens intuitively)? Or, should I not consider much and try to immediately give it a visual representation? Sorry for the tedious questions! I would really appreciate some help. Thank you.