Reply To: The LSAT Trainer – Lesson 5 – Flaw Drill (p.75)

March 31, 2016 at 1:50 pm #1643
lacrosse
Participant

Hi Mike,

Thank you for explaining this to me!

I do have a much more general test preparation strategy question for you.

When studying for LSAT I am quite concerned about leaving no stone unturned.  When I encounter a problem or a concept I just don’t get, I tend to spend hours and hours thinking about it and trying to understand the issue. I fear that moving on without achieving that complete comprehension will backfire on me by making it even harder to understand other related LSAT concepts or doom me to repeating the same mistake over and over again.

What’s your advice to your students who tend to get “stuck” on a regular basis while studying up for LSAT? Should one keep on reading further with the expectation that understanding other parts of LSAT helps in making sense of the parts that are problematic right now? Is there a finite amount of time one should spend on an issue, leave it alone and come back to it a day/three days/a week later to try to make sense of it again? What’s a good rule of thumb?

–Alex