# Are you a playa?

• June 10, 2016 at 8:14 pm #1984

Any tips on how to NOT over think that establishing task, identifying inventory, creating diagram, symbolizing rules, and making deductions is harder than trying to master the recorder in the third grade?

I am looking forward to these responses!

Thank you.

• June 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm #1986
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1. You might wanna consider an instructional book first, that helps a lot in terms of the very basic things.
2. As far as the set up goes,(creating ur diagram, drawing the rules, etc.) you just have to learn from repetition. Keep doing the games over and over again. For 90 percent of the time (maybe more),they test your ability to understand grouping  and sequencing relationships. The set up is actually the easy part once you’ve gotten use to it. Now inferences are harder to figure out, but you should be able to determine the one or two rules that really impact a game the most. Center your understanding around those rules. Most of the time, the rules that have the most impact on the game will have the most variables attached to it. Also, visualize putting the game pieces on the board if you can. Focus on those rules you think are most important to the game and just try to think about applying the rules, and how they would interact. Sometimes  you won’t be able to visualize the pieces as well as you would like and In those cases you should go ahead and begin the questions. Some deductions are hard to see and just require you to just work on the game. You can do it. You should also be attempting similar games from older tests, that will help as well to get quicker at recognizing how quickly diagram your rules and setup. Again, that’s really the part you should get better at really quickly once you’ve begun to drill similar types of games, so you can have more time in working out the problems and figuring out inferences. I’m sure Mike, Dan, or another instructor will be able to give you some very specific advice! I just wanted to give my perspective as a student. Hope it helps.<span style=”line-height: 1.8;”>. </span>
• June 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm #1991

Thank you for the tips. I wasn’t going to think about school again since my masters degree but I found myself intrigued and deeply passionate about equity work. Long story short, I started looking at the LSAT. The first time I tried a practice test and attempting these order games, I laughed hysterically. My mind cannot conceive of how any of these games work and then when my mind finally does, I have to chuckle because it’s the only thing to do realizing how difficult I’ve made some problems to be. I just took a few practice tests, didn’t do well but given that I had no prior studies, I’d say, an average score isn’t bad.

Anyways, thank you. I will return to studying but dreadful but absolutely necessary exam to become a “thriving” attorney.

• June 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm #1992
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Awesome, if you’re scoring around average with no help, then you’re in a really good position to start. Logic games are the most learnable section of the test in the eyes of most people. Get a book, and start studying .Mike Kim’s book is very good, and also the logic games bible. Those will teach some of the basic steps, and like I said, repeating common games will be very important. Also, what you describe is very, very normal. Everything seems fast and not understandable under time conditions. As a matter of fact, I had a friend who laughed the first time he did a practice test as well lol. It’s normal, but this is prob. the easiest section to improve on.

• June 11, 2016 at 6:56 pm #1993

Happy to hear that…

For a second there, I thought I was just slow… and being Asian and slow is impossible. Lol.

• June 14, 2016 at 6:23 am #2013
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lol, no it’s just an extremely difficult test. You can do it. I’m still trying to improve myself

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