July 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm #2336AnonymousInactive
So in general on hybrid games, what should I do first on this one and other grouping games? I was reading in power score , and they said you should do the grouping elements first. What do you guys think?
July 31, 2016 at 5:57 pm #2339LSAT DanParticipant
I love to see questions about Preptest 60, because it was the subject of my first LSAT book! That being said, I’m not sure about your reference to the hybrid aspect of this game. Are you referring to the morning/afternoon thing? If so, personally, I just view that as part and parcel of the sequencing, at least conceptually. The six workshops are all being put in order – Wednesday morning, then Wednesday afternoon, then Thursday morning, etc.
Now, I wouldn’t diagram them like a straight-up sequencing game (that is, one dimensionally), because of the rules that put certain variables either in the morning or the afternoon. Instead, I’d set up a 3×2 grid, much like the answers are laid out in question 1 (and if you’re ever unsure about how to diagram a game, often the layout of the answer choices on an acceptability question will give you a decent idea. I’d do the day’s going across, though, like a calendar. For instance (hope this formats right…)
W. T. F.
Then I’d use vertical blocks for the first two rules, e.g.
J. Or. J
(With rectangles around the letters)
That way, the visual representation of the rules in the checklist matches the diagram, which is always a good thing. Hope this helps; let me know if you have follow-questions.
Edit: ok, so the formatting didn’t hold up. In the diagram, move the “M. T. W” an inch to the right, and in the J rule, move the Q about 1/4 inch to the right (so it lines up under the second J).
July 31, 2016 at 6:13 pm #2340AnonymousInactive
No not the diagram. Lol sorry you had to write all that lol. I mean when dealing the rules, this game has both elements of groping and sequencing in it. I wanted to know if I should handle the grouping rules first. ? Meaning once I’ve been given a hypothetical, and I’ve made the inferences should I try to apply the grouping rules first or the sequencing?
July 31, 2016 at 6:14 pm #2341AnonymousInactive
I say hybrid just in terms of the game having both sequencing and grouping elements
August 1, 2016 at 9:27 am #2342LSAT DanParticipant
Ahhh gotcha. I don’t think there’s a preferred set way to do it; it just depends on what the question gives you. For instance, Question 4 says K on Friday morning, so I’m going to dig up all of my rules about K, and I don’t care which element those rules relate to. From them, I can see that J is in the morning with Q, so that will be either Wednesday or Thursday morning. That takes care of all of the rules except the middle one: Either N or S is in the morning with R, and the other is in the afternoon with K. Then I just hit the answer choices, and I see that (A) works, as long as S & R are together (keeping Q before N, as per the last rule). But working through the problem, I’m never really thinking about different types of rules; they each give parts of the puzzle, and depending on what the question gives you to work with, either could be more helpful at any given time.
August 1, 2016 at 10:24 am #2350AnonymousInactive
Ok great, thanks
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