Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first half of today's session was spent on the "dinosaur game," one of the most difficult logic games ever tested. We spent a lot of time fleshing out sub-game boards and using these to illustrate the advantages of preliminary work before addressing the questions. The second half was spent on logical reasoning. We discussed time management strategies and began answering a variety of low to medium difficulty questions. We will pick up with this same section and address more difficult questions in our next lesson."
"Today we reviewed the student's grouping games homework and introduced grouping/ linear combination games. Because these games use mainly techniques already learned from each game type independently, we used some of our time to work through some of the combination games together. I left her with instructions to do any of the grouping, linear, and combination games in her workbook. We also discussed strategy in how to approach the games section, in terms of evaluating game types, question types, and difficulty. For example, tackling a simple linear game with 7 questions before a complicated grouping game with only 5 questions since it is more efficient. We are phasing into timed game practice after our next session, where we will finish up the last of the less common game types. Her main concern is taking too long to finish the games, but I assured her that this will improve with timed practice as she becomes more familiar with the technique."
"Today we covered the basics of how to attack logical reasoning questions and went over the basics of the different types of questions that one can expect to encounter on the exam (conclusion, flaw, weakening, assumption, strengthen, etc.). We discussed the importance of being able to find the conclusion using the Why? technique and how most questions on the logical reasoning section of the exam revolve around attacking the connection between the conclusion and its support. From there we went on to doing some practice games problems and learned the basics of diagramming and rule notation."