Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over Logical Reasoning issues in Test 65 and moved onto problems together in Test 71. I suggested strategy modifications: working slower to ensure accuracy and do the questions at the end first when have more energy. What are the endpoints that you have to connect, the gap you need to fill? Ask yourself those questions when down to possible answers. Please submit a writing sample for review, finish off test 71 today, and do the full diagnostic test tomorrow."
"Good job today. You got to experience the "one wrong step causes the whole section to screw up" mistake, which is, again, a learning opportunity! Close reading is the phrase of the day, so be extra precise in how you parse the information given to you. The Advanced Linear Unbalanced and Grouping Linear Combination games went well enough, but I want to do more through guided practice before I turn you loose on the worksheets. Homework is to review prep test 54, review Formal Logic game types, and take prep tests 53 and one from your own book. Focus on close reading and restating the information presented accurately. Send me the answers to 53 as usual. See you Wednesday!"
"He and I covered a number of topics during the session including general strategy for the test and different types of logical reasoning questions. We went through an entire section, and I tracked his pacing. We went over some of the questions he struggled with, and I explained the strategies involved to find the correct answer. We also discussed his practice schedule leading up to test day."
"He and I worked on point of disagreement questions and parallel arguments. He has really seen improvement recently. He needs to stop himself from making assumptions of the type 11 arguments, but he understood the methodology very quickly and caught what he was supposed to be looking for. Next session, we will focus on comparative reading."
"Reading comprehension: how to summarize, how to keep track of opinions and examples, how to rule out answer choices for irrelevance or incompleteness, how to look back at a passage to check details. Logical reasoning: distinguish between premise and conclusion, keep track of point of view, use the forms of reasoning (inference, counterexample) as a guide."
"Reviewed the exam in general. Suggested a study schedule for the next ~9 weeks. Introduced and examined the LR section (mostly) and LG (minimally), recommended a few strategies for LR. Encouraged student to use the books she has and to take a diagnostic soon."