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How to identify "skip" questions

kristineleewilliamskristineleewilliams Alum Member
edited October 2014 in General 19 karma
In my latest simulated full tests, I am trying to implement the suggested theory of skipping a really hard question. How do you define which ones to skip? Should we base it solely on time - if a question is sucking up too much time move on? Or should we decide it as soon as we read it? I find that one I am invested in a question, I want to stay on it. In my last test, I did not feel that skipping the ones that I found difficult helped my test score.
Any help would be much appreciated!


  • 147 karma
    If the question looks almost as long as a reading comp passage; then it is a good candidate to skip if you are having trouble with time management.
  • Mary.RockettMary.Rockett Alum Member
    7 karma
    This is a good question, I've been wondering which questions to skip too. It's tough to tell which to pass over sometimes.
  • LeoFiro8LeoFiro8 Alum Member
    244 karma
    For me I look at my LSAT analysis and see what questions I have the most trouble with, Those are the ones I skip. If you have time management issues I suppose the longer questions but they are usually parallel questions which I'm pretty good at. I would like to know if there are any specific techniques tho as in which question to skip besides what's posted on this thread.
  • Quick SilverQuick Silver Alum Inactive Sage
    1049 karma
    Blind Review really helps me with Skipping - BR has helped me develop an intuitive sense of the types of questions that I'm unsure of, are difficult or take a lot of time.

    Are you BRing already kristineleewilliams?
  • kristineleewilliamskristineleewilliams Alum Member
    19 karma
    Yes, I am BRing - but during the first go thru of the test, I feel that I am spending time trying to decide if I should skip a question. (lol) I guess I am just wondering if people make that decision by time only or question type. I will continue trying out both on my practice tests.
  • danielznelsondanielznelson Alum Inactive Sage Inactive ⭐
    4181 karma
    Honestly (and this depends on how fast you are) I would skip parallel questions unless they're early in the test.
  • hunterbodycotthunterbodycott Alum Member
    2 karma
    Perfectly stated above...R.C tends to be the most time consuming section, if you have a question that appears as long as the passage, cut your losses and move on!
  • kristineleewilliamskristineleewilliams Alum Member
    edited November 2014 19 karma
    I am actually best at RC and read quickly. I have problems deciding which LR questions to skip. I will study which LR questions I get wrong the most and try to use that when considering skipping.
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