Practice makes perfect
Time pressure is what makes LR very challenging. In addition to knowing the answer to a question, you need to answer it quickly. That is why drilling is important. It is a way to build “muscle memory” and reduce reaction time. The key is to proportion the allotted time strategically to minimize the time spent on easy questions and maximize the time required to process difficult questions.
Our data indicates that veteran AdeptLR drillers on average spend 47 seconds on easy questions, 60.5 seconds on moderately difficult questions and 76.4 seconds on the most difficult questions (see charts below). Drilling is the key to improving timing. For every 200 questions a user drills, the average time spent on a question reduces by 3 seconds.
In summary, consistent drilling is crucial not only for improving accuracy, as discussed in our last post, but it also improves speed!