DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Nonok » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:28 pm

2014 wrote:I have a 3:45 flight home for Thanksgiving. How bad of an idea do you guys think it is to take a PT on it? I think it could be kind of fun haha

I took a LR section in a car once. Go for it.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Pleasye » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:59 pm

2014 wrote:I have a 3:45 flight home for Thanksgiving. How bad of an idea do you guys think it is to take a PT on it? I think it could be kind of fun haha

Do it. It'll probably make the flight go by really fast!

What kind of stuff is in the Atlas RC book? Practice or tips and tricks? RC was my best section but I've been really sucking at it lately :(

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby aesis » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:56 pm

I'm also seriously considering purchasing the Manhattan/Atlas RC book. Tempted ... it could prove really useful since the 50s RC is so much different than the older ones.

Anyway, just reporting in:
PT 54
LR -2/-1
RC -2
LG -0
96 --> 176

I think I missed a #3 on LR1. Lulz. FAIL. I really want to whittle RC down to -0. I think acing LR is a toss-up but RC is a little more reliable. Maybe. So I'm looking at that RC book, about to pull the trigger ...

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Sandro » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:07 pm

i just ordered the Atlas LR and RC to add to my LG one. I like their setup, and while Dec 11 is less than a month away it cant hurt. I figure since I'm out of fresh PTs this could help.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby richardhelms » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:15 pm

Sandro777 wrote:i just ordered the Atlas LR and RC to add to my LG one. I like their setup, and while Dec 11 is less than a month away it cant hurt. I figure since I'm out of fresh PTs this could help.


I followed suit. RC could be the difference betweena 170+ and 165- with me. I am so fricken erractic on RC it makes me sick :-/

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby dlbuhr » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:20 pm

I've been so busy with classes this week (week before fall break) that I haven't been able to even think about the LSAT. I'm actually excited to get back to studying for it. This concerns me haha.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kkklick » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:19 pm

I should be a spokesperson for Atlas RC lol

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kkklick » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:25 pm

aesis wrote:I'm also seriously considering purchasing the Manhattan/Atlas RC book. Tempted ... it could prove really useful since the 50s RC is so much different than the older ones.

Anyway, just reporting in:
PT 54
LR -2/-1
RC -2
LG -0
96 --> 176

I think I missed a #3 on LR1. Lulz. FAIL. I really want to whittle RC down to -0. I think acing LR is a toss-up but RC is a little more reliable. Maybe. So I'm looking at that RC book, about to pull the trigger ...

Solid, although I'm not sure the Atlas RC works for people who are only getting 1 or 2 wrong. But it couldn't hurt.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby richardhelms » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:14 pm

aesis wrote:I'm also seriously considering purchasing the Manhattan/Atlas RC book. Tempted ... it could prove really useful since the 50s RC is so much different than the older ones.

Anyway, just reporting in:
PT 54
LR -2/-1
RC -2
LG -0
96 --> 176

I think I missed a #3 on LR1. Lulz. FAIL. I really want to whittle RC down to -0. I think acing LR is a toss-up but RC is a little more reliable. Maybe. So I'm looking at that RC book, about to pull the trigger ...


I think you'll be in good shape, especially given history with the December curve. 180 certainly looks in your range - best of luck to you.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby 2014 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:19 pm

kkklick wrote:Solid, although I'm not sure the Atlas RC works for people who are only getting 1 or 2 wrong. But it couldn't hurt.

What about roughly -3/-4 on average?
You guys have me considering it, but with only 3 weeks until test day and an online class + practice tests to balance, I'm wondering whether my time is best spent on that book or elsewhere.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby FishOil » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:12 pm

I envy those of you that are on break before the test. I have finals that week, one the Friday before the lsat lol at least I wont be tempted to study :D

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby richardhelms » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:10 pm

FishOil wrote:I envy those of you that are on break before the test. I have finals that week, one the Friday before the lsat lol at least I wont be tempted to study :D


OUCH...My sympathies to that.

I'm taking off early from London - class does not end till the 10th, but screw it - I'm taking off on a Wednesday.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Cmoss » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:53 am

FishOil wrote:I envy those of you that are on break before the test. I have finals that week, one the Friday before the lsat lol at least I wont be tempted to study :D


my finals are the week after the test...which takes priority? LSAT

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:41 pm

Posting. Trying to improve a 161 with -13 on LG

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby lilliea » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:12 pm

Just bought the Atlas LR book. Its by far my weakest section and I still feel like I'm missing after going through the Bible. Looking at the sample chapters online, it seems like this might be more helpful to me. *fingers crossed*

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kkklick » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:42 pm

95/101 = 175 on PT 57...wow
-0LG
-2 LR1
-1 LR2
-3 RC

The Logic games section was nasty, I barely finished in the 35 minutes, the dinosaur game was very difficult until I got the T inference. Also the first and last game were very time consuming, glad to have punched out a -0. Definately the hardest LG section I've ever done.

Both LR's, made a couple of uncharacteristic errors, I have to stop skimming the remaining AC's once I find an answer I like. Otherwise pretty happy.

RC, definately happy, especially considering I got 7/8 on fractals. But TBH, the novelist/narrative passage was a disaster, must have spent 13 minutes on it, and still missed 2, but not bad considering I barely understood passage B.

Just hope I can keep this up.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby 2014 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:56 pm

92/101 - 172 - PT 35

-2 LR
-5 RC
-1 LG
-1 LR

RC truly makes me want to shoot myself, what a miserable section.
Thrilled with LR performance and always a little irritated to miss one on LG but that isn't the end of the world.

Took the first half in the terminal of the Dallas Airport, took the second half on a 30 person airplane extremely cramped. Really pleased with the overall results given that the conditions were without a doubt worse than they will be on test day.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kkklick » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:08 pm

Going to be off the forums until December 11th, good luck to everyone writing!

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby aesis » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:43 am

kkklick wrote:Going to be off the forums until December 11th, good luck to everyone writing!

That actually sounds like a good idea. Haha.

Just reporting in:
PT 55 w/ 32 minute sections
RC 25/27
LR1 25/25
LR2 24/25
LG 23/23
97 --> 178

I am very pleased with this. The curve for 180 was -1. Geez. I'm getting close though. Ended up changing an answer to LR2 Q2 to the right one, thankfully!

Three weeks! Can't wait.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kpuc » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:39 am

Aesis,

Did you do those 50s PTs already for the Oct LSAT? Just curious, because I tried re-doing old PT sections and found them a little too familiar to be of much use. The curse of having a decent memory, I guess.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby AshtonB » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:28 pm

For anyone who's using Atlas' Reading Comprehension Guide, did you find that it helped you improve your performance in that section by a sizable margin? I know the test is only 3 weeks away, so I might not benefit much from the Guide, but at this point I'm pretty worried about how I'll fare in the RC section, so maybe any help will do.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Sandro » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:26 pm

I've read some good things about it and just started it. I like their approach to LG and from what I've read it looks helpful.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby Nonok » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:17 pm

PT34 today. 178. 96 raw. New high score for me.

-2 RC
-1 LR1
-2 LR2
-0 LG

It's good to get back on track for LG. I ended up changing 3 answers throughout the test. Changed two of them from the correct answer to the wrong answer and one of them to a correct answer. That's pretty frustrating. Besides that, good test. My PT average is slowly rising and is at 173 exactly after today's test.

I should be getting Atlas RC in the mail tomorrow and will go through that before Wednesday. I also have the Economist now to read while I'm at work if it's slow. Over Thanksgiving, I'll be going over all of the LR questions I've missed since I started studying again.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby aesis » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:58 pm

kpuc wrote:Aesis,

Did you do those 50s PTs already for the Oct LSAT? Just curious, because I tried re-doing old PT sections and found them a little too familiar to be of much use. The curse of having a decent memory, I guess.


I started with June 2007 and am working my way up to 61.

I don't really remember the questions, but if I do I go through every answer choice anyway. I don't automatically select an answer and move on to shave time. I read everything, and eliminate methodically. The linear LG gets muddled with everything else; it's the tiered ordering games that I kind of remember.

There's a thread on lawschooldiscussion on how to study for a retake which I thought was very interesting. Retake mindset is really accuracy focused, so if I'm not getting perfects on familiar material then I still have something to learn. I think it's good for fine tuning skills. And GREAT for building confidence. Aren't your repeating sections you've done before? If anything, the PTs are just to make sure I'm scoring where I want to.

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Re: DECEMBER 2010 DOMINATION

Postby kpuc » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 pm

aesis wrote:
kpuc wrote:Aesis,

Did you do those 50s PTs already for the Oct LSAT? Just curious, because I tried re-doing old PT sections and found them a little too familiar to be of much use. The curse of having a decent memory, I guess.


I started with June 2007 and am working my way up to 61.

I don't really remember the questions, but if I do I go through every answer choice anyway. I don't automatically select an answer and move on to shave time. I read everything, and eliminate methodically. The linear LG gets muddled with everything else; it's the tiered ordering games that I kind of remember.

There's a thread on lawschooldiscussion on how to study for a retake which I thought was very interesting. Retake mindset is really accuracy focused, so if I'm not getting perfects on familiar material then I still have something to learn. I think it's good for fine tuning skills. And GREAT for building confidence. Aren't your repeating sections you've done before? If anything, the PTs are just to make sure I'm scoring where I want to.


I didn't get to do a lot of the 30s PTs, so I'm practicing my LR and RC on them. I did use many of the LGs on those 30 PTs, but I tend to forget LGs quite easily so it's been good practice anyway.

I agree that re-doing familiar material with the aim of getting perfects, along with decreased time, is a good way to keep your LSAT neurons fresh and firing.

That retake mindset sounds like a good approach. I feel like my main concern for Oct was mainly endurance, and wondering if I could do 5 sections in a row with good accuracy. I think I'm still in "LSAT shape", so now, I am focusing more on accuracy since I know my endurance is there. I think that's why I'm not so adamant about taking so many PTs this time.




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