atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

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atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:02 am

I am going to be updating this thread daily as I prepare for the December LSAT. I took the October LSAT and received a 164, which is a few points below my PT average. I have uploaded a screen-shot of my study regimen, which will be supplemented with daily descriptions of my work via posting in this thread. By doing this, I hope to maintain a strict preparation schedule, as I need to improve my score by at least 3 points in order to gain admission into the caliber of schools I desire.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby typ3 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:03 am

I would lighten your load the week of the actual deal. Take at a most 3 PT's timed. 1 untimed. You're asking to burnout.

You have 8 PT's in 4 days.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby Sandro » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:05 am

164 here as well, couple points below avg. Only thing Is I have only a handful of tests untouched, most being very old :(

I've gotta figure out some way to review stuff.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:06 am

typ3 wrote:I would lighten your load the week of the actual deal. Take at a most 3 PT's timed. 1 untimed. You're asking to burnout.

You have 8 PT's in 4 days.

I did that for the October LSAT and felt very sharp during the exam. My issue was that I bombed the LG section (-10, missed 10 overall in the other three sections). That building of endurance works for me, but if I feel burned out, I will definitely lighten my load.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby merc280 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:07 am

got a 149 twice because of plain bad luck. Hoping for a 160ish score in December.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:11 am

merc280 wrote:got a 149 twice because of plain bad luck. Hoping for a 160ish score in December.

Good luck! Make sure you develop a plan as to how you're going to attack review materials. Identify trouble areas and fix them. I didn't do that for logic games - my weakest section yet the easiest to prepare for - and it cost me.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby merc280 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:15 am

atresia wrote:
merc280 wrote:got a 149 twice because of plain bad luck. Hoping for a 160ish score in December.

Good luck! Make sure you develop a plan as to how you're going to attack review materials. Identify trouble areas and fix them. I didn't do that for logic games - my weakest section yet the easiest to prepare for - and it cost me.



Yeah same here with the logic games. Its so easy to prepare for it, yet I didn't both times. I'm spending the greater part of my time on this section and maybe hiring a tutor.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby mala2 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:52 am

I can't see your screenshot, do you mind pming it to me?

I took in OCT, got a 163. PTing from 165-178

hoping to retake and get into 170s

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby paulshortys10 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:24 am

lemme see your schedule (email to paulshortys10@gmail.com)

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:29 am

paulshortys10 wrote:lemme see your schedule (email to paulshortys10@gmail.com)

Schedule is posted in my original post.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:12 pm

Today's recap:

Worked through the Relative Ordering LG set from Cambridge LSAT.

Cumulative: 37/39

PT2, LG1 = 5/5
PT33, LG1 = 4/5 (mistake was due to a missed inference)
PT4, LG1 = 6/6
PT38, LG1 = 7/7
PT6, LG2 = 6/6
PT10, LG1 = 5/5
PT1, LG3 = 4/5 (mistake due to misreading the question - switched M and O)

Overall, I was pleased with my work, even though I usually have no problems with ordering/sequencing games.

I also began working on the Simple Ordering LG set from Cambridge LSAT (will complete tomorrow).

Cumulative: 52/53

PT3, LG2 = 6/6
PT12, LG1 = 6/6
PT23, LG1 = 5/5
PT26, LG2 = 5/5
PT7, LG1 = 6/7 (mistake due to laziness - assumed I separated the two variables as much as possible without making sure)
PT19, LG1 = 7/7
PT24, LG2 = 5/5
PT28, LG1 = 5/5
PT30, LG4 = 7/7

Very pleased with the results, so far. Tomorrow's LG set will be more difficult, though (LG get progressively more difficult in the Cambridge game sets).

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:48 pm

Today's Recap:

Finished the Simple Ordering LG set and began the Complex Ordering LG set (both from Cambridge LSAT).

Simple Ordering

Cumulative: 79/86

PT15, LG3 = 6/6
PT17, LG1 = 5/5
PT15, LG1 = 5/6 (mistake due to ignoring one of the setup rules - HJK was not permitted, but I did it anyway)
PT27, LG1 = 5/6 (mistake due to failure noticing that one of the variables could occupy two positions)
PT11, LG2 = 4/5 (mistake due to not going far enough with testing answers - once I found one that 'could,' I stopped looking for 'must')
PT13, LG2 = 5/5
PT31, LG3 = 5/5
PT29, LG3 = 6/6
PT18, LG2 = 7/7
PT32, LG3 = 6/7 (mistake due to not working all the way through the problem - laziness)
PT27, LG4 = 4/5 (mistake due to ignoring one of the inferences from the new conditions added by the question stem)
PT34, LG3 = 6/6
PT30, LG2 = 4/5 (mistake due to not working all the way through the problem - laziness)
PT34, LG2 = 5/5
PT34, LG1 = 6/7 (mistake due to not working all the way through the problem - laziness)

Overall, I am pleased with this set. The games progressively became more difficult, and I didn't miss more than one on any game. I am displeased by my laziness on some questions. I tend to fall into that trap when I don't see an obvious way to answer a question; when I review the questions I missed in the next few days, I will consider what I could do differently.

Complex Ordering

Cumulative: 22/23

PT14, LG2 = 6/6
PT31, LG1 = 6/6
PT26, LG1 = 7/7
PT7, LG4 = 5/6 (mistake due to mislabeling my diagram next to the question - careless mistake)

Pleased with this set. Tomorrow's LG set - the more difficult Complex Ordering problems - will be a challenge.

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Re: atresia's December 2010 LSAT Preparation Thread

Postby ATR » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:07 pm

Today's results:

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Overall, I'm pleased, but some of the games gave me issues (especially the last one). I plan on reworking any game on which I missed a question, so I have a lot of games from this set. I'm reviewing some Ordering games tomorrow, in addition to beginning some In-Out Grouping games (my worst LG type, IMO).




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