Are you ready for total DOMINATION?!! (Feb. 2011)

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby acadec » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:02 pm

Miracle, what works for you might not work for other people. I've tried two tests a day before; by the second section of test 2 I'm barely reading the questions any more. I'd rather dedicate my (admittedly limited) attention to one test every few days than spread it out over two a day.

Oh, and 180 on PT 21 today (four sections, -1 on RC). I plan to do one 5-section test a week between now and the test, on Saturdays at 8:30 to get a feel for performing that early.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Miracle » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:04 pm

acadec wrote:Miracle, what works for you might not work for other people. I've tried two tests a day before; by the second section of test 2 I'm barely reading the questions any more. I'd rather dedicate my (admittedly limited) attention to one test every few days than spread it out over two a day.

Oh, and 180 on PT 21 today (four sections, -1 on RC). I plan to do one 5-section test a week between now and the test, on Saturdays at 8:30 to get a feel for performing that early.


I know!

What's the secret with RC?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 99.9luft » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:05 pm

acadec wrote:Miracle, what works for you might not work for other people. I've tried two tests a day before; by the second section of test 2 I'm barely reading the questions any more. I'd rather dedicate my (admittedly limited) attention to one test every few days than spread it out over two a day.

Oh, and 180 on PT 21 today (four sections, -1 on RC). I plan to do one 5-section test a week between now and the test, on Saturdays at 8:30 to get a feel for performing that early.


I suspect 2 PTs per day probably will be too much for me, but i am going to try it to know for sure. Good job on the 180! You, definitely have no right to think of rescheduling. Keep up the focus!

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 99.9luft » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:06 pm

UCSD1984 wrote:Quick question for you all - When you first started doing Logic Games (for the first time say AFTER you figured out some diagramming strategies), did it take you about 15-20 minutes to complete 5-6 questions for an easy Game, and about 25-40 minutes to complete 5-6 questions for a more difficult game? I'm curious to know since now that I'm coming back to Logic Games, it's taking me quite a long time to finish just 1 game. It seems as though I'm ages away from completing a game in under 9 minutes. However, the bright side is I almost always get all the answers correctly (but I think anyone would if they were allowed that much time on one game).


knowing all the methodology + practice should speed you up from 20mins per game to about 8 (of course some games take 5, some 10). That was my experience FWIW.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:09 pm

UCSD, yes even after going through the LGB and taking a Blueprint class it still took me a LONG time to get through games. Until recently, I could only get through 3 games in a section when taking PT's. A couple of pages ago(?) I talked about how Eugenie's tips on LG helped me out a lot.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby UCSD1984 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:04 pm

Thanks for the responses guys, I'll keep up the practice. Best of luck in your studies.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:06 pm

took a four section pt today- hit my highest score yet. Up 12 points from my diagnostic. Thought I was stuck in a certain range for a while. Thinking i am going to a do a min. of 10 games a day. They are by far my weakest point.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:09 pm

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:took a four section pt today- hit my highest score yet. Up 12 points from my diagnostic. Thought I was stuck in a certain range for a while. Thinking i am going to a do a min. of 10 games a day. They are by far my weakest point.

Nice! Games are (were?) my weakest point but doing them over and over has REALLY helped.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:23 pm

LSpleaseee wrote:
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:took a four section pt today- hit my highest score yet. Up 12 points from my diagnostic. Thought I was stuck in a certain range for a while. Thinking i am going to a do a min. of 10 games a day. They are by far my weakest point.

Nice! Games are (were?) my weakest point but doing them over and over has REALLY helped.


yeah, if i could not miss SO many on games, my score would shoot up. Having a little more hope for Feb. now.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby vissidarte27 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:03 pm

My motivation is still lacking.

Sigh.

I'm still reviewing mistakes from PT 52 that I took... three days ago? Haven't been able to convince myself to take another one. I don't know why I can't focus -- I was so excited about the LSAT last week and now I'm feeling very "blah."

We only have a month till the test. I cannot afford to be burnt out like this.

/frustration.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Miracle » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:07 pm

vissidarte27 wrote:My motivation is still lacking.

Sigh.

I'm still reviewing mistakes from PT 52 that I took... three days ago? Haven't been able to convince myself to take another one. I don't know why I can't focus -- I was so excited about the LSAT last week and now I'm feeling very "blah."

We only have a month till the test. I cannot afford to be burnt out like this.

/frustration.


Oh no. Go for a run or something! :)

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 99.9luft » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:26 pm

vissidarte27 wrote:My motivation is still lacking.

Sigh.

I'm still reviewing mistakes from PT 52 that I took... three days ago? Haven't been able to convince myself to take another one. I don't know why I can't focus -- I was so excited about the LSAT last week and now I'm feeling very "blah."

We only have a month till the test. I cannot afford to be burnt out like this.

/frustration.


I agree with Miracle. You need to clear your mind/distract yourself in a positive way. Gym/yoga is what usually works for me. One thing that surely DOESN'T help is TLS. Get off!

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby acadec » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:39 pm

99.9luft wrote:Get off

TITCR, only not the way you meant it

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby mbbaccg » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:27 pm

acadec wrote:
mbbaccg wrote:
kkklick wrote:I don't know how you guys are going to be able to deal with a non-disclosed test, it would drive me nuts not knowing where I messed up.


The only reason I am signing up for the non-disclosed test is because I do not want to wait until June. WTF is there no test available in March...

Let's just all agree to not mess up at all and it won't be an issue.


OK I'm in lol

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby 8675309 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:33 pm

I can't help but wonder. Every book I read tells me it's useless to read the directions because they are just repeated. I can't help but wonder what would happen if LSAC fucked with us and in the directions it said "Fill in every bubble as C and you'll earn a 180". Kind of farfetched, but fun to think about.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Thoughts anyone on what feb. lg will be like? A repeat of dinos or stained glass? Not enough space?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby akak179 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:49 pm

166 on June 2008 PT. Logic Games seemed much easier and I got a -2 on the section, which is about 2 or 3 less then i usually get wrong, and one was on a misbubble, pretty excited, about that. LR 1 -5 and LR 2 -3, RC-4. My Reading comp can vary so much between -0 to -5, but I will be pretty darn happy if I can manage to consistently get in the -3 to -5 range or less on LR.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby DarkPhantom » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:51 pm

Ok, I'm kind of freaking out. 30 days to go!

I can't seem to stay focused...i'm trying to finish up the LR and LG bibles but i'm barely able to go through 20 pages in 1 hour...

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby vissidarte27 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:43 pm

Took PT 53 today, December 2007 and it was kind of miserable. RC kicked my ass in a big, big way.

LR1: -5
LG: -2
LR2: -4
RC: -10!!!

Raw score of 79, scaled score of 162. Yikes!!

I hate having RC as a 4th section -- at that point my brain is so dead that I have a really hard time focusing. I prefer something else (like LG) that is a little more autopilot-y towards the end.

I'm still working in the newer tests, and there's still a big difference between my PT scores between the 30s and 50s. We're talking a ten-point discrepancy, here, which is kind of terrifying. But I think I'll adjust -- my LR and LG scores were better today than they were in PT 52, and I didn't do RC in PT52 so I think that contributed to my crappy RC score.

Anybody have any awesome tips for endurance besides repetition? I get fuzzy midway through the third section almost without fail.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby DarkPhantom » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:43 pm

quick question - I don't know why i'm stuck on this but how does A some not B -> C translate to A some C?

What happens to the not?

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby DarkPhantom » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:45 pm

I was thinking of taking something to stay focused...no idea what to take though...

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby risktaker » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:49 pm

The not doesn't matter here because it is a some statement. Just try to visualize it. If there are some A's that are not B's and some not B's that are A's and all not B's are C's. Then you know that some A's are C's.

AA
B/B/B/B/B/
C C C C C

There is an overlap and you can see for yourself when you draw it out like this that some A's are C's.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby risktaker » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:50 pm

I am taking beta blockers to help with anxiety. It has helped during PT's at least.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:55 pm

just bought the first book of 10 exams to drill lg. I love amazon student prime.

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Re: The Slightly More Official February 2011 LSAT Thread

Postby Pleasye » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:18 pm

I spent all day on TLS instead of taking a PT. Someone yell at me :oops:




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