June 2011 Study Group

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby maxpower430 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:28 am

i did pt 19 logic games yesterday if you guys want to review that at all, missed more than usual (like 4) but all were careless mistakes (i.e. not fully reading a question etc, pretty frustrating).

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:30 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:So curiosity finally got the best of me: Eichhörnchen = squirrel in German = wtf? Haha

Another random note - I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I'll be brute forcing my way into the 170s. Anyone else projecting the same?

Haha you are indeed correct! :D And I really do have that brute force mindset too. After doing so well on everything except games last time, I made up my mind to do pithypike's three copies idea. I really, reallllly want 170+ and I do not want to retake so I think I have to just power through. Now if only work responsibilities would go away! I couldn't study at all yesterday and verrry minimally the day before that, so I had major insomnia last night, and when I could sleep, I kept dreaming that people were preventing me from studying every day until I flipped out.

This test might be driving me to the brink of insanity :shock:

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:40 am

Working on RC all day today. Will mix in some logic games and LR questions to stay on top of my game, but definitely beginning to hone in on RC as I have neglected it for too long.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:42 am

Eich and Florida: Would you guys want to meet in the room in an hour and a half. I'll do the RC section and we can go over it.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Yassig » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:52 am

geverett wrote:Working on RC all day today. Will mix in some logic games and LR questions to stay on top of my game, but definitely beginning to hone in on RC as I have neglected it for too long.

Good luck with this - I've finally managed to make it -4 or less and the problems are all on inference questions. If I can kick that then I'm golden on this section. Now my LR, that's a different story...

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:04 am

geverett wrote:Eich and Florida: Would you guys want to meet in the room in an hour and a half. I'll do the RC section and we can go over it.


Make it hour and fourty five. How is 1130-40 CST?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:08 am

works for me. see you then. do you have the link to the room?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:24 am

geverett wrote:works for me. see you then. do you have the link to the room?


Hey guys, I'll try to make it by then. I might be just a few minutes late, but I'll be there.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:26 am

geverett wrote:works for me. see you then. do you have the link to the room?


Sure do. I just looked over RC 18 again to make it fresh - see you then

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:44 am

Off to the gym to blow off some steam and clear my mind from
LSAT stuff for a bit. I always seem to do better after a good workout.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:50 am

Just curious, but how much time do you spend on reading the passage in the RC questions?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:19 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:Just curious, but how much time do you spend on reading the passage in the RC questions?


I have been trying it a few different ways, and neither has seemed to bring great results. In the older passages many of them do not seem to conform to the scale image idea - presenting 2 sides of an argument in which the debate squares off. In the newer one that definitely seems to be the case more or less.

I have tried writing notes to keep a running understanding in the margins of the passsage. When I do this it is typically 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. I have also just read through in 2 - 2 1/2 minutes and I feel like I have a great grasp of the passage only to encounter some question about a specific detail that eats time to find. In the case of the older passages there are many questions about specific details some of which there is no line reference for and this really kills my time. I love reading and am an avid reader, but this stuff is just kickin' my ass.

-6 PT 19 What I wouldn't do to start hitting that sweet spot of -1 -2

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby buckythebadger » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:24 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:Just curious, but how much time do you spend on reading the passage in the RC questions?


I know some people dont read the whole passage, but I feel it works much better when I do. I'll usually spend 3-4 minutes reading the passage and then another 3-4 minutes answering the questions. I'm usually able to finish the section right on time, but consistency is still my main problem with RC. Two PT ago I was -2, then the one I took on Monday I was -6. I am highly considering getting the RC bible, although I do have Nova's Master the LSAT and have heard that has a very good RC section which I have yet to get to

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:33 pm

I have the Master the LSAT as well. I'll take a look at RC today in it. I've gone through Atlas a couple times. It's definitely helpful. I feel it might be much more applicable to the current trends in RC then some of the older ones. I could be wrong though.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:05 pm

Just got the 10 new actual LSAT book in the mail. Glad I found out about this before I went and bought them individually! lol. It'll be nice to take PT 55 to see how I do on it. I took the LSAT then, somewhat unprepared and with a family death that morning and scored a 152 :/ it'll be nice to get a little retribution to see just how much I've improved.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:21 pm

I love reading the passages in RC. It's just the questions that suck.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:50 pm

geverett wrote:I love reading the passages in RC. It's just the questions that suck.


Loving the passages is the most important part :wink:

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby buckythebadger » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:29 pm

I know most of us are hoping for a 170+ come test day, when do you hope to break the 170 mark for PT? I'm still in the 165-167 range, hopefully by the start of May I'll be hitting 170

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby 99.9luft » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:40 pm

For those of you who can reschedule June, i believe the deadline is May 15th. Hence, if by may 15, you're not hitting 170s consistently and your goal is to only score in that range, i recommend postponing.

In other news, 67 days until the test.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby 2things2 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Preptest 45, December 2004 LSAT - 169
LR -4
RC -5
LG -2
LR -3

It is exciting to see a score like this, but also incredibly frustrating to think I scored a mere 162 in December. Frustrating and exciting. Just like my sex life.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby zanzbar » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:01 pm

Is anyone else thinking about a potential postponement already or am I the only one?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:07 pm

zanzbar wrote:Is anyone else thinking about a potential postponement already or am I the only one?


It's crossed my mind but I won't give it much thought until the first week of may. If I'm not within 4-5 points of my goal come May 15 I will most likely postpone. This decision would be difficult but given the circumstances would probably be the best idea. Doing anything more than entertaining the idea now would probably demotivate me.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby zanzbar » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:36 pm

Yeah I am actually thinking about taking it anyway because I am scoring in the area that I would be in some T2 schools I wouldn't mind attending, and taking it would just get all the pressure off of me for October.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:27 pm

Anything less than the best is a felony.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:49 pm

geverett wrote:Anything less than the best is a felony.


+1

Sorry, you motivated me to study RC so I didn't see you in the room. I'll be hangin' out for the rest of the night




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