June 2011 Study Group

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:01 pm

geverett wrote:How feasible is this goal: Consistently finishing Logic Games in under 25 minutes with 100% accuracy.


what for? 32-33 mins is a sufficient goal. 25 is a bit "nazi"

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby geverett » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:48 pm

If I'm shooting for 175+ should I be sure to take every practice test available?

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Postby 99.9luft » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:58 pm

geverett wrote:If I'm shooting for 175+ should I be sure to take every practice test available?


not at all. Instead, concentrate on PTs in the 30s, 40s, 50s (and now 60s, i guess). use the 90s tests as experimental sections if needed.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby LawQ5 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:51 am

Yassig wrote:Hey all, random question about what you thinks works best for you. I am just really delving into studying in the last few weeks or so and have focused on LG. Are you all studying LG, LR, and RC at the same time or are you plugging through one section at a time? I tried switching to LR today and it took awhile to switch gears, sadly enough. Was just curious what you were all doing to get the most out of your studying.


I don't know about everyone else, but this month I'm working on one section at a time. It's just easier for me to grasp it all that way. Next month, however, I'll hopefully be incorporating all three sections.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby accuratesite2020 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:20 am

IamAskier wrote:Hi all, have room for 1 more June test taker? I'm retaking after a dismal 158 back in October.

I'm hoping 4 months will suffice. I did testmasters the first time, but didn't take nearly enough PTS. I was just curious as to what publications everyone is using? Is buying everything detailed in Pithypikes thread enough?


Go to LSATBlog for a good study guide. Use Pithypike as a holistic approach to firm up your approach with each skill set.

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Postby accuratesite2020 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:24 am

Yassig wrote:Hey all, random question about what you thinks works best for you. I am just really delving into studying in the last few weeks or so and have focused on LG. Are you all studying LG, LR, and RC at the same time or are you plugging through one section at a time? I tried switching to LR today and it took awhile to switch gears, sadly enough. Was just curious what you were all doing to get the most out of your studying.


I did the same thing. Really went after 4-5 games a day with review and then worked on organizing problem games for redo. When I went back to LR after a week or so, it felt different. Now I am keeping to 3 new games a day including 2 redo's and staying up with 10-20 LR questions untimed a day with review. When I feel like I'm doing good, I take an hour break or so and hit RC for about 90 minutes. I do 2 timed sections review and do 2 more timed sections. This way I try and focus on my timing and see if I go off on accuracy. Then PT, review, rinse, repeat. It's a never ending process. I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:03 am

The games from the earlier PT are way different in my opinion. While they are worth doing, mastering the more recent ones is more important.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Firework11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:44 am

LawQ5 wrote:
Yassig wrote:Hey all, random question about what you thinks works best for you. I am just really delving into studying in the last few weeks or so and have focused on LG. Are you all studying LG, LR, and RC at the same time or are you plugging through one section at a time? I tried switching to LR today and it took awhile to switch gears, sadly enough. Was just curious what you were all doing to get the most out of your studying.


I don't know about everyone else, but this month I'm working on one section at a time. It's just easier for me to grasp it all that way. Next month, however, I'll hopefully be incorporating all three sections.



Same here, I'm 1/2 done with the LRB. I just started to add Atlas' RC book in to the mix and great tips from a post on TLS.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Firework11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:48 am

99.9luft wrote:
geverett wrote:If I'm shooting for 175+ should I be sure to take every practice test available?


not at all. Instead, concentrate on PTs in the 30s, 40s, 50s (and now 60s, i guess). use the 90s tests as experimental sections if needed.



Which PTs have you been using? By the way, I want to take PTs by the section 1st, then add Full PTs.
I want to do at least 8 PTs (with 5 sections) the month before the test.

P.S. I'm taking a prep course, which includes 6 full PTs with the company.

So, a total of about 14 PTs...

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Excel » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:56 pm

171 pt 30 8)

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Firework11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Excel wrote:171 pt 30 8)


Congrats!

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby pkpop » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:25 pm

LawQ5 wrote:
Yassig wrote:Hey all, random question about what you thinks works best for you. I am just really delving into studying in the last few weeks or so and have focused on LG. Are you all studying LG, LR, and RC at the same time or are you plugging through one section at a time? I tried switching to LR today and it took awhile to switch gears, sadly enough. Was just curious what you were all doing to get the most out of your studying.


I don't know about everyone else, but this month I'm working on one section at a time. It's just easier for me to grasp it all that way. Next month, however, I'll hopefully be incorporating all three sections.


I know a part of the group is doing the Manhattan LSAT self-prep, which has its own syllabus. Looking at it, they kind of take a basics of all sections---> more specific of all sections as weeks go by (sorta like pithypike.) They have homework based on the MLSAT books they purchased. As for everyone else, I don't think there is a specific plan laid out for us. I know I want to revisit LG, and right now I'm just diving into the RC book I bought. After that I'll be reviewing LR (while constantly doing practice LGs & RC technique reading.) I don't really wanna go into PTs until March.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Well we are next How is everyone feeling?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby 99.9luft » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:31 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Well we are next How is everyone feeling?


like we need to kick our own ass to start studying NOW so that there are no 'i just got a 162 on my last PT' posts in May, which will invariably cause one to freak out and ruin the mental resolve in the most crucial month before the test.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby JG7773 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Hey everyone,

Don't forget there will be a study session tonight for those of you in the MLSAT study group. 8 pm EST in the same room as last time.

Hope to see you there!

JG

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Yassig » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:20 pm

For the study session tonight, did you all decide on a specific topic? I missed last week due to zoning out in front of the TV and overloading on carbs. :D

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Postby JG7773 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:37 pm

Yassig wrote:For the study session tonight, did you all decide on a specific topic? I missed last week due to zoning out in front of the TV and overloading on carbs. :D


As far as I know there is not a specific agenda. Open forum to come in a work on various problems, questions, etc.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:00 pm

Study group is on now guys. See you there!

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Yassig » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:43 pm

^ Thanks!

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby freestallion » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:31 pm

178 on PT 37 this past weekend :shock: And actually, it was because of a misbubble. Without that I would have a 179. Weird.

I think it's because I had seen some of the LR questions before, but still I got -1 on the RC and -0 on the LG! Yay!

I have no idea how my score fluctuates so much.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby iphone7 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:41 pm

So how far along is everyone? I've finished the LGB and have taken four tests with an average around 165. I'm fairly content with this progress as I am shooting for a 172+ on the real thing but I'm curious how far along other people are.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby jpwindsurfer » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:15 am

just saw this i am joining hope it is not to late
f :o

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby candycat » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:48 am

iphone7 wrote:So how far along is everyone? I've finished the LGB and have taken four tests with an average around 165. I'm fairly content with this progress as I am shooting for a 172+ on the real thing but I'm curious how far along other people are.


Still making my way through LRB, just finished ch 11 today. Started drilling linear games from ptest 1-20, but I'm still working on grouping (ch 4) in LGB. Started doing some RC practice, I'm going to start reading either RCB or Atlas RC guide next week. Taking second diagnostic at the end of Feb.

:( progress has been slow lately, didn't get anything done over the weekend. But good job on finishing the LGB and your ptest average! :) Plenty of time to reach 172+

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Yassig » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:42 am

jpwindsurfer wrote:just saw this i am joining hope it is not to late
f :o

Welcome to the group!




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