Studying before next weeks LSAT

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Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:10 pm

How many prep tests is everyone taking this week?

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby mac35352 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:14 pm

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Helicio » Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 pm

Maryam19 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOUxxjGR8c&feature=relmfu

after every preptest...lol


LMAO.

Good luck to all the June LSAT takers!

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby puppylaw » Sun May 29, 2011 11:25 pm

2 full and timed practice tests during the week
1 or 2 more to do 1 section at a time
relax
1 more to warm up with the morning of the test, just a few questions from each section

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby incompetentia » Sun May 29, 2011 11:33 pm

I took tests on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday before my Saturday test.


Sunday was a bomb, and Weds and Fri were really needed for me to recover from that. Two full timed tests is probably a good number

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sun May 29, 2011 11:55 pm

Two - Tuesday and Thursday.

It's been a couple of weeks since I PTed under 174, so I'm building confidence.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby iphone7 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:56 pm

I'm doing four. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. A game and a RC passage for warmup on each. Probably a section or two per day on the weekend before the test.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby lakers3peat » Mon May 30, 2011 2:29 am

as many as I'm in the mood to do? 5? 6 maybe?

it only takes a few hours to do a test then another hour or two to review over it. more practice at this point isn't really going to help but I want to keep my rhythm going. the most important thing I will do this week is review over all the LR questions I have gotten wrong in the past and right out explanations for where I went wrong to remind myself of fallacious reasoning I've had and to watch out for it on monday.

also, going to review of my notes from the LR bible & do some of the passages + explanations in the RC bible. RC is where i'm still hurting, consistency wise, I'd love to get the better side of my scores (-2/-3) instead of the ugly(-9/-10)

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon May 30, 2011 2:31 am

5.

Monday (night), Tuesday, Wednesday(/Saturday) Thursday, Friday, Saturday (/Wednesday).

Wasn't sure how to diagram the dual option. If I need the hump day off, I'll take it. I pulled a 179 out of my ass on Saturday, a 5-point jump from anything I'd done before, and 7/8 point jump from where I'd been consistently around, but that was a proctored, 5-section, and I let myself focus more than I have on any other test. Need to recreate that atmosphere. No more dicking around.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Jack Smirks » Mon May 30, 2011 2:34 am

Just do what your heart tells you to do.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby minnbills » Mon May 30, 2011 11:15 am

1-2. I'm taking today off though.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby InLikeFlint » Mon May 30, 2011 2:31 pm

Wanted to drop in and say good luck to everyone. Don't worry about how many tests you take this week; it's not like taking one test too few is going to make you forgot how to take the exam, nor will taking one too many completely exhaust you and fuck you over on test day.

I'm not going to tell you to relax because it's basically impossible to completely relax the week before test day. Just know it will be over soon and a year from now you can look at the next year of pre-0ls and be glad it's not you this time.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Maryam19 » Mon May 30, 2011 3:38 pm

What do you do if your LG scores have been dropping the past 5-6 days? Everything else is good...but LG is dropping steadily...a lot of the questions I have been missing are due to "boredom." For some reason, I am so unbelievably bored with the games, thus lacking attention....Should I not look at another game until the test? I don't want my confidence to drop...I'm usually -2/-3...now it's -6/-7

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby ly2010 » Mon May 30, 2011 5:54 pm

I'm going to take 3 this week.

PT 59, 60, 61 and save 62 just in case I have to retake in October. I don't know why I just now randomly inserted an experimental section. I did it for today's test (made it the first section) and it totally ruined my score (5 pts lower than my average). I was so fatigued by the 5th (real) section that I got -9 (LR, usually get a max of -4 wrong). I stupidly put my experimental section as the last section for the past 2-3 tests.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby kalede » Mon May 30, 2011 10:50 pm

All of them. Twice.




...okay, maybe two or three more full ones, plus some practice sections.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby incompetentia » Mon May 30, 2011 11:36 pm

Maryam19 wrote:What do you do if your LG scores have been dropping the past 5-6 days? Everything else is good...but LG is dropping steadily...a lot of the questions I have been missing are due to "boredom." For some reason, I am so unbelievably bored with the games, thus lacking attention....Should I not look at another game until the test? I don't want my confidence to drop...I'm usually -2/-3...now it's -6/-7

Take the last tests somewhere unfamiliar to try to heighten your awareness of the test environment. This usually helped me to focus in on the test and not slack off.

I'd be less worried if you could -0 consistently on the section, but it appears that's not the case.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby citykitty » Tue May 31, 2011 9:16 pm

My plan is to do 6. Two each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But, I'm not throwing in extra sections this week. Just four sections twice a day those 3 days. I'll probably do one section of each LR, LG, and RC on Sat and Sun. Maybe a few warm up Qs Monday morning.

I feel pretty solid, but I want to keep my head in the game without burning out. My last three PTs have scored me at exactly 172 with an extra random section. I'm right on the bubble of where I want to be. So, I'm trying to walk that line of staying prepped without totally screwing myself over. I'm starting to get nervous. I really, really don't want to retake in October.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby iphone7 » Tue May 31, 2011 10:33 pm

citykitty wrote:My plan is to do 6. Two each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But, I'm not throwing in extra sections this week. Just four sections twice a day those 3 days. I'll probably do one section of each LR, LG, and RC on Sat and Sun. Maybe a few warm up Qs Monday morning.

I feel pretty solid, but I want to keep my head in the game without burning out. My last three PTs have scored me at exactly 172 with an extra random section. I'm right on the bubble of where I want to be. So, I'm trying to walk that line of staying prepped without totally screwing myself over. I'm starting to get nervous. I really, really don't want to retake in October.


That seems like a lot. I'd be burnt out, but you know yourself better than I do.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Cartman » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:10 am

I did one this last Thursday, one Saturday, then one again yesterday with each following day as review of the previous test. On Thursday and Saturday I did 173 and 171 respectively, but on Sunday night my girlfriend and I got food poisoning from eating out at a local restaurant. We were up all night and Monday wasn't great either. My concentration suffered greatly, and my 167 is a testament to it.

I plan to take another one Thursday (even though tomorrow would be along the every other day schedule) so that I can take one last one Saturday and leave Sunday for review and R&R.

It probably goes without saying but eating out the night before should probably be a big nono. I certainly won't do it, and I would recommend others don't either. I've been to the restaurant in question before and had no problems, so even one you think will be fine is probably not a good idea. I'm going to eat bland foods both the night before and morning of.

I would recommend not burning yourself out, but doing enough to keep your mind on the LSAT and on the ball. The LSAT really isn't test that cramming is particularly useful for. A fresh brain is probably your best weapon.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby 510Chicken » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:18 am

Cartman wrote:A fresh brain is probably your best weapon.

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Scored a 180 on test day.

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby Cartman » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:29 am

510Chicken wrote:
Cartman wrote:A fresh brain is probably your best weapon.

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Scored a 180 on test day.


Oh hats off to you sir! :)

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Re: Studying before next weeks LSAT

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:30 am

Technically 3 - M/W/F.




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