Practicing at a 168...

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Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:45 am

Do you think I could break 170 by test day? Getting four wrong on games... Maybe I can cut it down to 0 wrong.. Or is it too late to make such a jump?

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby tgir » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:51 am

If you break 170 by the June test day, it will be because you perform well under pressure and have exceeded your practice test average, not because you crammed like mad for the 3 days before the test. By now, you should already know what types of questions give you trouble, so you might want to do a little strategy work in those areas (drills, practice diagramming, etc). Otherwise, however, I would just relax, try to adopt a confident attitude, and know that many LSAT takers exceed their practice test averages by 3-5 points for no real reason.
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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:51 am

You could easily ge a 170! Or a 164. Sorry to say, it's going to vary a bit based on how weird they make the games and how the curve goes. For a pure, unreliable experience story, I was testing from 166-168 and ended up with a 169 on the December 2010 test.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:51 am

There's always variance either way.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:52 am

Highest PT was a 169. Got a 172. Eat your Wheaties Monday morning.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:54 am

sundance95 wrote:Highest PT was a 169. Got a 172. Eat your Wheaties Monday morning.


Hope :D

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:56 am

I'm actually considering drilling through 40 games tomorrow. Sounds... Extreme.. But...Three weeks ago I was only able to get through 2 games now I get through 3 3/4...It's best to be extreme about these kinds of things....But.. This is TLS.. So I'm sure no one is judging me. No need to explain myself. Right? This is normal here....

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby incompetentia » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:05 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:I'm actually considering drilling through 40 games tomorrow.

no
Sounds... Extreme.. But...Three weeks ago I was only able to get through 2 games now I get through 3 3/4...It's best to be extreme about these kinds of things....

no
But.. This is TLS.. So I'm sure no one is judging me. No need to explain myself. Right? This is normal here....

no

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:09 am

Are you taking on Monday? If so, work your ass off tomorrow and Saturday and fucking relax on Sunday. Get laid, have a few drinks. Just relax. Then start Monday morning with a couple games to get your mind going and get in line for the test.

Edit: Damn typos.
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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:09 am

incompetentia wrote:
Tainted_Praise wrote:I'm actually considering drilling through 40 games tomorrow.

no
Sounds... Extreme.. But...Three weeks ago I was only able to get through 2 games now I get through 3 3/4...It's best to be extreme about these kinds of things....

no
But.. This is TLS.. So I'm sure no one is judging me. No need to explain myself. Right? This is normal here....

no

+1000

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:12 am

geoduck wrote:Are you taking on Monday? If so, work your ass off tomorrow and Sunday and fucking relax on Sunday. Get laid, have a few drinks. Just relax. Then start Monday morning with a couple games to get your mind going and get in line for the test.


This sounds good. Minus the get laid part.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:12 am

sundance95 wrote:
incompetentia wrote:
Tainted_Praise wrote:I'm actually considering drilling through 40 games tomorrow.

no
Sounds... Extreme.. But...Three weeks ago I was only able to get through 2 games now I get through 3 3/4...It's best to be extreme about these kinds of things....

no
But.. This is TLS.. So I'm sure no one is judging me. No need to explain myself. Right? This is normal here....

no

+1000



::Rolls eyes:: Welp... What works for some... May not work for others.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby tgir » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:12 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:I'm actually considering drilling through 40 games tomorrow. Sounds... Extreme.. But...Three weeks ago I was only able to get through 2 games now I get through 3 3/4...It's best to be extreme about these kinds of things....But.. This is TLS.. So I'm sure no one is judging me. No need to explain myself. Right? This is normal here....


No judgment, but this might be a poor decision. The last thing you want to do is burn out 3 days before the test. Instead of going for sheer volume of games, try to focus on a smaller number of games that are of the types that usually give you trouble. I'm sure you're familiar with the various classificatory schemes for games out there, so you could use those tools to figure out what games to focus on.

Or, alternatively, you could simply go back over some of the games that gave you the most trouble. That won't give you a clear picture of how you're improving, due to the possibility that you're recalling aspects of the solutions from your former attempts; however, tracking your improvement doesn't matter at this point. What you need to do is understand the test, and the best way to do that is go back over what you've failed at.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby tgir » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:13 am

geoduck wrote: Then start Monday morning with a couple games to get your mind going and get in line for the test.


+1

I think this technique is really quite helpful.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby incompetentia » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:14 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:

::Rolls eyes:: Welp... What works for some... May not work for others.

I tested -1 on LG on my cold diag.
I think if I did 40 games in a single day, ever, I -know- I would start getting them wrong left and right.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:18 am

incompetentia wrote:
Tainted_Praise wrote:

::Rolls eyes:: Welp... What works for some... May not work for others.

I tested -1 on LG on my cold diag.
I think if I did 40 games in a single day, ever, I -know- I would start getting them wrong left and right.



I mean.....That's you... Personally that's not how my brain works.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby incompetentia » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:21 am

Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Tainted_Praise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:23 am

incompetentia wrote:Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?


Yes.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:25 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:
incompetentia wrote:Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?


Yes.


Ohsnap

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:25 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:
incompetentia wrote:Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?


Yes.

I hope this isn't the kind of thing where you're saying cramming for an information-based examination is analogous to cramming for the LSAT.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:26 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:
incompetentia wrote:Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?


Yes.

No.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby incompetentia » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:26 am

With LG?

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:28 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Tainted_Praise wrote:
incompetentia wrote:Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?


Yes.

I hope this isn't the kind of thing where you're saying cramming for an information-based examination is analogous to cramming for the LSAT.


What Mr. Catcher in the Rye is trying to say is that the LSAT can have a high burnout factor. But that's why I suggest a relax day right before the test.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:30 am

Tainted_Praise wrote:
incompetentia wrote:Have you done this sort of thing before and shown improvement?


Yes.


Somehow I don't believe this.

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Re: Practicing at a 168...

Postby DaftAndDirect » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:45 am

sry have you done the LGB? If you're taking the test soon (ie June) I don't think you're going to see some magical improvement. Nor do I think a 40 game cram is going to help you. Your testing habits will be reflective of what you do everyday, not the freakish cram sessions you have 1 to 2 weeks before the test.




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