Silly question. How do group meetings work? I don't really understand how people study in groups. I never have.
Hi all... I'd like to know this as well. Well sort of. What's the structure of Monday's meeting? I know there was mention of making sure to have a mic. Anything else? Like, will we be discussing particular pt's or question types? Thanks in advance!
Hopefully this response will provide some clarity. I am sure others are wondering the same thing.
Addressing Sadieche's question about Monday meeting first: Monday meetings will be based off of a syllabus that Manhattan LSAT has provided. It tends to cover one or two question types each week and assigns homework and PTs to do. For the first meeting on Monday, January 23 we will be covering the argument core of logical reasoning questions (aka how are questions designed; conclusion, premises, etc.) and relative order (pure sequencing) games from the games section. For this first meeting Noah from Manhattan LSAT will be leading. In the meetings to follow TLS users will be organizing/leading the sessions and teachers from Manhattan LSAT will jump in from time to time to help us out. For this first session, bringing yourself and mic should be good enough. Be ready to learn and bring any questions you might have about the study room. Noah or I should be able to answer them. Feel free to reach out to either of us before that time. NOTE: This is not an official Manhattan LSAT course. The folks at Manhattan LSAT are doing this as a way to give back to the TLS community.
Speaking about the online study room in more general terms: The online study room will be open 24/7 starting on Monday. To access this room just click on the link that is in the June 2012 Study Group Welcome email you should have received from Noah at Manhattan LSAT. Outside of the weekly study sessions, people are free to setup their own study sessions. So if you want to review a PT with someone, go over a certain question type, talk LSAT strategy, or vent you can use the study room to do so. We will have to figure out a way to manage/schedule access to the room. Maybe someone could create a scheduler for us to use. We can talk about this on Monday.
If you have not received a welcome email from Manhattan LSAT please take the following steps and you should receive an email before Monday.
1. Create an account on Manhattan LSAT’s site (they are sponsoring the group) - https://www.manhattanlsat.com/createaccount.cfm
2. After you’ve done that, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
, mention you want to join the June study sessions, and someone from MLSAT will e-mail you the information you need to join the sessions, as well as the syllabus we’re using.
Gail, I think I have addressed your question in the above response, but I can add to it. Group studying isn't for everyone. We are all going to have to put in a ton of hours of self-study between now and June. However, from my experience, it can't hurt to talk through your process/hear other people's strategies for the LSAT/question types. How you will benefit from the study room is hard to say. Maybe you will be someone who likes to work with people often or maybe you will be someone who just needs to occasionally talk through a PT with someone. By best advice is to give it a try and see if it is for you. Bottom line, the online study room is meant to supplement your self-study.
Hope this answered your questions. If you have more questions, please reach out to me!
Hey y'all - my colleague Cory is going to be taking over in terms of administering the group (adding people, sending the syllabus, loading slides in the room for you). He'll pop up shortly in this thread. But, I'm around if you have geekier questions (he's a geek, but not of the LSAT variety). And, assuming the group meets consistently and with a sizeable number, he'll also arrange to have a teacher come and help you from time to time.