The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby the_pakalypse » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:49 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:
the_pakalypse wrote:Hey man,

I used your guide quite a bit in conjunction with a bunch of other resources. I lucked out in that this curve was -2 for a 180.

But I did it -- thanks for the guide. I thought you would appreciate knowing that!

Maybe I'll write my own guide, so others can learn from me like I learned from all of you.



If you could also contribute to that "great advice for scoring 160+" thread, that would be great. I'm like incredibly jealous of you, but I'm taking my first LSAT in October and posts like this motivate the hell out of me (so thanks!).



Sure man. Super weird feeling right now.. but I'll get around to it in the next few days.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby jya300 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:02 pm

Usually I don't post on the forum but I wanted to say thank you!
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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:45 am

Congrats to everyone that crushed June. Edited the OP a bit.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby StructuresAndForces » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:36 pm

Thanks for this.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby bombaysippin » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:32 pm

For people who've followed this, where did you restart your PTs from exactly? Aka, which PT was used for your diagnostic for retaking?

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:39 pm

Bajam wrote:For people who've followed this, where did you restart your PTs from exactly? Aka, which PT was used for your diagnostic for retaking?


I'm just going to retake the administration I just took in June.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby surgical702 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:13 pm

I just ordered the MLSAT books and they'll be here in 2 days.

After receiving the results of my last score, I'm definitely ready to reconstruct my studying process and this guide should be very useful!

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby lsatnoob » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:46 am

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:27 pm

+1 thanks to Noodley from a June 2013 taker.

I was also 1 Q away from a 180, so I feel some solidarity with you.

There is a lot of good stuff in this guide for first time takers, and I'd encourage others to implement the strategies discussed here so that you can kill it on your first take.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby heyunthebushes » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:10 am

Bump.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby kiyoku » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:42 am

NoodleyOne wrote:Getting confident in RC, even if you can't -0 it regularly like LR and LG, is key to a successful exam.

Keep up the work but don't let it consume you, either. This is an important thing to realize. You have to have a life outside of the LSAT. The goal is to walk into and out of the test knowing you prepared as best you could, and performed at your best on the test day.


I will always remember this. RC RC.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby mhaas » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:01 am

I took 10 practice tests and looked over The Princeton Review's "Cracking the LSAT" in order to prepare for the June LSAT. I scored a 162, but had no idea how underprepared I was until I wandered upon this thread. I just purchased all of the materials you suggested and look forward to tackling the LSAT this October. I hope with these study habits I will break into 170's and get into the school of my dreams. Will update when scores come in late October...

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:11 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:Do you drill LG then LR then RC?

OR

Do you do them simultaneously?

(like one day for each.)

I did one section at a time, but after I finished one and moved to the next, I still did a section occasionally to keep sharp.

For example, I did LG first, drilled that to mastery, then I moved on to LR. While I was drilling LR, I still did a section of LG a day to keep the practice up.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:12 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:
I did one section at a time, but after I finished one and moved to the next, I still did a section occasionally to keep sharp.

For example, I did LG first, drilled that to mastery, then I moved on to LR. While I was drilling LR, I still did a section of LG a day to keep the practice up.


Thank you so much! I was thinking about that as well.

Ok, I'll Read LGB then drill after each respective chapter (linear, adv. linear)

or should i read the whole thing then drill?

I like doing it by chapter, then going back to it if I'm having problems.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby jmjm » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:56 am

Trying to use lsatqa.com by going to the link that provides breakdown of types of questions. Not sure if I'm using it right.
Some types of questions (such as flaw) appear more frequently in a section and the link at lsatgrader->Qtypes only provides cumulative mistakes for each type in a graph with circles representing question types. Since the link does not show how performance improved for a certain type of question, is this the right way to use lsatq?

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:52 am

jmjm wrote:Trying to use lsatqa.com by going to the link that provides breakdown of types of questions. Not sure if I'm using it right.
Some types of questions (such as flaw) appear more frequently in a section and the link at lsatgrader->Qtypes only provides cumulative mistakes for each type in a graph with circles representing question types. Since the link does not show how performance improved for a certain type of question, is this the right way to use lsatq?

Honestly, I haven't used lsatqa in a year... I don't know what changes they made since then, and honestly I don't remember it very well.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby jmjm » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:39 am

It'd be helpful to hear where prephrasing an answer occurs in your approach to handle LR. It appears that pre-phrasing is more aligned with stem-first style of handling LR and actively picking the right answer instead of elimination approach to get to the right answer. At the same time, it may not be possible or worth the extra seconds to prephrase answers for harder questions or questions other than parallel/main point.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby NoodleyOne » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:55 pm

jmjm wrote:It'd be helpful to hear where prephrasing an answer occurs in your approach to handle LR. It appears that pre-phrasing is more aligned with stem-first style of handling LR and actively picking the right answer instead of elimination approach to get to the right answer. At the same time, it may not be possible or worth the extra seconds to prephrase answers for harder questions or questions other than parallel/main point.

I never did an official "pre-phrase" type stuff, just kind of thought in my head what the gap was. I don't think the stem first approach or the stim first approach really matters when it comes to prephrasing.

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby theothercat » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:18 pm

This advice seems awesome. Really, thank you. I'm not retaking until October 2014, but I've already ordered the Manhattan LR/RC books and cracked opened my LGB for the first time since February for some obsessive pre-studying.

Also, I had the same diagnostic/first score as OP, so I'm pretty sure a 179 is all but inevitable. 8)

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby North » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:33 am

RIP NOODLES

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RIP

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Postby mpc347 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:38 pm

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby Nova » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:26 pm

North wrote:RIP NOODLES

Image

RIP

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Re: The NoodleyOne's Foolproof Guide to a 179 for Retakers

Postby mirroroferised7 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:23 pm

O.O

I've spent one week on this plan, studying for a Feb retake.

Previous PT's were all 170-171's with a few 173s thrown in.

I just scored a fucking 178 on my last PT.

This.
Shit.
Works.




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