February 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby kevin0201 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:29 pm

PT 40 today.

LG -4
LR -4
LR -0
RC -2

91/170

That second LR really saved me lol I hope the same kind of miracle happens on the test day.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:48 pm

Did 50 drilling questions,missed 2 ,probably the first 50 were easy that`s why.lol

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:06 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I also make sure that I do. not. get. stuck. on individual questions


This. +100

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:31 pm

So hard to wake up early in the morning,I wish I could take this test in the afternoon ,mornings are killing me

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:30 pm

People who've done PT52: did you guys think the LG section was on the harder end?

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby gobosox » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:25 pm

Took PT 54 today. 94/101, 173 scaled.

-4 Combined on LR, -3 on RC, another -0 on LG.

Didn't miss any weaken questions, which is nice. For once! I think that singlehandedly helped me get over the 170 hump. Besides that random 178 last week, I've gotten 170s on my past few PTs.

Finally getting better and more comfortable with RC. Going to keep working on drilling that though.

IMPROVEMENT IS POSSIBLE! Just keep working at it. My 158 diagnostic is a distant memory... Anyone who says there is a ceiling on your improvement is wrong!!!!

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby perplexedconfused » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:32 pm

gobosox wrote:Took PT 54 today. 94/101, 173 scaled.

-4 Combined on LR, -3 on RC, another -0 on LG.

Didn't miss any weaken questions, which is nice. For once! I think that singlehandedly helped me get over the 170 hump. Besides that random 178 last week, I've gotten 170s on my past few PTs.

Finally getting better and more comfortable with RC. Going to keep working on drilling that though.

IMPROVEMENT IS POSSIBLE! Just keep working at it. My 158 diagnostic is a distant memory... Anyone who says there is a ceiling on your improvement is wrong!!!!



Congrats!! Can you give details as to what exactly you have been working on to get so good at LR/RC?? That is an awesome score to have heading into Feb.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:35 pm

Anyone else on here can't stand going anything other than -0 on LG? :D

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby ws81086n » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:50 pm

LOL, I could more than stand that. I'm shooting for -2 or -3 in Feb. Not sure I could stand anything more than -1 on RC, however :)

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dusters » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:51 pm

Jcastro1 wrote:Anyone else on here can't stand going anything other than -0 on LG? :D

Hah I wish. I suck at games. Always have to make up my points by kicking ass at LR.

Took one test on Tuesday and was completely devastated when I scored a 160. Worst I've scored since my diagnostic back in the summer. Because of that, I took another one today and did a bit better. Still not what I'm aiming for, but I would be happy with it come test day.

PT 64
-4 LR
-7 LG
-1 LR
-7 RC
82/100 for a 162. Just gotta clean up on LG and RC still.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:49 pm

Did 50 LR ,type 2, questions drilling,missed 5,not really happy,was a little bit tired ,and maybe starbucks was noisy that``s why couldnt really concentrate well enough,but i am gonna review my mistakes from all the practice tests and drilling so far ,and i will do a new practice test tomorrow.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby iditarod » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:58 pm

Jcastro1 wrote:Anyone else on here can't stand going anything other than -0 on LG? :D


yes... got 170 a week ago with a -3 on games. 1 misbubble, 1 misread of question, 1 stupid mistake.

scary to think that it could be a possible outcome on test day, but hopefully i'll be good enough by then that it's not.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby kevin0201 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:23 pm

Jcastro1 wrote:Anyone else on here can't stand going anything other than -0 on LG? :D


LOL I wish I were like that. I have LG-phobia :(

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:52 am

how many hours u guys study a day?

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:54 am

I think it's the quality vs the quantity of study. In December, I was drilling games HARD rather than doing full sections because I knew I wouldn't do better than -4 on a full section. Now, anything more than -0 is a huge pet peeve, though even that it's usually a misbubble/misread. Anyways, the point for me has been to learn the fundamentals and all the technical stuff (we want to become lawyers, right?) and then practice them over and over and over again.

FWIW, I got a 160 on the October 2012 test. My last PT was 173 (I understand this is meaningless until actually done in a real examination)

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby chickpea » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:34 pm

PT 52
-0 LG
-0 LR1
-4 LR2
-2RC

174

Not quite sure what to make of this since I've taken this test before, albeit quite a few months ago. Does anyone have a general rule as to how much you improve just as a result of taking a test a second time? Perhaps my 'real' score is more like a 168?

At least I aced the LG section, which is usually my weakest. Looks like I need to keep drilling those LR questions!

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby gobosox » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:15 pm

perplexedconfused wrote:
gobosox wrote:Took PT 54 today. 94/101, 173 scaled.

-4 Combined on LR, -3 on RC, another -0 on LG.

Didn't miss any weaken questions, which is nice. For once! I think that singlehandedly helped me get over the 170 hump. Besides that random 178 last week, I've gotten 170s on my past few PTs.

Finally getting better and more comfortable with RC. Going to keep working on drilling that though.

IMPROVEMENT IS POSSIBLE! Just keep working at it. My 158 diagnostic is a distant memory... Anyone who says there is a ceiling on your improvement is wrong!!!!



Congrats!! Can you give details as to what exactly you have been working on to get so good at LR/RC?? That is an awesome score to have heading into Feb.


LR is all about drilling, and understanding what you're getting wrong for specific question types. I review every wrong question and make sure to know why I got it wrong. I think that if anyone had enough time to practice, anyone can get a 180. There are only a finite combination of LR question type permutations. The only ones I really find hard are strengthen/weaken because they aren't as formulaic and you have to think outside the box a lot on them.

RC is still my worst section, but I am working hard to drill them. I try to spend 3 minutes reading, which equates to about 3 seconds a line, which is a LOT of time, so don't rush.

Those who are saying they are struggling to get -2/-3 on LG, my comment above about a finite number of determinations applies there too. When I get curveball games, I create a really small basic setup and then just move directly to questions. I spend under a minute on those setups and kind of make the setup work more for the game questions as I go along. Also, reading the first question will tell you how you should do your setup, 95% of the time. If I am stuck as to which game type it is or what to use as my "base" I read the first question. I have finished the last few LGs with 5-8 minutes to spare.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:40 pm

IMO, training yourself to see which one of the answer choices in S/W q's are neutral/have an unclear bearing on the conclusion can get you down to 2 choices. The *other* choice is usually the opposite of what you're looking for. Just what worked for me, and I've had no problem with S/W questions. (Most Strongly Supported, on the other hand....)

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby iditarod » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:33 pm

took pt 57 / june 2009 test today

lr1 -0
lg -3
rc -4
lr2 -1


raw - 93, scaled - 173

damn that dinosaur game was hard. totally choked. makes sense that lr sections were easier or maybe i'm just getting better?

anyone have strategies when hitting a game that totally stumps you?
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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby arcanecircle » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:39 pm

Any re-takers here who've taken one of the more recent administrations (PT66+) can confirm for me if each individual LG was on different pages (As opposed to on opposite sides of the same page)? The PTs are numbered on all-evens but I just did 67 the other day and had it printed double-sided...man was it a pain to flip back and forth from my original diagram.

I would assume LSAC would want the two pages on the booklet to be on opposite sides so you can see both pages, but you never know..

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby totoro » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:45 pm

arcanecircle wrote:Any re-takers here who've taken one of the more recent administrations (PT66+) can confirm for me if each individual LG was on different pages (As opposed to on opposite sides of the same page)? The PTs are numbered on all-evens but I just did 67 the other day and had it printed double-sided...man was it a pain to flip back and forth from my original diagram.

I would assume LSAC would want the two pages on the booklet to be on opposite sides so you can see both pages, but you never know..


I can confirm this. I took Oct. 2012 and Dec. 2012. All LG's are on two pages now (facing each other, if it matters). Though I don't think it matters, because usually LSAT desks are really small and you can only keep one page on top anyway, so there's a lot of flipping back and forth.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:31 pm

PT53

LR1: -3
LR2: -3
LRX: -3
RC: -2
LG: -0

RS: 92/100
SS: 173

Happy about this, since it was my first 5 section proctored exam (used Manhattan's online proctor). With 3 weeks to go, I'm raising my ambitions from 170+ to 180. Who's with me?

Edit: 2 questions misbubbled. Could have been a 175. Super pumped for the next one. The drilling has been paying off!
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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:39 pm

i never got a 180 in my diagnostic tests,before,so i am in with u,lets try that.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Jcastro1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:33 pm

What are your PT scores?

I think getting into the high 170s on PTs is the hardest hurdle to jump. At that point, you have to know the test inside and out.

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Re: February 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:02 pm

See i dont have fresh tests left,the last one i took i missed 5 questions,before that i was missing between 12-9 ,i dont score my tests ,it distracts me,but i am sure if we read everything carefully and understand all the details,it is possible,i got a 179 once last year,but that was after drilling 20 days in a row,but lR and RC if we just eliminate the wrong ones and concentrate on the contenders i am assuming we can make it till the test day lets try to make it 0 in each section,its hard but possible i think.




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