JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

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JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby MauveT-Rex » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:43 am

I've been anxiously awaiting for someone to post this thread (sad, I know), I can't take it anymore, I had to pull the trigger..... I took last June's administration after taking Blueprint's Classroom Course in Berkeley and although I choked badly on the test, I was very happy with Blueprint's Course. I'm shoring up my LSAT education by implementing a combination of Steve Schwartz's 7 month Plan and PithyPike's Study Plan. I'm also considering a Velocity Logic Games Course as well since Games are my weakness. I am worried about overwhelming/confusing myself a bit by studying so many different strategies and theories but I hope there will be a significant net gain. I've began by starting the famed LGB (currently ch. 2).

I wish nothing but the absolute best for everybody taking the June 2013 and any other LSAT Administration and look forward to hearing everyone's study plans and progress and ultimately everybody reaching their goals. Rock the damn LSAT, Law Services test writers are not smarter than us, they will be defeated by TLS in June 2013......Wolverines!!! (??)

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Postby Nikkiv92 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:54 pm

I've been waiting for this too!

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Postby Stupe » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:22 am

I'll be here after Christmas. 6 months of prep... I'm actually a bit nervous I'll run out of material by June and flop.

Will be checking in with this thread regularly.

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Postby jrsbaseball5 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:54 am

Sup ya'll. I'll be here after finals get done in the next couple of weeks and begin the madness that is LSAT prep. Look forward to working with you guys!

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Postby warandpeace » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:55 am

I'll be here after Christmas too, friends. Btw what's the difference between this and the newly created (re)take june thread?

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Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:15 am

warandpeace wrote:I'll be here after Christmas too, friends. Btw what's the difference between this and the newly created (re)take june thread?


I think that thread is a questionnaire. I'm not sure if they want it polluted, but I'm down for merging or whatever.

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Postby Stupe » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:34 am

warandpeace wrote:I'll be here after Christmas too, friends. Btw what's the difference between this and the newly created (re)take june thread?


Usually the "retakers" threads are just general hype/chat threads, while this one will specifically be for prep discussion and study groups.

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Postby warandpeace » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:36 am

Stupe wrote:
warandpeace wrote:I'll be here after Christmas too, friends. Btw what's the difference between this and the newly created (re)take june thread?


Usually the "retakers" threads are just general hype/chat threads, while this one will specifically be for prep discussion and study groups.


duly noted

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Postby MauveT-Rex » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:44 am

If anybody else is located in Northern CA (Bay Area) and would be interested in a monthly proctored test please let me know. I'd love to get in some pressurized tests.

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Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:17 am

warandpeace wrote:
Stupe wrote:
warandpeace wrote:I'll be here after Christmas too, friends. Btw what's the difference between this and the newly created (re)take june thread?


Usually the "retakers" threads are just general hype/chat threads, while this one will specifically be for prep discussion and study groups.


duly noted

Duly noting also. This just got twice as fun.

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Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:02 am

I'll be here, too - starting Steve Schwartz' six-month study plan right before Christmas.

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Postby sprinky07 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:54 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:You just opened a can of worms. I'll be here in a few weeks when I'm done with finals. I'm not allowing myself to start yet. I've gathered as many PTs as I can find, and I've got the bibles and am getting the Manhattan RC guide. This will be my first attempt and I haven't taken a prep course, but I think I get how the test works. We need to pool our info on study strategies and come up with a good way to keep everything organized once this thread gets rolling. I read somewhere about using spreadsheets and a searchable journal for missed questions. I'm also buying some almonds because a lot of people said they make you poop 180's. I can't wait to murder the shit out of this LSAT. It sucks that I have to concentrate on something less important like finishing school first. I think I might shave my head or give myself a mohawk too.
From then on, it will be fifty push-ups each morning, fifty pull-ups. There'll be no more pills, there'll be no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From then on, it will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.




Checking in for the June LSAT too. ^^^^This post was epic btw.

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Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:36 pm

sprinky07 wrote:Checking in for the June LSAT too. ^^^^This post was epic btw.

Thanks, and welcome aboard.

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Postby Typhoon24 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:48 pm

Checking in! I already started early, but im a slow studier anyway. Done with LGB and almost done with LRB. gonna move on to manhattan and a huge pile of PTs shortly thereafter. I wish for everyone to have the fortitude to stick with whatever plan you're going with and knock this June test out of the park!

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Postby sprinky07 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:39 pm

I'm currently working through the LRB. I took a cold diagnostic (161) and then did 4 or 5 tests out of one of the books that has like 10 prep tests in it. With each test, I showed a slight improvement, but I never scored higher than a 167. I did excellent on the games, but my RC and LR were inconsistent at best. As I work through the LGB, I'm definitely understanding how to attack each question better and hope to show some significant improvement on the LR the next time that I take a test. So if anybody is debating on whether or not to purchase the LRB, I would definitely recommend it.

Now I have a question for anybody that has completed the LRB: do you diagram as much as the book suggests? I've tried diagramming on some of the questions at the end of each section, but I find it to be time consuming and I end up confusing myself on the diagrams instead of just answering the questions. If you do diagram, do you diagram exactly like the book suggests or have you came up with your own system?

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Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm

sprinky07 wrote:I'm currently working through the LRB. I took a cold diagnostic (161) and then did 4 or 5 tests out of one of the books that has like 10 prep tests in it. With each test, I showed a slight improvement, but I never scored higher than a 167. I did excellent on the games, but my RC and LR were inconsistent at best. As I work through the LGB, I'm definitely understanding how to attack each question better and hope to show some significant improvement on the LR the next time that I take a test. So if anybody is debating on whether or not to purchase the LRB, I would definitely recommend it.

Now I have a question for anybody that has completed the LRB: do you diagram as much as the book suggests? I've tried diagramming on some of the questions at the end of each section, but I find it to be time consuming and I end up confusing myself on the diagrams instead of just answering the questions. If you do diagram, do you diagram exactly like the book suggests or have you came up with your own system?


I'm interested in hearing this too. I want to get the symbols fairly tailored before I start. I looks like it gets messy when it gets to material conditionals with a contraposition of compound sentences. Like on p. 159 where it has A ---> B and C with the contrapositive B or C ---> A. I think it would be easier to leave the original consequent as a conjunction and just cross the whole thing out like B and C. There is no need to DeMorgan's it out because you know you can't have both if you don't have one or the other.

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Postby powder » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:45 am

I'll be starting in on this soon. Waiting for my new printer to get here, and then it'll be raining logic games and LR problems and PTs.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:50 am

Checking in.

I'll be here after the holidays as well.

Planning to do a Testmasters (or Powerscore) live course Jan-Mar then use the last 3 months cleaning up weaknesses and doing PTs. All while following the Schwartz 6-month (day by day) study guide. I've never introduced so much structure into my life for a +5pt increase on a test lol

Good luck everyone!

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Postby warandpeace » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:02 am

the fact that I don't know what the above posters are talking about is stressing me out/making me feel like I need to read the Bibles now...

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Postby jrsbaseball5 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:04 am

For those of you using the Schwartz study guide does it seem helpful? I don't mind purchasing it if it is going to give me the guidance that I need but I don't want to waste money either.

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Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:11 am

warandpeace wrote:the fact that I don't know what the above posters are talking about is stressing me out/making me feel like I need to read the Bibles now...

This helped me pick what books to get:
From TLS1776's Thoughts on the LSAT People Who Did Exceptionally Well on the LSAT

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:23 am

jrsbaseball5 wrote:For those of you using the Schwartz study guide does it seem helpful? I don't mind purchasing it if it is going to give me the guidance that I need but I don't want to waste money either.


If you are more of a broad thinking free-wheeler who is great in the abstract and less so with the concrete and structure, it is quite good. It presents an easy to follow road map from Day1 to test day.

If you're great with self-imposed discipline and structure, then no, not so much.

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Postby monkeyseverywhere » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:10 pm

Hey everyone. I am new to the forum (I just found this bad boy today) and I just wanted to annouce myself and check in for the June group.

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