JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:33 pm

PT29, Game 1 - Anyone mistakenly think Tuesday was also an option? I somehow thought Tuesday was an option the entire way through and still went -0 but it took me 12 minutes.

"On Tuesday, an accountant has exactly seven bills (1-7) to pay by Thursday of the same week." Totally thought that meant Tu, We, and Th were all options.

Doing it with the correct diagram? 3:30, -0. Durrrrp.

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Postby crazyrobin » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:12 am

Ok one question guys.
I reviewed my N/A questions and I found out one type of question I got wrong all the time.

When the answer choices contains conditional reasoning, e.g. If a then b. When we negate the answer choice, which part should we negate?

Not A then B or A then not B, or maybe not A then not B?

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Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:55 am

Uggggghhhhh, I've only managed to study two hours in the last week. Things have just been insane lately. I get auto-laid off from my job (seasonal) in mid-March, though. And I should have enough saved to be able to just focus on the LSAT full-time for ~3 months.

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Postby fips tedora » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:33 am

Taking PT 31 later today after I finish reviewing PT 30. I have noticed that the mistakes I have been making in LR are usually due to not fully understanding the scope of some answer choices and just pure senseless mistakes. I am confident that with more studying with my weakest sections, I'll be in the high 160's by the time I get to the 40s. I'm half AA too so if this is representative of the real thing, I'll be pretty straight. Also, something I noticed is that with the wrong answer choices I selected, the majority of them have been right next to the correct answer.

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Postby 99.9luft » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:09 pm

Hey Juners.

Thought some of you may be interested. I'm selling my "180Watch" here: --LinkRemoved--

P.S. the new watches are currently sold out (http://180watch.com/).

Thanks and good luck in June!

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Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:20 pm

I feel like you could make your own for a fraction of the cost.

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Postby CanILive » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:48 pm

Today is scheduled to be my weekly day off of LSAT.

LSAT prep has been so ingrained into my schedule that I think I am going to review a couple LR that I struggled with.

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Postby The-Specs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:09 pm

Took PT 42 this morning.

LG: -3
LR: -5
RC: -5
LR: -5

Raw: 83
Scaled: 165

A frustrating step back for me. I haven't reviewed it yet but the only positive that I can think to take out of this is that I didn't have one terrible section...though I obviously didn't have a great section either.

Thank goodness I still have 3 months.

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Postby CanILive » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:15 pm

The-Specs wrote:I haven't reviewed it yet but the only positive that I can think to take out of this is that I didn't have one terrible section...though I obviously didn't have a great section either.

Thank goodness I still have 3 months.


Developing consistency throughout the test is one of the issues that many people overlook.

I am going to start adding in a RC section from the older tests to simulate an experimental. Hopefully this will allow me to build my endurance up.

I am hoping to get to the point that I am able to take two test back-to-back in the days leading up to the test for pure endurance purposes. I figure I will just add another experimental to my tests at certain "marker days" (50 days out, 30 days out, etc...) leading up to the test.

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Postby The-Specs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:29 pm

Thanks, I think that that is good advice.

So i finally reviewed my PT. It looks to me like I missed a fair amount just from lack of focus which caused me not to read closely enough. At least 8 of the 18 i missed were simple if I read every word. It is just silly to miss points that way. About 3 others were from time pressure but even with those i could have closed out a -10 test if i had just been focused.

Back to reading my PS Bible.

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Postby objection_your_honor » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:04 pm

PT 50

RC: -3
LR: -2
LG: -0
LR: -2

93 / 173

That RC section was rough. Pacing problems on the last passage and worked right up to the end. Finished LG in 23:00. LRs felt mostly comfortable, but obviously I've got a lot to review.

In LR2 there is a question about crosswalks which was done almost identically in some PT 1-20, just with differences in wording. Drilling helps!

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Postby bdeans91 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:28 pm

Anyone doing something similar to PithyPike's plan?

I'm doing drilling for this month and the next month, along with SuperPrep tests A,B,C

Then April and May and early June will be hardcore PTs, about 3 per week.

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Postby Daily_Double » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:29 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:PT 50

RC: -3
LR: -2
LG: -0
LR: -2

93 / 173

That RC section was rough. Pacing problems on the last passage and worked right up to the end. Finished LG in 23:00. LRs felt mostly comfortable, but obviously I've got a lot to review.

In LR2 there is a question about crosswalks which was done almost identically in some PT 1-20, just with differences in wording. Drilling helps!


Awesome work objection, I'm looking forward to the review.

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Postby CanILive » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:34 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:PT 50

RC: -3
LR: -2
LG: -0
LR: -2

93 / 173

That RC section was rough. Pacing problems on the last passage and worked right up to the end. Finished LG in 23:00. LRs felt mostly comfortable, but obviously I've got a lot to review.

In LR2 there is a question about crosswalks which was done almost identically in some PT 1-20, just with differences in wording. Drilling helps!


Great Job, gotta love when drilling directly pays off.

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Postby shieldofachilles » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:50 pm

this week sucked...only worked wednesday and friday feel kind of guilty about it. spent all week filming a documentary for this bs seminar. anyway, waking up early tmro to take 42. took 40 yesterday got a 167 (real happy i went -0 on lg even with that weird airline connecting zendu game). so now im consistently within the above 165 range...now for the hard jump to the 170s.

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Postby Daily_Double » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:51 pm

shieldofachilles wrote:this week sucked...only worked wednesday and friday feel kind of guilty about it. spent all week filming a documentary for this bs seminar. anyway, waking up early tmro to take 42. took 40 yesterday got a 167 (real happy i went -0 on lg even with that weird airline connecting zendu game). so now im consistently within the above 165 range...now for the hard jump to the 170s.


You'll be there before you know it.

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Postby The-Specs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:54 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:PT 50

RC: -3
LR: -2
LG: -0
LR: -2

93 / 173

That RC section was rough. Pacing problems on the last passage and worked right up to the end. Finished LG in 23:00. LRs felt mostly comfortable, but obviously I've got a lot to review.

In LR2 there is a question about crosswalks which was done almost identically in some PT 1-20, just with differences in wording. Drilling helps!


Congrats, that is awesome. You must have destroyed that LG section.

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Postby shieldofachilles » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:58 pm

Daily_Double wrote:
shieldofachilles wrote:this week sucked...only worked wednesday and friday feel kind of guilty about it. spent all week filming a documentary for this bs seminar. anyway, waking up early tmro to take 42. took 40 yesterday got a 167 (real happy i went -0 on lg even with that weird airline connecting zendu game). so now im consistently within the above 165 range...now for the hard jump to the 170s.


You'll be there before you know it.


thanks DD...im focusing on formulating my own approach to the test than trying to shove everything into a cookie cutter ps or manhattan method and its working so far. keep up the good work man...we're killin it in june.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby bmore_md » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:15 pm

My last 3 PT's have been 167. Buzzkill.

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby The-Specs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:04 pm

bmore_md wrote:My last 3 PT's have been 167. Buzzkill.


Hey, at least you know you can get that on an LSAT. Obviously not the end goal but a good baseline.

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Postby Daily_Double » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:00 am

bmore_md wrote:My last 3 PT's have been 167. Buzzkill.


You should be focusing on the raw score, and noting whether it is out of 100 or 101, to first identify how many questions you missed, and second if there are any patterns in the missed questions. And I really don't mean to imply anything here, just a recommendation, because honestly the scaled score doesn't matter nearly as much as your raw score. Yeah, I know people are going to say, well what about June? And I would still argue that the higher your raw score, the higher your scaled score, so focus upon raw, and scaled will come.

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Postby CardozoLaw09 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:32 am

Experimented and took PT50 half asleep; needless to say it didn't go very well and thus I will be doing my very best to be as mentally alert as can on test day lol. Taking 42 tomorrow for redemption otherwise PT50 will haunt me indefinitely.

Best section was LG with a -4 :/

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Postby Daily_Double » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 am

CardozoLaw09 wrote:Experimented and took PT50 half asleep; needless to say it didn't go very well and thus I will be doing my very best to be as mentally alert as can on test day lol. Taking 42 tomorrow for redemption otherwise PT50 will haunt me indefinitely.

Best section was LG with a -4 :/


Sleep. Get ready for the review. And review your answers, you know how to do it. I don't mean to be critical, but nobody should take PTs unless they are at least more than half awake, because otherwise the PT isn't as representative as it should be.

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Postby objection_your_honor » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:12 pm

Did you get a mic, Dozo?

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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Postby arcanecircle » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:PT29, Game 1 - Anyone mistakenly think Tuesday was also an option? I somehow thought Tuesday was an option the entire way through and still went -0 but it took me 12 minutes.

"On Tuesday, an accountant has exactly seven bills (1-7) to pay by Thursday of the same week." Totally thought that meant Tu, We, and Th were all options.

Doing it with the correct diagram? 3:30, -0. Durrrrp.


Yeah, it was an easy game but I'm convinced they wanted to fuck with your mind by telling you "on Tuesday" then giving you that rule that basically says which days are how many bills.

I thought they'd stop doing things like this (Wording the rules and/or setup poorly) and just focus on making the deductions difficult (Like dinos in PT57, for example) to make the game hard, but then there was the prompt for subzones in PT67...




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