getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

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getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby heywatchitbuddy » Thu May 16, 2013 7:10 pm

So I've gone through the whole LRB and am now well into doing sections from PTs, but I consistently get -2/-3 (occasionally -1/-4) on the sections, and always on random hard ones; I don't have certain question types that I always miss. So I guess is there any recommended study format for consistently nailing all the harder ones or any advice to get me over the hump? Thanks

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu May 16, 2013 7:23 pm

In the same shoes, especially with the new LRs (-4s~), PT50+, the answer choices are being increasingly unpredictable, even some assumption Qs, and wrong answer choices being increasingly tricky.

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu May 16, 2013 8:07 pm

heywatchitbuddy wrote:So I've gone through the whole LRB and am now well into doing sections from PTs, but I consistently get -2/-3 (occasionally -1/-4) on the sections, and always on random hard ones; I don't have certain question types that I always miss. So I guess is there any recommended study format for consistently nailing all the harder ones or any advice to get me over the hump? Thanks


Try drilling the Cambridge hard questions for some help. The key to nailing the tricky questions sometimes just comes down to time. Finish the easier questions quickly, so you can take a couple minutes on some of the trickier ones.

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby heywatchitbuddy » Thu May 16, 2013 8:42 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
heywatchitbuddy wrote:So I've gone through the whole LRB and am now well into doing sections from PTs, but I consistently get -2/-3 (occasionally -1/-4) on the sections, and always on random hard ones; I don't have certain question types that I always miss. So I guess is there any recommended study format for consistently nailing all the harder ones or any advice to get me over the hump? Thanks


Try drilling the Cambridge hard questions for some help. The key to nailing the tricky questions sometimes just comes down to time. Finish the easier questions quickly, so you can take a couple minutes on some of the trickier ones.


Thanks! Do they come from the PTs though because I hate when I'm doing a PT and see a question from the LRB? Also are these online?

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu May 16, 2013 8:54 pm

heywatchitbuddy wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
heywatchitbuddy wrote:So I've gone through the whole LRB and am now well into doing sections from PTs, but I consistently get -2/-3 (occasionally -1/-4) on the sections, and always on random hard ones; I don't have certain question types that I always miss. So I guess is there any recommended study format for consistently nailing all the harder ones or any advice to get me over the hump? Thanks


Try drilling the Cambridge hard questions for some help. The key to nailing the tricky questions sometimes just comes down to time. Finish the easier questions quickly, so you can take a couple minutes on some of the trickier ones.


Thanks! Do they come from the PTs though because I hate when I'm doing a PT and see a question from the LRB? Also are these online?


Yeah, Cambridge LSAT packets use material from pt 1-39 and are available at cambridgelsat.com if I remember correctly.

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu May 16, 2013 8:56 pm

get faster, review your work. the best way for really good LG people to get to -0 is to make sure you have enough time to
a) get stuck on a hard question and grind through
b) go back and recheck at the end of the problem to make sure you're straight

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby kaseyb002 » Thu May 16, 2013 9:02 pm

I was in the same boat last September. I thought I had done everything possible to improve on LR but just couldn't quite shake it. I would look back at my PT's and say "oh gosh just another stupid mistake, why can't I just not make those stupid mistakes?" But in reality, I hadn't mastered LR yet.

These past few months I started from ground zero and did all the Cambridge packets while going along with the Manhattan LR book. I get -0 to -1 consistently now.

If you're taking June, obviously you're not going to have enough time do this. There may be some quick fix you can apply before then, but I honestly doubt it. For me at least, it took A LOT of drilling, and nothing less.

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Postby heywatchitbuddy » Thu May 16, 2013 10:04 pm

Are the cambridge packets worth getting since they're only 1-38? Has the test changed enough that it would be better to focus on newer questions?

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Postby Dr. Dre » Fri May 17, 2013 5:34 am

manhattan LR

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Re: getting from -2/-3 LR to -0 Help

Postby Skill Game » Fri May 17, 2013 9:37 am

heywatchitbuddy wrote:Are the cambridge packets worth getting since they're only 1-38? Has the test changed enough that it would be better to focus on newer questions?

If you had a choice between only old tests and only new tests, obviously new tests would be much better. There are some differences. The early LRs have the 2-part questions, more ambiguous answer choices, and a few bizarre question types. But one should do as many as possible. The old tests are still probably around 90% the same as they are today.




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