The Official June 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby knowyourself » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:46 pm

JOTEN555 wrote:Hi everyone!

Can anyone recommend an online resource?

So far I've only used the LSAT Trainer, and I like its simplified approach.

Thanks! :)


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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:39 pm

December is a long way out

You'd likely burn through a lot of material before then if not all the PTs

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Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:41 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:December is a long way out

You'd likely burn through a lot of material before then if not all the PTs


How is your prep coming along? I know you cancelled in February.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby JOTEN555 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:42 pm

Thanks!!! 7Sage has plenty of free content, but are the premium ultimate or complete courses worth the $??

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:57 pm

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:58 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:
December is a long way out

You'd likely burn through a lot of material before then if not all the PTs


How is your prep coming along? I know you cancelled in February.


It's going good. I have a 12 week study plan using:

manhattan RC guide
Powerscore RC strategy types
Powerscore LR strategy types
Powerscore Games strategy types

Otherwise I'm re-reading the Powerscore bibles

I've been focusing main point and must be true questions this week. With 13 weeks left starting next week I'm going to put in 8 hours a day.

I'm using the extra week to only drill games. I think 3 months is enough time to study for the test plus the 1 1/2 months I did for the Feb LSAT

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:48 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:
December is a long way out

You'd likely burn through a lot of material before then if not all the PTs


How is your prep coming along? I know you cancelled in February.


It's going good. I have a 12 week study plan using:

manhattan RC guide
Powerscore RC strategy types
Powerscore LR strategy types
Powerscore Games strategy types

Otherwise I'm re-reading the Powerscore bibles

I've been focusing main point and must be true questions this week. With 13 weeks left starting next week I'm going to put in 8 hours a day.

I'm using the extra week to only drill games. I think 3 months is enough time to study for the test plus the 1 1/2 months I did for the Feb LSAT


What are your weaknesses? If you have any questions, or need help let me know. :wink:

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:19 am

Not timing and not blind reviewing is what killed me in Feb

Not studying RC much didn't help either. I figured that I've been reading my whole life how hard could it be and I literally had a panic attack during the test because I was unprepared

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby myoung7189 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:02 pm

PT 40
exp pt 41 LR1 -2 (untimed -1)
LR1 -2 (untimed -1)
LG -3 (untimed -0)
LR2 -2 (untimed -1)
RC -4 (untimed -3)

timed 169 (untimed 176)

I have never truly committed to doing pts untimed. In the past, I have consistently checked the answers and redone the ones I knew were wrong, and this is hopefully why I have yet to become a 175+ scorer. Any one else get totally destroyed by game 3? I had at least 22 mins when I started and had 6 left when I finished it and still missed 2, and I bubbled the last answer to that section wrong b/c of short time. Will re-do this game until I own it. Oh... and screw RC.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Twitch » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:29 pm

PT39

So ready to finally study LG that it hurts.

LR1: -3
LR2: -1
RC: -1

Score: 165

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby knowyourself » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:51 pm

Twitch wrote:PT39

So ready to finally study LG that it hurts.

LR1: -3
LR2: -1
RC: -1

Score: 165


Just browsed through this thread. Twitch you are a consummate reader.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby gnomgnomuch » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:17 pm

I found this INSANELY inspirational.

Amateurs practice till they get it right; professionals practice till they can't get it wrong.

lets be professionals :D.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby unodostres » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:52 pm

Decided to take a PT after 2 months.

PT43:
LR1: -5
LR2: -6
RC: -9
LG: -1

Raw: 80
Scaled: 163

BR: 167

Took the approach of slow to hit 3 passages in RC which left me with nothing in the last one. BR showed that.

LR will get better. Little rusty.

170 land is what I want.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:26 am

It seems like alot of ppl have taken a brief break from TLS, and I have as well (because I have been without a PC for about a week, and I do not like to type on my phone).

I am doing the drill 1-38 and PT 39-71 as full-length PTs. My drilling stage is taking a long time, and that is fine. I try to review as thoroughly as possible, and I still have a long way to go.

Games is going well. Stil missing some but getting faster and have gotten way better and making inferences and still improving.

I feel like I have yet to find the sweet spot on RC, but I feel like I am getting close. I get most Main Point questions, and I am getting better at the specific line/other not-main-point questions. Although, sometimes I'll spend 10 minutes on a passage and go -4.

LR was going well until I got to Weaken questions. I usually get around 75-80% on my Cambridge packets, but on the Weaken packet I have only gotten around 60% (and this is all untimed). I am reviewing really hard and I was trending up on level 2 until I got to level 3, haha.

I am excited to take a full-length Prep Test once my drilling stage is over and get a number on how much I am improved. But I probably won't finish my drilling stage until at least April. I may push my test date back until September, which is totally fine with me.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby WaltGrace83 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:07 am

Louis1127 wrote:It seems like alot of ppl have taken a brief break from TLS, and I have as well (because I have been without a PC for about a week, and I do not like to type on my phone).

I am doing the drill 1-38 and PT 39-71 as full-length PTs. My drilling stage is taking a long time, and that is fine. I try to review as thoroughly as possible, and I still have a long way to go.

Games is going well. Stil missing some but getting faster and have gotten way better and making inferences and still improving.

I feel like I have yet to find the sweet spot on RC, but I feel like I am getting close. I get most Main Point questions, and I am getting better at the specific line/other not-main-point questions. Although, sometimes I'll spend 10 minutes on a passage and go -4.

LR was going well until I got to Weaken questions. I usually get around 75-80% on my Cambridge packets, but on the Weaken packet I have only gotten around 60% (and this is all untimed). I am reviewing really hard and I was trending up on level 2 until I got to level 3, haha.

I am excited to take a full-length Prep Test once my drilling stage is over and get a number on how much I am improved. But I probably won't finish my drilling stage until at least April. I may push my test date back until September, which is totally fine with me.


Same here Lou. You and I seem to be in just about the EXACT same place and thought process.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:49 am

knowyourself - Ontarian here. You wouldnt happen to be a drake fan would you?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby 4LeafTayback » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:18 pm

So I just completed the LR bible and have started LG. For people who study 6-8 hours a day, what can you possibly be doing? Are you just doing PTs or are there additional problem sets out there that I just haven't found? I've heard to stay away from anything that isn't taken from the LSAT which really limits my options. Does anyone have a solid daily schedule they're following that includes some practice problems?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby FlyingNorth » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:32 pm

4LeafTayback wrote:are there additional problem sets out there that I just haven't found?


Many people, including myself, drill problems separated by type using these sets from Cambridge:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/problem-sets/

You can cover thousands of questions without using up more recent material from later prep tests.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby paglababa » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:04 pm

FlyingNorth wrote:
4LeafTayback wrote:are there additional problem sets out there that I just haven't found?


Many people, including myself, drill problems separated by type using these sets from Cambridge:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/problem-sets/

You can cover thousands of questions without using up more recent material from later prep tests.


+1

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby knowyourself » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:17 pm

flash21 wrote:knowyourself - Ontarian here. You wouldnt happen to be a drake fan would you?


Drake's ingenuity is inspiring. what's up ?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:33 pm

WaltGrace83 wrote:
Same here Lou. You and I seem to be in just about the EXACT same place and thought process.


Good to hear my friend!

I was going to PM you this, but I think that someone other than me may actually benefit from hearing a response from you (or anyone else) on this.

Walt: What do you do when you are drilling and you get a bunch of a question type wrong (like is currently happening to me on Weaken questions)? Do you take them even slower, and like write out:
Premises:
Conclusion:
Analysis of the gap:
And then go through each answer choice and relate it to what you just did?

Or do you have another method for a question type that gives you a problem?

I mention the above example of what to do because I don't know how else to get better at these questions that are giving me fits. I want to gain the skills needed to understand these arguments but I am unsure how to go about that.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby foamborn » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:17 pm

Thought I might join in. 3 years ago I studied for a month, took the test, cancelled. Now I'm back studying again and hoping to do better this time around.

Is this an appropriate place to post questions about specific questions? (without posting the actual LSAT ?)

-foam

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Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:19 pm

foamborn wrote:Thought I might join in. 3 years ago I studied for a month, took the test, cancelled. Now I'm back studying again and hoping to do better this time around.

Is this an appropriate place to post questions about specific questions? (without posting the actual LSAT ?)

-foam


Sure is! :)

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:20 pm

foamborn wrote:Thought I might join in. 3 years ago I studied for a month, took the test, cancelled. Now I'm back studying again and hoping to do better this time around.

Is this an appropriate place to post questions about specific questions? (without posting the actual LSAT ?)

-foam


Definitely! Just post the PT, Section and Q.




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