The Official June 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Mon May 12, 2014 7:45 pm

leigh912198972 wrote:I assume curves are just worked into the answer key conversion chart in the pt books right?


Yes…you haven't taken a PT yet?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Mon May 12, 2014 7:47 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
rebexness wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:I'm not sure. Is that a thing on TLS?


Lolololololol


Did i miss something? :|


There are TLS babies and engagement and etc so yes, it's a thing.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Mon May 12, 2014 8:03 pm

rebexness wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
rebexness wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:I'm not sure. Is that a thing on TLS?


Lolololololol


Did i miss something? :|


There are TLS babies and engagement and etc so yes, it's a thing.


There are? Really?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Mon May 12, 2014 9:09 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:I assume curves are just worked into the answer key conversion chart in the pt books right?


Yes…you haven't taken a PT yet?


LOLZ no I've taken a trillion (nah just like 20.) I was just making sure

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby confused_humpback » Mon May 12, 2014 9:32 pm

Hey, everybody. Been awhile since I checked in here.

Still waking up every day to study at 6 am before work, as I've done since the first week of January.

Been a long battle but it's nice to be on the homestretch.

Currently averaging a consistent 171 on practice tests.

Did PT55 today under timed conditions, with the following scores:

LR1: -3
RC: -2
LR2: -1
LG: -3

The LG on PT 55 was particularly hard. Spent about 2 hours reviewing the whole test today (I PT on my off days Monday and Friday). Been stuck on at this scoring range for a few weeks, but it's still better than where I was at in mid-April when I was totally burnt out.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 pm

Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:56 pm

Welcome back, Confused Humpback. Your username makes me laugh :D

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby jk148706 » Mon May 12, 2014 10:55 pm

rebexness wrote:Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.


I'm so unmotivated lately idk what to do

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue May 13, 2014 10:58 am

logic games time :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 13, 2014 12:27 pm

jk148706 wrote:
rebexness wrote:Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.


I'm so unmotivated lately idk what to do


When I'm not motivated, I read about the schools that I want to go to and the threads about the people who got in this year. It helps me almost every time.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue May 13, 2014 12:41 pm

dasani13 wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
rebexness wrote:Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.


I'm so unmotivated lately idk what to do


When I'm not motivated, I read about the schools that I want to go to and the threads about the people who got in this year. It helps me almost every time.


Im having hard time finding a place to study again ugh :(

Im losing my motivation...

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby sashafierce » Tue May 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
dasani13 wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
rebexness wrote:Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.


I'm so unmotivated lately idk what to do


When I'm not motivated, I read about the schools that I want to go to and the threads about the people who got in this year. It helps me almost every time.


Im having hard time finding a place to study again ugh :(

Im losing my motivation...


I think that I am a bit too motivated/eager to PT... :roll: I started PT61 even though I know that I should not be taking another PT since I am not even done reviewing PT58 and PT59. I completed two sections then stopped because I realized that I was making the same mistakes that I made on my previous 2 PTs. FML :roll:

I am going to do what I should of been doing which is reviewing PT58 and 59 and drilling my weak LR areas.

Have a productive day everyone :D

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby agalfano » Tue May 13, 2014 5:11 pm

PT 57 today...

LG (-3) 20
LR (-4) :D :D :D :D (22)
LR (-8) :( :( :( :( (17)
RC (-8) (19)

Raw 78
Score 162


First PT i've taken in awhile, and this one was in a relatively quiet library, but some more distractions once I got past my first LR section... The one LG about the dinosaurs really tripped me up, and I was very happy with my first LR score! I haven't been doing too well on them but I liked to see this -4... but then I had a bad LR section, but I think it was just because of a few dumb mistakes that can be corrected... the RC was HORRIBLE for me, I could not get involved in any of the readings and I actually felt like I did much worse! Overall I am pleased, considering my last PT i scored a 158.. will continue to review this exam all day tomorrow, and hoping to continue improving!

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby WaltGrace83 » Tue May 13, 2014 5:24 pm

When I do level 4 weaken questions, review, and check the answer and find out I was right....


........best. feeling. ever.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Tyr » Tue May 13, 2014 5:39 pm

jk148706 wrote:
rebexness wrote:Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.


I'm so unmotivated lately idk what to do



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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby foamborn » Tue May 13, 2014 6:32 pm

dasani13 wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
rebexness wrote:Completely unmotivated to PT today. Ugh ugh ugh.


I'm so unmotivated lately idk what to do


When I'm not motivated, I read about the schools that I want to go to and the threads about the people who got in this year. It helps me almost every time.


If you're doing well unmotivated might not be such a bad thing.

I have a different feeling about looking at schools: I try for the most part not to look at any and just convince myself I'm going to go lower than my PTs suggest. I'd prefer to let my LSAT score dictate schools rather than the other way around seeing as expecting a score on the day of adds unnecessary pressure.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:27 pm

Two notes from Louis1127 today:

1. Way to go Agalfano! I know you'll be at 165 plus within time. You are almost there.

2. Alright time for some controversy :D

Does anyone else feel like they understand the stimulus better when they read it before the question stem? I know, I know... I feel like I am betraying Mike Kim (and I LOVE Mike Kim), but I am just so much more relaxed when not reading the stem first.

I feel like when I read the stimulus before them stem, I read for structure and understand the underlying structures of what's going on in the argument. I feel like when I read the stem before the stimulus, I get anxious and try to say "Ok, gotta find the support, gotta find the conclusion", and I end up trying to memorize the stimulus instead of reading for structure. I can't explain why this is.

And this isn't a one day thing. I have noticed this over weeks. For what it's worth, my accuracy goes up reading stim before stem as well.

Anyone else feel this way?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue May 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Louis1127 wrote:Two notes from Louis1127 today:

1. Way to go Agalfano! I know you'll be at 165 plus within time. You are almost there.

2. Alright time for some controversy :D

Does anyone else feel like they understand the stimulus better when they read it before the question stem? I know, I know... I feel like I am betraying Mike Kim (and I LOVE Mike Kim), but I am just so much more relaxed when not reading the stem first.

I feel like when I read the stimulus before them stem, I read for structure and understand the underlying structures of what's going on in the argument. I feel like when I read the stem before the stimulus, I get anxious and try to say "Ok, gotta find the support, gotta find the conclusion", and I end up trying to memorize the stimulus instead of reading for structure. I can't explain why this is.

And this isn't a one day thing. I have noticed this over weeks. For what it's worth, my accuracy goes up reading stim before stem as well.

Anyone else feel this way?


Not me…i have to read the question stem before reading the stimulus…but then again thats just me..

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:22 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:Two notes from Louis1127 today:

1. Way to go Agalfano! I know you'll be at 165 plus within time. You are almost there.

2. Alright time for some controversy :D

Does anyone else feel like they understand the stimulus better when they read it before the question stem? I know, I know... I feel like I am betraying Mike Kim (and I LOVE Mike Kim), but I am just so much more relaxed when not reading the stem first.

I feel like when I read the stimulus before them stem, I read for structure and understand the underlying structures of what's going on in the argument. I feel like when I read the stem before the stimulus, I get anxious and try to say "Ok, gotta find the support, gotta find the conclusion", and I end up trying to memorize the stimulus instead of reading for structure. I can't explain why this is.

And this isn't a one day thing. I have noticed this over weeks. For what it's worth, my accuracy goes up reading stim before stem as well.

Anyone else feel this way?


Not me…i have to read the question stem before reading the stimulus…but then again thats just me..


Same here. I can answer main conclusion and necessary assumption questions in like 10 seconds reading stem first. It may take a while to get used to in the beginning but it'll save you a lot of time later on when you have mastered exactly what to do differently for all question types. But of course there are always exceptions, I suppose.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby santoki » Tue May 13, 2014 10:48 pm

can anyone provide a clear-cut explanation of pt59 s3 q19? the dang babies understanding words question. the MLSAT explanation is all over the place and perplexing me even more.

thanks in advance, will owe ya a hi5

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby agalfano » Tue May 13, 2014 11:07 pm

Thanks for the support Louis!! I just gotta keep pounding this stuff out..... about a month ago I was somewhat dreading studying this month up until test day, but now I'm excited! Gotta make the most of it!

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Calbears123 » Wed May 14, 2014 12:16 am

Hit a 168 on PT 60. Super disappointed since my last few PT have been 170 174 170 and 175. Made a crap ton of stupid errors (thinking to hard and second guessing myself). The last RC was some law passage on contingency. I couldn't understand it at all, but upon my review it came off super easy. O well, Im going to chalk this one up to being mentally tired after this being the 4th day of PT in a row.

Going to take the next 2 days off.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed May 14, 2014 12:26 am

WaltGrace83 wrote:When I do level 4 weaken questions, review, and check the answer and find out I was right....


........best. feeling. ever.


Nice 8)

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 14, 2014 8:38 am

Calbears123 wrote:Hit a 168 on PT 60. Super disappointed since my last few PT have been 170 174 170 and 175. Made a crap ton of stupid errors (thinking to hard and second guessing myself). The last RC was some law passage on contingency. I couldn't understand it at all, but upon my review it came off super easy. O well, Im going to chalk this one up to being mentally tired after this being the 4th day of PT in a row.

Going to take the next 2 days off.


I don't know if it will make you feel better, but I would like to share with you that a handful of us recently scored way below our normal scoring range, so you are not alone. :(

We will overcome it...

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby jk148706 » Wed May 14, 2014 10:34 am

So we are getting really close to test day :shock:

Still hasn't really hit me




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