The Official June 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed May 14, 2014 11:37 am

I encourage you all to give yourself a break and go do something you really enjoy doing.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby agalfano » Wed May 14, 2014 12:04 pm

louierodriguez wrote:I encourage you all to give yourself a break and go do something you really enjoy doing.


I would agree louie but I'm finally getting into a little groove! It's amazing how you get more excited about doing LSAT prep when you are making progress!

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 14, 2014 12:34 pm

agalfano wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:I encourage you all to give yourself a break and go do something you really enjoy doing.


I would agree louie but I'm finally getting into a little groove! It's amazing how you get more excited about doing LSAT prep when you are making progress!



Totally agree. It's when you start seeing the results that you get excited...

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby agalfano » Wed May 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
agalfano wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:I encourage you all to give yourself a break and go do something you really enjoy doing.


I would agree louie but I'm finally getting into a little groove! It's amazing how you get more excited about doing LSAT prep when you are making progress!



Totally agree. It's when you start seeing the results that you get excited...



Absolutely! I used to find it weird how much some people studied, but it really isnt that bad when you couple the fact that you are improving plus realizing what's at stake!

Also..... does anyone else get super excited when you see a Weaken question and notice a causal claim?? Not a better feeling

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby jimmymac » Wed May 14, 2014 2:39 pm

I've gotten to the point of taking PTs where I can very easily recognize when a LR section is the "experimental" section in my cambridge packets. It doesn't really seem to be a problem for me with regards to LG or RC (even though there is a difference in RC, by the time I realize which section is which I'm through most of the section). But with LR, it is incredibly obvious, at least for me, from the get go.

Has anyone else had this problem? I find it very difficult to stay focused on a LR section, which I know doesn't count. Also, I find the questions to be much more obscure, and seemingly worthless, especially when they are coming from PTs 1-10.

Any advice you may have to help solve this problem would be appreciated. Thanks.

Also, just obtained my best score ever this morning on test 53, going (LR: -1, -1; RC: -1; and LG: -1, stupid mistake) for a 178. Feels great when you put the work in and it feels as though it is paying off.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby WaltGrace83 » Wed May 14, 2014 2:41 pm

agalfano wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
agalfano wrote:
louierodriguez wrote:I encourage you all to give yourself a break and go do something you really enjoy doing.


I would agree louie but I'm finally getting into a little groove! It's amazing how you get more excited about doing LSAT prep when you are making progress!



Totally agree. It's when you start seeing the results that you get excited...



Absolutely! I used to find it weird how much some people studied, but it really isnt that bad when you couple the fact that you are improving plus realizing what's at stake!

Also..... does anyone else get super excited when you see a Weaken question and notice a causal claim?? Not a better feeling


Causal claims are my bitch.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby santoki » Wed May 14, 2014 2:48 pm

been reading a lot of threads about how life sucks as a lawyer.

so encouraging!

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Tyr » Wed May 14, 2014 3:24 pm

santoki wrote:been reading a lot of threads about how life sucks as a lawyer.

so encouraging!


You have to be selective with which threads you read on TLS. A lot of trolls and assholes are on this site. However, there are a lot of good folks too. TLS can either be incredibly motivating, or demotivating. It all depends on how you approach it.

Side note: Every profession has people complaining about its respective lifestyle. Some people are miserable and always will be. Just because they were ill-informed going into a profession and now find it terrible, shouldn't be a reason to get discouraged.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Straw_Mandible » Wed May 14, 2014 4:06 pm

jimmymac wrote:I've gotten to the point of taking PTs where I can very easily recognize when a LR section is the "experimental" section in my cambridge packets. It doesn't really seem to be a problem for me with regards to LG or RC (even though there is a difference in RC, by the time I realize which section is which I'm through most of the section). But with LR, it is incredibly obvious, at least for me, from the get go.

Has anyone else had this problem? I find it very difficult to stay focused on a LR section, which I know doesn't count. Also, I find the questions to be much more obscure, and seemingly worthless, especially when they are coming from PTs 1-10.

Any advice you may have to help solve this problem would be appreciated. Thanks.

Also, just obtained my best score ever this morning on test 53, going (LR: -1, -1; RC: -1; and LG: -1, stupid mistake) for a 178. Feels great when you put the work in and it feels as though it is paying off.


I don't have the Cambridge "endurance" PTs, so I'm not totally sure how they mark the experimental sections (I always just fold in a section from a different PT), but how can you possibly tell? These are all real LSAT questions. They shouldn't really be too distinguishable from one another.

Also, if it helps you stay motivated during the experimental, try to remember that none of the sections in a PT actually "count." They all have the same experiential value, and they all serve the same function -- to help you improve your skills. Don't take PTs to validate your scoring potential. Take PTs for practice.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby jimmymac » Wed May 14, 2014 4:19 pm

Thanks for your reply.

I can tell mostly based on structure. For instance the early questions will have occasionally have two questions for one argument, whereas the later PTs do not have these characteristics. Also I just can tell from the questions in general, I guess.

But I didn't really think of the PTs in the way you described. Hopefully that will keep me motivated moving forward. Thanks.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby MtnGinger » Wed May 14, 2014 4:41 pm

Haven't checked in for a while mainly because I had a bad setback least week with a 168 on PT 61. But after a week off I'm back in the game with a 172 on PT 62 which is where I had been consistently scoring before. It's important to study hard but now I also learned that burn out is a big thing to avoid. Don't be afraid to take breaks guys.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:52 pm

A day of RC drilling (I'm in like a weird week of school is out/internship hasn't started yet) just kills my brain.

I'm sure the fact that sometimes on passages I go -0 and sometimes I go -4 has something to do with it. And I'm not even doing recent RC passages, which are considered harder by TLS consensus.

I'm going to drill RC like crazy this summer. But still, it's so unpredictable as of now. And it's frustrating too.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed May 14, 2014 7:26 pm

Glad to be home from Vegas. I brought some study material with me, but as you all would guess, no studying actually occurred.

I came home to mail from Faulkner Law School. They are so TTTT they don't even have a profile on TLS.

I'm going to take PT 48 tomorrow. For now I'm going to sit back and enjoy some House of Cards.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby alexrodriguez » Thu May 15, 2014 3:01 pm

What's going on everybody?

I just applied to Miami. I'm pretty excited about the possibility of starting law school this year.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Thu May 15, 2014 11:33 pm

Louie: How did PT 48 go?

Walt: what up up to? Haven't heard about what you've been up to since you took your PT and got that 168.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby alexrodriguez » Thu May 15, 2014 11:38 pm

Louis1127 wrote:Louie: How did PT 48 go?

Walt: what up up to? Haven't heard about what you've been up to since you took your PT and got that 168.


was a bit frustrated at something else so I didn't do a real PT

-1 on the games

getting much better on LR... I need to speed up my pace though. I usually have 3 to 4 questions I don't get to

I didn't do the RC section.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby santoki » Fri May 16, 2014 1:07 am

the inactivity on this thread is both frightening and calming.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Calbears123 » Fri May 16, 2014 2:07 am

After 2 days of rest going to do PT 61 tomorrow...this is actually the test I took for my original diag back in sept before I started studying (147 baby). I never reviewed it because I had no clue wtf I was doing. Time to see how much I've improved

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby akechi » Fri May 16, 2014 3:08 am

Calbears123 wrote:After 2 days of rest going to do PT 61 tomorrow...this is actually the test I took for my original diag back in sept before I started studying (147 baby). I never reviewed it because I had no clue wtf I was doing. Time to see how much I've improved


Nicely done. So you basically brute forced your way into the 99th percentile?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby WaltGrace83 » Fri May 16, 2014 5:52 am

Louis1127 wrote:Louie: How did PT 48 go?

Walt: what up up to? Haven't heard about what you've been up to since you took your PT and got that 168.


Try to perfect weaken questions. I have noticed that as you get better with one assumption family Q-type, you inevitably get better at them all.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby WaltGrace83 » Fri May 16, 2014 5:52 am

Also, I'm graduating today....whoa.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Straw_Mandible » Fri May 16, 2014 11:16 am

WaltGrace83 wrote:Also, I'm graduating today....whoa.


Congrats, Walt! Welcome to the rest of your life.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Fri May 16, 2014 11:48 am

WaltGrace83 wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:Louie: How did PT 48 go?

Walt: what up up to? Haven't heard about what you've been up to since you took your PT and got that 168.


Try to perfect weaken questions. I have noticed that as you get better with one assumption family Q-type, you inevitably get better at them all.


I agree with this 100%.

Edit: congratulations on graduating.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Fri May 16, 2014 4:09 pm

louierodriguez wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:Louie: How did PT 48 go?

Walt: what up up to? Haven't heard about what you've been up to since you took your PT and got that 168.


was a bit frustrated at something else so I didn't do a real PT

-1 on the games

getting much better on LR... I need to speed up my pace though. I usually have 3 to 4 questions I don't get to

I didn't do the RC section.


Nice!

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Fri May 16, 2014 5:47 pm

God, what a week.
California, Illinois, lots of hot yoga, current flame and I broke up, more hot yoga, haircut, waitlisted at NU, THE GODDAMN DMV, getting lots of conflicting law school advice.
No time for LSAT since Tuesday :-/
Maybe a break was a good idea. I'm stuck in a mid-160s rut.

Congrats on the graduation and the 180s and the staying awesome to you guys on this thread :)

(LSAT study threads seem to be the friendliest on TLS)




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