The Official June 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Wed May 28, 2014 6:35 pm

WorldsCollide wrote:Just figured out that the last practice test I'll be taking will be 61. Will I get to see any of the new comparative readings? If not, will I be at a disadvantage? :shock:


Have you not taken anything above 61? Comparatives start in the low 50s.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby berkeleynick » Wed May 28, 2014 6:36 pm

Would y'all include PT 61 in the 60s difficulty for RC or just the 62-71? I went -4 and while not ideal, wasn't completely outraged/seemed about right given the rushing I did.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby berkeleynick » Wed May 28, 2014 6:37 pm

Also, how's everyone spending the final week and a half? I ordered PT 61-71 but not sure if I'll get through them all since I am now not taking tests during the week when I am tired. I'm thinking I might start 71 and down once I get the book, does that sound like a reasonable idea?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed May 28, 2014 6:49 pm

berkeleynick wrote:Also, how's everyone spending the final week and a half? I ordered PT 61-71 but not sure if I'll get through them all since I am now not taking tests during the week when I am tired. I'm thinking I might start 71 and down once I get the book, does that sound like a reasonable idea?



Yeah!
I just got manhattan RC book. It's super short so I'm hoping to bang it out in the next week and intermittently drill LR and go over my small LG mistakes. Then I'll take my last PT like Thursday before the real deal. Maybe light drilling and obvi reviewing from
Thursday-Monday.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby dd235 » Wed May 28, 2014 7:13 pm

Leigh,
I like your daily user image change :)

Haha anyways, I find that the newer RC is different, but not necessarily harder. They are getting trickier with writing tempting wrong answer choices and hiding the right answers. Its something that just takes practice and repetition to really get used to.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 28, 2014 7:14 pm

berkeleynick wrote:Also, how's everyone spending the final week and a half? I ordered PT 61-71 but not sure if I'll get through them all since I am now not taking tests during the week when I am tired. I'm thinking I might start 71 and down once I get the book, does that sound like a reasonable idea?


You feel confident walking into the test without finishing up PT 61-71?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby berkeleynick » Wed May 28, 2014 7:25 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
berkeleynick wrote:Also, how's everyone spending the final week and a half? I ordered PT 61-71 but not sure if I'll get through them all since I am now not taking tests during the week when I am tired. I'm thinking I might start 71 and down once I get the book, does that sound like a reasonable idea?


You feel confident walking into the test without finishing up PT 61-71?


Ask me on June 9th. Lol.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 28, 2014 7:28 pm

berkeleynick wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
berkeleynick wrote:Also, how's everyone spending the final week and a half? I ordered PT 61-71 but not sure if I'll get through them all since I am now not taking tests during the week when I am tired. I'm thinking I might start 71 and down once I get the book, does that sound like a reasonable idea?


You feel confident walking into the test without finishing up PT 61-71?


Ask me on June 9th. Lol.


:lol: how many PT did you take?

P.S. I will ask you on June 9th! :)
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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Wed May 28, 2014 7:34 pm

IDK about you guys but I think I will be going to bed immediately following the test.
I also recommend the bar, if thats your thing.
Absolutely no rehashing the test.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 28, 2014 7:38 pm

rebexness wrote:IDK about you guys but I think I will be going to bed immediately following the test.
I also recommend the bar, if thats your thing.
Absolutely no rehashing the test.


Why do you say that?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Wed May 28, 2014 7:39 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
rebexness wrote:IDK about you guys but I think I will be going to bed immediately following the test.
I also recommend the bar, if thats your thing.
Absolutely no rehashing the test.


Why do you say that?


Because I say so.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 28, 2014 7:41 pm

rebexness wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
rebexness wrote:IDK about you guys but I think I will be going to bed immediately following the test.
I also recommend the bar, if thats your thing.
Absolutely no rehashing the test.


Why do you say that?


Because I say so.


You didn't specify "why" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Wed May 28, 2014 7:47 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
rebexness wrote:
Because I say so.


You didn't specify "why" :lol: :lol: :lol:


BECAUSE I'M THE MOM THATS WHY.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Wed May 28, 2014 7:50 pm

rebexness wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
rebexness wrote:
Because I say so.


You didn't specify "why" :lol: :lol: :lol:


BECAUSE I'M THE MOM THATS WHY.


Stop yelling at me :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby jimmymac » Wed May 28, 2014 8:01 pm

Clyde Frog wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:Does anybody want to comment on exactly how RC "got harder"? I have seen so many TLSers say that and I'm just curious as to how it gets harder. Some of the passages in the 30s seem really hard to me, and I haven't used PTs 40-71.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not questioning the validity of your guys' observation. I'm more curious :o


I think the earlier are tougher. I love comparative reading, because to me it's an easy -0. People forget about some of the insanely tough early passages such as waterbugs, Ronald dworkin anything, code switching, Navajo weaving, gray marketing, Hippocratic oath ect.


how do you approach the new passages? i feel as though its tougher for me because I am approaching them the wrong way.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby CincinnatusND » Wed May 28, 2014 8:22 pm

So from about PT 51 on, I've been taking a PT everyday, under full timed conditions and so forth. Until 2 days ago, when I got to test 61, I was testing really well and feeling great about everything. But the last few, my average score has dropped 5-6 points. RC and LG are suddenly causing me a lot of problems. I was missing 0-2 questions per RC section, now it's around 3-5. Same story with the LG sections. Through the 50's I never missed a comparative reading question, but in the past 2 tests I've missed 2 questions in each of comparative readings.

Am I crazy, or have the recent RC and LG sections been more difficult?

Not feeling so confident anymore.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby WorldsCollide » Wed May 28, 2014 8:27 pm

rebexness wrote:
WorldsCollide wrote:Just figured out that the last practice test I'll be taking will be 61. Will I get to see any of the new comparative readings? If not, will I be at a disadvantage? :shock:


Have you not taken anything above 61? Comparatives start in the low 50s.


No. I've done 19-28. If I don't buy 62-71, then I'll do 29-38 and 52-61 :shock:

I'm basically doing two PTs a day from now until June 7th =O.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Clyde Frog » Wed May 28, 2014 8:33 pm

jimmymac wrote:
Clyde Frog wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:Does anybody want to comment on exactly how RC "got harder"? I have seen so many TLSers say that and I'm just curious as to how it gets harder. Some of the passages in the 30s seem really hard to me, and I haven't used PTs 40-71.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not questioning the validity of your guys' observation. I'm more curious :o


I think the earlier are tougher. I love comparative reading, because to me it's an easy -0. People forget about some of the insanely tough early passages such as waterbugs, Ronald dworkin anything, code switching, Navajo weaving, gray marketing, Hippocratic oath ect.


how do you approach the new passages? i feel as though its tougher for me because I am approaching them the wrong way.


I approach the comparative reading in the same way as the regular passages (summarize with one line after each paragraph, bracket key opinions ect.), but after reading the first passage really focus on keeping the first passage in your head and marking off similarities and differences as you move through the second passage. After reading the second passage quickly skim through both passages to keep them both in your head, since you may have forgotten much about the first passage after going through the second.

For example, using this method can help you avoid trick questions like #15 from PT 62. If you marked a similarity between the first paragraphs of both passages you can easily find the right answer which is actually answered less often than another answer choice.
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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby Louis1127 » Wed May 28, 2014 8:34 pm

Thanks, for the feedback on RC, Rebex, Clyde Frog, and DD. Interesting analyses.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed May 28, 2014 8:39 pm

I can't believe you peeps taking a PT everyday or TWO per day!
I must be an old lady, 3 years out of school and no attention span or stamina for that shit.

(I'm jelly.)

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Wed May 28, 2014 8:47 pm

leigh912198972 wrote:I can't believe you peeps taking a PT everyday or TWO per day!
I must be an old lady, 3 years out of school and no attention span or stamina for that shit.

(I'm jelly.)


This is why I hate PTing after work.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby berkeleynick » Wed May 28, 2014 8:55 pm

Grr. I wish this was a month away. I want to postpone. Or quit my job so I can study. Lol.

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 pm

Stuck at 164 average and I am hitting a serious wall. Can't focus more than 2-3 hours. How do you guys power through?

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby DaRascal » Wed May 28, 2014 9:39 pm

What would you consider your greatest LSAT weaknesses going into the June exam?

I'll go first

1) Strengthen/Weaken Questions
2) Handful of really Odd/Open Games
3) Some Principle Justify Questions
4) Finishing Reading Comp with anything more than 1 minute to go. (Not a weakness but it'd be nice to have an extra 2 or 3 minutes to collect yourself for the next section assuming you don't get RC before the break).

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Re: The Official June 2014 Study Group

Postby 180kickflip » Wed May 28, 2014 10:02 pm

I'd also like to hear any details you guys have about how RC got harder in the 60s. I just did PT60 about 30 minutes ago and actually ended up with my best score so far (and my first -0 on games). I'm doing PT61 tomorrow, and I have 7 PTs from 71 to the mid 60s being delivered friday. I'll probably go through those one per day right up to the test. I'm really hoping my scores don't fall (they're already pretty inconsistent), but repeatedly hearing about how the section gets more difficult has me scared =/




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