DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

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Postby okaygo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:59 am

Love it DD, great contribution!

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Postby sunsrule17 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:13 am

This is incredible! Thanks for the great insight and congrats on an awesome score for June!

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby jetsfan1 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:31 am

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby CiFULA » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:03 am

This is great, thanks a lot DD.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:32 am

DD, thanks a lot for the pithy guide.
Good luck with the retake!

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby evolution » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:32 pm

Awesome post, thanks DD.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby kiyoku » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:36 pm

ty for the guide.

I actually really appreciated the psychological aspect of your test day. I feel i'll take away a lot from your guide when I read it again later on.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby Daily_Double » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:37 am

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby rftdd888 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:21 am

I particularly respect the fact that you included in your guide advice regarding retaking PTs. It is true that retaking PTs is very underrated by the groupthink here on TLS, yet pattern recognition and practice by repetition abide. +1

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby wtrc » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:50 pm

Thanks for this, DD. Read part of this so far, and am reading the rest... looks really helpful and hopefully will help get me back on the study track for October.

As someone who was part of the 8 person study group DD mentioned, DD knows the LSAT more than anyone.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby snova » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:57 pm

Impressive guide. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby lsatyolo » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:36 am

vary awsum

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:23 am

DD, I lurked on a lot of your advice in the June Study thread and I think this post is great and needs to stay on the front page.

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Postby Daily_Double » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:41 pm

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Postby bp shinners » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:36 pm

Daily_Double wrote:Image
This is how I picture the Ninja in the BP LG


For copyright reasons, we're not allowed to use the image of Pat Morita to sell our books.

For the record, that's the only reason we don't.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby Toby Ziegler » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:14 pm

Great thoughts.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby Flacco4815 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:26 pm

tag for a year or so down the road

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:47 am

Daily_Double wrote:Edited to Add another link, which is below so you don't have to look for it. Hopefully this is the last of the edits.



Thanks DD, appreciate it. Will be posting explanations for more tests there in short order.

Also, read your guide. This is good stuff. Completely agree about LSAT success coming from changing how you think. I think that's what gives this test such a hold over people, students and instructors alike.

I'm glad you suggest redoing tests. I feel like a lot of students miss this. Learning requires repetition. Unless you truly master the questions you got wrong, you don't fully understand your mistakes. You'll risk making the same mistake if a similar concept/trap crops up again.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby kiyoku » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:30 am

Graeme (Hacking the LSAT) wrote:Learning requires repetition.


I keep thinking that, even though it might be true for the majority of situations, this might not always be the case. Again, I haven't thought it through enough, but it's one of those sentences that really makes me think all day, here and there, about the truth of these words.

Nevertheless, I really think that what you said can be extremely helpful, if used properly, and potentially harmful to people who are rather predisposed to treat learning as a passive task. I just see so many people around me studying for the lsat, and they are literally mindlessly repeating the PTs. they can't score above 155, and they're 30 PTs in deep.

Again, i'm pretty sure you must have meant that learning requires a certain type of repetition. (e.g. Repeating cycle of constantly trying to find an efficient method or getting used to implementing the most efficient method in a quick and accurate fashion).

Regardless, your posts always make me think which is a good thing.

Plus I live in Canada. lol

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby LSAT Blog » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:00 am

Thanks for including my site in your post, DD. I'm glad you found it helpful.

This is a great guide. Congrats on your score, and thanks for sharing your thoughts with everyone in such detail.

kiyoku wrote:learning requires a certain type of repetition. (e.g. Repeating cycle of constantly trying to find an efficient method or getting used to implementing the most efficient method in a quick and accurate fashion).


I agree with this 100%.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby snoopydances » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:58 pm

DD - this is one of the most comprehensive guides on taking the LSAT. As an October retaker, I found your tips and reminders about the basics incredibly helpful. Now to just drill and take PT's to get timing down...

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:59 am

kiyoku wrote:
Graeme (Hacking the LSAT) wrote:Learning requires repetition.


I keep thinking that, even though it might be true for the majority of situations, this might not always be the case. Again, I haven't thought it through enough, but it's one of those sentences that really makes me think all day, here and there, about the truth of these words.

Nevertheless, I really think that what you said can be extremely helpful, if used properly, and potentially harmful to people who are rather predisposed to treat learning as a passive task. I just see so many people around me studying for the lsat, and they are literally mindlessly repeating the PTs. they can't score above 155, and they're 30 PTs in deep.

Again, i'm pretty sure you must have meant that learning requires a certain type of repetition. (e.g. Repeating cycle of constantly trying to find an efficient method or getting used to implementing the most efficient method in a quick and accurate fashion).

Regardless, your posts always make me think which is a good thing.

Plus I live in Canada. lol


Yes, learning requires conscious, focussed repetition. They say 'practice makes permanent'. So you have to constantly evaluate what to improve on, and practice THAT.

I lift barbells. I film myself most times to check my form. Each time I lift again, I focus on one thing I'm not doing quite right. My form has gotten better over time.

If I just lifted, my form would have stayed exactly the same. I would have gotten stronger, but set myself up for long term inefficiency, and injury at higher weights.

So WHY did you choose the wrong answer. HOW could you eliminate an answer faster. What diagrams and method on games would let you go faster, even if you got all the questions on that game.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby nmillette » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:45 pm

Thank you so much for this. Copied and pasted it into a Word document.

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby UNoHooIM7 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:29 pm

nmillette wrote:Thank you so much for this. Copied and pasted it into a Word document.


Ditto!

Thanks for this guide! This will definitely be my LSAT Treasure map for Feb 2014!
Best of luck with your applications!

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Re: DD's Thoughts on the LSAT

Postby John Winger » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:34 pm

Tag. TYVM




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