Can anyone propose a good way to go about "drilling?"

billables247
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Can anyone propose a good way to go about "drilling?"

Postby billables247 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:23 pm

The two previous times I took the LSAT I got very very similar scores (170, 169). I think I have the base skills needed, but need to refine my understanding to the point where I stop making mistakes on subtle tricks (i.e. trying to get up to mid/high 170s).

In the past I've just jumped into PTs and at this time, I've already gone through 39-present PTs twice.

I keep hearing about "drilling" question types and I think this will help with the nitty-gritty understanding, but I can't seem to find a comprehensive guide/list of materials that I should use to go about this. Can somebody help me out?

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Re: Can anyone propose a good way to go about "drilling?"

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:26 pm

billables247 wrote:The two previous times I took the LSAT I got very very similar scores (170, 169). I think I have the base skills needed, but need to refine my understanding to the point where I stop making mistakes on subtle tricks (i.e. trying to get up to mid/high 170s).

In the past I've just jumped into PTs and at this time, I've already gone through 39-present PTs twice.

I keep hearing about "drilling" question types and I think this will help with the nitty-gritty understanding, but I can't seem to find a comprehensive guide/list of materials that I should use to go about this. Can somebody help me out?


You could set up a free account on the 7sage site, and enter in your answers for the PTs you've done. Then the site will tell you what types of questions you're having problems with. At that point, find one of the sites that lists PT problems by type (I know LSATblog does it for LG - don't know about RC and LR), and then work a whole bunch of the type(s) of problems you're having trouble with.

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Re: Can anyone propose a good way to go about "drilling?"

Postby Bratva » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:05 pm

going through the cambridge 400 most difficult lr questions will probably help you get lr down to 0 or 1 wrong total on lr (if you want, you can either go through the cambridge lr bundles or just group the 400 yourself by type) . when it comes to rc, what i'm doing now is taking out the hardest passages out of the pts i've done and doing timed sections of the hardest passages. lg i'm not so sure cause i never needed to drill lg
billables247 wrote:The two previous times I took the LSAT I got very very similar scores (170, 169). I think I have the base skills needed, but need to refine my understanding to the point where I stop making mistakes on subtle tricks (i.e. trying to get up to mid/high 170s).

In the past I've just jumped into PTs and at this time, I've already gone through 39-present PTs twice.

I keep hearing about "drilling" question types and I think this will help with the nitty-gritty understanding, but I can't seem to find a comprehensive guide/list of materials that I should use to go about this. Can somebody help me out?

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Re: Can anyone propose a good way to go about "drilling?"

Postby alexrodriguez » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:38 am

Think of drilling as respawning in a video game such as Halo or Call of Duty.

You have to learn to survive. You have to do everything correct in order not to die. After you die a whole lot of times, you'll eventually smarten up. So just keep on getting killed by these difficult questions. You'll learn to defend against them with repetition.

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Re: Can anyone propose a good way to go about "drilling?"

Postby Pure Protein » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:05 am

I bought the Cambridge bundles for LR (1-38) and LG (1-68). The LR Questions are broken down by type and organized by difficulty into 4 groups (1 being easiest, 4 being hardest). I then assigned a specific amount of time per question to give myself for each group. So l may give myself 1 minute per level 2 question and let's say there are 27 level 2 questions in a packet. I then have 27 minutes to do the questions. The amount of time per question will change based on difficulty of course. I believe that the consensus regarding drilling is to read a LR chapter in either the LRB or MLSAT guide, and then do the drilling packet for that section.

The 1-68 LG packet is broken down by test. This makes drilling them pretty easy. What I did was print out multiple copies for all of the tests I don't own (skipping the extremely early ones that have pre-modern game types) and then printed out copies for all of the tests once i complete that PT. Since they are divided into tests already, using the 35 minute section time is the way to go here.




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