December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby cheme2014 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:18 pm

Hi guys, newbie here. Took October LSAT but knew I could raise score with some more prep so retaking in December :(

Quick question about drilling (as stupid as it may be) --

If I'm drilling a few sections of LR (or RC), when would you recommend that I grade/blind review? I'm tempted to do the go-over after finishing each section (since I'm impatient and also don't want to be repeating stupid mistakes), but I wasn't sure if that would be effective or not...

Thanks, and good luck to everyone! :)

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby HeavenBeyond » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:21 pm

Personally, if I drill a section I blind review it once it's complete. I like to review it while it's 'fresh' in my mind, that way if I make a mistake it's easier to know what I was thinking.

Just my opinion, I'm open to hear what others do :)

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby mindarmed » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:45 pm

PMT retake pt 53:

LR 1: -2 (19, 20)
LG: -0
LR 2: -2 (12, 21)
RC: -0

Scaled score: 178

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dosto » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:57 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby HeavenBeyond » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:23 pm

mindarmed wrote:PMT retake pt 53:

LR 1: -2 (19, 20)
LG: -0
LR 2: -2 (12, 21)
RC: -0

Scaled score: 178


Teach me the ways...

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby mindarmed » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:28 pm

dosto5 wrote:
mindarmed wrote:PMT retake pt 53:

LR 1: -2 (19, 20)
LG: -0
LR 2: -2 (12, 21)
RC: -0

Scaled score: 178


Armed are you and tea using 35 minute sections on retakes? I've been doing 25 but now I'm wondering if it might be better to just do full 35 and really perfect the basics as opposed to just going for brute speed (which seems to be fine thus far). Though I've yet to get a perfect RC section I don't know how you two do it.


35 minutes, I'm a slow reader I would never be able to do a section in 25 minutes unless it's LG

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dosto » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:39 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby mindarmed » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:42 pm

dosto5 wrote:
mindarmed wrote:
dosto5 wrote:
mindarmed wrote:PMT retake pt 53:

LR 1: -2 (19, 20)
LG: -0
LR 2: -2 (12, 21)
RC: -0

Scaled score: 178


Armed are you and tea using 35 minute sections on retakes? I've been doing 25 but now I'm wondering if it might be better to just do full 35 and really perfect the basics as opposed to just going for brute speed (which seems to be fine thus far). Though I've yet to get a perfect RC section I don't know how you two do it.


35 minutes, I'm a slow reader I would never be able to do a section in 25 minutes unless it's LG


How's the trainer been for RC, honestly? thanks.


it's been okay, I mean i'm not big on methods, I kinda just read and let my mind go. I'll probably dive deeper this weekend.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby dosto » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:52 pm

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby cheme2014 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:03 pm

HeavenBeyond wrote:Personally, if I drill a section I blind review it once it's complete. I like to review it while it's 'fresh' in my mind, that way if I make a mistake it's easier to know what I was thinking.

Just my opinion, I'm open to hear what others do :)


Sweet that's exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for the input! :)

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby cheme2014 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:06 pm

On a completely different note, this may also be a pretty dumb question, but does the certifying statement have to be written in cursive?

I'm pretty sure the instructions didn't mention cursive explicitly, but I know some people were freaking about it so I just wanted to make sure... (Yeah, I didn't write in cursive either. Oops...)

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby mindarmed » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:13 pm

cheme2014 wrote:On a completely different note, this may also be a pretty dumb question, but does the certifying statement have to be written in cursive?

I'm pretty sure the instructions didn't mention cursive explicitly, but I know some people were freaking about it so I just wanted to make sure... (Yeah, I didn't write in cursive either. Oops...)


Write the statement implies cursive. If it wanted you to print, it would have asked you to do so. HTH

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Actingmeg1 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:19 pm

People asked at my test in October. The proctor said however you would normally write. I'm a printer, myself, but there were no problems getting my June score on time.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Hotguy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:54 pm

Actingmeg1 wrote:People asked at my test in October. The proctor said however you would normally write. I'm a printer, myself, but there were no problems getting my June score on time.

When I took December last year, we took about 20 minutes trying to write cursive. Proctor said to do it after everyone asked. Jeez, last time I wrote cursive was like second grade.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby cheme2014 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:00 am

Ack I never knew that. (Pulling the I'm-a-fob card lol.) Thanks, guys!

Should I just use cursive for December, then, or would it be better to stick with the "normal" handwriting I used in October? (I'm personally okay with cursive; just don't want any delays or trouble with LSAC :P )

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Hotguy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:03 am

cheme2014 wrote:Ack I never knew that. (Pulling the I'm-a-fob card lol.) Thanks, guys!

Should I just use cursive for December, then, or would it be better to stick with the "normal" handwriting I used in October? (I'm personally okay with cursive; just don't want any delays or trouble with LSAC :P )

I doubt it matters. I guess you should try cursive if you can. If you can't, just do your best.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:30 am

dosto5 wrote:Ok well getting back into it, first PT since October.

PT 55 with 25 minute sections since I took it a while back (Anyone have ideas on making PT retakes harder besides shortening the time? Don't see what else there could be...)

LR1-0
RC-4
LR2-2
LG-0

94/174


Back to back PTs or extra experimental sections

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:34 am

dasani13 wrote:I'm in desperate need for some advice. I'm PTing in the low 160s and it's been like a month and a half and I can't get to the mid/high-160s. I've drilled SO much LR but I still get about 5 wrong per section. However, when I'm doing blind review or just drilling level 4 LR questions, I get about 90% of the questions right. I'd say I have a pretty decent grasp of question types and how to approach them so the problem seems to be when I'm actually taking the test-- I just can't execute. Any suggestions/recs from personal experience? I'm thinking of taking like a week of PTing, like 5 tests in a row (one per day) to see if it helps with my stamina. Most PTs I've taken have been about a week apart. Thanks in advance for any help.


I've heard taking back to back or extra experimental sections help. Make sure you are still mixing up the ones you're actually scoring though. If you're straight PTing and drilling I have a schedule I made for day by day for PTs 1-69 with some Cambridge drills

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Quick Silver » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:42 am

Hi Everyone,

I've posted on TLS before, but never on this thread. I'm taking in December and want to join this study group.

Sorry, but I couldn't find a link to the overall purpose/tasks of the group. Can someone report a link or explain so I'm not missing anything and get the most out of this?
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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby toshiroh » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:38 am

I've been saving my experimental sections of PTs so I can practice them as full sections for drilling purposes. Does anyone else do that, or are the experimental sections not representative enough?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby toshiroh » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:45 am

Taking PT54 today and PT55 on sunday.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:04 am

Taking PT45 today and PT 46 Sunday. It was a nice dabbling in the 60's for the last 2 but gotta keep some of them fresh for November, ya know?

Plan on doing a jog, a couple question type drills (like 2 to 3 of nec assump, most supports, and must be true), and then hit the test.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby taks7 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:18 pm

PT 52 today (without experimental):

LR1: -2
LG: 0
LR2: -4
RC: -1

Score: 173

This is a massive improvement for me, but I can't help but feel I got lucky on RC. Will be reviewing later.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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