December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby toshiroh » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:15 am

Checking in for December. Studying going well, but for some reason I'm having trouble changing my mind set for weaken/Strength questions. Sigh... I'll be drilling those hard over the weekend.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby toshiroh » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:16 am

A.Taarabt7 wrote:u guys already start taking 2-3 pt a week? or will you start that in 3 weeks?


I will start taking 2 pt this week and adjust from there. I have a full time job

my schedule is 6 30 am out the house for gym 8-5 work 6-11ish study at library(im a library guy, studying at home my productivity goes to nill), sleep then repeat

weekend I try to study 8-10 hours. PT and review, then sunday will continue review and probably focus on weak point ie cannot be true or mapping game or rc(usually this)

best of luck to everyone in their prep. Grinding hard. I don't wanna take this exam again. Want to ace it and kick butt.

Working full time and trying to study is horrible haha. I wake up 5am for gym, work 8-5, study 6-11ish as well

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:31 am

Been going through the trainer pretty thoroughly. I took 2 timed LR sections yesterday. Went -6 (-3 after BR) and -7, so not that hot, but when i went to review the answers i actually could easily explain why the answer I got was wrong given the other choices and explain pretty thoroughly why the answer that was correct was correct, so i think the process/base is there, it's now about executing under time. I'm going to do a timed RC section today and an loosely timed LR to see how i perform when the constraints are removed. It's now about getting focus with a 35 minute window.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby attackpizza » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:46 pm

toshiroh wrote:
A.Taarabt7 wrote:u guys already start taking 2-3 pt a week? or will you start that in 3 weeks?


I will start taking 2 pt this week and adjust from there. I have a full time job

my schedule is 6 30 am out the house for gym 8-5 work 6-11ish study at library(im a library guy, studying at home my productivity goes to nill), sleep then repeat

weekend I try to study 8-10 hours. PT and review, then sunday will continue review and probably focus on weak point ie cannot be true or mapping game or rc(usually this)

best of luck to everyone in their prep. Grinding hard. I don't wanna take this exam again. Want to ace it and kick butt.

Working full time and trying to study is horrible haha. I wake up 5am for gym, work 8-5, study 6-11ish as well


Same here, except substitute "wake up at 5am with baby" for "wake up at 5am for gym." I was going to take the October exam, but I lost my motivation for a couple weeks and it really took a toll. I took a weekend to study without putting a bunch of pressure on myself and that totally renewed my study mojo. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby akechi » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:31 pm

PT-34 Timed LG:
Overall 28m / -2
G1: 8m / -2 (Stupid mistakes on both questions #2 and #6, felt like I was taking too long on the first game so I rushed the questions)
G2: 6m / -0
G3: 6m / -0
G4: 8m / -0

PT-30 Timed RC:
P1: 9m / -1 (-0 BR)
P2: 10m / -1 (-0 BR)
P3: Skipped to head to passage 4
P4: 11m / -0

This is a huge improvement for me in the RC section. My accuracy has gone way up and I feel confident in my ability to really focus on whats important in the passage. I wholly attribute this change in RC performance to Steve's tips and notes on the Reading Comp (which is essentially a better version of Voyager's RC guide). Still need to work on annotating less and getting through the passages faster. Right now I am spending about 4:30-5:30 on my first read through of the passage, and taking 5:30-6:30 minutes on answering the questions. My times are getting absolutely slaughtered and slowed down by the fact that I tend to reference the passage way too often when answering the questions, must work on retention of relevant details and actively work on anticipatory reading.

Time to drill some LR.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby natashka85 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:38 pm

Checking in for Dec,lets rock this guys,anyone wants to join me for practice test mistake review online?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:00 pm

A question, are the logic games easier in the 50s? I've gone -0 and under 30 on three straight sections from PT 53-55, and I'm starting to think the sections are inherently easier, hence false confidence....

In other news I wish the LSAT was all logic games

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Hotguy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:29 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:A question, are the logic games easier in the 50s? I've gone -0 and under 30 on three straight sections from PT 53-55, and I'm starting to think the sections are inherently easier, hence false confidence....

In other news I wish the LSAT was all logic games

I think they are. But I started doing lg with the first 40 pts, so by the time I got to the 50s my skills were superior.
I think 53 and 54 were pretty easy. 55's last game(the one with the bus? Stops) was actually challenging in my opinion.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:04 am

it's been a rough day. Did 2 LR sections timed, scored -8 and -10 respectively on PT 54. At a loss of words as to how i've gotten worse at this section. Back to the drilling drawing board...

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby chaoticx5 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:33 am

vicpin5190 wrote:it's been a rough day. Did 2 LR sections timed, scored -8 and -10 respectively on PT 54. At a loss of words as to how i've gotten worse at this section. Back to the drilling drawing board...


I just did PT 61 and did the about same in LR. I'm beyond frustrated with LR. When drilling I can get almost every question correct but when I PT my mind is not zoned in as well. Drilling gets repetitive and you see patterns. Difficult questions are only difficult because of how the stim is organized. When it comes to LR sections while I'm PTing, I'm having difficulty switching techniques for every single question and remembering the patterns. It's almost like an application problem. Hopefully, I just have to blind review and slow it down until I have my accuracy down.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:42 pm

chaoticx5 wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:it's been a rough day. Did 2 LR sections timed, scored -8 and -10 respectively on PT 54. At a loss of words as to how i've gotten worse at this section. Back to the drilling drawing board...


I just did PT 61 and did the about same in LR. I'm beyond frustrated with LR. When drilling I can get almost every question correct but when I PT my mind is not zoned in as well. Drilling gets repetitive and you see patterns. Difficult questions are only difficult because of how the stim is organized. When it comes to LR sections while I'm PTing, I'm having difficulty switching techniques for every single question and remembering the patterns. It's almost like an application problem. Hopefully, I just have to blind review and slow it down until I have my accuracy down.



I don't know quite what happened. I got 3 pts back on the second section off blind review, but i had been making steady improvemet and now it's like going the other way...

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby doec » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:46 pm

Checking in for December test. Will be taking the Oct test this weekend but still I'm not reaching my target score yet. December LSAT will be destroyed...... Stupid question, but anyone planning for a retake? (although the Oct test has not been placed yet)

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby HeavenBeyond » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:41 pm

toshiroh wrote:
A.Taarabt7 wrote:u guys already start taking 2-3 pt a week? or will you start that in 3 weeks?


I will start taking 2 pt this week and adjust from there. I have a full time job

my schedule is 6 30 am out the house for gym 8-5 work 6-11ish study at library(im a library guy, studying at home my productivity goes to nill), sleep then repeat

weekend I try to study 8-10 hours. PT and review, then sunday will continue review and probably focus on weak point ie cannot be true or mapping game or rc(usually this)

best of luck to everyone in their prep. Grinding hard. I don't wanna take this exam again. Want to ace it and kick butt.

Working full time and trying to study is horrible haha. I wake up 5am for gym, work 8-5, study 6-11ish as well


I work full-time (8-4), gym, then study... it's not the best.

How do you find going to the gym in the morning? Are you exhausted when you get home?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby HeavenBeyond » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:42 pm

chaoticx5 wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:it's been a rough day. Did 2 LR sections timed, scored -8 and -10 respectively on PT 54. At a loss of words as to how i've gotten worse at this section. Back to the drilling drawing board...


I just did PT 61 and did the about same in LR. I'm beyond frustrated with LR. When drilling I can get almost every question correct but when I PT my mind is not zoned in as well. Drilling gets repetitive and you see patterns. Difficult questions are only difficult because of how the stim is organized. When it comes to LR sections while I'm PTing, I'm having difficulty switching techniques for every single question and remembering the patterns. It's almost like an application problem. Hopefully, I just have to blind review and slow it down until I have my accuracy down.


+1 frustrated with LR :(

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby HeavenBeyond » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:43 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:
HeavenBeyond wrote:
chaoticx5 wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:it's been a rough day. Did 2 LR sections timed, scored -8 and -10 respectively on PT 54. At a loss of words as to how i've gotten worse at this section. Back to the drilling drawing board...


I just did PT 61 and did the about same in LR. I'm beyond frustrated with LR. When drilling I can get almost every question correct but when I PT my mind is not zoned in as well. Drilling gets repetitive and you see patterns. Difficult questions are only difficult because of how the stim is organized. When it comes to LR sections while I'm PTing, I'm having difficulty switching techniques for every single question and remembering the patterns. It's almost like an application problem. Hopefully, I just have to blind review and slow it down until I have my accuracy down.


+1 frustrated with LR :(



your profile is freaky heavenBeyond. Well... going to do hard core LG drilling tomorow (IN/OUT games)


Are you referring to my profile picture? The Joker is awesome - haha.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby cookiecrisp » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:22 am

Finished LG Bible, just finished LR Bible today, untimed PT 18 last week got a 170. How am I doing?

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:00 pm

yesterday was a little better for me. Did 8 reading comp passages, 4 from 53 and 4 from 54. Went -4 and -6 respectively, though both #'s were due to the last passage and not the first 3, so overally i was fairing pretty well on passages. Then drill 30 level 1 necessary assumptions and 30 level 2 flaw. Tonight will drill 30 level 2 necessary and 30-40 level 3, as wel as 5 or so passages.

PT 58 on Sunday.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby A.Taarabt7 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:09 pm

Received a 165 last night on PT 53. Not bad. -1 LG, -2 LR, -6 LR, and then -8 RC

gotta work on that RC. Haven't had the chance to review yet, currently at work. Will review later tonight then pt 65 tomorrow morning

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:45 pm

A.Taarabt7 wrote:Received a 165 last night on PT 53. Not bad. -1 LG, -2 LR, -6 LR, and then -8 RC

gotta work on that RC. Haven't had the chance to review yet, currently at work. Will review later tonight then pt 65 tomorrow morning



Did you find the last passage for the RC to be the most troubling? that's basically where i lost all my points save 1 from an earlier passage.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby NoHalfMeasures » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:16 pm

Hello all, I'm checking in for the December LSAT. This is my third time taking the LSAT--after receiving a 157 and a 160 last year--so I suppose it's do or die time. Beyond simply desiring a higher score, my primary motivation for taking a year off and retaking the LSAT is that I am an extreme reverse splitter, and thus desire a score to match my GPA. I've been attempting to study for this exam by myself for some time with minimal results. Consequently, I thought it would be beneficial to join a community of some sort. So, here I am. My greatest weakness is currently logic games. I am addressing this problem by studying the Powerscore logic games bible and drilling logic games divided by type. Anyway, best of luck to everyone.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:28 pm

Withdrew my Oct registration this morning. Will be taking a week long break then joining this thread for the Dec LSAT. Best of luck in your studies.

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Re: December 2013 LSAT Study Group

Postby vicpin5190 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:36 pm

NoHalfMeasures wrote:Hello all, I'm checking in for the December LSAT. This is my third time taking the LSAT--after receiving a 157 and a 160 last year--so I suppose it's do or die time. Beyond simply desiring a higher score, my primary motivation for taking a year off and retaking the LSAT is that I am an extreme reverse splitter, and thus desire a score to match my GPA. I've been attempting to study for this exam by myself for some time with minimal results. Consequently, I thought it would be beneficial to join a community of some sort. So, here I am. My greatest weakness is currently logic games. I am addressing this problem by studying the Powerscore logic games bible and drilling logic games divided by type. Anyway, best of luck to everyone.



hopefully the bible will help you find success on the games. I know it did wonders for me. I had previously been under Kaplan method when i started and i was scoring like -8 to -10 on games. made the decision to try out the bible, and i can happily attest to being able to do a whole section with -0 to -1 now. i think their method is by far the most intuitive of the logic game approaches i've seen.

now if only i could get that LR down....




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