February 2014 LSAT Study Group

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:42 pm

Miracle wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
alecks wrote:also, how many questions do you guys do when you drill??


I donno, typically 50-80? But I'll do them by category of difficulty. And if that category is something greater than 40 I'll further break that down into two sections of 20 before reviewing.


Do you do them timed?

I can't due 20 then review because I get really bad headache from going back and forth. When I drill-I review as I go..I feel I learn more that way as well because the incorrect answer I've chosen is still fresh in my mind and I can use the reasoning behind choosing that answer in my review.


I'll keep the time in mind but I don't actively monitor it as though the packet were a PT. If a single question is taking me too long then I'll move on; otherwise, I become too caught up in details and the next question will be a struggle.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby scandk » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:48 pm

I'm so worried that the actual test isn't going to go like the PTs.

Last few PT scores were 166 (hopefully an anomaly, only sub-170 in recent memory), 171, 170, 172, 174, 173. It almost feels like improvements in one section comes at the expense of others. On the 172, I -6'd RC, but -1'd LR, so I cranked up the RC studying. Went -1 RC on the 173, but -5 LR. QQ

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby zhenders » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:57 pm

scandk wrote:I'm so worried that the actual test isn't going to go like the PTs.

Last few PT scores were 166 (hopefully an anomaly, only sub-170 in recent memory), 171, 170, 172, 174, 173. It almost feels like improvements in one section comes at the expense of others. On the 172, I -6'd RC, but -1'd LR, so I cranked up the RC studying. Went -1 RC on the 173, but -5 LR. QQ


It's just PT 71.5, mate. Nothing more, nothing less. And yes, I still have this happen -- the sections balance out a bit. I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing; just keep going. Your recent scores are looking pretty solid.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:06 pm

Getting too used to the look of sympathy I get whenever I mention that I'm taking the LSAT soon

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:08 pm

xylocarp wrote:Getting too used to the look of sympathy I get whenever I mention that I'm taking the LSAT soon


Haha too funny

I can't wait to get home so that I can drill more.
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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:29 pm

I HATE the snake and lizard game PT 27 Game 2

I pray to god this type isn't on the test

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:40 pm

Whats everyone game plan for today?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:09 pm

Nicolena. wrote:Whats everyone game plan for today?

More LG drilling for me. Work/class doesn't end until 8 tonight though, and I try to get reasonable amounts of sleep, so I won't be able to do TOO much.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:11 pm

Nicolena. wrote:Whats everyone game plan for today?


I took PT 59 today. I ended up with a scaled score of 177, but am a little annoyed because I made a silly mistake on the games. I plan to review the LR/RC a bit later.

Are people starting to introduce a 5th experimental section into PTs? If so, what type of section and where in the test? I have been picking from sections from earlier PTs that I have struggled with (mostly LG) and taking them before the actual PT, but I am wondering if I should be mixing up the location.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:17 pm

random number wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:Whats everyone game plan for today?


I took PT 59 today. I ended up with a scaled score of 177, but am a little annoyed because I made a silly mistake on the games. I plan to review the LR/RC a bit later.

Are people starting to introduce a 5th experimental section into PTs? If so, what type of section and where in the test? I have been picking from sections from earlier PTs that I have struggled with (mostly LG) and taking them before the actual PT, but I am wondering if I should be mixing up the location.


I'm taking 59 on Saturday. We shall see how I will do.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:19 pm

random number wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:Whats everyone game plan for today?


I took PT 59 today. I ended up with a scaled score of 177, but am a little annoyed because I made a silly mistake on the games. I plan to review the LR/RC a bit later.

Are people starting to introduce a 5th experimental section into PTs? If so, what type of section and where in the test? I have been picking from sections from earlier PTs that I have struggled with (mostly LG) and taking them before the actual PT, but I am wondering if I should be mixing up the location.


I've always used a 5th section. Sometimes I do a section that I'd recently seen (maybe a month ago), just to see if I've learned from some of my previous mistakes.

There was a games list circulating last test of the hardest games. I kept track of them in a document. I think this was most of them.

PT 1 Game 4 - Railways
PT 7 Game 2 - Dr. Y's Schedule
PT 13 Game 4 - Harvest ceremonies
PT 19 Game 2 - Theater company
PT 24 Game 4 - Antibiotics
PT 25 Game 3 - Golf/Tennis
PT 26 Game 4 - Lawmakers
PT 27 Game 3 - Film Buffs
PT 27 Game 2 - Lizards
PT 29 Game 3 - College dean
PT 30 Game 1 - Loaves
PT 34 Game 4 - Clinics
PT 36 - Bus/Window Seats
PT 37 Game 3 - Books on shelves
PT 40 Game 3 - Airlines
PT 41 - Rare circle
PT 55 Game 4 - Bus stop
PT 57 Game 3 - Dinosaur

I also think games from B and C were difficult.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby random number » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:23 pm

Nicolena. wrote:
There was a games list circulating last test of the hardest games. I kept track of them in a document. I think this was most of them.

PT 1 Game 4 - Railways
PT 7 Game 2 - Dr. Y's Schedule
PT 13 Game 4 - Harvest ceremonies
PT 19 Game 2 - Theater company
PT 24 Game 4 - Antibiotics
PT 25 Game 3 - Golf/Tennis
PT 26 Game 4 - Lawmakers
PT 27 Game 3 - Film Buffs
PT 27 Game 2 - Lizards
PT 29 Game 3 - College dean
PT 30 Game 1 - Loaves
PT 34 Game 4 - Clinics
PT 36 - Bus/Window Seats
PT 37 Game 3 - Books on shelves
PT 40 Game 3 - Airlines
PT 41 - Rare circle
PT 55 Game 4 - Bus stop
PT 57 Game 3 - Dinosaur

I also think games from B and C were difficult.


Thanks so much! This will be really helpful for drilling and making PTs!

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:02 pm

Dear God

Please give us easy logic games (Leave out art passages from RC if you can as well)

Sincerely
TLS

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:11 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:Dear God

Please give us easy logic games (Leave out art passages from RC if you can as well)

Sincerely
TLS


What's wrong with art passages???

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:18 pm

I get crazy ADD during them

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:24 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:Dear God

Please give us easy logic games (Leave out art passages from RC if you can as well)

Sincerely
TLS


Is there generally one hard or two hard sections and then moderates? Is it possible to have just an overall hard test?

Or is this all an opinion? I found 61, 65 and 69 fairly easier than the other 60s. Has anyone else felt this way?

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:28 pm

Nicolena. wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:Dear God

Please give us easy logic games (Leave out art passages from RC if you can as well)

Sincerely
TLS


Is there generally one hard or two hard sections and then moderates? Is it possible to have just an overall hard test?

I found 61, 65 and 69 fairly easier than the other 60s. Has anyone else felt this way?


re: "is it possible to have an overall hard test?"

I suppose it could be subjectively more difficult than others you've encountered but it will be no different than others in terms of actual difficulty (well, any changes will be countered by the curve).

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby xylocarp » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:53 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
withoutapaddle wrote:Dear God

Please give us easy logic games (Leave out art passages from RC if you can as well)

Sincerely
TLS


Is there generally one hard or two hard sections and then moderates? Is it possible to have just an overall hard test?

I found 61, 65 and 69 fairly easier than the other 60s. Has anyone else felt this way?


re: "is it possible to have an overall hard test?"

I suppose it could be subjectively more difficult than others you've encountered but it will be no different than others in terms of actual difficulty (well, any changes will be countered by the curve).

Yeah exactly, some tests are definitely harder than others. But theoretically that difficulty is not supposed to be reflected in your score at all.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:37 pm

vowed to do 5 of each game type before I go to sleep 2n after a terrible LG section in PT65 I'm literally less then halfway in and can feel my brain melting

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby withoutapaddle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:39 pm

I've been going at it since 9am. I feel you're pain. Just staying positive that it's almost over

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:51 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:I've been going at it since 9am. I feel you're pain. Just staying positive that it's almost over


Ive been going since around 9:30 too keep pushing. Its always around this time right before the exam that I get a wtf score on a PT panic and eventually calm down and pray that it was just a bad break. Cant get to high or to low at this point in your prep :D

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Miracle » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:55 pm

Nicolena. wrote:
random number wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:Whats everyone game plan for today?


I took PT 59 today. I ended up with a scaled score of 177, but am a little annoyed because I made a silly mistake on the games. I plan to review the LR/RC a bit later.

Are people starting to introduce a 5th experimental section into PTs? If so, what type of section and where in the test? I have been picking from sections from earlier PTs that I have struggled with (mostly LG) and taking them before the actual PT, but I am wondering if I should be mixing up the location.


I've always used a 5th section. Sometimes I do a section that I'd recently seen (maybe a month ago), just to see if I've learned from some of my previous mistakes.

There was a games list circulating last test of the hardest games. I kept track of them in a document. I think this was most of them.

PT 1 Game 4 - Railways
PT 7 Game 2 - Dr. Y's Schedule
PT 13 Game 4 - Harvest ceremonies
PT 19 Game 2 - Theater company
PT 24 Game 4 - Antibiotics
PT 25 Game 3 - Golf/Tennis
PT 26 Game 4 - Lawmakers
PT 27 Game 3 - Film Buffs
PT 27 Game 2 - Lizards
PT 29 Game 3 - College dean
PT 30 Game 1 - Loaves
PT 34 Game 4 - Clinics
PT 36 - Bus/Window Seats
PT 37 Game 3 - Books on shelves
PT 40 Game 3 - Airlines
PT 41 - Rare circle
PT 55 Game 4 - Bus stop
PT 57 Game 3 - Dinosaur

I also think games from B and C were difficult.


PT 30-the loaves games!!! Oh myyyyyyy not that game. I can't handle the thought of that game.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby BankruptMe » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:58 pm

Today, finish logic games section. 3 more to go.

Review what I did wrong, I only really messed up 2 out of 6 games so far.

I need to do some schoolwork, but if I do not, I will review some more errors I did. I want to PT on Fri, Sat. Review on Sunday. PT Mon, Wed, and MAYBE Friday (morning).

I bought the LSAC handbook today and PT 68 for my final test before the real thing. Just got a Georgetown Fee Waiver. So I am feeling good.

My body is ready
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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby Nucky » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:59 pm

166 in my PT this morning. Missed about 8 due to time constraints. Not too bad. Feeling confident heading into next week. Hopefully I will have my pace down by then.

Would have had a 167 but I changed my final answer at the last second from the correct response to the incorrect response :evil: :lol:

EDIT: Was PT65, btw. Found a few Q's in the first LR section a bit more difficult than normal and one RC passage seemed a bit dense, but the rest was fairly straightforward.

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Re: February 2014 LSAT Study Group

Postby scandk » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:11 pm

zhenders wrote:
scandk wrote:I'm so worried that the actual test isn't going to go like the PTs.

Last few PT scores were 166 (hopefully an anomaly, only sub-170 in recent memory), 171, 170, 172, 174, 173. It almost feels like improvements in one section comes at the expense of others. On the 172, I -6'd RC, but -1'd LR, so I cranked up the RC studying. Went -1 RC on the 173, but -5 LR. QQ


It's just PT 71.5, mate. Nothing more, nothing less. And yes, I still have this happen -- the sections balance out a bit. I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing; just keep going. Your recent scores are looking pretty solid.


Haha, thanks! And yeah, everything is rounding out. Hopefully my more recent tests are more indicative (even though there's only a two or three day gap b/t tests).




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